Bellingham the key as Dortmund starts their UCL campaign in winning fashion

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Jude Bellingham shines as Borussia Dortmund started their new Champions League campaign with a victory. The Germans won against Besiktas 2-1 away from their home.

The 18-year-old Bellingham was vital for Dortmund as he scored one goal and provided the assist for his teammate Erling Haaland. Besiktas was able to pull one back in the 94th minute with the help of Francisco Montero, but it was not enough to earn them any points.

Dortmund and Besiktas are part of Group C that includes Ajax and Sporting Lisbon. With the likes of Bellingham and Haaland in top form, the German giants will be hoping to finish top of the group.


Dortmund came into the match in the back of a nail-biting victory against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. The Black and Yellows have been porous at the back but had veteran Mats Hummels returning to the defence.

Bellingham was the standout performer for the BVB as he scored their first goal in the 19th minute. The scorer soon became the creator as he provided Haaland with an assist in the added minutes of the first half. Haaland extended his amazing goalscoring form in the competition netting 21 goals from just 17 appearances.

The English midfielder has become a pivotal part of the Dortmund team and is garnering interest from top sides. With a contract till 2025, Dortmund is not in a hurry to sell him and the player is also very happy with the club. This means that clubs like Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea will surely have to pay a huge sum if they want his signature.

Dortmund will now face Union Berlin in the Bundesliga this weekend. With 9 points from 4 matches, the club is in the third position. Currently, they are only behind Wolfsburg and Bayern in the point table.

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