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European Champions League

Borussia Dortmund 2 - Real Madrid 0

Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Piszczek (Aubameyang 80’), Friedrich, Hummels, Durm; Kirch, Jojic; Reus, Mkhitaryan, Grosskreuz; Lewandowski. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Coentrao; Modric, Xabi Alonso, Illarramendi (Isco 46’); Bale, Benzema (Varane 91‘), Di María (Casemiro 72’). 4-3-3.

1-0. 23. Reus. Intercepted poor Pepe back-header and steered shot past Casillas.
2-0. 36. Reus. Drove rebound back in to net after Lewandowski shot hit the post.

A close call in the end, but Real Madrid are through to another Champions League semi-final after a 3-2 aggregate win against Borussia Dortmund. Three up from the first leg, an away goal would have killed the tie. And in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo (on the subs bench due to an injury), Di María was called upon to take an early penalty when Piszczek cut out a Coentrao cross with his arm. However Weidenfeller saved the Argentinian’s spot kick, and a few minutes later the German side went ahead when Reus intercepted a poor headed back-pass by Pepe to round Casillas and score. Benzema slipped when free on goal soon afterwards, but otherwise the locals were on top, and with ten minutes to go to the break Reus scored his second of the night after Lewandowski’s shot came back off the post. Madrid improved after the break, Bale and Benzema going close a couple of times, but Mkhitaryan hit the post after rounding Casillas, and the visiting keeper had to make important saves from Mkhitaryan and Grosskreutz as Jurgen Klopp’s side pushed for the goal which would have taken the tie in to extra time. It was not to be though, and Spain will once again have two teams in the semi-finals.