Match - Tue 6 December, 21:45,
|16. (23’)||11. (45 + 4’)|
|15. (32’)||20. (85’)|
Marseille through in dramatic style
Mathieu Valbuena, Olympique de Marseille
The French giants join table toppers Arsenal in the last 16 from Group F, Olympiakos finished third and drop down into the Europa League, while the German champions were bottom of the log.
Goals from Jakub Blaszcykowski and Mats Hummels had put Dortmund in the driving seat and raised their hopes of the four-goal victory they needed to qualify, but OM pulled one back deep in first half stoppage time from striker Loic Remy.
With the score at 2-1 and Olympiakos on course for victory over Arsenal in the other Group F match in Athens, it seemed as if the Greek side would join the Gunners in the next phase.
However, OM kept pushing forward in the dying minutes and were rewarded in the 85th when Ghanaian attacker Andre Ayew headed home from a corner kick to make it 2-2.
Two minutes later Marseille were in dreamland when substitute Mathieu Valbuena cracked home a shot from 10 metres out to make it 3-2.
The French side held out for the rest of the game and advanced as the second-placed team behind Arsenal, breaking Olympiakos’ hearts.