Dortmund hand Atletico Madrid heavy defeat

Borussia Dortmund is looming as a Champions League threat after taking command of Group A with an incredible 4-0 home win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Lucien Favre’s Bundesliga leaders demonstrated impressive maturity to pile on three second-half goals and protect their unbeaten record in all competitions while inflicting Diego Simeone’s heaviest loss as Atleti coach.

The home side’s defensive aptitude was scrutinised after Axel Witsel’s heavily deflected 38th-minute opener and they convincingly passed the test with a dominant final 20 minutes, Raphael Guerreiro netting twice¬†either side of a simple finish from fellow substitute Jadon Sancho.

The convincing result means Dortmund are now three points clear of Atleti, who remain five points ahead of the bottom two.

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