Borrusia Dortmund snatched a controversial equaliser to draw 2-2 against Hoffenheim as the hosts’ late goal led to heated scenes between an array of players.
Erling Haaland latched onto a loose pass while Hoffenheim had a player down injured.
And he was ruthless, bursting through and smashing the ball home to draw Dortmund level with less than 10 minutes left to play.
Hoffenheim’s Austrian defender Stefan Posch, though, took exception to Haaland continuing.
He immediately confronted the Norwegian striker after his goal, as they pushed and shoved each other.
Haaland’s Dortmund team-mates were quick to offer support as Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho were among those who charged across.
Sancho shoved Posch off balance as Dortmund players surrounded the defender, while arguments also began elsewhere on the pitch in the wake of the goal.
Dortmund’s Mahmoud Dahoud was the only player to be punished by the referee, though, following the bust-ups.
It was ultimately a frustrating afternoon for both teams in the end at the Westfalenstadion.
Edin Terzic’s Dortmund have been on a poor run of form in the league, losing three of their last four in the Bundesliga going into the game with Hoffenheim, who are in 12th.
Dortmund are in real danger of failing to qualify for the Champions League this season despite the quality in their ranks, such as Manchester United target Sancho and world-class hitman Haaland.
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The latter ended a small dry spell with his goal late on but it was only enough to leave Dortmund in sixth place in the Bundesliga table.
They are a massive 15 points off leaders Bayern Munich, having played a game more.
And the frustrations for Dortmund, as well as Hoffenheim for letting their lead slip, clearly boiled over on Saturday afternoon.
10 yellows cards were dished out across the two teams in all during the match.
Haaland, Sancho and their team-mates must now quickly regroup and regain their compsure ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League round of 16 first leg away to Sevilla.
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