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English referee Oliver upsets Dortmund with a disputed red card for Hummels******
By Oliver Trust。
BERLIN, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- A series of injuries and a scandalous red card is endangering Borussia Dortmund's international goals.。
The Black and Yellows Champions League knock-out stage participation turns into a nail-biter with only two group encounters to go after the side lost 3-1 to Ajax.。
As if it was not enough having to replace half of the starting eleven due to injuries of key-performers after the red card for Mats Hummels in the 29th-minute, emotions were running high.。
Dortmund team captain Marco Reus called the action of English referee Michael Oliver "a game-changer."
German international Hummels put it even stronger. "An absurd decision. He decided today's game, and he knows it," the 32-year-old commented apparently upset.。
"What shouldn't be left aside is the fatal acting performance of my opponent. First, he looked up and then started his turning around on the pitch. He came to me afterward and said it wasn't a red card," the Dortmund defender added.。
Hummels called Antony a great footballer. "If he now develops into a fair sportsman, he is on his way to make a great career. Today he reacted highly unfairly. It was ridiculous."
Marco Rose said he was astonished by Oliver's decision. "Considering he is an experienced referee and someone sitting in a warm room backed his decision, I must say we destroy football this way," the Dortmund coach said.。
With six points in group C slightly ahead of Sporting, the 2012 German Champion finds itself ahead of a delicate situation. It needs a victory in Lisbon on November 24 to qualify for the next round.。
"I haven't got much hope to be around for this game, I still can't believe it," Hummels stated after he left the pitch with tears in his eyes cheered by over 50000 fans.。
Outnumbered for more than 60 minutes Dortmund failed to withstand Ajax's pressure. The German's had ruled the game for 30 minutes, Borussia's dominance came to an end after Hummels was sent off.。
"I don't know what to say, but we can only hope some of the guys return in time, to get us back on track," Rose said. The Dortmund coach praised his suffering team. "We improved significantly compared to the disastrous 4-0 defeat in Amsterdam."
Not only Hummels will be missing but Dortmund has to replace Giuseppe Reyna, Mo Dahoud, Raphael Guerreiro, Emre Can, Marius Wolf and spearhead Erling Haaland.。
The Norwegian goal-machine attended the game on the stands next to chess world champion and compatriot Magnus Carlsen. Haaland was visibly annoyed after the red card.。
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag spoke of a hard decision but mentioned the disputed penalty Dortmund benefitted from. Reus scored the 1-0 lead after Jude Bellingham fell in the Ajax box after being slightly touched.。
"We have played a disappointing first half and improved after halftime," Ten Hag said after the Dutch side qualified for the knock-out stage. Ajax's better half was the one without Hummels on Dortmund's side. Enditem。
Velez Sarsfield rise to third in Argentine Primera Division******
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Federico Mancuello and Juan Martin Lucero scored either side of half-time as Velez Sarsfield rose to third in Argentina's Primera Division standings on Tuesday with a 2-1 win away to Central Cordoba.
Mancuello struck with a 29th-minute header before Silvio Martinez equalized with a long-range effort just before half-time.
Lucero restore the visitors' lead just after the hour mark by heading home after Mancuello's precise cross.
Velez now have seven wins from 17 matches and trail leaders River Plate by eight points. Central Cordoba are last in the 26-team standings with 12 points.
In other Primera Division fixtures on Tuesday, Rosario Central drew 1-1 at Platense, Union Santa Fe were held to a 1-1 draw by Racing Club and Defensa y Justicia drew 3-3 at Patronato. Enditem
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Teenager Wei rebounds to win uneven bars as China adds two more golds at gymnastics worlds******
KITAKYUSHU, Japan, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Wei Xiaoyuan bounced back from a fall in the women's individual all-around final to win the uneven bars as China added two gold medals at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships here on Saturday.
The 17-year-old Wei, competing in her first major international event, was the first to perform, scoring 14.733 points in a routine with a difficulty reaching 6.5.
It was China's second title following Zhang Boheng's stunning victory over Olympic champion Hashimoto Daiki in the men's individual all-around final on Friday.
As the newly-crowned Chinese National Games all-around champion, Wei fell off the bar two days ago and had to settle for the sixth.
"I am very excited," she said. "In the all-around final, I was a little nervous. But today I just felt like a training session."
"Paris is my target now," she said.
Her teammate Luo Rui took the bronze after scoring an identical 14.633 points with Brazil's Rebecca Andrade, who finished second thanks to lower degrees of difficulty.
Andrade earlier has added the vault gold to her Olympic title in her favorite discipline.
China's Lan Xingyu dominated the rings final with 15.200 points. Italy's Marco Lodadio took the silver and his compatriot Salvatore Maresca shared the bronze with Grigorii Klimentev of Russian Gymnastics Federation.
"It is a new start of my career," said Lan, who attended the Doha worlds three years ago as a reserve member of the winning Chinese team. He won a gold medal without performing.
"I will work harder for the Paris Olympic Games," he said. "Hopefully I can win honor for my country."
China was also expected to bring home the pommel horse gold but Weng Hao, who topped the qualification with 15.600 points, made two costly errors. He finished second behind Stephen Nedoroscik of the United States. Enditem