Dortmund 1 – Sporting 0: Home team take all 3 points

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Sporting CP

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Borussia Dortmund eased past Sporting CP in a 1-0 victory on Tuesday at the Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund were looking to pick up points after winning last match. Sporting lost 5-1 in the last match they played against Ajax. As the table looks today, Dortmund are currently 2nd with 6 points from 2 matches, while Sporting sit in 4th, with 0 points from 2.

Die Borussen started well, thanks to Donyell Malen giving Dortmund the lead at the 37 minute mark, finishing the first half 1-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.

For Dortmund, Julian Brandt, Marius Wolf, Reinier and Nico Schulz, came on for Mahmoud Dahoud, Thorgan Hazard, Donyell Malen and Raphael Guerreiro. Sporting brought on Nuno Santos, Jovane Cabral, Bruno Tabata, Daniel Braganca and Ricardo Esgaio for Tiago Tomas, Pablo Sarabia, Pedro Porro, Joao Palhinha and Matheus Reis.

There were bookings for Jude Bellingham and Mats Hummels from Dortmund. For Sporting, Matheus Nunes and Luis Neto saw yellow.

Sporting and Dortmund will next play away to Besiktas and Ajax respectively.

Technical card:
Borussia Dortmund: Gregor Kobel, Thomas Meunier, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro (Nico Schulz, min.75), Mahmoud Dahoud (Julian Brandt, min.8), Axel Witsel, Jude Bellingham, Thorgan Hazard (Marius Wolf, min.71), Donyell Malen (Reinier, min.74) and Marco Reus
Sporting CP: Antonio Adan, Zouhair Feddal, Sebastian Coates, Luis Neto, Pedro Porro (Bruno Tabata, min.84), Joao Palhinha (Daniel Braganca, min.84), Matheus Nunes, Matheus Reis (Ricardo Esgaio, min.84), Paulinho, Tiago Tomas (Nuno Santos, min.58) and Pablo Sarabia (Jovane Cabral, min.74)
Stadium: the Signal Iduna Park
Goals: Donyell Malen (1-0, min. 37)