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Football

Dortmund will bounce back at Donetsk: Klopp
AFP
Donetsk, February 13, 2013
First Published: 00:19 IST(13/2/2013)
Last Updated: 00:19 IST(13/2/2013)

Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp has insisted his side will bounce back at Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday in their Champions League Last 16 first leg clash following a heavy home defeat by Hamburg.

Dortmund went down 4-1 at home on Saturday as they conceded four goals without reply at the hands of Hamburg and now face a tough trip to Ukraine.

The German champion's pressing game deserted them as Hamburg found plenty of space to attack down the wing with South Korea's Son Heung-Min and Latvia's Artjoms Rudnevs both scoring twice.

"We weren't good against Hamburg and deserved to lose, we'll be better on Wednesday," said Klopp with his side looking to reach the last eight for the first time since 1998.

Having finished unbeaten on top of Group D with eye-catching wins over Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax at home, Klopp's side must prove they can again forge a result away from home in the first-leg clash at the Donbass Arena.

Shakhtar are looking for a third win in four home matches in this season's competition.


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