Match - Wed 19 October, 20:45, Karaiskakis Stadium
|20. (8’)||7. (26’)|
Dortmund in Champions League crisis
Jose Holebas, Olympiakos
A chance was created just 22 seconds into the game when Gotze pulled the ball back to Kagawa, but his shot was blocked out for a corner; this attack was only the beginning of the great action that followed.
Olympiakos took the lead through Holebas in the 8th minute; he rose highest and nodded a Marcano cross into Weidenfeller's net to make it 1-0.
This proved to be completely against the run of play as Dortmund dominated the opening exchanges of the game, but found themselves a goal behind.
In the 15th minute, Dortmund thought they had pulled one back but the goal was disallowed. A long throw found its way to Kagawa at the far post but drove the ball at the target. Lewandowski touched the ball in, but was a meter or so offside.
In the 26th minute, Gotze picked out Polish international, Lewandsowski on the edge of the box and Lewandsowski placed the ball into the bottom corner past Costanzo to equal the scores. With just less than 30 minutes gone, it was already 1-1.
After the equalizer, Dortmund looked as if they had regained their rhythm and Olympiakos had been fairly unambitious since taking the lead.
All changed in the 40th minute as Djebbour received the ball with his back to goal, lost Subotic to blasts the ball past Weidenfeller and made it 2-1 to deter the hopes of the German faithful.
Olympiakos led 2-1 at halftime.
In the second half Dortmund tried pushing forward in attempts of finding an equalizer. They resorted to hitting long balls but their passes were as poor as their approach of play and were easily defended by the Greeks' back-line.
In the 78th minute, Modesto rose highest from Ibagaza's free-kick to flick the ball past Weidenfeller. 3-1 it was and surely there was no way back for the German side.
After the third goal, Dortmund were visibly deflated and as a result lost their second match of the three Champions League matches they have played.