UEFA Champions League: Napoli send 10-man Borussia Dortmund crashing

Napoli soaked up early pressure from the Germans who went into the match with a perfect record of five wins in the Bundesliga and not having lost a match since their Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich in May.

updated: September 19, 2013 09:42 IST
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Naples: Napoli condemned last season's Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund to their first defeat of the season on Wednesday as the Germans' European campaign endured a disastrous start.

Gonzalo Higuain and Lorenzo Insigne grabbed the goals in the Italians' 2-1 Group F win after Dortmund had goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller red-carded on the stroke of half-time, with coach Jurgen Klopp also sent to the stands.

"Without the red card and my own expulsion, we could have done something," said Klopp.

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