Borussia Dortmund's hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League last of 16 were dashed in Portugal. - © imago
Borussia Dortmund's hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League last of 16 were dashed in Portugal. - © imago
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Sporting Lisbon vs. Borussia Dortmund: UEFA Champions League CONFIRMED line-ups, match stats and LIVE blog!

Borussia Dortmund are still without Erling Haaland against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday as they go in search of the win needed to book their place in the UEFA Champions League last 16 (kick-off: 9pm CET).

As it happened!

3 - 1

(2 - 0)

Sporting
SECOND HALF
Dortmund
Champions League
Matchday 5
Matchday 5Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon
90'
+ 8

A DISAPPOINTING NIGHT

Dortmund's evening didn't get off to a good start when Guerreiro pulled up in the warm-up, and it didn't get much better after that. The home side had a couple of early efforts from distance through Reus and Malen, and they looked to be in control with half an hour played. That was when the visitors failed to deal with a hopeful ball forward, though, and Goncalves nipped in to get his first goal of the night. His second came on 39 minutes, when he swept the ball high into the net from the edge of the area. Dortmund came out firing in the second half and had a goal disallowed, but they lost Can to a red card and then saw Porro make it three after Kobel had saved a Goncalves penalty. Malen's injury-time reply was of little consolation. Sporting are now three points ahead of Dortmund in the group and will finish ahead of Marco Rose's team no matter what happens in the final group matches next month because of their better head-to-head record in games involving the two teams.
90'
+ 8

FULL-TIME!

After eight minutes of injury-time, the referee finally calls a halt. Dortmund drop to third in Group C, and can no longer qualify for the Champions League knockout stage.
90'
+ 7

Yellow card

yellowCard
Antonio Adan
90'
+ 3

MALEN GETS A CONSOLATION

Brandt fires over a left-wing cross, it's flicked on by Reus, and Malen finds the net from close range. Too little, too late, it looks like...
90'
+ 3

Donyell Malen

GOAL!

3:1
Donyell Malen
88'

Substitution

sub
Flavio Nazinho
sub
Pedro Goncalves
88'

Substitution

sub
Manuel Ugarte
sub
Pedro Porro
85'

NO WAY BACK

That third goal has killed off Dortmund's chances of coming back. They've had more of the ball and more attempts at goal, but they haven't been able to work Adan enough tonight.
82'

Substitution

sub
Tiago Tomas
sub
Paulinho
81'

PORRO MAKES IT THREE

Kobel dives to his left to save the penalty from Goncalves, but Porro follows up to head home the rebound.
81'

Pedro Porro

GOAL!

3:0
Pedro Porro
80'

PENALTY FOR SPORTING

Zagadou is penalised for his challenge on Paulinho after a VAR review.
79'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Marco Rose
Marco Rose
74'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Dan-Axel Zagadou
Dan-Axel Zagadou
74'

DORTMUND DOWN TO 10

Can reacts to a late challenge from Pedro Porro and is sent off by the Spanish referee.
74'

Red card

redCard
Emre Can
Emre Can
69'

COATES STOPS TIGGES

Right after coming on Tigges is in down the left, but Coates gets across in time to block his shot behind. Sporting keeper Adan is fouled from the corner.
68'

Substitution

sub
Nuno Santos
sub
Pablo Sarabia
67'

Substitution

sub
Ricardo Esgaio
sub
Matheus Reis
67'

Substitution

sub
Steffen Tigges
Steffen Tigges
sub
Marin Pongračić
Marin Pongračić
67'

Substitution

sub
Dan-Axel Zagadou
Dan-Axel Zagadou
sub
Reinier
Reinier
66'

Substitution

sub
Mahmoud Dahoud
Mahmoud Dahoud
sub
Axel Witsel
Axel Witsel
66'

ALL DORTMUND

It's all Dortmund at the moment. They're about to make a triple change...
60'

BELLINGHAM FROM RANGE!

Bellingham looks to bend a long-range shot from outside the area into the far corner, but Adan holds on at the second attempt.
59'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Sebastian Coates
57'

BELLINGHAM PUSHING

They need to of course, but Dortmund are looking a lot more threatening in this half. Julian Brandt leads another break and finds Jude Bellingham, but a Sporting defender gets up close to the English teenager to take the sting out of his effort before it bounces through to Adan.
55'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Joao Palhinha
54'

DORTMUND GOAL DISALLOWED!

Dortmund force an own goal from Zouhair Feddal but it's ruled out. The Sporting defender bundled the ball into his own net from a low ball across the area, but Thomas Meunier was in an offside position when he delivered it.
52'

GETTING HECTIC

This half has a much more frantic feel to it. Both teams are breaking with pace and looking dangerous.
49'

KOBEL TO THE RESCUE!

