In the group stage of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League , Dortmund in Group G won the first round with a 3-0 home victory over Copenhagen.
In the first half, Reus opened the scoring, and Reina assisted Guerreiro with a push to expand the score. In the second half, Reina assisted Bellingham again to seal the victory for Dortmund 3-0. In the end, Dortmund ranked second in the group with a goal difference disadvantage, and Copenhagen ranked bottom.
After the start of the game, Dortmund had an absolute advantage in both the number of shots and the ball, but they have not been able to seize the opportunity. In the opening 8 minutes, Brandt cut in from the right and swayed Zeka and Christiansen and sent a cross. Modeste failed to shoot on target in the face of the goalkeeper. In the 31st minute, Meunier’s cross accurately found Reus in front of the goal, but it was a pity that Reus failed to catch the ball and miss it.
The deadlock was not broken until the 35th minute: Brandt sent a scalpel diagonally and penetrated Copenhagen’s three-man defense. After receiving the ball, Reus got rid of Vavro and scored. Seven minutes later, Guerreiro made a two-for-one cooperation with Reina to get the gap after a steal in the frontcourt, and finally pushed the ball into the empty goal.
After changing sides and fighting again, Dortmund, who had a two-goal lead, was at a stalemate with Copenhagen in the next 30 minutes. Until the last 7 minutes of the game, Reina sent a cross from the right again, assisting Bellingham and scoring a goal in the penalty area.
In the 89th minute, Danish striker Falk Jensenf scored a goal for Copenhagen, but the referee on duty watched the VAR replay and signaled that his teammates were offside first, and the goal was finally ruled out. After the whole game, Dortmund still beat Copenhagen with a score of 3-0.