Champions League

Dortmund drop points in Cyprus

2017-10-18 07:55
Roman Burki (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Borussia Dortmund are in danger of failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages after a 1-1 draw with APOEL at the GSP Stadium on Tuesday.

The visitors bossed proceedings, but lacked a cutting edge in the final third and hardly tested Boy Waterman - who was forced off at the end of the first half - or his replacement, Raul Gudino.

Dortmund's best chances before the break saw Andriy Yarmolenko and Shinji Kagawa sky their respective efforts over the crossbar.

A comedy of errors from Roman Burki in the other goal let the hosts in just after the hour mark when his poor pass out of defence fell to Lorenzo Ebecilio, whose shot was spilled by the keeper which allowed Pote to slot home from close range.

Their lead lasted a mere five minutes, however, as Dortmund hit back from a short corner with a hopeful ball into the danger area from Mario Gotze, which was headed home by Papastathopoulos from inside the six-yard box.

Gudino came to APOEL's rescue moments later as he deflected Kagawa's venomous strike against the crossbar with his boot, and the Bundesliga giants were denied by the woodwork again late on when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's shot was turned onto the right post by the substitute keeper.

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