Sporting CP - Dortmund

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Sporting CP P. Gonçalves (30), P. Gonçalves (39), X P. Gonçalves (Pen. 81), P. Porro (81)
Estádio José Alvalade3-1
Dortmund E. Can (74), D. Malen (90)

Marco Reus: "We're discussing the same mistakes over and over again"

By Rune Gjerulff

Speaking after Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 defeat to Sporting CP, Marco Reus rued his side's mistakes without singling anyone out.

Marco Reus.
Marco Reus.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Marco Reus rued Borussia Dortmund's mistakes as his side were knocked out of the Champions League after losing 3-1 to Sporting CP last night.

Sporting capitalized on a mistake from Nico Schulz to break the deadlock through Pedro Goncalves, who added a second before the break.

In the second half, Emre Can was sent off for lashing out at Pedro Porro, who later made it 3-0 from the rebound after Gregor Kobel saved Pedro Goncalves' penalty. Donyell Malen then scored a late consolation goal.

"We're discussing the same mistakes over and over again," fumed Reus in an interview with DAZN after the game.

"It's getting increasingly hard to bounce back from those moments. If anything we played better with 10 men tonight. The fact Sporting didn't give much (in attack) for this game makes it hard to accept, even if we didn't have our best game," added the Dortmund captain.

"I don't want to discuss individual mistakes because we weren't good enough as a collective tonight. No doubt mistakes like that which lead to goals are frustrating. We had Sporting shook, but then invited them into the game, which got the fans behind them again.

"It's just a rubbish evening. We're out of the Champions League and that's a harsh reality we have to accept. It's hard to explain what's going wrong, but there are have been too many ups and downs in a short space of time. In the Champions League you can't lose three in a row and if you do, you don't deserve to get through."

Sporting CP
25Gonçalo Bernardo Inácio
4Sebastián Coates (C)
3Zouhair Feddal
24Pedro Porro ↩88
6João Palhinha
8Matheus Luiz Nunes
2Matheus Reis ↩67
28Pedro Gonçalves X ↩88
17Pablo Sarabia ↩67
21Paulinho ↩82
22André Filipe Eusébio Paulo
31João Virginia
7Bruno Tabata
19Tiago Barreiros de Melo Tomás ↪82
47Ricardo Esgaio ↪67
71Flávio Basilua Jacinto Nazinho ↪88
11Nuno Santos ↪67
15Manuel Ugarte ↪88
68Daniel Bragança
1Gregor Kobel
24Thomas Meunier
16Manuel Akanji
34Marin Pongracic ↩66
14Nico Schulz ↩46
22Jude Bellingham
28Axel Witsel ↩66
11Marco Reus (C)
20Reinier ↩66
19Julian Brandt
21Donyell Malen
31Silas Ostrzinski
35Marwin Hitz
27Steffen Tigges ↪66
36Ansgar Knauff
5Dan-Axel Zagadou ↪66
8Mahmoud Dahoud ↪66
23Emre Can ↪46
30Felix Passlack

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