BORUSSIA DORTMUND's loss to Rangers on Thursday night has been branded an "absolute humiliation" by the German media.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men ran out 4-2 winners at the Signal Iduna Arena yesterday evening, stunning the Bundesliga giants.

James Tavernier, Alfredo Morelos and John Lundstram got on the scoresheet, while an own goal also helped the Scottish champions to the famous away win. 

And Dortmund boss Marco Ross is bearing the brunt of what was a poor, poor result for the Europa League favourites, leaving them with it all to do in the return leg in Glasgow.

A headline in daily newspaper Bild reads: "Is Marco Rose really the right one?"

Bild reporter Sebastian Kolsberger fears Dortmund are facing a trophyless season.

He wrote: "BVB made a fool of themselves in their own stadium against Glasgow Rangers and lost 4-2. The next cup exit can only be averted by a miracle in the second leg.

"It was an absolute humiliation and also a declaration of bankruptcy for coach Marco Rose. He will have to be tough on the team."

Fellow outlet Kicker agreed with the criticism - who cheekily labelled Rangers a 'second-rate opponent'.

They claimed that Rose and his players were fortunate that only 10,000 fans were allowed inside the huge stadium.

German sports paper Kicker agreed, saying the only reason why the crowd weren't calling for Rose's head on the night was because only 10,00 fans were allowed into the stadium.

Kicker journalist Patrick Kleinman reckoned Dortmund got what they deserved.

He said: "The five goals conceded in the last home game against Leverkusen were followed by four on Thursday, with Rangers doing little more than acting together and exploiting the mistakes offered."