Dortmund (dpa) - worries about the injured, anger about the penalty whistle - the early entry into the round of 16 of the Champions League was not cheered at BVB.

Supported by two coaches, Mats Hummels limped towards the cabin after the 1-1 (1-0) against Lazio Rome.

A failure of the defense chief would hit BVB hard - especially since another key player, Erling Haaland, has been missing for weeks.

"We hope that it was just a big blow on the foot and that no ligaments were affected," said sports director Michael Zorc in anticipation of the diagnosis at Hummels the next day.

Even before the game, the terrible news about Torgarant Haaland's hamstring had clouded the mood.

The ongoing hunt for appointments takes its toll.

With a worried expression, coach Lucien Favre referred to the regulars Emre Can and Thomas Meunier, who were also forced to take a break.

The fact that his team missed early group victory against Lazio after Raphael Guerreiro's opening goal (44th) didn't matter to the Swiss under these circumstances: “I'm currently thinking of our injured players.

The first place is not relevant. "


The questionable penalty decision of the Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz caused another mood damper.

Favre rated the fall of guest professional Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in a duel with substitute Nico Schulz, which led to the penalty converted by former BVB professional Ciro Immobile (67th), as acting: “Unbelievable.

It's not a penalty, it's theater.

He is exaggerating."

Zorc also spoke of an "obviously wrong decision" and complained that the penalty was not withdrawn according to the actually exposing TV pictures.

«The video referee is being led to absurdity.

He has to step in.

I don't know why we even have this procedure. "

After all, Dortmund can comfort themselves with the third round of 16 in a row and further lush million income.

With Favre too, pragmatism prevailed in the end.

The coach recalled the much-criticized false start of his team in the group stage at 1: 3 in Rome and made no secret of his satisfaction: "Six weeks ago it was the end of the world, now we are qualified - and Lazio not yet."

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