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Relive: Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid (UEFA Champions League)

Robert Lewandowski scores four goals as Borussia Dortmund crush Real Madrid 4-1 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Wednesday

Ahram Online, Wednesday 24 Apr 2013
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Robert Lewandowski
Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski of Poland celebrates scoring the opening goal (Photo: AP)

The referee blows his final whistle, Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid

Real push forward in a desperate attempt to score. Defender Varane misses the target from close range following a cross. 

90+1 The final substitution for Dortmund. Julian Schieber replaces the impressive Ilkay Guendogan

90 The referee adds four minutes of stoppage time.

88 The referee stops the game as Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller falls under a challenge from Ronaldo.

86 Ronaldo is surrounded by several defenders on the edge of the area as he tries in vain to penetrate the tight backline.

84 Six minutes remaining and Real Madrid look unlikely to score. It's Dortmund who have the better possession.

81 Dortmund also make a double substitution. Jakub Blaszczykowski is replaced by Sebastian Kehl and Lukasz Piszczek makes way for Kevin Grosskreutz.

80 A third substitution for Real Madrid, Brazilian playmaker Kaka replaces Xabi Alonso.

80 At the other end, Real Madrid's attacking attempts are cut short by the resolute Dortmund defence.

78 A long-range Lewandowski shot is tipped over by Diego Lopez.

78 Marco Reus breaks clear but is denied by the offside flag. However, television replays suggest that he was onside.

75 With 15 minutes remaining, Dortmund are in the driving seat for a place in the final. Real will need to score at least another goal to revive their chances of overturning the deficit.

73 Real Madrid are even struggling to get the ball out of their own half. Dortmund are in total control.

71 Real Madrid are no match to the pace of Dortmund's lively forwards.

70 Lewandowski receives a yellow card.

69 Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho makes his first substitution. Karim Benzema replaces the ineffective Higuain.

67 Lewandowski scores his fourth goal, lashing the spot kick into the roof of the night. Dortmund replicate last night's heroics of Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.
Borussia Dortmund's forth goal


Xabi Alonso needlessly pushes Marco Reus as the referee immediately points to the spot.


Real's Mesut Ozil, a peripheral figure tonight, receives a yellow card.

63 At the other end, Roman Weidenfeller on alert to save a close-range effort from Gonzalo Higuain following a free-kick.

62 Ilkay Guendogan almost adds the fourth for Dortmund! He superbly side-steps Xabi Alonso and Khedira before letting fly from the edge of the area. His rasping shot is tipped over by Diego Lopez.

61 Lewandowski takes his tally to nine Champions League goals this season, three behind leading scorer Ronaldo.

59 Ronaldo is fed on the left by Modric, sends in a cross that is cleared by the Dortmund defence. The German's steadfast defence is keeping Real at bay.

58 A tame Luka Modric shot is handled by the keeper.

56 Lewandowski completes his hat-trick in superb fashion! He gathers a loose ball following a goal-mouth scramble, neatly touches it to evade Pepe and lashes a powerful shot into the roof of the net. What a night for the Germans.


Real's German midfielder Samir Khedira is booked for a challenge on Marco Reus.

53 Jakub Blaszczykowski sends a volley high over the crossbar as Dortmund pile on pressure.

51 A mis-hit shot finds the Polish striker, who makes no mistake from close range amid appeals from Real's furious defenders, who believe he is offside.

50 Robert Lewandowski scores his second of the night to restore Dortmund's lead. He calmly slots home from close range after breaking the offside trap.

Borussia Dortmund's third goal


Real Madrid could be more cautious in the second half as a 1-1 draw would favour them in the second leg in Madrid.

47 Real full-back Sergio Ramos makes a clumsy challenge on Marco Reus. He is lucky to avoid the first yellow card of the game.

The second half is underway

The referee blows his half-time whistle, Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Real Madrid

The game breathes into life on the stroke of half-time.

45 Ronaldo comes close to adding the second! A low cross finds him but his effort is blocked by the defence. Real are firing on all cylinders now!

