Dortmund top with win after Atletico who were held in Brugge
11 December 2018 23:38
Borussia Dortmund sealed a 2-0 win against AS Monaco for the Bundesliga leaders to go top of the Group A after Atletico Madrid were held to 0-0 draw at Club Brugge.
Lucien Favre side were to points behind Atletico and needed the La Liga side to drop points and for them to win due to the head to head between the two sides and took the lead for Christian Pulisic pass to Maximilian Philipp puts the ball across the area and Raphael Guerreiro finished off on the quarter hour mark.
Dortmund sealed the win with Guerreiro second of the game and his fourth of the champions league campaign with a shot to the top of the right side of the goal after a flick from Paco Alcacer from Julian Weigl cross.
In an eventful game in Brugge the most open chance falling to Luan Peres who escaped his marker to meet a cross and heads towards goal, but the Rojiblancos keeper Jan Oblak rescued the situation pulling off an excellent reflex save to deny him.
Atleti will now face a potentially high profile club for coming second in their group with PSG, Bayern, City and Juventus, possible rivals.
Diego Simeone speaking to the club website was satisfied with the performance of his side and they gave everything:
“We played a game where we always wanted to win it, from the beginning to the end, I think that in the first half we had more opportunities to get ahead, the second part was more even, but I’m leaving with the peace of mind that the guys They gave everything, “said our coach.
“We needed to have fast people up Aligning Gelson, Lemar and Griezmann I was thinking about what happened: to have goal situations and to generate a lot of vertigo from midcourt forward, too bad that we could not have the precision to get the match back on track” , assured the coach Argentine about his approach.
“I’m happy, we reached the round of 16. Now, to continue trying to help the club to improve,” he concluded.