- Dortmund draw 2-2 with Real.
- Holders twice take the lead.
- Aubameyang and Schürrle with BVB goals.
Borussia Dortmund remain top of UEFA Champions League Group F after twice coming from behind to hold defending champions Real Madrid CF to a thrilling 2-2 draw at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.
Dortmund took the game to the holders, but Real landed the first blow in the 17th minute when Cristiano Ronaldo lashed in on the counter. Gonzalo Castro and Sokratis Papastadopoulos tested Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas in response and after Ousmane Dembele curled over, BVB deservedly levelled. Navas could only punch Raphael Guerreiro's free-kick into the back of Raphael Varane, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lashing the ball over the line for good measure.
Dortmund stuck to their guns in the second half as Dembele skinned Danilo and thrashed over. Aubameyang forced a flying save out of Navas moments later, but a lapse in concentration in the BVB back four enabled Real to strike against the run of play and restore their lead through Varane's close-range header. Dortmund rose to the challenge, however, with substitutes Christian Pulisic and Andre Schürrle combining to rescue a richly deserved point.
Man of the Match
The eyes of the world were trained on Ronaldo at the start of play, but it was another of Portugal's UEFA EURO 2016 winners whose star shone brightest in Dortmund. As well as having a big hand in Aubameyang's equaliser, Guerreiro's touch, movement and reading of the game were all impeccable.
They didn't win, but this was a big statement of intent from Thomas Tuchel's BVB, who underlined their recent upward trend with another fearless attacking display. The Champions League has not been the same without them.
- Dortmund's home record in the Champions League against Real now reads W3, D2.
- Schürrle is the first German to score for four different clubs in the Champions League (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Chelsea FC, VfL Wolfsburg and Dortmund).
- Pulisic has registered two assists in as many Champions League appearances.
Dortmund: Bürki - Piszczek, Sokratis, Ginter, Schmelzer (c) - Weigl - Götze (Schürrle 58'), Castro - Dembele (Pulisic 73'), Guerreiro (Mor 78') - Aubameyang
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
Real Madrid: Navas - Carvajal, Varane, Ramos (c), Danilo - Kroos, Modric, James (Kovacic 69')- Bale, Benzema (Morata 88'), Ronado
Coach: Zinedine Zidane