43 A defensive howler allow Real Madrid to level the score. A superb back-heel pass from Modric falls to Dortmund defender Hummels, whose short back pass is intercepted by Higuain. The Argentinean breaks clear and squares the ball to Ronaldo for an easy tap in.
Borussia Dortmund's second goal


42 Dortmund appeal for penalty after Marco Reus falls under an apparent challenge from Raphael Varane. The referee waves play on.

41 A powerful half-volley from Xabi Alonsi is blocked by the defence. Real need some spark to carve out openings.

40 Real left-back Coentrao turns and sends a mis-hit cross that goes out. Real are very disappointing in the first half.

38 Both sides ease off. Too many mis-placed passes.

35 Real are desperately trying to unlock a tight defence, but their crosses go astray.

32 Jakub Blaszczykowski wastes the chance to double Dortmund's lead!! He superbly skips past two challengers in the middle and out-muscles another to break clear but a last-ditch interception by Gonzalo Higuain denies him.

30 Real relatively improved in the second quarter of an hour, but they are yet to create any genuine chances.

29 Another Alonso free kick is cleared by Weidenfeller. Dortmund are holding firm.

27 Real left-back Fabio Coentrao makes a timely interception to cut short a Dortmund counter attack after a Xabi Alonso free kick is cleared by the defence at the other end.

26 Real are trying to find a way through a steadfast defence.

24 Dortmund's Marco Reus is causing all sorts of problems to Real's shaky defence. He confronts his challengers with catchy feints.

24 A powerful, dipping free-kick by Cristiano Ronaldo is palmed away by Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller.

Gonzalo Higuain remains a peripheral figure. He is shackled by Dortmund's backline.

19 A low cross by Cristiano Ronaldo is cleared by the Dortmund defence.

18 Real's midfield duo Khedira and Xabi Alonso are still struggling to feed the roving forwards. Dortmund are applying pressure in an impressive manner.

16 Real midfielder Samir Khedira is lucky to avoid a yellow card following a challenge on Ilkay Guendogan.

Dortmund had the upper hand in the first quarter of an hour, taking an early lead and unsettling Real's backline with a barrage of crosses.

14 Real are pushing forward. They are helped by the swift moves of Modric and Ronaldo on the flanks.

12 Real are trying to redeem themselves after a disappointing start.

11 Real defenders are still struggling to deal with crosses, with most of the aerial challenges won by Lewandowski and his teammates.

8 Goal poacher Lewandowski escapes the attention of marker Pepe to convert a pinpoint cross from close range, Dortmund make an explosive start!
Real Madrid's first goal


7 Dortmund waste the first goal-scoring opportunity!! Marco Reus picks a loose ball in the centre circle, makes a bursting run towards the area and skips past Varane in the process. His low shot is blocked by keeper Diego Lopez and striker Robert Lewandowski fails to capitalize on the rebound.

6 At the other end, Xabi Alonso picks out Luka Modric with an astute pass but the Croatian's effort is blocked on the edge of the area.

5 Dortmund are moving the ball around, trying to take the game to Real Madrid in the early stages.

3 Dortmund's first cross from the left is cleared by Real Madrid's promising defender Raphael Varane.

2 Real Madrid will be looking to score an away goal against a Dortmund side who had the upper hand in two group-stage meetings.

The match is underway

Borussia Dortmund's starting line-up: 1-Roman Weidenfeller; 26-Lukasz Piszczek, 4-Neven Subotic, 15-Mats Hummels, 29-Marcel Schmelzer; 8-Ilkay Guendogan, 6-Sven Bender; 16-Jakub Blaszczykowski, 10-Mario Goetze, 11-Marco Reus; 9-Robert Lewandowski.
Borussia Dortmund's first goal

19:40 Real Madrid's starting line-up: 41-Diego Lopez; 4-Sergio Ramos, 3-Pepe, 2-Raphael Varane, 5-Fabio Coentrao; 6-Sami Khedira, 14-Xabi Alonso; 19-Luka Modric, 10-Mesut Ozil, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo; 20-Gonzalo Higuain.

Borussia Dortmund

19:00 Dortmund are making their first semi-final appearance in 15 years while Real Madrid are making a last-four appearance for the third consecutive year.

18:15 Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has impressed this season, scoring six goals in the Champions League.

Real Madrid

18:15 Real Madrid marksman Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to win his second Champions League title, having lifted the trophy with Manchester United in 2008.


