Champions League: Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid – Lewandowski Hits Four As Mourinho’s Madrid Poleaxed By Brilliant BVB (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

24th, April 2013

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By Alan Duffy

Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid – Champions League – 24th April 2013

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Coming just 24 hours after the Bundesliga’s top side Bayern had pummeled Spaniards Barca 4-0, German giants Borussia Dortmund destroyed Real Madrid at the Westfalenstadion.

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski was the star of the show for the Germans, netting all four goals as the home side bossed and bullied their more illustrious opponents.

Lewandowski opened the scoring after just eight minutes, firing home after a peach of a cross from Munich-bound Mario Goetze but Cristiano Ronaldo levelled the scored just before half-time. The Portuguese superstar’s goal came after Dortmund had a solid shout for a spot-kick but ultimately it would prove unimportant.

After the break, Jurgen Klopp’s men came out all guns blazing, netting another three goals, including one from the penalty spot, to give themselves a wonderful chance of making it to Wembley.

I’m not convinced by all this ‘balance of power’ talk, mind, as Real for one have been anything but a force in Europe in recent years. Still, an all-German final would be a fine spectacle indeed.

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  1. Jarren says:

    What a game.

    Dortmund were outstanding! After the miracle win against Malaga a few weeks ago I was ecstatic, but did not give them much hope against the mighty Madrid.

    It’s one thing scraping past a decent side, but 4-1 against Madrid?

    My god! And you know what, they bloody well deserved it. Madrid in the 2nd half were shell-shocked.

    The Dortmund fans are a credit to German football. They get behind their team no matter what. When the “penalty” in the 1st half wasn’t given, then Madrid scored, then there was what appeared to be a very poor foul committed by Madrid, the fans went absolutely Galatasaray.

    Lewandowski was the model of composure, confidence and ability. When he stood up to take the penalty, there was no doubt he was gonna do it.

    Looks like we’ll have an all-German final.

    Power shift or not, it’s certainly refreshing.

  2. TravisKOP says:

    @jarren: perfectly well put, couldnt have said it better myself

  3. tipo 00 says:

    i like german football and therefore and am pleased for them both. seeing as ai have no allegiance i think i’d rather dortmund won, seeing as they’re probably the underdogs out of the four.

    it’ll be interesting how guardiola handles bayern next season.

  4. Chris says:

    Refreshing to see Real’s constant bullying of the officials go completely unrewarded. They sooked all night.

    Martin Tyler used to say success at club level usually translates to success at international level.

    Lets see if Germany can profit.

  5. Nuno says:

    I would find it so amusing if Dortmund ends up winning the CL. I mean, same 3 teams of last year and a supposed “underdog”, and the history may repeat.
    But that’s where the similarities to last year’s edition ends. Chelsea won on basis of great defending, suffering and a bit of luck. Dortmund decimated Madrid yesterday. Lewandowski’s 3rd goal was magnificent, the control, taking Pepe out of the way and shooting, all in less than 2 seconds…
    Madrid still has better chances than Barça, but all the odds now are on a German final
    And I agree with @Jarren, I didn’t know what to expect from Dortmund after a close win against Malaga, after a not-so-great display. But yesterday they were just awesome, Madrid never stood a chance.
    UEFA got their “dream final” postponed once more. But whether it’s Bayern – Dortmund or Bayern – Madrid, it sure looks like it’s going to be a great final!

  6. Jarren says:

    Chris, Germany will always be a strong international squad.

    The question is really can they produce a consistent and powerful set of home grown players, as if the club teams begin to dominate Europe then that in turn will make the Bundesliga the new Premiership, in effect making it a Eurozone free for all.

    And look what that did for the England squad at international level.

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