Champions League: Borussia Dortmund held to 1-1 draw with Lazio 

  • Raphael Guerreiro opened the scoring after finding the net in the 44th minute
  • However, Ciro Immobile equalised in the 67th minute of the game to draw 1-1
  • Dortmund were forced to go without star striker Erling Haaland due to injury 

Lucien Favre’s men held to a draw without injured Erling Haaland but retain top spot in their Champions League group and secure passage to the last-16. 

Lazio badly needed a win to avoid a do-or-die shootout with Club Brugge next week for a place in the knockout stages.

Meanwhile, Dortmund entered the fixture knowing victory would secure top spot in their group, and crucially progression to the next round.

Their world-feared finisher Erling Braut Haaland was out injured alongside senior full backs Thomas Meunier and Marcel Schmelzer, with star playmakers Jadon Sancho and Julian Brandt on the bench.

A spell-binding final half-hour of attacking play came close to the Italians ram-raiding all three points after Ciro Immobile struck a controversial penalty with 23 minutes to go.

The soft penalty came via a Nico Schulz challenge just millimetres inside the box in which the striker fell dramatically to the ground despite the defender winning the ball.

The goal cancelled out Raphael Guerreiro’s first-half strike.

Immobile nearly pushed further salt down the gaping wound in the 86th minute, only for goalkeeper Roman Burki to pull off a brilliant diving stop.

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