Borussia Dortmund stuttered to a frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg in the German Bundesliga on Saturday ahead of their midweek Wembley clash against Tottenham Hotspur.
Dortmund face Spurs at London’s iconic stadium on Wednesday in a high-profile opening Champions League group stage match.
It was the first time in three games that Dortmund dropped league points under new head coach Peter Bosz.
Dortmund’s star-studded attack, boasting last season’s top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was denied by a stubborn Freiburg side who played for an hour with 10 men at their Schwarzwald Stadion.
The video assistant referee intervened as Yoric Ravet was dismissed with 30 minutes gone.
Ravet was initially shown a yellow card for a tackle on Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer, but the VAR overruled the referee who changed it to a red as replays showed the midfielder went in studs up. Read more