Borussia Dortmund will take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London on Tuesday evening with a place in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League at stake. Kick-off is at 21:00 German time. We have compiled all the info on this clash in the usual compact format below. This page will be updated if there is any news.

Referee: Top official from the Netherlands

The Dutchman Danny Makkelie will oversee the UEFA Champions League round of 16 return leg between Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening. The 40-year-old policeman from Dordrecht has been refereeing games in the Dutch “Eredivisie” since 2009. He has been a full-time referee since 2010 and his name has been on the FIFA list since 2011. Danny Makkelie has overseen 34 senior internationals and 40 UEFA Champions League matches. This will be the sixth time he has refereed BVB. He has previously taken charge of four wins (Sporting in 2016, Bruges in 2018, Inter in 2019 and Sevilla in 2021) and one defeat (Tottenham in 2019).


Rules: Away goals no longer count

At the beginning of 2021/22, UEFA abolished the “away goals rule” – whereby the team that had scored the most away goals after the two head-to-head matches would go through in the event they were both level on points/goals – in its club competitions. According to that rule, BVB would reach the quarter-final with a 2-1 defeat in London given their 1-0 triumph in the first leg. Nowadays, a defeat by a one-goal margin would mean extra-time.

Live broadcast: Amazon Prime & Net Radio

The match can be watched on live TV via Amazon Prime Video. The pre-match coverage starts at 20:00 CET. Presenter Sebastian Hellmann will oversee the coverage alongside the punditry trio of Matthias Sammer, Mario Gomez and Tabea Kemme. Jonas Friedrich and Benedikt Höwedes are the commentators. The BVB Net Radio will also give you the usual Black & Yellow take live from the stadium, with Norbert Dickel and Boris Rupert behind the microphone. Match highlights plus the press conference and match reactions will be available on BVB-TV, among others.


Live Ticker: Over to the app

BVB’s digital channels operate at full throttle on matchday. And that’s not only the case during the match, but throughout the matchday too – starting at 09:09 CET of course. In “Matchday Mode”, the BVB app offers news, pictures, posts, videos, statistics and plenty more match info besides. The live ticker starts at kick-off and updates you on all the important moments. Click here to find general info on the BVB app.

In addition to the live ticker, there will be full match highlights, statistics and first-hand info on our social media channels Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The quickest match report in the league can be found on the app and online at seconds after the final whistle. On our website and in the app, there will then be match reactions and facts to read.

Kits: BVB to wear cup kits

Borussia Dortmund will wear their usual colours: yellow shirts, black shorts and yellow socks. As they did in the first leg, Chelsea will wear blue shirts, blue shorts and white socks.


Weather: sleet, 0 degrees

The weather forecast for Tuesday. After sunny intervals in the morning, it will then get wet. The temperature will drop from five to zero degrees and will be in the minus by the end of the match. The probability of rain is 40%, with snow a possibility.