Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund face an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League after they were unexpectedly held to a 1-1 draw by Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday which left them third in Group H.
Peter Bosz’s men had been expected to outclass the Cypriot minnows but they are now in danger of suffering a group-stage exit as they have yet to secure victory in the group where Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur lead the standings with seven points apiece.
The lacklustre game sparked into life just after the hour mark when Apoel took the lead through substitute Mickael Poté following a goalkeeping error. A strike from Sokratis Papastathopoulos allowed Dortmund to draw level five minutes later but they were unable to score again. Along with Apoel, they have one point in Group H.
Apoel scored in the 61st minute when Poté took advantage of a defensive lapse, rounding Roman Burki in the Dortmund goal after the keeper could only parry Lorenzo…