Relive: Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (European Champions League)

Ahram Online, Tuesday 30 Apr 2013

Real Madrid claim a late 2-0 home victory over Borussia Dortmund but exit the UEFA Champions League following a 4-3 aggregate defeat in the semi-final

Cristiano Ronaldo
Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek (L) is challenged by Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo: Reuters)

The referee blows his final whistle, Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (3-4 on aggregate)

One chance remaining for Real Madrid.

90+3 Sergio Ramos heads a corner just wide.

90+2 We are witnessing some frantic moments now. Real are throwing everything forward to score a decisive winner.

90 Dortmund make their final substitution. Felipe Santana replaces the injured Sven Bender.

90 The passionate Real Madrid fans are cheering on their team in decisive moments.

88 Benzema pulls the ball back to Ramos from the byline and the central defender lashes it into the roof of the net. Real just need one more goal to cause a huge upset.



A deflected shot by Benzema is superbly tipped over Weidenfeller.

87 Dortmund make their second substitution. Lewandowski is replaced with Sebastian Kehl.

85 A Sergio Ramos header is handled by Weidenfeller as Real lay siege to Dortmund's area.

84 Real Madrid are roared on by a passionate crowd.

83 Kaka feeds Ozil on the right and the German midfielder sends a low cross for the onrushing Benzema to fire home from close range. Can Real score two more goals in the remaining seven minutes?



Real midfielder Sami Khedira also receives a yellow card for a challenge on Jakub Blaszczykowski.

Sergio Ramos is handed a yellow card.

78 Real players protest against a Howard Webb decision not to award them a handball on the edge of the area after the ball strikes Hummels' arm.

76 Lewandowski wastes his third chance to score for Dortmund! His shot from inside the area is blocked by Essien.

75 With 15 minutes remaining, Dortmund have all but advanced to the final.

73 A poor long-range shot from substitute Sami Khedira goes high over.

72 Kaka side-foots a cross after cutting ahead of his marker but it narrowly misses the target.

71 Di Maria just fails to get on the end of a cross at the far post. Real relatively improve.

70 Ronaldo wastes a chance for Real! His right-foot shot from inside the area goes high over. Too many inaccurate shots tonight.

69 The introduction of Kaka and Benzema has so far failed to bear fruit.

67 A cross-cum-shot from Di Maria goes narrowly wide. A rare half-chance for Real in the second half.

65 A timely Ramos interception prevents Dortmund from creating another goal-scoring opportunity. The visitors are very dangerous on the counter.

62 Dortmund waste their third second-half chance to end the game as a contest!! Midfielder Ilkay Guendogan is found by a pull-back from Reus but his shot from four yards out is blocked by Real keeper Diego Lopez. We can expect a Dortmund goal on the break soon.

60 Dortmund's Lewandowski, the first-leg hero, spurned the chance to kill off Real's hopes early in the second half. Real have the better possession now but they hardly trouble the visitors.

57 Real coach Jose Mourinho makes a double substitution. Karim Benzema replaces Gonzalo Higuian and Brazilian playmaker Kaka comes on instead of left-back Fabio Coentrao.

56 An Essien cross picks out Ronaldo but, under pressure from the defence, he fails to head goalwards.

54 Higuain fails to control a deft pass from Ronaldo, drawing jeers from the home crowd.

52 Real Madrid's desperate crosses are repeatedly cleared by the tight Dortmund defence.

50 It's Lewandowski again! He breaks clear following a neat pass from Reus but his angled shot rattles the bar. Dortmund's fast-paced counter attacks expose the gaps in Real's advanced backline.

49 Dortmund striker Lewandowski wastes the chance to effectively end the tie as a contest!! He is picked out unmarked inside the area but his mis-hit shot goes high over with the goal at his mercy.

47 Real Madrid are left with an uphill climb. They need to score three goals to cause an upset and reach the final.

46 Hummels heads away a Real Madrid cross and denies an effort from Varane in the ensuing corner kick.

The second half is underway

The referee blows his half-time whistle, Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

Ronaldo shoots a long-range free kick high over.

45 A flurry of yellow cards! Sven Bender is booked for a challenge on the darting Ronaldo.

44 Higuain also receives a yellow card for protesting Howard Webb's decisions.

43 Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Guendogan receives a yellow card for a challenge on Ozil.

42 The offside flag once again denies Higuain.

40 Real are now finding it difficult to create chances through crosses, given the aerial prowess of Dortmund's steadfast defenders.

39 Another Ronaldo cross goes begging.

37 Dortmund's full-backs, Lukasz Piszczek and Marcel Schmelzer are putting in an impressive display, repeatedly thwarting Real's attempts to penetrate down the flanks.

34 Ronaldo loses possession in midfield after mis-controlling a tame pass.

32 Dortmund are determined not to concede any goal in the first half to make matters difficult for the hosts in the second period.

30 Real Madrid still maintained the upper hand in terms of possession in the second quarter of an hour, but Dortmund's defence kept them at bay.

