Champions League - Group F
Marseille1Bor Dortmd2

Marseille 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund scraped into the last 16 of the Champions League with Kevin Grosskreutz's 87th-minute strike giving them victory over 10-man Marseille.

Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski beat the offside trap to open the scoring for last season's runners-up with a chip.

But Marseille, who had Dimitri Payet sent off after he picked up a second yellow card for diving, equalised when Souleymane Diawara headed in a rebound.

Dortmund were heading out until Grosskreutz scored the winner.

Before the midfielder bobbled a low shot into the corner, the German side were set for a place in the Europa League, with Napoli heading through behind Arsenal in Group F.

But the goal not only put Jurgen Klopp's men into the last 16, it also proved enough for them to win the group and avoid playing the top seeds.

Arsenal will now have to play Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid or Barcelona in the knockout stages after

"This feels fantastic, that was a nerve-shredding game," said Klopp.

"We were in their penalty area every 30 seconds but somehow the ball would not go in."

Lewandowksi chipped in to put Dortmund ahead before Saber Khalifa beat Roman Weidenfeller to a free-kick and headed against the crossbar, with Diawara nodding in the rebound.

When Payet was dismissed, Dortmund had 56 minutes to find a winner against 10 men.

Marco Reus hit the post as Klopp's side piled men forward, and the winner did eventually come as Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda failed to keep out Grosskreutz's mishit effort from 15 yards.

Line-ups

Marseille

  • 30Mandanda
  • 24Fanni
  • 23Mendy
  • 7Cheyrou
  • 21Diawara
  • 4Lucas MendesSubstituted forAbdallahat 45'minutes
  • 29KhalifaSubstituted forMorelat 55'minutes
  • 13Lemina
  • 9GignacBooked at 71mins
  • 14ThauvinSubstituted forImbulaat 79'minutes
  • 17PayetBooked at 34mins

Substitutes

  • 2Abdallah
  • 11J Ayew
  • 15Morel
  • 16Samba
  • 25Imbula
  • 32Aloe
  • 36Bangoura

Bor Dortmd

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 19Großkreutz
  • 37Durm
  • 5KehlSubstituted forPiszczekat 78'minutes
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 24SarrBooked at 90mins
  • 16BlaszczykowskiSubstituted forHofmannat 66'minutes
  • 18Sahin
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 10Mkhitaryan
  • 11ReusSubstituted forSchieberat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hofmann
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 20Langerak
  • 21Kirch
  • 23Schieber
  • 26Piszczek
  • 30Günter
Referee:
Marijo Strahonja

Match Stats

Home TeamMarseilleAway TeamBor Dortmd
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home7
Away18
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Marseille 1, Borussia Dortmund 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Marseille 1, Borussia Dortmund 2.
Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Benjamin Mendy.
Julian Schieber (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Souleymane Diawara (Marseille).

Booking

Marian Sarr (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Marian Sarr (Borussia Dortmund).
Gianelli Imbula (Marseille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Benoit Cheyrou (Marseille).
Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jérémy Morel (Marseille).
Attempt missed. Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Foul by Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund).
Benjamin Mendy (Marseille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Marseille 1, Borussia Dortmund 2. Kevin Großkreutz (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Julian Schieber.
Foul by Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund).
Steve Mandanda (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Kassim Abdallah.

Substitution

Substitution, Marseille. Gianelli Imbula replaces Florian Thauvin.
Attempt missed. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Steve Mandanda.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Julian Schieber replaces Marco Reus.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Lukasz Piszczek replaces Sebastian Kehl.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Benoit Cheyrou (Marseille).
Foul by Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund).
Jérémy Morel (Marseille) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Kassim Abdallah.

Booking

André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille).
Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Florian Thauvin (Marseille).
Attempt missed. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonas Hofmann.
Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille).
Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund).
Rod Fanni (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Jonas Hofmann replaces Jakub Blaszczykowski.
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