Borussia Dortmund eased into the last 16 of the Champions League with an emphatic victory over Galatasaray. Atletico Madrid's win at Malmo sees them top Group A with Olympiakos second despite a loss against Juventus. Dortmund have only collected seven points from their. Matchfacts Borussia Dortmund - Galatasaray (Champions League /, Group D) with scorers, line-ups, substitutions, yellow and red. 4th November, - Champions League grp. D, goals: Marco Reus, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Ciro Immobile, Semih Kaya, Hakan Kadir.
Dortmund 4-1 Galatasaray – Player Ratings:
Sebastian Kehl. Marco Reus Substitution Боруссия галатасарай 4 1. Marco Reus 39' Goal. Боруссия галатасарай 4 1 Langerak.
This was a tighter affair in the opening stages as a strong contingent of Galatasaray fans helped create a great atmosphere at Signal Iduna Park. But Dortmund held their nerve as Reus beat the offside trap to net in the 39th minute and Sokratis Papastathopoulos added a second soon after half-time.
Hakan Balta briefly got the visitors back in it, only for substitute Ciro Immobile to put the hosts in control again and a Semih Kaya own goal compounded Galatasaray's misery.
Galatasaray may also face a Uefa inquest after play twice had to be halted briefly due to flares and firecrackers being thrown onto the pitch by the away supporters. Galatasaray had Aydin Yilmaz sidelined with a foot problem, but Felipe Melo had sufficiently recovered from a thigh strain to make the starting line-up and Umut Bulut was preferred to Burak Yilmaz up front.
The visitors had an early penalty appeal turned down when Bulut went to ground too easily after making contact with Erik Durm and Wesley Sneijder's overhead kick was comfortably saved by Roman Weidenfeller.
Dortmund then went close to breaking the deadlock after 25 minutes when Papastathopoulos headed against the crossbar from a Reus corner, while Shinji Kagawa was just wide when curling one in with the outside of his right foot.
The hosts went ahead six minutes before the break, though, when Lukasz Piszczek's fine through-ball picked out a great run from Reus in behind the Galatasaray backline and the playmaker coolly slotted past Fernando Muslera. Sneijder almost caught Weidenfeller napping with a snapshot at the start of the second period, but Dortmund were in control when Galatasaray failed to clear a cross and Sebastian Kehl headed down for Sokratis to hook the ball home.
Goals either side of half-time put the hosts in control and, though Hakan Balta pulled a goal back, Ciro Immobile restored the two-goal lead and a late own goal sealed it. Borussia Dortmund cruised into the last 16 of the Champions League with a victory over Galatasaray on Tuesday.