FULL-TIME, Dortmund 0-0 Barcelona: Dortmund had the best chances of the second half and Reus would have scored a hat-trick tonight if not for Ter Stegen. A point at Dortmund is good, the team’s performance not.
SAVE TER STEGEN!!! The Barcelona goalkeeper dives to his left and stops Marco Reus!
PENALTY TO DORMUND. Nélson Semedo catches Jadon Sancho inside the box and the referee makes an easy call.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Dortmund 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s play better and find the winner!
HALFTIME, Dortmund 0-0 Barcelona: Borussia have been slightly better so far, and Marco Reus had the game’s best chance which required a great save from Ter Stegen. Barça haven’t been bad with the ball, but they’re lacking movement in the final third to create real chances. Need to improve in the second half.
KICKOFF! Dortmund 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s have a great European night!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Arthur; Griezmann, Suárez, Ansu Fati (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto, Todibo, Roberto, Rakitic, Vidal, Pérez, Messi
Starting XI: Bürki; Hakimi, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Witsel, Delaney; Sancho, Reus, Hazard; Alcácer (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Hupe, Zagadou, Weigl, Dahoud, Brunn Larsen, Brandt, Götze
WELCOME TO DORTMUND!!! The Signal Iduna Park is the site of the opening match of the Champions League season for Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona, who promise to give us a spectacular football game with talented attacking players all over the pitch. The famous Yellow Wall is ready for a beautiful European party, and Barça will relish the chance to play in such an incredible atmosphere. This should be an amazing night, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2019-20 UEFA Champions League, Matchweek 1
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
Referee: Ovidiu Hategan (ROU)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
How to watch on TV: TUDN (USA), BT Sport ESPN (UK), SuperSport 3 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 1 (India), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, be careful with the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!