17:50 Dortmund called on their fans not to attack Gotze during the Real Madrid clash after he activated a release clause to move to rivals Bayern.

For Borussia Dortmund, the build-up to the game was overshadowed by an announcement that attacking midfielder Mario Gotze will join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Stay tuned for Ahram Online's live coverage of Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund against La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday.

An injury scare to Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski is unlikely to derail BVB's focus against Real.

For coach Jurgen Klopp's young team, which won consecutive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, it is a career highlight, with the 1997 Champions League winners back in the last four for the first time in 15 years.

Real's 3-1 La Liga victory at home to Real Betis on Saturday came at a cost, with fullback Marcelo and midfielder Luka Modric picking up muscle injuries.

In the same round on Tuesday, BVB's rivals Bayern Munich stunned Real's rivals Barcelona 4-0 in Germany.

Teams (probable):

Borussia Dortmund: 1-Roman Weidenfeller; 26-Lukasz Piszczek, 4-Neven Subotic, 15-Mats Hummels, 29-Marcel Schmelzer; 8-Ilkay Guendogan, 18-Nuri Sahin; 16-Jakub Blaszczykowski, 10-Mario Goetze, 11-Marco Reus; 9-Robert Lewandowski

Real Madrid:41-Diego Lopez; 4-Sergio Ramos, 3-Pepe, 2-Raphael Varane, 5-Fabio Coentrao; 6-Sami Khedira, 14-Xabi Alonso; 22-Angel Di Maria, 10-Mesut Ozil, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo; 9-Karim Benzema

The match kicks off at 20:45 CLT (18:45 GMT).



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Vusi Z.G. Mlangeni
26-04-2013 07:54am
The Germans vs the Spaniards.
This is definately the highlight of the year in footbaall circles. Yes, what the Germans did, the Spaniards can also do it, but it looks very much an up hill battle and the spaniards did not expect such mauling. This reminds me of the classy Germans of the 1990s. I always liked the Germany football and I'm so happy and I wish this can be an all German final.What a finale this could be!!!!!!! Forward the Germans forward!!!!1
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25-04-2013 05:56pm
madrid has to fight so hard.
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25-04-2013 04:54pm
Madrid will come back
Madrid wil come back in Spain with a 3-0 Ronaldo we a relyng on u my boy
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Emmanuel S. beyan
25-04-2013 12:15am
Job well done, Dortmound
thanks to the coaching staff and the entire champion league team from Germany. you really end Real and Barca era of dominating European Football. you have the team to left the champion league. bravo to the German's. i love u all including our big number "9". bravo, bravo, Germany bravo.I know that the champion league is now in Germany, Inter took it from Bayer, Chelsea took it from Bayer, so now is our term to drink from it. the German boys are angry because the Spanish boys took all from them in the world, carry the World cup and beat Germany at the quarter Semi final and carry the European cup and also want to carry the champion league, impossible, we will not allow it. bravo, bravo, Germany bravo, bravo.the Germans are back on the field and means business at this time. we have nothing to fear this time around. since it is a all German affairs, Dortmound will try her best to win it because Bayer have taken the league title with the highest margin ever, so Dortmound will be very tough at the front and back, because they know each as champion and this will be the survival of the fittest and the strong should survive the final battle. let Bayer take nothing for granted, cause Barca will try to do some danger at the return leg next week. don't be like Milan. play your own game as you did the first time and make us pride to prove to the world that we are ready to play soccer both in Germany and across Europe. we
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24-04-2013 10:49pm
real madrid
what a pitty for real...well,i hope we score 3 or 4 goals in bernabeu stadium....borussia must not score though....prey guys!!!!!!!PREY!!!!
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24-04-2013 10:26pm
real Madrid best for ever
real madrit
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24-04-2013 09:01pm
real madrid will win the game 3 to 1
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Joyce N. Hallowanger
24-04-2013 08:57pm
Keep the Courage
To all fans of Real Madrid, keep the courage. It is just the beginning.
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Joyce N. Hallowanger
24-04-2013 08:57pm
Keep the Courage
To all fans of Real Madrid, keep the courage. It is just the beginning.
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freddy arias
24-04-2013 07:24pm
resultados de los partidos de real madrid
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