RB Leipzig downs SL Benfica and Borussia Dortmund draws with FC Barcelona in Champions League action - football

RB Leipzig downs SL Benfica and Borussia Dortmund draws with FC Barcelona in Champions League action



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The Bundesliga has four quality teams in Champions League play and RB Leipzig and Borrussia Dortmund both represented well. Looking for a quick rundown of how the Bayern Munich?s fellow Bundesliga squads fared in Champions League action" Here you go:
Borussia Dortmund 0, FC Barcelona 0: BVB fought Barca to a draw and could have won the contest if not for those pesky kids from Catalonia and their disgruntled German international goalkeeper. Yes, it was Marc-André ter Stegen who stole the show. Ter Stegen put on a display in hopes of showing that is HE who should be starter between the sticks for Die Mannschaft.
Instead of firing barbs at Manuel Neuer, Ter Stegen let his play on the field speak for itself and the 27-year-old was superb. Ter Stegen made a few excellent saves, including a stop of Marco Reus on a penalty kick. Reus will surely have a nightmare or two about what could have been. As the Dortmund captain told ESPN:
It feels terrible. My penalty was badly taken. We could have won it as our performance was good. It would have been the ideal start. But we can build on this.

Ter Stegen said NO pic.twitter.com/WBCl4fxkQw? B/R Football (@brfootball) September 17, 2019

Mats Hummels made a positive impression leading the Borussia Dortmund defense as well. While Lionel Messi did not get a full shift, Hummels still had to lead the BVB defenders against Luis Suarez, Antoine Greizmann, Ansu Fati, ...
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