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BVB vs Sporting Champions League Match Recap

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Borussia Dortmund v Sporting Clube de Portugal - UEFA Champions League Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

BVB ARE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE......or at least one step closer. With today's 1-0 defeat of Sporting BVB have clinched the group of 16. With Real Madrid tieing Warsaw we are also currently top of our group. The lone goal of the day came from Adrian Ramos in the 11th minute off a slick cross from Ginter.

BVB started quick from the beginning of this game. Pressure was kept on Sporting for the whole first half resulting in a goal from Adrian Ramps and plenty of more chances for BVB. Sporting were lucky to not be down by 3 or 4 goals by the end of the first half. The Ramos goal came in the classic Ramos way, a header. Ginter had the cross for the assist and Pulisic had the hockey assist to create the whole chance.

The second half was much calmer. Both sides didn’t create a plethora of chances ut BVB still had more. The defensive subs we made in the end of the game paid off as we were able to hold off Sporting. By the end of the game BVB was just hanging back, parking the bus as people like to call it, but it worked!

Bartra and Sokratis had solid games helping cceap a clean sheet. While their passing out of the back was weak, they had their fair share of goal saving tackles. Burki had some great saves as well and shows why he has the starting goalkeeper spot. Raph was finally back in the BVB lineup, and while he looked rusty he still had a good match, creating chances and tracking back when necessary.

Sporting weren’t without their chances, but most didn’t end up with shots on goal. Bas Dost, who has terrorized BVB in the past, came on as a sub and did not make a big impact. BVB had Schurrle, Rode and Piz come on for Dembele, Castro, and Gotze, which were all solid subs by Tuchel.

This was Andre Schurrle’s first appearance since getting injured early last month, and he looked good in the time he played. This team is finally starting to get healthy again, and today's victory shows a healthy BVB is a dangerous BVB. Hopefully TT can give the guys some rest against a week HSV side this weekend, but our current place on the table and the looming international break means that probably won’t happen.