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Football: Dortmund run riot as Zenit are routed

Published on Feb 26, 2014 6:10 AM
Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek (right) and Robert Lewandowski celebraing after scoring a goal against Zenit Saint Petersburg during their Uefa Champions League Champions League last 16, first-leg football match at Petrovsky Stadium in Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg, on Feb 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) - Borussia Dortmund are poised for the Champions League's quarter-finals after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in Tuesday's 4-2 win at Zenit St Petersburg in their last 16, first-leg clash on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014.

Dortmund raced into a 2-0 lead after only five minutes at Zenit's Petrovsky Stadium as Henrikh Mkhitaryan, then Marco Reus scored to leave the Russians reeling.

The hosts pulled two goals back after the break as central midfielder Oleg Shatov scored, then Brazil's Hulk converted a penalty.

On both occasions Dortmund gave the perfect response, with Lewandowski scoring just seconds later, as the Germans take a commanding lead home for the second leg on March 19.

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