Wasteful Borussia Dortmund go down to Benfica

  • Wasteful Borussia Dortmund go down to Benfica

Wasteful Borussia Dortmund go down to Benfica

The UEFA Champions League game between Benfica and Borussia Dortmund has a lower profile than PSG vs. Barcelona but might be more entertaining.

The Gabon global spurned a one-on-one chance to put Dortmund in the lead.

The Gunners face the German giants in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday night.

It was not until after the break that Benfica broke the deadlock, with Mitroglou latching on to a Luisao header to fire in the lone goal of the match. Their visit to the Westfalenstadion, Dortmund will be extremely hard as it is one of the toughest grounds for an away game in Europe.

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However, the pair are fit to return against Benfica while Ousmane Dembele could also start after coming off the bench at the weekend.

Yeah, Borussia Dortmund will probably still go through.

The first 10 minutes were all Benfica, thrilling the 55,000-plus at the Estadio da Luz. It looked like my guy was match-fixing out there.

And Dortmund head coach Tuchel explained Aubameyang's early withdrawal as the German visitors attempted to cancel out Kostas Mitroglou's opener.

Borussia Dortmund squandered chance after chance, including a second-half penalty, before slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Benfica in their first leg match of the Champions League's Round of 16 on Tuesday.

Their home-field advantage is better than anyone's (the Yellow Wall is not to be trifled with), and Benfica can't count on Ederson and Luisao having the games of their lives AGAIN while Aubameyang having the opposite, but goddang that was fun.

The second leg in Germany is scheduled for March 8.

Greece global Mitroglou flicked the ball into the net to open the scoring in the 48th minute as Benfica, who have now not conceded a goal at home for 383 minutes, prevented the competition's best attack from scoring.

Aubameyang twice fired over the bar with only Ederson to beat, hit his penalty straight at the goalkeeper and also failed to convert a cross from Raphael Guerreiro from two yards out with the goal gaping. The Brazilian goalkeeper had already made two great stops shortly after halftime, and after a long-range shot took a deflection off a defender in the 84th.