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Dortmund’s chance to go to next round diminish

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Dortmund’s lacklustre performance continued after the break and the noisy stadium erupted in joy when Mickael Pote ended APOEL’s barren run in front of goal — thanks to a mistake from goalkeeper Roman Burki.

Burki’s attempted pass out of the back went straight to Lorenzo Ebecilio, who eluded Marcel Schmelzer and fired a shot that Burki failed to gather. Pote was first to react to score from the rebound.

Greek defender Sokratis equalised five minutes later with a header from Mario Goetze’s cross.

Shinji Kagawa struck the crossbar two minutes later after reserve goalkeeper Gudino got a touch to his shot, and Dortmund knew it was out of luck when Gudino and the post denied Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in injury time.

With Madrid and Tottenham on seven points after their 1-1 draw in Madrid, Dortmund, with one point, face a tall order to emerge from the group.