Borussia Dortmund hammer Besiktas in Champions League
Black Eagles lose all six of their matches to end Group C in last place
German football club Borussia Dortmund trounced Besiktas 5-0 Tuesday in a UEFA Champions League home match with the Turkish side ending Group C with zero points.
Dictating the overall tempo of the match, Borussia Dortmund drew first blood in the 29th minute as Dutch forward Donyell Malen scored on a counter attack at Signal Iduna Park.
Malen's low shot beat Besiktas goalkeeper Ersin Destanoglu.
Borussia Dortmund led the first half 2-0 after German midfielder Marco Reus took a perfect penalty to score in stoppage time.
Besiktas defender Welinton fouled Borussia Dortmund's Mahmoud Dahoud in the box to concede a penalty. Welinton was sent off as a result and the Istanbul team were down to 10 men.
The German team's skipper Reus added another goal for his team in the 53rd minute.
Norwegian star Erling Haaland, who was checked in the second half, scored double.
Haaland scored a header after Nico Schulz's cross from the left in the 68th minute to make it 4-0.
Then Haaland powered another header in the 81st minute to make the result 5-0 for Borussia Dortmund.
The Norwegian striker was unmarked in the Besiktas area to score with his head after Dahoud crossed from a corner kick.
Borussia Dortmund will carry on in the UEFA Europa League after ending the group in third position. The German team had nine points in six matches.
Ajax Amsterdam won Group C with their flawless run. The Dutch club bagged 18 points.
On Tuesday, Ajax beat Sporting 4-2 in Amsterdam.
Both Ajax and Sporting qualified for the Champions League Round of 16.
Second-place Sporting from Portugal have taken nine points so far, but they made their way to the knockout stage of the tournament on goal average, which was better than Borussia Dortmund.
Already eliminated, Besiktas had zero points in the group.
The Turkish team had a minus 16 goal difference, scoring three goals.
In the six matches, Besiktas conceded 19 goals.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.