BVB vs APOEL
Borussia Dortmund hosts APOEL at the Signal Iduna Park in a match from the 4th round of the UEFA Champions League group stage.After winning just one point in the first three rounds of the group stage, Borussia Dortmund can hardly dream of reaching the next phase of the competition. Now it looks like the best they could do is beat APOEL for the 3rd place and continue their European participation in the Europa League.Borussia Dortmund and APOEL have the same amount of points at the moment – per one. This became possible after they made a 1-1 draw in the first game between them in Nicosia. Mickael Pote scored for APOEL in the second half, but just a few minutes later Sokratis Papastathopoulos equalized for Dortmund.The way Borussia Dortmund are performing in the Champions League right now is disappointing. We all expected that they will be competing with Real Madrid and Tottenham for the first two places, but the German team is far away from doing that. Of course, they still have a theoretical chance of doing something more in this group, but so far they are clearly underperforming. Especially with being unable to beat the obvious underdog in the group APOEL.Dortmund is clearly not in their best form and we can see this in the Bundesliga as well. They won just one point in their last three league games, losing against RB Leipzig and Hannover 96. This allowed the champion Bayern to overtake Dortmund as the new leader in the Bundesliga. Right now Dortmund is on three points behind Bayern in the standings.In Cyprus’ 1. Division APOEL is 8th in the current standings, but we must say that they have played three games less than the leader AEK Larnaca. But their record is not that impressive – three wins, two draws and two losses so far.