Neither Jacob Bruun Larsen or Thomas Delaney was there when Dortmund barely got 3-3 against bundhold.
Borussia Dortmund was long on the way to a deeply disappointing defeat, as the team Friday evening had a visit of the drain plug Paderborn in the German superliga, Bundesliga.
But thanks to a late comeback was a big failure averted, as Dortmund struggled to 3-3 at home.
It is a result that still means that Dortmund will lose important points in the match, and which in isolation is disappointing for storholdet.
The one point means Dortmund by 20 points, is in fifth place in the Bundesliga, before the rest of the matches in the 12. round will be played in the weekend. The team has five points up to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the first place.
Paderborn is still in the rankings - now with Betxlarge five points.
Dortmund was in Friday's match without the team's two Danish players.
The Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney is out for Dortmund until January because of a ankelskade. Delaney damaged a ligament in the right ankle, as the Danish national team on Monday met Ireland in the EM-qualification.
Jacob Bruun Larsen was Friday out because of knee problems. It announced Dortmund on his Twitter profile shortly before kick-off.
In Friday's match provided Paderborns Streli Mamba for the guests ' first two goals, before Gerrit Holtmann made it 3-0 shortly before the break.
Just after the break and reduced the English stortalent Jadon Sancho to 1-3 for Dortmund. Then they managed hard fighting guests to keep Dortmund from scoring right up to the 84. minutes.
Here did Axel Witsel it to 2-3 on a header.
In overtime, it was then captain Marco Reus, who made it 3-3 and ensured that the home team will at least be able to secure a single point.
Borussia Mönchengladbach takes first place in the Bundesliga, followed by RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and Freiburg.
They all have a match in hand compared to Dortmund.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 22 November 2019, 21:55