Dortmund Down Zenit In Champions League

Goals from Henrik Mhitaryan, Marco Reus and a brace from Robert Lewandowski were enough to give Borussia Dortmund a 4-2 away win over Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia on Tuesday evening.
Oleg Shatov and Hulk found the net for Zenit in this first leg UEFA Champions League last 16 tie, but the Germans have the advantage with the second leg set for 19 March at the Signal Iduna Park.
Mkhitaryan gave the away side an early lead in the fourth minute. It was a great run from Reus, who got beyond the last man and raced into the penalty area, before the pacey winger was tripped by a half-efficient tackle. The rebound fell to Mkhitaryan from ten yards out, and the Armenia international slotted home past Zenit keeper Juri Lodygin.
Dortmund scored again a minute later as Reus netted to make it 2-0 for BVB in the opening six minutes. The blonde-haired forward thrashed the ball past the helpless Lodygin, who had been given no help by his defence in the early stages of the match.
Zenit drew blood through Shatov in the 57th minute. The midfielder blasted a strike into the bottom right corner, after Hulk forced a goal line clearance out of Marcel Schmelzer and Rondon rattled the inside of the post. Dortmund just couldn’t clear their lines, and Zenit made them pay.


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