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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.

1Gregor Kobel
24Thomas Meunier
16Manuel Akanji
15Mats Hummels
13Raphaël Guerreiro ↩75
8Mahmoud Dahoud ↩8
28Axel Witsel
22Jude Bellingham
11Marco Reus (C)
10Thorgan Hazard ↩71
21Donyell Malen ↩75
25Luca Unbehaun
35Marwin Hitz
18Youssoufa Moukoko
36Ansgar Knauff
14Nico Schulz ↪75
34Marin Pongracic
19Julian Brandt ↪8
20Reinier ↪75
30Felix Passlack
39Marius Wolf ↪71
Sporting CP
4Sebastián Coates (C)
3Zouhair Feddal
24Pedro Porro ↩84
8Matheus Luiz Nunes
6João Palhinha ↩84
2Matheus Reis ↩84
17Pablo Sarabia ↩74
19Tiago Barreiros de Melo Tomás ↩58
22André Filipe Eusébio Paulo
31João Virginia
7Bruno Tabata ↪84
10Jovane Cabral ↪74
16Rúben Vinagre
34João Pedro Goulart Silva
47Ricardo Esgaio ↪84
63José Martinez Marsà
11Nuno Santos ↪58
15Manuel Ugarte
68Daniel Bragança ↪84

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