Juli Mit Rafael Leao soll sich ein Talent von Sporting Lissabon für den BVB entschieden haben. Borussia Dortmund untermauert offenbar einmal. Bei Dortmunds knappen Sieg gegen Sporting gelingt Julian Weigl eine Torpremiere. Shinji Kagawa bleibt vieles schuldig. Der BVB in der Einzelkritik. Juli Der BVB soll sich laut portugiesischen Medien die Dienste von Rafael Leao gesichert haben. Das Offensiv-Talent kommt wohl ablösefrei von. Gladbacher Transfergerüchte des Winters. Sporting-Protest gegen ablösefreie Abgänge. Zwei Winterzugänge oder Abschied im Sommer. BVB stellt neuen Vereinsrekord auf. Einer von ihnen, Nationalspieler Bruno Fernandes, kehrte mittlerweile zu Sporting zurück. They are eager oktoberfest mönchengladbach develop new ideas and always open for suggestions.
The Dortmund man needs to be stronger, though, and the referee shares his view as he waves play on. Carvalho, who has went about his business with quiet confidence so far, pops a square pass to his midfield team-mate.
However, the subsequent strike on goal from 25 yards or so is dragged just the wrong side of the post. Burki was certainly struggling to get across!
The Portuguese cuts inside to a more central position on this occasion before smashing a bouncing strike aimed towards the bottom corner, but Burki is alert to make the save to his right.
Ginter has now moved alongside Sokratis and Bartra in the centre of defence, perhaps to deal with the threat of Dost, and Guerreiro has moved into midfield.
Ginter has now moved alongside Sokratis and Bartra in the centre of defence, perhaps to deal with the threat of Dost, and Gueirrero has moved into midfield.
The second, for Sporting, sees Bas Dost enter the action to replace Castaignos. Two changes to report from the break, one a-piece from Tuchel and Jesus.
The first sees the ineffectual Dembele come off for Andre Schurrle. We are back under way at the Westfalenstadion! Substitution Luc Castaignos Bas Dost.
Dortmund look on course to remain unbeaten in the Champions League group stage as they head into the break with a narrow lead over Sporting, who are unlucky to find themselves behind.
The attacking stuff on display has been excellent, but both sides looking shaky at the back, so hopefully more goals to come in the second period.
Dortmund are just professionally winding down the remaining minutes of the first half and it is cleverly curbing the ascendancy of Sporting who were looking dangerous.
Some neat and tidy possession from Castro and Weigl in particular and the hosts keep the ball for a sustained period. Guerreiro goes on a signature run down the left flank and eventually skips past a challenge to hit the byline before curling a cross back into the danger area near the penalty spot.
Dembele meets it, but is leaning back all the way and ends up firing an attempt at least five yards over the crossbar. Five minutes to go in the first half and Dortmund are on course to squeeze their way to half-time with the lead.
The hosts will be grateful to get out of the firing line. Dortmund are all over the place at the back at the moment and take FOUR opportunities to clear a simple ball out of the box.
Eventually, Burki comes off his line to claim out of the air to take the pressure off his defence, only to drop possession back into the danger area!
Luckily for him, he collects at the second attempt. We are witnessing end-to-end stuff here and it is making for a quite superb game of football.
This time, Dembele, who has been quiet so far, opens up his stride a yard in from the left touchline and typically cuts inside on his right foot, looking to take on the defender.
The space for a shot on goal evades, him, so he opts to pass to the edge of the box, but it is short for the oncoming Gotze. Actually, you could make the argument that they have been the better side in the opening half-hour.
We get our first glimpse of Zeegelaar as an attacking threat from left-back for Sporting as he sprints into the final third beyond Ginter before teasing a superb cross to the back post.
Gelson collects with an assured touch and pulls the trigger, but the former Barcelona defender bravely comes across to save a goal!
A lovely bit of build-up play from the visitors eventually sees Gelson drift in behind the Dortmund defence to go one-on-one with the keeper, but is thwarted by the oncoming man between the sticks, who keeps himself big to make the solid block.
That is the first time he has been tested. Pulisic manages to get in behind the Sporting defence down the left channel and then cleverly turns back on his right foot, preparing to pull the trigger on goal.
However, he eventually goes down under the clumsy challenge of Coates, who somehow avoids punishment! That looked a definite spotkick.
We are under way at the Westfalenstadion! Interestingly, there are reports coming out of Dortmund that Aubameyang has actually been suspended by head coach, Thomas Tuchel.
Unclear what the offence is, or even if the rumour is true, but either way the start striker of Die Borussen does not feature at all tonight.
Die Borussen, meanwhile, are right in the thick of things alongside Madrid at the top of the table to try and claim top spot. The leaders have seven points a-piece so far, so points against the lesser two sides in Group F will be vital in deciding who will finish first and second.
The German side will need to improve their form at home tonight, though, as they have not won in three Champions League games at the Westfalenstadion.
What makes things even more frustrating for Sporting is that they actually acquitted themselves very well in the two games against that duo so far, only to lose by a solitary goal on both occasions.
Their only points of the group stage so far came in a win against minnows, Legia Warsaw. The last clash between the two sides featuring tonight came two weeks ago at the Jose Alvalade and that was actually the first competitive fixture in history between Dortmund and Sporting.
Good evening football fans! Bruno Cesar, who lit up the Santiago Bernabeu with a superb opening goal against Real Madrid on Matchday One, attempts to affect the play positively in this match now with a galloping run from midfield into the final third.
The sting comes out of the attack for the visitors though as his attempted pass to the onrushing Gelson is intercepted by Guerreiro.
We are just beyond the midway point of the first half now and there has been entertaining stuff on show from both sides. Sporting were actually playing pretty well when Dortmund scored which was arguably against the run of play, and have recovered to find their passing play again like they were displaying previously.
Not too much penetration, though. Gelson Martins pops up down the right-hand side this time and links up with Schelotto win a neat one-two before receiving possession back to feet.
The Sporting winger then sends a cross ominously to the back post with Castaignos the target, but the towering figure of Sokratis is on hand to make the commanding clearance.
Bas Dost is on the bench for the visitors - would he have buried that? Another booking here and another Sporting player who will need to watch themselves for the majority of proceedings.
The guilty party is Castaignos, who can actually count himself slightly unlucky for being penalised after a barge on Weigl, but for the stupidity of it he probably deserves a yellow.
Dortmund are, as usual, playing with a very high defensive line and it is meaning that the only players in the half of the home side at the moment are Sokratis, Bartra, and Burki.
Sporting sitting with everyone behind the ball, but they do have speed on the break particularly through the bursting runs of Gelson Martins. At every home match, the Speedguard measures the speed of shots on goal.
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