DORTMUND, Germany (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund finished atop their Champions League Group D on superior goal difference from Arsenal after a 1-1 draw against Anderlecht on Tuesday.
Former Genoa and Torino striker Ciro Immobile, part of Italy’s World Cup squad, struck in the 60th minute for Dortmund.
Serbian Aleksandar Mitrovic equalised in the 84th minute for the Belgians in a game dominated by the home side.
Dortmund, the 1997 Champions League winners, had already assured their progression to the knock-out round along with second-placed Arsenal who beat winless Galatasaray 4-1 in Turkey on Tuesday and also finished on 13 points.
Anderlecht go on to play in the Europa League in February.
Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, who has seen his side fail to replicate their European form in the Bundesliga, was satisfied with the outcome.
Both goalkeepers were called into early action of a first-half in which Dortmund dominated possession. Anderlecht’s Silvio Proto was forced into a close-range save from Immobile while Dortmund’s Australian ‘keeper Mitchell Langerak came racing off his line in the 11th minute to block an effort from Mitrovic after the striker was put through on goal by Dennis Praet.