Sporting catch Dortmund on the counter and Sarabia is played through on the right of the area. Kobel narrows the angle and stays up for as long as possible to make a very big save for his team.
48'

CAN IMPRESSIVE

Can makes a good early contribution, driving down the left and firing over a cross which Coates clears behind.
46'

Substitution

sub
Emre Can
Emre Can
sub
Nico Schulz
Nico Schulz
46'

SECOND HALF STARTS

Dortmund need a big second-half performance to keep their hopes of making the round of 16 alive... They have made one change at the interval.
45'

DORTMUND IN TROUBLE AT HALF-TIME

Two clinical finishes from Pedro Goncalves - Sporting's only shots on target in the first half - have the visitors in a very difficult situation. Dortmund looked the more comfortable side in the opening half hour, but a defensive error allowed Goncalves to pounce for the opener. The 23-year-old - who also got a double in Sporting's last Champions League game against Besiktas - then thumped home a brilliant second. As it stands, Sporting would move on to nine points. A two-goal win for the Portuguese champions would mean that Dortmund could not progress to the knockout stage by virtue of Sporting's better head-to-head record in the games between them.
42'

CLEARED OFF THE LINE!

Malen is played in and rounds Adan, but Inacio does brilliantly to clear his effort off the line.
39'

GONCALVES MAKES IT TWO

Sporting attack down the left and the ball breaks to Pedro Goncalves on the D. He sweeps the ball past Kobel for 2-0.
39'

Pedro Goncalves

GOAL!

2:0
Pedro Goncalves
34'

WITSEL SAVES THE DAY!

The ball is played to Pablo Sarabia inside the area and his effort was heading for the far corner - only for Axel Witsel to get his body in the way.
31'

MALEN CLOSE!

Malen smacks a shot off the base of the post from a tight angle but the referee had blown for an infringment.
30'

SPORTING LEAD!

There had been nothing happening in this game, with Dortmund playing the ball around well enough but Sporting coping comfortably while sitting back. Then Schulz failed to deal with a long ball forward from Coates, Pongracic couldn't react in time, and it ran kindly for Goncalves to stab the opening goal past Kobel.
30'

Pedro Goncalves

GOAL!

1:0
Pedro Goncalves
22'

VISITORS SHADING IT

Dortmund have had more of the ball so far. Sporting seem a little nervous and are sitting deep.
13'

MALEN DRAWS A SAVE

Donyell Malen, who scored his first Bundesliga goal at the weekend, isn't far off getting his second of the campaign against Sporting. The hero of the Matchday 2 meeting of these sides gets Dortmund's second shot on target, but Adan moves low to his right to cling on to his strike from range.
13'

KOBEL GATHERS

A Sporting corner is taken short and clipped into the area, but Gregor Kobel gathers the ball comfortably in the Dortmund goal.
7'

EVEN STEVEN

Playing all in yellow, Dortmund have settled into the game.
3'

FIRST SHOT ON TARGET

Dortmund skipper Marco Reus gets a shot on target from outside the area, but it's an easy take for Sporting keeper Antonio Adan.
3'

FIERY START

Sporting force a corner and are enjoying the bulk of possession early on.

KICK-OFF!

The game is underway in front of 50,000 fans in Lisbon.

GUERREIRO OUT

Raphael Guerreiro has felt something in the warm-up and has to be replaced in the starting XI by Nico Schulz.

AJAX WIN AT BESIKTAS

In the night's other group game, Ajax have made it five wins from five after half-time substitute and former Eintracht Frankfurt forward Sebastien Haller came off the bench to score twice for the Dutch side in a 2-1 win over Besiktas in Turkey. Besiktas are bottom of the group with five losses from five, meaning that both Sporting and Dortmund are guaranteed at least third place and a ticket to the UEFA knockout stage that comes with it.

HISTORY FAVOURS THE VISITORS

Sporting do not have a good record against German teams. They have won only one of their last ten matches against Bundesliga clubs - and lost in eight of those encounters.

DORTMUND NOT PLAYING IT SAFE

Both Sporting and Dortmund have six points from four matches so far, but the German side currently lie ahead of the Portuguese champions because of their victory against them in September. That means that a draw would leave Dortmund needing only to beat Besiktas at home next month to be sure of sealing a place in the last 16. Visiting coach Marco Rose, however, thinks trying to contain Sporting would be a risky strategy. "Playing for a draw is not an option," Rose said ahead of the game. "That won't work. So we'll play for the win - like we always do."

