Aubamayeng salvages point in frantic finale
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a penalty saved but then rescued a point for Borussia Dortmund as they set a new club record of 25 home games unbeaten in the Bundesliga with a 1-1 draw against Hertha Berlin.
Dortmund were far from their best at Signal Iduna Park and wasted chances before Aubameyang's late strike, sparing his blushes after he was thwarted by Rune Jarstein from the spot in a match that saw both sides reduced to 10 men.
It took a while for yesterday's
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Stocker's strike was a wake-up call for Dortmund – who had Emre Mor sent off late on – and they duly responded, with Aubameyang twice going close before seeing his 75th minute spot kick saved by Rune Jarstein. Premier League, Bournemouth-Hull City (delayed) 6.30pm, GO Sports 1, English Premier League, Crystal P.-West Ham (live) 8.45pm, GO Sports 2, Italian Serie A, Juventus-Udinese (live) Tennis 10am, GO Sports 1, ATP Masters 1000, Shanghai Rolex Masters – semifinal 1 (live) 2pm, GO Sports 4, ATP Masters 1000, Shanghai Rolex Masters – semifinal 2 (live) Rugby 4.15pm, GO Sports 2, European Champions Cup, round 1, Toulon-Saracens (live) 5pm, GO Sports 5, European Champions Cup round 1, Wasps-Zebre
He was not to be denied, though, as Ousmane Dembele's low cross gave him a simple tapin, securing a point and preserving Dortmund's impressive home record.
Having had almost two weeks to dwell on the loss to Bayer Leverkusen before the break, Thomas Tuchel's side were surprisingly sluggish in front of their vociferous fans.
The lively Christian Pulisic tried in vain to get his side fired up as his deep cross picked out Mor, but the youngster volleyed high and wide.
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