For Borussia Dortmund, the Champions League on Wednesday is about everything: from the round of 16 to elimination, everything is possible.
The game against Sporting Lisbon in the live ticker.
Champions League: Sporting Lisbon - Borussia Dortmund * |
Wednesday, 9 p.m.
For BVB coach Marco Rose it became embarrassing at the press conference.
Do the black and yellow bags in Lisbon for the CL round of 16?
Sporting Lisbon - Borussia Dortmund -: - (- :-)
Lineup Sporting Lisbon:
Lineup Borussia Dortmund:
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Lisbon - The term “do-or-die-game” was probably invented for such games.
Both Borussia Dortmund * and Sporting Lisbon are ahead of the 5th day of the Champions League * with six points.
If Marco Rose's team wins at the Estadio José Alvalade, they will be in the round of 16 thanks to the first leg they won (1-0).
If Marco Reus and Co. lose by more than one goal difference, they are out.
The Borussia, who have had to do without their superstar Erling Haaland * for weeks, recently got the results right - football was not always great.
In the early final for the round of 16, BVB will play “to win”, as Marco Rose announced.
BVB - Sporting Lisbon in the live ticker: Marco Rose with a mistake on the PK
“Playing for a tie is not an option.
That doesn't work, ”he is convinced.
"The game in Lisbon is extremely important to us," said sports director Michael Zorc.
A bonus of 9.6 million euros beckons for moving into the knockout phase.
At the press conference, coach Rose made a faux pas that his players shouldn't take as a role model.
A Portuguese journalist asked the 45-year-old what he thought of Sportings coach Ruben Amorim.
Rose's problem: the name didn't mean anything to him.
"Uh, I don't know," he stuttered at first.
BVB - Sporting Lisbon in the live ticker: Rose invites the opposing coach to a glass of wine
When he realized that the lady was referring to the opposing trainer, he said: “Oh, sorry, this is of course embarrassing now.
Definitely a good coach whose name I didn't know. ”He was clearly uncomfortable with the situation - he tried to save her with a spontaneous invitation.
“Tomorrow I'll take Ruben over for a glass of wine.
Because of course that shouldn't happen to me. "
The Sporting coach took it easy and replied: "I'm very happy about the invitation, it's a nice gesture," he said.
Is the atmosphere still so peaceful during the game?
Find out in our live ticker.
The kick-off is at 9 p.m.
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