Benfica pip Dortmund 1-0 in Portugal

Benfica celebrate their goal

Kostas Mitroglou gave Benfica a one-goal advantage in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie with Borussia Dortmund.

Mitroglou scrambled in the decisive goal for the Portuguese champions from Luisao’s header in the second half.

Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a penalty straight at keeper Ederson after Ljubomir Fejsa handled.

The German side were the top scorers in the group stage, but failed to find a way through a stubborn home defence.

Dortmund will host the second leg on 8 March, with a place in the quarter-finals at stake.


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