28 Real fans jeer Webb for declining to book Sven Bender, who made a reckless tackle on Xabi Alonso.

27 Higuain fails to get on the end of a through pass as Weidenfeller rushes out to collect the ball.

26 Real full-back Fabio Coentrao is booked for a challenge on Lewandowski.

25 A Di Maria shot on the edge of the area is blocked by the defence after some good work from Ozil on the left flank.

24 At the other end, Sergio Ramos superbly clears a cross from Dortmund.

23 A cross by Real full-back Fabio Coentrao is headed away by defender Mats Hummels.

21 Real are repeatedly trying to expose any gaps on Dortmund's left side.

20 Ronaldo cuts inside his marker on the left and sends a low shot that goes wide from the edge of the area.

18 Unlike the first leg, Real Madrid carve out openings but they still lack the cutting edge.

15 In the exciting first quarter of an hour, Real Madrid waste three clear-cut chances while Dortmund spurn one genuine chance.

15 Real squander the third goal-scoring chance!! Ozil latches onto a superb pass from Higuain to go one-on-one with Weidenfeller but his low shot hits the side netting.

14 Cristiano Ronaldo wastes Real's second goal-scoring opportunity! He fails to beat Weidenfeller from close range in some breathtaking moments.

13 Lewandowski almost puts Dortmund ahead! His close-range half-volley is saved by the keeper.

13 Dortmund's star Mario Goetze sustains an injury.

10 Real's Argentinean striker Higuian repeatdly moves to the right flank, to allow more space for Ronaldo to go to the heart of Dortmund's defence.

8 Ronaldo's right-foot shot from inside the area goes over the crossbar after a neat move involving Ozil and Di Maria. Real look lively in the early stages.

7 A Higuain cross from the right is blocked by Dortmunds' full-back Marcel Schmelzer. The defence clears the ensuing cross.

6 At the other end, Real's Raphael Varane clears a cross from Dortmund, who look dangerous every time they pour forward.

4 Real waste their first goal-scoring opportunity!! Gonzalo Higuain receives a pass from Mesut Ozil to break clear but his angled shot is blocked by Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller.

3 Ronaldo, back from injury, is will shoulder Real's attacking responsibilities tonight. It remains to be seen whether Dortmund's defence will replicate their first-leg heroics. 

2 Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria lets fly from distance but his shot goes high over.

1 Marco Reus is denied by the offside flag and Coentrao's cross is blocked by Dortmund's defence at the other end in the first minute.

The match is underway

Both sides stepped onto the pitch, lining up for the Champions League anthem.

20:35 Just 10 minutes remaining before kick-off, can Real Madrid spring a huge surprise tonight?

19:55 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

19:50 Real Madrid's starting line-up: 41-Diego Lopez; 15-Michael Essien, 4-Sergio Ramos, 2-Raphael Varane, 5-Fabio Coentrao; 19-Luka Modric, 14-Xabi Alonso; 22-Angel Di Maria, 10-Mesut Ozil, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo; 20-Gonzalo Higuain.
Real Madrid

18:45 Real Madrid's team bus arrives at the stadium amid enthusiastic cheers from their fans.

18:30 Speculation is also rife about the future of Dortmund coach Klopp, who will have to do without Mario Goetze next season if he stays on after the forward finalized a deal to join Bayern Munich.

18:00 Spanish reports suggested that Real's Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho will leave if he fails to steer the team to the Champions League final. Real were also knocked out at the last-four stage in the past two seasons. 

17:10 Disciplinary situation: misses next match if booked: Sergio Ramos, Michael Essien (Real Madrid), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund).

16:30 Dortmund's coach Klopp will have a full squad to choose from with midfielder Nuri Sahin's Saturday showing, which included the first goal in the 2-1 win over  Fortuna Dusseldorf, possibly earning him a starting spot against his former team

16:10 Dortmund, who last week made sure of a Champions League group spot for next season, are looking to reach their first final since winning the trophy in 1997

15:45 The second leg is also a challenge to Real coach Jose Mourinho's prestige as failure to progress from a third successive Champions League semi-final would test the patience of club president Florentino Perez

15:30 After their heavy 4-1 defeat in the first leg last week, the Spanish giants promise to deliver a heroic fightback against Dortmund tonight at the Bernabeu to book a place at the Champions League final in Wembley on May 25

15:00  Much of Real's hope of a comeback rests with Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed the city derby against Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Saturday, when a second-string side triumphed 2-1 at the Calderon.
Ronaldo is the Champions League's leading scorer with 12 goals and has netted 51 times in 50 games for his club so far this season, but picked up a muscle problem in Dortmund and trained apart from the group again on Sunday.


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

The Spanish giants, who dealt a heavy 4-1 defeat in the first leg last week, promise to deliver a heroic fightback against Dortmund at the Bernabeu to reach the Champions League final

Teams (probable):

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; 20-Gonzalo Higuain


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


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

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