The Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund face missing out on the last 16 after their 1-1 draw in Cyprus against Apoel Nicosia while Spartak Moscow flailed Sevilla 5-1 in Russia
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 agony a group-stage exit as they have yet to secure victory in the group where Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur result the stands with seven points apiece.
The lacklustre game sparked into life just after the hour mark when Apoel took the lead through substitute Mickael Pote following a goalkeeping error. A strike from Sokratis Papastathopoulos allowed Dortmund to draw level five minutes later but the issue is unable to rating again. Along with Apoel, they have one point in Group H.
Apoel scored in the 61 st minute when Pote took advantage of a defensive lapsing, rounding Roman Burki in the Dortmund goal after the keeper could only parry Lorenzo Ebecilio's effort from the helping hand side of the area.
Dortmund depicted level when Mario Gotze's floated cross to the back post was headed in by Papastathopoulos after the Greek defender stayed up following a corner.
This appeared to wake the Germans from their slumber and just a minute later, Shinji Kagawa's strike from the edge of the box was tip-off on to the crossbar by Apoel's substitute keeper, Raul Gudino.
Dortmund virtually snatched it at the death but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's header was shovelled on to the post by Gudino before Gotze flamed the rebound over with the last kicking of the game.
In Group E, Spartak Moscow sliced Sevill a apart with rapid counterattacks to beat the Spanish squad 5-1 and move level on points with Liverpool. Quincy Promes headed the Russian champions' opening aim in the 18 th minute, eventually finishing with two goals and two assists.
Bernard, the former Brazil midfielder, scored twice as 10 -man Shakhtar Donetsk come back here behind to defeat Feyenoord in their Group F clash at De Kuip. Steven Berghuis had put the home side in front, but goals in each half from Bernard turned the game in favour of the Ukrainian side, who aimed the competition with 10 humen after Yaroslav Rakitsky was sent off.
The victory moves Shakhtar up to second in different groups with six points from three matches, three behind leaders Manchester City.
Elsewhere, Monaco slumped to a 2-1 home defeat against Besiktas that left last year's semi-finalists bottom of Group G and facing a battle to reaching the knockout rounds. Cenk Tosun scored twice for the visitors, either side of the interval, after Radamel Falcao had opened the scoring for the Ligue 1 club.
The result set the Turkish side on a perfect nine phases from three games and left Monaco propping up the table with one point. RB Leipzig are second on four points after a 3-2 win over Porto , who are a phase further back in third.
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