Erling Haaland’s two goals took Dortmund into a first quarter-final in four years despite Youssef En-Nesyri’s double in the final quarter.

Erling Haaland continued his remarkable scoring run in the UEFA Champions League as Borussia Dortmund survived a late Sevilla scare to reach a first quarter-final in four years.

Match in brief

Needing to score at least twice, the visitors were quickly on to the front foot with Suso flashing a shot just past the post while Lucas Ocampos was denied by Marwin Hitz. The Spanish side continued to look the likelier scorers but when a breakthrough did come, it was at the other end. Mahmoud Dahoud won possession high up the pitch and slipped a pass through to Marco Reus, who drew the hesitant Yassine Bounou and squared for Haaland to turn in at the near post.

The Norwegian doubled Dortmund’s advantage on the night from the penalty spot nine minutes after half-time, striking with a twice-taken spot kick having been hauled back by Jules Koundé. This made it four successive UEFA Champions League matches in which Haaland had scored twice.

Youssef En-Nesyri revived Sevilla’s hopes, however, smashing in from the spot after substitute Luuk de Jong had been impeded by Emre Can, and deep into stoppage time thumping in a header from Ivan Rakitić’s pinpoint cross. But Dortmund just held out to reach a first quarter-final since 2017.

Player of the Match: Erling Haaland (Dortmund)

“Erling Haaland is a natural goalscorer. He’s unstoppable if you give him space, quick and with a real physical presence, and great coolness.””


Steffen Freund, UEFA Technical Observer

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