Dortmund beats Slavia 2-1 to advance to CL knockout stage

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Jadon Sancho scored one goal and set up another as 10-man Borussia Dortmund beat Slavia Prague 2-1 on Tuesday to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage.

Dortmund went into the game knowing it would have to get a better result against Slavia than its Group F rival Inter Milan could manage against already qualified Barcelona.

Both games were 1-1 at halftime, giving Inter the initiative, but Julian Brandt scored Dortmund’s second goal, and Barcelona ground out a 2-1 win over Inter.

Dortmund’s win was far from convincing and its goalkeeper Roman Bürki had to make repeated saves because of poor positioning in defense.

“Relief, tiredness, joy,” was how Brandt summed up his
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