RELIVE: Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (UEFA Champions League quarterfinals first leg)

Omar Zaazou, Wednesday 2 Apr 2014

Ahram Online provides live updates of the clash between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the European Champions League quarterfinals

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid (L) socres past Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund (R) during their Champions League quarter-final first leg soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid April 2, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)

Full time: Real Madrid 3-0 Borussia Dortmund

90+4 The referee blows the final whistle...Real lead by three goals ahead of the return leg in Dortmund.

90+2 Pepe makes a crucial interception to prevent a through ball with just two minutes remainng

90' four minutes of stoppage time...

87' Morata fouled near the box as Ramos takes the free kick...hits wide!

87' Grosskreutz cautioned

84' Bale makes a superb run evading a host of challengers before astonishingly blasting his effort high!!

80' Ronaldo forced off as 22-year-old Brazilian Casemiro replaces him

75' Real's sustained pressure continues as they prove too good for Borussia

73' Casillas rushes out of goal on time to deny Schieber''s effort before the latter is flagged for offside  

70' Benzema cuts inside but sees his strike go straight into the keeper's hands

64' J. Hofmann comes in for Mkhitaryan (Dortmund).

61' What a stunning save from Weidenfeller!!! the keeper brilliantly parries Benzema's effort in front of goal! If it wasn't for the excellent keeper, Real could have easily cruised to a comprehensive victory tonight

60' A three vs two counter for Real but Benzema dithers on the ball, much to the frustration of Ronaldo and Bale

57' Ronaldo breaks through on goal as he rounds Weidenfeller and instantly slots into an empty net...A piece of magic from the Portuguese wizard!

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real's Cristiano Ronaldo scores his side's first goal beating Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller during a Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday April 2, 2014. (AP)

57' GOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL Real Madrid three!!!

55 'Mkhitaryan misses the target 

54' Ronaldo bursts down the right but his cross is cleared just in front of goal

48' Weidenfeller denies Bale at the other end of the pitch...good from the in-form keeper

47' Benzema tries to latch onto a Contrao through pass but the ball eventually cleared

The second half gets underway

The referee blows the's the end of the first half

45+2 Ronaldo falls to the ground as he surges towards the box on the break but the referee says play on...

45' Corner kick for Borrusia...but Ramos eventually clears away 

42' Aubameyang hits a left-footed strike wide from outside the area...

38' Benzema heads wide following Bale's cross...

33' Grosskreutz forces a save from Iker Casillas

30' Weidenfeller thwarts Bale's free kick...great from the keeper

30' Gareth Bale earns a free kick near the edge of the box

27' Isco collects the ball at the edge of the area before firing a low shot into the bottom corner of the net past the out-stretching Weidenfeller

Isco" Alarcon
Real Madrid's Francisco "Isco" Alarcon (L) scores a goal past Borussia Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller during their Champions League quarter-final first leg soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid April 2, 2014. (Reuters)

27' GOAAAAAAAALLLL!!! Isco makes it two!!!

23' Dortmund's first attempt on goal comes after 23 minutes as Sahin warms Casillas' gloves with a long-range strike..

18' The first booking of the match as Reus (Dortmund) is shown a yellow card.

Bale's goal is Real Madrid's fastest UEFA Champions League goal since November 2011, according to

15' A one-sided quarter an hour with Real Madrid laying siege to the opponents' area who have yet to reach Real's own box! 

14' Pepe's header thwarted by a flying Weidenfeller as Ronaldo fails to follow up...

12' Ronaldo plays an astute free kick that was surerbly tipped over by keeper Weidenfeller...A great ball and a magnificent save!!

10' Ronaldo cuts inside from the left to unleash a fierce drive that was eventually saved by the keeper 

8' Isco brilliantly evades a challenger and another as he surges towards the area but his superb run is eventually blocked..

3' The Welshman slides past the onrushing keeper from point blank range after being set up by Carvajal inside the box...

Gareth Bale
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (C) scores a goal past Borussia Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller and Sokratis Papastathopoulos (R) during their Champions League quarter-final first leg soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid April 2, 2014. (Reuters)

3' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!! Bale gives Real the lead!!!

2' Foul against Benzima near the central circle in what could have been a promising counter attack for the hosts

The first half gets underway

19:45 Real Madrid starting line-up: Iker Casillas, Daniel Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao, Xabi Alonso, Luka Modric, Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema.

Real Madrid

19:45 Borussia Dortmund starting line-up: Roman Weidenfeller, Lukasz Piszczek, Mats Hummels, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Eric Durm, Kevin Grosskreutz, Sebastian Kehl, Nuri Sahin, Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Borussia Dortmund

19:00 Dortmund beat Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate last season to reach the Champions League final, where they were defeated by Bayern Munich. 

18:30 Dortmund will miss several key players, including striker 
Robert Lewandowski who is suspended. Defenders Neven Subotic and Marcel Schmelzer, and midfielders Sven Bender, Ilkay Gundogan and Jakub Blaszczykowski are also out through injury. 

18:00 Real Madrid will miss injured left-back Marcelo. Coach Carlo Ancelotti said Portuguese Fabio Coentrao will replace him in the starting line-up. 

Check the UEFA Champions League top scorers so far this season.


16:00 Real responded to the back-to-back defeats, including against Barcelona, with a comprehensive 5-0 win at the weekend against Rayo Vallecano.

15:30 Real may be facing a Dortmund side which has been blighted by injuries all season but coach Jurgen Klopp believes they can pull off a another surprise at the Bernabeu.

14:45 Real last won the Champions League back in 2002 and their hopes were raised once more last season when they reached the semi-finals only for underdogs Borussia Dortmund to conjure up a stunning upset.

14:00 As Real Madrid struggle to maintain their La Liga title bid, a greater emphasis has been placed on winning a 10th European crown and tonight they face a Borussia Dortmund side who famously blocked their path last season.

Match is due to start at 18:45 GMT

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain


Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees: Simon Beck (ENG), Stuart Burt (ENG)

Fourth official: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)

Additional assistant referees: Michael Oliver  (ENG) , Lee Probert  (ENG)

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