Champions League - Round of 16 - 1st Leg
Benfica1B Dortmund0

Benfica 1-0 Borussia Dortmund

Kostas Mitroglou
Kostas Mitroglou scored his 11th Benfica goal of the season, but first in the Champions League

Kostas Mitroglou gave Benfica a one-goal advantage in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie with Borussia Dortmund.

Mitroglou scrambled in the decisive goal for the Portuguese champions from Luisao's header in the second half.

Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a penalty straight at keeper Ederson after Ljubomir Fejsa handled.

The German side were the top scorers in the group stage, but failed to find a way through a stubborn home defence.

Dortmund will host the second leg on 8 March, with a place in the quarter-finals at stake.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has missed three of his last four penalties in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund.

The Bundesliga side were expected to pose a greater threat to Benfica after scoring 21 goals in the group stage.

Gabon international Aubameyang had contributed four of those strikes but epitomised an out-of-sorts Dortmund, scooping a close-range chance over the bar and missing his penalty before being substituted after an hour.

Dortmund's form has faltered since December, with the German side winning just two of their last seven league matches.

Thomas Tuchel's side suffered a shock defeat by the Bundesliga's bottom club Darmstadt on Saturday, and the malaise continued as they were held at bay by a stubborn Benfica display.

The Portuguese club have never lost a last-16 tie in the Champions League - having reached that stage three times - and will have a lead to defend in Germany after scoring with their only shot on target.

What they said - 'We played an outstanding game'

Benfica coach Rui Vitoria: "We fought, gave our best, and victories are also made of that.

"Congratulations to Ederson too, a keeper who showed his quality once again, this time against a team that scored so many goals in the group stage."

Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel: "Aubameyang is not fully fit after the Africa Cup of Nations and his body language did not suggest that he would do better after missing the penalty.

"We played an outstanding game and conceded a goal with their first shot in the second half.

"It is an extremely complicated result, but I am very proud of how we played tonight. Even though I am very disappointed, I am proud of how we presented ourselves."

Line-ups

Benfica

  • 1Ederson
  • 50Cabral Semedo
  • 4Luís da Silva
  • 14Lindelöf
  • 19Eliseu
  • 18Salvio
  • 21Afonso Fernandes
  • 5FejsaBooked at 63mins
  • 15CarrilloSubstituted forCarvalho Souzaat 45'minutes
  • 11MitroglouSubstituted forJiménezat 75'minutes
  • 27Ferreira SilvaSubstituted forCerviat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Carvalho Souza
  • 7Samaris
  • 9Jiménez
  • 12Soares De Espindola
  • 22Cervi
  • 33Nivaldo Vieira
  • 34Magalhães de Almeida

B Dortmund

  • 38Bürki
  • 26Piszczek
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 5BartraBooked at 90mins
  • 37Durm
  • 7Dembélé
  • 33Weigl
  • 13Jose GuerreiroSubstituted forCastroat 82'minutes
  • 29SchmelzerBooked at 74mins
  • 17AubameyangSubstituted forSchürrleat 62'minutes
  • 11ReusSubstituted forPulisicat 82'minutesBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 21Schürrle
  • 22Pulisic
  • 23Kagawa
  • 27Castro
  • 28Ginter
  • 30Passlack
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli
Attendance:
55,124

Match Stats

Home TeamBenficaAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home5
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Benfica 1, Borussia Dortmund 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Benfica 1, Borussia Dortmund 0.

Foul by Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund).

Ederson Moraes (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Eduardo Salvio.

Booking

Marc Bartra (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marc Bartra (Borussia Dortmund).

Raúl Jiménez (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Eliseu.

Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filipe Augusto (Benfica).

Attempt missed. Marc Bartra (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Julian Weigl.

Booking

Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund).

Pizzi (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Ederson Moraes.

Attempt saved. Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eliseu (Benfica).

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Gonzalo Castro replaces Raphael Guerreiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Christian Pulisic replaces Marco Reus.

André Schürrle (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filipe Augusto (Benfica).

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Raúl Jiménez replaces Kostas Mitroglou.

Booking

Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund).

Eduardo Salvio (Benfica) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lubomir Fejsa (Benfica).

Hand ball by Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund).

Attempt missed. Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ousmane Dembélé with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Franco Cervi.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Eduardo Salvio.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Franco Cervi replaces Rafa.

Attempt missed. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro with a cross.

André Schürrle (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Victor Lindelöf (Benfica).

Booking

Lubomir Fejsa (Benfica) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ousmane Dembélé (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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As It Stood

A

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B

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2Benfica6222101008
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C

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3B Mgladbach6123512-75
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D

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E

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F

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3Legia Warsaw6114924-154
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G

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H

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