Dortmund's Guerreiro doubtful for Benfica game

Mar 09, 2017, 00:28
Dortmund's Guerreiro doubtful for Benfica game

Borussia Dortmund rubberstamped their place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals courtesy of a 4-0 win at home to SL Benfica in the second leg of their last 16 tie, earning a 4-1 aggregate victory.

The Gabon worldwide missed a penalty and two more gilt-edged chances as Thomas Tuchel's side lost 1-0 in Portugal three weeks prior, but they made light work of Wednesday's return back on home turf. "We'll have to consider that in our tactical approach to the game". We have the feeling we can do it and it's the right moment to do it now.

Luisao then nodded straight at the Dortmund goalkeeper, before Pulisic tested Ederson with a header of his own at the other end.

Dortmund were arguably the stand-out team of the group stages, winning Group F ahead of Real Madrid and scoring an unprecedented 21 goals.

The two sides will play out the second leg at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday, and Castro believes that his side are favourites to go through to the next round, albeit being the ones who have the harder job. But we will have to be wary not to concede at home, or things will get really hard. "We have been creating chances and huge scoring opportunities for weeks now", Tuchel said. "However, we have seen how strong Benfica are as well and that they can score out of the blue".

Dortmund will be without Marco Reus, who limped off after suffering a thigh injury during the 6-2 thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on the weekend.

Benfica had chances to steal a precious away goal, Franco Cervi spurning two efforts, but Dortmund dominated the game and have now lost only one of their last 12 European home matches under coach Thomas Tuchel.

He is on 28 goals for the season as Dortmund reached the last eight in Europe for the first time since 2013/14.