Goncalves fires Sporting into final 16, Dortmund bow out
Goncalves fires Sporting into final 16, Dortmund bow out

Goncalves fires Sporting into final 16, Dortmund bow out

Sporting got the 2-intention prevailing margin they had to attain the last 16 for the primary time because the 2008-2009 season in the back of Group C winners Ajax.

The away defeat means the first-class third-positioned Dortmund can now hope for is the knock-out levels of the Europa League.

The Germans were weakened by way of the persevering with absence of forward Erling Braut Haaland.

Sporting winger Goncalves, who also scored two times inside the four-0 thrashing of Besiktas, ought to have finished with a hat-trick however his overdue penalty was stored best for Pedro Porro to go within the rebound.

Porro had the remaining laugh having been kicked by means of Dortmund's 2nd-half alternative Emre Can, who become sent off for the foul with sixteen mins left after tempers flared.

Dortmund's Dutch striker Donyell Malen gave the traffic short wish with a comfort intention in stoppage time.

It became a bitter night time for the Germans, who have lost 3 consecutive Champions League games for the primary time.

Already lacking Haaland, sidelined by a protracted-time period hip injury, Dortmund were also without key defender Mats Hummels, suspended after being sent off in the three-1 home defeat to Ajax.

Dortmund misplaced Raphael Guerreiro to damage inside the heat-up and his vicinity at left-lower back was stuffed with the aid of Nico Schulz, who performed an unlucky component inside the beginning aim.

With half an hour long past, Schulz completely misjudged an extended-ball which bounced into the route of Goncalves, who drilled his shot past Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel to hearth Sporting ahead.

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