Coach Marco Rose from Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund does not want to get involved in any arithmetic games in the early group final in the Champions League at Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday (9 p.m. / DAZN). “We play to win, as always. Playing for a draw is not an option. That doesn’t work,” said Rose before the final training session on Tuesday evening at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. His team is facing a “demanding task”.
Anything can happen for the DFB Cup winner in the Portuguese capital. In the event of a win, they would be in the knockout round, in the event of a draw, Dortmund held all the trumps in hand before the last group game against Besiktas Istanbul. In the event of a defeat with one goal, there would still be a glimmer of hope, a bankruptcy with at least two goals difference would mean the end of all Champions League dreams.