The German club Borussia Dortmund have lost against the Scottish club Rangers FC. Both teams met last night in the play-off round in the UEFA Europa League. The German side welcomed the Scottish club at Signal Iduna Park, the home ground of Borussia Dortmund, where they conceded four goals against the Rangers. On the other hand, FC Barcelona shared points with Napoli at Camp Nou. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Dortmund 2-4 Rangers
On the home ground, the Dortmund manager Marco Rose set up his team formation in 4-2-3-1. The manager missed the service of their young star, Erling Haaland, because of an injury. So, Marco Rose played Donyell Malen as the center-forward. He also used Jude Bellingham and J. Brandth as the two wingers. However, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the manager of Rangers FC, set up the same team formation as the Dortmund manager.
Both Dortmund and Rangers played attacking football from the starting of the match. But the audience had to wait until 38 minutes to witness the first goal. The home team’s defender D. Zagadou made a handball inside the box. As a result, the match referee offered a penalty kick to the visitors. So, James Tavernier took the penalty shot and made no mistakes.
Scoring the goal, the visitors became more dangerous. They doubled their lead very quickly. In the 41st minute, the Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos netted the ball with the help of J. Aribo. However, Borussia Dortmund couldn’t score in the remaining minutes of the first half. So, the first part of the match ended in 2-0.
Coming back from the break, the home team tried to find the net. But their plan didn’t work out because of the poor form of their strikers. Moreover, Borussia Dortmund conceded the third goal as the Rangers midfielder John Lundstram found the net for the visitors in the 49th minute. Anyway, three minutes later, the home team responded with a goal. Borussia Dortmund’s first goal came in the 51st minute through young Englishman Jude Bellingham. It seemed the home team could come back in the match. But they conceded again! It was an own-goal for the home team in the 54th minute. However, Dortmund returned another goal in the 82nd minute. But, this could not prevent the Rangers from taking the point from the match.