BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund managed solely a irritating 1-1 draw at house towards APOEL Nicosia within the Champions League on Wednesday to see their hopes of a knockout spot all however evaporate with two matches left in Group H.
Raphael Guerreiro put them forward within the twenty ninth and the Germans, 2013 finalists, ought to have scored a number of extra within the first half earlier than APOEL’s Mickael Pote surprised the house crowd with an outstanding equaliser six minutes after the restart.
The outcome did neither workforce a favour with each on two factors from 4 matches, 5 behind second-positioned Actual Madrid, who misplaced to group leaders Tottenham Hotspur.
Dortmund, who host Tottenham on Nov. 21 earlier than travelling to Madrid for his or her last group recreation, had 4 photographs on objective after solely 10 minutes.
Determined for his or her first win within the group that may maintain their slim qualification hopes alive, they have been in full management from the beginning.
APOEL stored loads of our bodies behind the ball and appeared to have tamed Dortmund till a defence-splitting move from Shinji Kagawa on the half hour despatched Guerreiro via for the primary objective.
Dortmund, who face Bayern Munich within the Bundesliga on Saturday, squandered a bagful of possibilities by way of Japan worldwide Kagawa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
They have been punished for his or her wastefulness when Pote turned superbly within the field and fired within the equaliser within the 51st minute, his second aim towards Dortmund after additionally scoring of their attract Cyprus.
Regardless of having greater than 70 % possession and hitting the bar with Aubameyang late within the recreation the hosts couldn’t discover the winner.
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