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Borussia Dortmund dropped out of the Champions League in the group stage

Borussia Dortmund dropped out of the group stage of the Champions League for the first time since 2017.

BVB were beaten 3-1 away at Sporting CP on Wednesday evening. A brace in the first half from Pedro Goncalves and a late third from Pedro Porro put the hosts in an unassailable lead, Donyell Malen responded with consolation in added time.

Marco Rose’s team are now three points behind the Portuguese champions, with only one group game left. Dortmund cannot overtake Sporting due to an inferior head-to-head record and will move into the Europa League after Christmas.

Striker star Erling Haaland has missed the last few weeks due to a hip problem, father Alf-Inge revealed that he might not be fit again until early 2022.

Dortmund have flattered themselves to be wrong in their absence as summer signing Malen only recently got into shape and that wasn’t enough to save their Champions League dreams.

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