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Sporting CP

Malen on target as Dortmund win without Haaland

By Rune Gjerulff

Donyell Malen's first Borussia Dortmund goal put 'Die Schwarzgelben' past Sporting CP in the Champions League.

Donyell Malen.
Donyell Malen.Photo: Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund coped with the absence of injured star striker Erling Haaland as Donyell Malen's first-half strike earned them a 1-0 win over Sporting CP in Tuesday's Champions League game at Signal Iduna Park.

Haaland, who has found the net 11 times in eight games this season, missed his second game in a row due to muscular problems, but BVB captain Marco Reus was back after shaking off a knee injury.

Malen had the ball in the net for the first time in the 35th minute, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Two minutes later, Malen finally scored his first goal for Dortmund in his 10th appearance for the club, poking the ball past Antonio Adan after he was played in behind by Jude Bellingham in the 37th minute.

Both Reus and Malen found the net in the second half, but the home side were denied by the offside flag on both occasions.

Sporting CP, meanwhile, never really managed to threaten, and Dortmund held on to their 1-0 lead until the final whistle.

The result means BVB sit second in Group C with six points, behind group leaders Ajax, who have a better goal difference.

1G. Kobel
24T. Meunier
16M. Akanji
15M. Hummels
13R. Guerreiro ↪75
8M. Dahoud ↪8
28A. Witsel
22J. Bellingham
11M. Reus (C)
10T. Hazard ↪71
21D. Malen ↪75
25L. Unbehaun
35M. Hitz
18Y. Moukoko
36A. Knauff
14N. Schulz ↩75
34M. Pongracic
19J. Brandt ↩8
20Reinier ↩75
30F. Passlack
39M. Wolf ↩71
Sporting CP
4S. Coates (C)
3Z. Feddal
24P. Porro ↪84
8M. Nunes
6J. Palhinha ↪84
2M. Reis ↪84
17P. Sarabia ↪74
19T. de Melo Tomás ↪58
22A. Eusébio Paulo
31J. Virginia
7B. Tabata ↩84
10J. Cabral ↩74
16R. Vinagre
34J. Goulart Silva
47R. Esgaio ↩84
63J. Martinez Marsà
87Gonçalo Esteves
11N. Santos ↩58
15M. Ugarte
68Daniel Bragança ↩84

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