Berlin, Nov 29 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund failed to achieve more than a goalless draw against Brugge, enough for them to qualify for the Round-of-16 of the Champions League, but also made Atletico Madrid the leader of Group A with a matchday to go until the end of the first round.
Club Brugge on Wednesday needed to win to maintain their chances of reaching the Round-of-16 but preferred not to risk anything, which determined the development of the match, reports Efe news.
Throughout the first half, Dortmund had only two goal chances. The first was a shot by Christian Pulisic from inside the area in the 10th minute, it went straight at Brugge goalkeeper Ethan Horvath.
Marco Reus had the second one in the 32nd minute which went just wide of the goal.
In the second half, Brugge retreated even further and did not start to make any real offensive efforts until the 75th minute, but without really endangering Dortmund’s goalkeeper Roman Burki.
Dortmund is now second in Group A, two points behind Atletico.