Sporting’s players from Lisbon advanced to the eighth finals of the Champions League tonight, as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 3: 1 at home, in the match of the fifth round of Group C.

Pedro Gonsalves took advantage of a mistake by Borussia defender Niko Schulz in the 30th minute, and in the continuation of the action he easily overcame goalkeeper Gregor Kobel.

Gonsalves scored his second goal nine minutes later, after he sent a precise shot from the edge of the penalty area.

In the continuation of the match, the player of the visiting team, Emre Can, received a direct red card in the 74th minute.

Six minutes later, a penalty was awarded to the Lisbon team, after Axel Zagadou’s foul on Paulinho.

Gonsalves was saved by Kobel’s shot from the “white spot”, but the ball bounced on the head of Pedro Poru, who shook the visitors’ net in the 81st minute.

The final result was set by Donjel Malen in the third minute of overtime.

Ajax secured first place in Group C with 15 points, Sporting is second with nine points, while third Borussia Dortmund has six points and continues to compete in the knockout phase of the Europa League. The last team is Besiktas without points.

In the last round, Ajax welcomes Sporting, and Borussia Dormtund welcomes Besiktas.

By Editor

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