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
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.