Football: Napoli send 10-man Dortmund crashing 2-1
NAPLES (AFP) - 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.
"On my sending-off, I can only blame myself, it was stupid." Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin added: "All things considered, it was a deserved defeat. Napoli passed the ball well and we tried everything we could.