Borussia Dortmund were level with Mainz at 1-1 by the fourth minute of play. The commentators love to point out that teams like Dortmund need to “grind out” these games against weaker sides. Well I hope Gio Reyna’s last minute goal shuts some of them up because Dortmund did “grind out” this game and deservedly won three vital points. In just his second appearance for BVB, Ryerson scored a goal and produced a strong, diversified performance. Julian RyersonGio ReynaSebastien HallerEmre Can vote view results 0% Julian Ryerson (0 votes)0% Gio Reyna (0 votes)0% Sebastien Haller (0 votes)0% Emre Can (0 votes) 0 votes total Vote NowHonorable MentionsNiklas Süle, Julian BrandtYour Thoughts?
In the post match press conference, Edin Terzic praised his team who, by his words, have deservingly qualified for the knockout stages. Other than that, he didn’t have much to do, but he looked very assured throughout the match. They knew he’d scored in each UCL match this season and he’d just come off a brace at the weekend. He’s become a regular starter, he’s rarely injured and this match was another example of Julian’s skill. (actually BVB had more shots than City) I think there are a lot of positives to build on from this match.3 months ago Borussia Dortmund
The Champions League group stages are nearing their conclusion, with just one round left to play, so we’ve got a pretty good idea of what the knockout stages are going to look like. Amazingly, the nation that have been most dominant in the Champions League in the last ten years, Spain, will have a single representative going into the Round of 16! Spain’s only representative in the knockout stages will be the current (and seemingly eternal) champions of Europe, Real Madrid. I’m sure many of you will already be aware that Barcelona’s new striker, Robert Lewandowski, suffered the indignity of being knocked out of the Champions League by his former team, Bayern Munich. The Daily BuzzThere are twelve teams that have qualified for the Champions League knockout stages so far (Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Napoli, PSG, Club Brugge, Benfica, Porto, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and BVB).3 months ago Borussia Dortmund