APOEL hold Dortmund to draw in Nicosia
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE - MATCHDAY 3
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APOEL held Borussia Dortmund to a 1-1 draw in Nicosia in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League action.
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APOEL pulled off one of the shock results of the day in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League action as the Cyport club held German giants Borussia Dortmund to a 1-1 draw in Nicosia. After an even balanced first half, the hosts took a shocking lead when Ebecillo’s shot was fumbled by Burki and Pote slotted home the rebound in the 62nd minute.
However, APOEL’s lead only lasted five minutes as Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos rose up above the APOEL defence to slot home a well-placed header from Gotze’s cross, bringing Dortmund level at 1-1. The two teams pressed on for a winner, with both sides wasting great chances to walk away with victory, however the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
The result leaves APOEL in contention for third place in the group while Dortmund's hopes for reaching the knockout stages took a major blow. The two teams sit level on one point after three matches while Real Madrid and Tottenham (played to 1-1 draw in Spain) sit tied atop the group with seven points.