Dortmund Struggle in Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund and FC Barcelona competed for security in their Champions League clash, today. Their previous battle in Dortmund ended scoreless, but today’s contest featured no shortage of goals.

The hosts struck first late in the first half when Leo Messi assisted Luis Suarez to open the scoring. Just a few minutes later, Messi added a goal of his own to double the advantage. Dortmund looked disorganized and disengaged down 2-0 at the break.

A disappointing day for Dortmund left much to be desired.

The second half started much like the first half ended, and Dortmund were fortunate to survive the opening minutes without conceding. However, Barcelona capitalized on a vulnerable Dortmund defense, extending their lead to 3 when Messi assisted Antoine Griezmann in the 67th minute.

Jadon Sancho provided a glimmer of hope by cutting the deficit back down to 2 in the 77th minute. Sancho’s impact was purely aesthetic as the hosts held on to win 3-1.

Dortmund have struggled to find their rhythm lately, and today felt no different. Sancho’s goal provided the only positive moment of the day for the Black and Yellow. Much like Lucien Favre’s decision to start Nico Schulz in place of Sancho, today’s result leaves many unanswered questions for the club’s supporters.

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