Borussia Dortmund remain unbeaten in this season's UEFA Champion's League after a 2-1 victory at Sporting Clube de Portugal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Julian Weigl got the BVB goals at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
Dortmund travelled to Lisbon without a win in their previous three games in all competitions, but in stellar form on the continent, having plundered six goals against Legia Warszawa before holding 11-time defending champions Real Madrid CF last time out. They wasted little time in picking up where they left off last month, with Aubameyang chipping home a stunning opener inside the first 10 minutes. Wiegl then doubled BVB's tally after stealing the ball in midfield and curling the ball into the far corner of Rui Patricio's goal.
Dortmund looked to be cruising until former VfL Wolfsburg man Bas Dost exploded into life on the hour. The Dutch striker earned a free-kick in the BVB box after Roman Bürki was forced to plough through him and Sokratis to quell the danger, and second half-substitute Bruno Cesar stroked home the resulting indirect free-kick following William Carvalho's lay-off. Dortmund could have won by more, though, with USMNT starlet Christian Pulisic unlucky to see a late effort hit the cross-bar after catching Patricio out of position.
Dortmund look as coherent a proposition on the European stage as they have done since making the final - which they lost to Bundesliga rivals FC Bayern München - in 2013. Top of Group F, Die Schwarzgelben will head to FC Ingolstadt 04 on Saturday with a well-earned spring in their step.
- Aubameyang has now scored three goals in this season's Champions League, having also found the target against Legia and Real.Dortmund are the first team to beat Sporting at home this season.Tuchel's men have now won seven of their last 10 European games on the road.
Sporting: Patricio - Schelotto, Coates, Semedo, Zeegelaar - Carvalho (c) - Elias (Cesar 60') - Martins, Ruiz (Andre 79') - Markovic (Campbell 65'), Dost
Coach: Jorge Jesus
Dortmund: Bürki - Ginter (Rode 71'), Sokratis (c), Bartra (Piszczek 68'), Passlack (Burnic 90+2') - Weigl - Dembele, Kagawa, Götze, Pulisic - Aubameyang
Coach: Thomas Tuchel