Borussia Dortmund lost to Sporting Lisbon (1-3) in Wednesday’s Champions League match. This shattered the Germans’ chances of advancing to the 1/8 finals. This will affect the club’s finances, and may also lead to the departure of the biggest star.
Borussia Dortmund in the fifth round of the Champions League could not afford to lose to Sporting Lisbon. A draw prolonged hopes for a promotion to the 1/8 finals, and the victory guaranteed another round in the prestigious competition. But the worst happened.
The Portuguese were on the break with a 2-0 lead after two goals from Pedro Goncalves. After the change of sides, first Emre Can received a red card, and then the hosts scored the third goal thanks to Pedro Porro. Hitting Donyell Malen only reduced the size of the defeat.
It is boiling in the German media. “Bild” best summed up the consequences of the fact that BVB will only play in the Europa League this winter.
“They screwed up! Dortmund loses their group stage final to Sporting Lisbon completely deservedly dropped out of the Champions League. This is the end of BVB. Borussia will only play in the Europa League next year. This is definitely not enough for BVB’s requirements. But perhaps even worse is that it scares off superstar Erling Haaland, who, due to a hip injury, could only keep his fingers crossed in front of the TV, “writes the tabloid.