Champions League: BVB plays 1:1 against Sevilla

Champions League: BVB plays 1:1 against Sevilla

Borussia Dortmund missed the great opportunity to return early to the circle of European football elite. After the 1:1 (1:1) against the FC Seville coach Edin Terzic’s team is in a good starting position, but has not yet been able to qualify for the round of 16 of the Champions League as hoped. In front of 81,000 spectators in Dortmund, former Munich Tanguy Nianzou (18th) gave the guests the lead on Tuesday evening. Jude Bellingham (35th) equalized.

This means that the fourth-placed Bundesliga player is still challenged in the two remaining group games against Manchester City (October 25) and FC Copenhagen (November 2). Second in the table behind leaders Manchester City (10 points), who made it through to the knockout stages with a dismal 0-0 draw at outsiders Copenhagen (2).Borussia (7) are five points each Seville and the Danes.

Sampaoli gave everything on the line

Dortmund made an effort, but the change of coach had a positive impact on the Spaniards. Not only the 1.67 meter tall Jorge Sampaoli gave everything on the sidelines, his team also appeared transformed. Unlike in the first leg under Sampaoli predecessor Julen Lopetegui, the defensive was more stable this time. Even offensively, Seville became dangerous again and again. The Dortmunders got to feel that early and painfully. After a free kick from former Schalke player Ivan Rakitic, Nianzou scored the 1-0 with a header.

Argentinian Sampaoli moved restlessly through and around his coaching zone in “Steffen Baumgart manner”. The 62-year-old even saw a yellow card in the 60th minute. The energy of Lopetegui’s successor transferred to his team, who looked much more determined than just a few days ago. But the BVB opposed it. Despite the early deficit, Dortmund pressed the guests high and aggressively, which repeatedly led to ball wins.

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