BVB made it through to the knockout phase of the elite club competition despite drawing at home to Lazio. Club Brugge won 3-0 against Zenit in Wednesday night to keep alive their hopes. This means Lazio need a point or better in their next match with Brugge to guarantee at least second place in Group F. Any other result will relegate them to Europa League football after the new year.
Dortmund are renowned for their passing game and this match was no exception. They dominated the passing stats and they took the lead after some intricate passing on the edge of the box. Raphael Guerreiro applying the finishing touch. Captain Reus did well to leave the ball for the Portuguese as he had strayed offside. Ex Liverpool hero Pepe Reina given little chance could only offer a token dive. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic went down under the challenge of Pisczeck on 65 minutes with what to the naked eye looked like a foul outside the box. VAR ruled that it was in the box so a penalty was awarded. Sergej seemed to be going down the challenge was made by the Pole. Last season’s Serie A top scorer and European top scorer across the leagues Ciro Immobile sent Burki the wrong way for 1-1 from the spot.