APOEL – Borussia Dortmund
APOEL hosts Borussia Dortmund in a match from Group H of the UEFA Champions League.
These two teams are the current underdogs in this group, being unable to win a single point so far. Both of them lost their matches against Real Madrid and Tottenham, so now they will try to win their first points in the group.
Borussia Dortmund are the favourites against APOEL, of course. They are a much bigger club and a better team, but their name won’t be enough to win this match. They must put an effort. It’s always difficult to play in Cyprus and APOEL is the team who reached the Champions League’s 1/4-finals few years ago.
The German team knows that if they fail to win 6 points in the coming two matches against APOEL, this could mean an end of their ambitions to progress to the 1/8-finals. Simply because Real Madrid and Tottenham are not losing pointss so far. These two matches against APOEL are all or nothing for Borussia Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund are the current leaders in the Bundesliga, but at the weekend they suffered their first defeat in the league against RB Leipzig at home. This is a bad moment for them to have a dip in form, because their next two matches in the Champions League are going to be very important. They are obligated to mobilize and get the maximum from them.
As for APOEL, they are currently 5th in the Cyprus’ 1. Division, but with two games in hand compared to the leader Anorthosis.
Are Borussia Dortmund going to be a factor in this group? Can they keep their chances of progressing to the next round? We will know the answer of this question after their first match against APOEL. Let’s see what’s going to happen.