SPORTING STRONGER THIS TIME

Dortmund beat Sporting 1-0 at home on Matchday 2 thanks to a Donyell Malen goal. Unlike in that game, though, Pedro Goncalves - the Portuguese league's topscorer from last season - is available tonight. Talented young defender Goncalo Inacio also plays against Dortmund for the first time this season, so the home side are at full strength this evening.

SPORTING XI

SPORTING: Adan - Feddal, Coates (c), Inacio - Porro, Palhinha, Nunes, Reis - Sarabia, Paulinho, Goncalves. Subs: Paulo, Virginia, Tabata, Santos, Neto, Ugarte, Tomas, Esgaio, Braganca, Nazinho.

TWO CHANGES FOR BVB

Marco Rose has made two changes to the team that beat VfB Stuttgart 2-1 at home in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Mats Hummels is suspended for this fixture so his place is taken by Marin Pongracic in defence, while Brazilian livewire Reinier makes his first start of the campaign in the absence of Thorgan Hazard.

DORTMUND XI

DORTMUND: Kobel - Meunier, Pongracic, Akanji, Guerreiro - Reinier, Witsel, Bellingham - Brandt, Reus (c), Malen. Subs: Ostrzinski, Hitz, Zagadou, Dahoud, Schulz, Can, Tigges, Passlack, Knauff.

WELCOME!

It's a big night in Lisbon. Team news coming up ahead of a crucial Matchday 5 encounter in Group C.

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Haaland has missed six matches with a troublesome hip flexor injury, but Dortmund head coach Marco Rose hasn't given up hope of having his star striker back on the field before the year is out. The 21-year-old was also absent for the reverse fixture, decided in BVB's favour by a solitary Donyell Malen goal. Malen added a first Bundesliga strike to his tally on Saturday, with captain Marco Reus sealing a 2-1 win over VfB Stuttgart that took Die Schwarzgelben to within a point of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich after 12 matches. They're also second in Champions League Group C following back-to-back defeats to Ajax, but will join the Dutch outfit in the knockout rounds if they take maximum points in their penultimate fixture in the section. Portugal international Raphael Guerreiro starts after returning from injury at the weekend, while Marin Pongragic deputises for suspended centre-back Mats Hummels. Real Madrid loanee Reinier Jesus replaces Thorgan Hazard in attack.

Sporting barely laid a glove on Dortmund on Matchday 2, but are still in with a shout of progressing thanks to a pair of comfortable wins over already eliminated Besiktas. Although the Primeira Liga's second-placed team have recorded nine straight victories in all competitions since their trip to the Signal Iduna Park, the history books suggest that run could be about to come screeching to a halt. Sporting have won only two of their previous 13 home meetings with German teams, and will have to settle for a place in the UEFA Europa League if they suffer a seventh European competition defeat to Bundesliga opposition. Teenaged forward Tiago Tomas is fit enough for the bench, but Ruben Vinagre and Jovane Cabral are both missing for the defending Portuguese champions.

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Match stats

  • Haaland has scored 21 goals in just 18 Champions League appearances. He is Dortmund’s top scorer this season with 13 in all competitions.
  • Reus is Dortmund’s next best for goals in 2021/22 with five, including one in four Champions League games. He’s their all-time leading Champions League scorer (19) and will move outright first for appearances against Lisbon (55).
  • Dortmund are bidding to reach the knockout stage for the third successive season. They have done so six times out of seven since losing the 2012/13 final to Bayern.
  • Julian Weigl made 171 competitive appearances for Dortmund before joining Sporting's city rivals Benfica, winning the 2016/17 DFB Cup and 2020 Supercup.
  • Axel Witsel played for Sporting's city rivals Benfica, while Guerreiro is a 53-time Portugal international.
  • Sporting's defeat in Dortmund made it five straight losses against Bundesliga clubs.

CONFIRMED line-ups

Sporting: Adan - Inacio, Coates (c), Feddal - Porro, Palhinha, Nunes, Reis - Sarabia, Goncalves - Paulinho
Subs: Paulo, Virginia, Tabata, Santos, Neto, Ugarte, Tomas, Esgaio, Braganca, Nazinho
Out: Jovane (knee), Vinagre (ankle)
Coach: Ruben Amorim 

Dortmund: Kobel - Meunier, Akanji, Pongracic, Schulz - Brandt, Witsel, Bellingham - Reinier, Reus (c), Malen
Subs:
Ostrzinski, Hitz, Zagadou, Dahoud, Can, Tigges, Passlack, Knauff
Out:
Dahoud (knee), Guerreiro (muscle problem in warm-up), Haaland (hip), Hazard (not included), Hummels (suspended), Morey (knee), Reyna (thigh), Schmelzer (knee), Wolf (thigh)
Coach: 
Marco Rose