After the final whistle, he collapsed on the lawn. Jude Bellingham ran out of lungs again during Borussia Dortmund’s game against Manchester City. Like the rest of the team, the efforts of the Englishman in the second half were clearly noticeable.

In the end, there was still reason to celebrate. Due to the goalless draw, Borussia Dortmund reached the round of 16 early. A great reason to be happy, especially for Jude Bellingham.

Borussia Dortmund: Finally knockout phase again

One thing is already certain: BVB is doing better this year in the Champions League than last year. In an actually feasible group with Ajax Amsterdam, Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas Istanbul, they only finished third.

That meant the bitter transition to the Europa League. But there weren’t any great successes to celebrate either. Already in the first duel – this time with the Glasgow Rangers – you were eliminated. The international journey ended early. Also a reason for the dismissal of coach Marco Rose.

Bellingham in honest words

So now Borussia Dortmund has made things clear at an early stage. Second place and thus also the entry into the next round can no longer be stolen from them. A great relief, also for the players. It means “a lot” to him, said Bellingham after the final whistle to progress.

“Especially because we didn’t make it last year. That was one of the most disappointing moments I’ve had in my career so far,” said the ambitious Englishman. So now the salvation after 90 minutes of fighting against Manchester City.

Borussia Dortmund: chance of victory

The pros from Borussia Dortmund really deserved the 0-0 lead. A concentrated performance was shown against the English high-flyers around Erling Haaland. The Norwegian didn’t score a single shot on goal against Mats Hummels and Co.

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On the contrary: it was Dortmund who could have left the pitch as winners. But Karim Adeyemi and Youssoufa Moukoko missed good chances. In the end, the point was also thanks to Gregor Kobel, who saved a penalty.

Source: Derwesten

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