Barcelonas Dembele off injured against Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund athletic director Michael Zorc warned coach Lucien Favre that the club's condition was "more than unsatisfactory" and called for improvements against Barcelona on Wednesday. Interestingly. or not.at the weekend the Liga leaders for the first time sent out a staring XI containing Griezmann, Dembele, Suarez and Messi and came back from a goal behind to beat Leganes.

Nico Schulz nearly scored a second-minute opener for Dortmund but found Marc-Andre ter Stegen equal to his effort with Messi then unusually wasteful from a free-kick at the other end.

Messi then doubled Barca's lead four minutes later when Suarez turned provider and the diminutive Argentine fired past Roman Burki.

Messi added a second, an arrowed finish from Suarez's pass, with Barca bursting into life after ex-Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele had to be replaced by Griezmann due to a thigh injury. Dortmund will be going for it, too.

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His side now languish sixth in the league and their away form is a real weak point, with their only win in seven coming with a slender Champions League success at Slavia Prague.

Dortmund were 3-0 down at half-time at home to the Bundesliga's bottom club and whistled off the pitch by their own fans after the first 45 minutes.

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Dortmund almost scored in the first minute of play, as Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was forced into a save on Nico Schulz with the follow-up effort going wide.

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He's also made history by scoring against his 34th different Champions League team, the most by any player.

Dortmund coach Favre named a odd lineup with four full-backs included and star man Sancho on the bench, with his side quickly overrun in midfield after a bright start.

The draw puts Favre under pressure on the back of their 4-0 defeat at Bayern Munich a fortnight ago, but Reus and Hummels insist it is the players who are at fault, not their Swiss coach.

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