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Dortmund 2-4 Rangers: Scottish champions go on a spree

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Rangers became the first Scottish side to beat Dortmund in Germany after a flurry of goals either side of half-time left them in command of their UEFA Europa League knockout round play-off tie.

Key moments

38′ Tavernier finishes from spot after Zagadou handball
41′ Morelos bundles in Rangers’ second following a corner
49′ Lundstram beats Kobel from the edge of the box
51′ Bellingham pulls one back as Dortmund finally rally
54′ Morelos’s deflected shot makes it 4-1
82′ Guerreiro restores hope with a fine finish from range

Match in brief: Rangers punish ragged Dortmund

With Erling Haaland out injured for the hosts, Dortmund did not look at their sharpest, and James Tavernier put the Light Blues in front from the penalty spot on 38 minutes after Dan-Axel Zagadou was penalised for handling. Within three minutes, Joe Aribo turned Tavernier’s corner into the path of Alfredo Morelos, who made it 2-0.

Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham responded in kind after John Lundstram scored from the edge of the box soon after the restart, but Marco Rose’s men went further behind on 54 minutes when the luckless Zagadou diverted Morelos’s angled effort into his own net. It would have got even worse for BVB had Aribo’s shot crept inside the post soon after, but as it was Raphaël Guerreiro had the last word, firing in a fine effort from long range on 82 minutes to reduce Dortmund’s deficit.

As it happened: Dortmund 2-4 Rangers


James Thorogood, Dortmund reporter






Marco Rose watches his Dortmund side struggle against RangersDeFodi Images via Getty Images

If Marco Rose was under pressure before tonight, the intensity levels have only been raised by this defeat. Add it to a collection of disjointed and disappointing European performances this season including the ones against Ajax (twice) and Sporting CP in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Dortmund remain a talented group of individuals whose potential seems to be blunted by a lack of cohesion.

Alex O’Henley, Rangers reporter

An incredible result for Rangers, who become the first Scottish side to win at the home of Borussia Dortmund. Never in their wildest dreams would the 500 travelling fans have thought their side would score four goals here. If Dortmund are this untidy next week at Ibrox, the Light Blues will reach the last 16 with goals to spare.

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John Lundstrum (centre) after putting Rangers 3-0 ahead in Dortmund


John Lundstrum (centre) after putting Rangers 3-0 ahead in DortmundSNS Group via Getty Images

• Dortmund were unbeaten in seven home games against Scottish sides (including four against Rangers) prior to this match.

• Rangers have lost only one of their last 18 matches in all competitions (W14 D3 L1).

• Rangers’ 40-year-old goalkeeper Allan McGregor made his 100th UEFA club competition appearance; all but four of those games were for the Gers.

Line-ups

Dortmund: Kobel, Akanji (Schulz 55), Hummels, Zagadou, Guerrerio, Dahoud, Witsel (Reyna 46), Brandt (Moukoko 46), Reus (Reinier 82), Bellingham, Malen (Tigges 68)

Rangers: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Bassey, Barišić, Jack (Kamara 86), Lundstram, Kent, Arfield (Sands 66), Aribo (Ramsey 86), Morelos (Wright 90+5)



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