Dortmund's Schuerrle denies Real victory in thriller

Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:20pm EDT
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(Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund's Andre Schuerrle came off the bench to snatch a late goal as they twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Champions League holders Real Madrid in a compelling Group F encounter on Tuesday.

The Germany international lashed the ball high into the net from inside the area to level in the 87th minute after Raphael Varane had restored Real's advantage in the 68th.

The France defender's goal made up for an earlier slip that allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to cancel out Cristiano Ronaldo's 17th minute opener towards the end of the first half.

Dortmund and Real each have four points with the Germans top on goal difference, while Sporting Lisbon are third on three points after beating visitors Legia Warsaw 2-0.

"My players played very well and I think we deserved a little more but this is not a bad result," Real coach Zinedine Zidane told a news conference after a third successive draw following two in la Liga.

"We suffered a little because Dortmund pressed us a lot, although we knew we were coming to a difficult ground against a difficult opponent.

"The annoying thing is we have now drawn three games but we're going to turn this around. We're not going to stop."

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Football Soccer - Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League group stage - Group F - Signal Iduna Park stadium, Dortmund, Germany - 27/09/16 - Real Madrid's Keylor Navas and Dortmund's Gonzalo Castro react   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach