Borussia Dortmund demolished Galatasaray 4-1 in Group D and booked a spot in the round of 16 in Tuesday’s Uefa Champions League action at Signal-Iduna-Park. The hosts had chances to take the lead but Marco Reus’ headed effort hit the woodwork. They continued to press for a lead and the opening goal arrived soon enough courtesy of Reus.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos opened the second half scoring with a header to extend the lead for Juergen Klopp’s men. The visitors came to the party and Hakan Balta headed the ball into the back of the net at the near post on 52 minutes. Ciro Immobile erased the hard work of the visitors in the 69th minute to make it 3-1 to Klopp’s boys.
Semih Kaya’s own goal ensured Dortmund would be the first team to qualify for the second round of Europe’s elite football club competition. The Turks have now failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nineteen away games in the Champions League. An awful record going back all the way to September 2002.