UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Santiago Bernabeu, Spain

Attendance: 76000

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Real Madrid

  • Karim Benzema 82'
  • Sergio Ramos 88'

2 - 0

FT

2nd leg: 3 - 4 (Agg)

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    That's it for tonight. Remember you can follow me on Twitter @dalejohnsonESPN

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    So will it be all all-German affair at Wembley on May 25? The odds are heavily stacked on that with Bayern four up against Barca.

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    Dortmund fully deserve their place in the final and played excellently, especially in the way they held firm in the opening exchanges.

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    Real Madrid just didn't play well enough, only showing up for the first 20 minutes and the last 10.

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    And there's the final whistle! Borussia Dortmund win 4-3 on aggredate!

  • 96'

    Roanldo goes to the deck in the chase for the ball with Santana. No penalty says Howard Webb.

  • 96'

    Still playing in the 96th minute. Großkreutz runs the ball into the corner.

  • 95'

    Offside against Ramos, and that could be that.

  • 95'

    Dortmund needlessly give the ball away. Can Real fashion one last chance?

  • 95'

    Into the final 60 seconds.

  • 94'

    It's five minutes to be added we've found out. 90 seconds to go.

  • 93'

    Great corner, Ramos won the header but could only put it a few yards wide of the post. Even Diego Lopez was up there.

  • 93'

    Corner to Real Madrid!

  • 93'

    Injury time without knowing how much time there is. This is like going back in time 20 years.

  • 92'

    We've had no notification of stoppage time.

  • 91'

    Santana on for Bender

  • 91'

    Into injury time as Bender is carried off.

  • 90'

    Bender is down and needs treatment for an ankle injury. The stretcher is on.

  • 90'

    This can't happen can it? And how much time is Dortmund's time wasting going to result in?

  • 89'

    Varane's shot was blocked, it ran to Benzema who calmly picked out Ramos six yards out and he fired into the roof of the net.

  • 88'

    GOAL - SERGIO RAMOS

  • 88'

    Di Maria takes and somehow Ronaldo misses his kick. It comes to Benzema whose deflected shot is pushed over by the keeper.

  • 87'

    Modric wins a corner.

  • 87'

    Dortmund look to run down the clock by changing Lewandowski for Kehl.

  • 86'

    Real Madrid pouring forward now. Surely not enough time?

  • 86'

    Ozil takes, Ramos looks to be getting to the header first but Weidenfeller does well to make the punch

  • 85'

    Modric is brought down by Rues. This is on the right flank about five yards outside the box. Ozil to deliver.

  • 84'

    Weidenfeller booked for holding onto the ball and trying to prevent Real running upfield.

  • 83'

    Khedira, down the line to Ozil and the perfect square pass across the box for Benzema to rifle into the roof of the net. Game on?

  • 83'

    GOAL - KARIM BENZEMA

  • 83'

    Reus with the corner, header away at the near post by Essien.

  • 82'

    Good run by Reus and he forces Essien to give away the corner.

  • 82'

    Late challenge by Khedira on Blaszczykowski

  • 81'

    Schmelzer takes but there's a flag up for offside.

  • 80'

    Dortmund take their time over the free-kick.

  • 80'

    Piszczek caught by Ramos - a long overdue card. And he would miss the final (he will anyway)

  • 79'

    Handball by Hummels on the edge of the box? Not given by Howard Webb.

  • 78'

    Modric with the free-kick, headed away with ease by Hummels.

  • 77'

    Piszczek fells Di Maria on the left flank. A chance to deliver.

  • 76'

    Lovely play by Dortmund, Reus showing great strength up against Essien when bursting into the box. He lays it off for Lewandowski who takes a touch but sees his shot blocked.

  • 75'

    Now even Ronaldo's control lets him down on the wing and the ball goes out. Ronaldo has had an awful night.

  • 74'

    Awful shot from 25 yards by Khedira, still rising.

  • 73'

    Khedira shoots just a few yards wide off Di Maria's delivery from the left.

  • 72'

    Ozil with the cross from the the right, Ronaldo can only flick the ball on with his head but it's beyond the outstretched boot of Di Maria at the far post.

  • 71'

    Di Maria feeds Ronaldo on the edge on the edge of the box. He takes on the shot early but fires over. Time ticking away.

  • 70'

    Opta stat: No keeper has made more saves than Diego Lopez in the UCL since he signed for Real Madrid.

  • 69'

    Final throw of the dice from Real as Sami Khedira comes on for Alonso.

  • 68'

    Kaka feeds in Di Maria on the left, but his cross-cum-shot is always flying harmlessley wide of the post.

  • 67'

    Ramos is felled by Reus, free-kick on the half-way line.

  • 66'

    Blaszczykowski finds Reus whose first time cross is blocked before it can roll to Lewandowski.

  • 65'

    Right now only one team is going to score, and it's not Real Madrid.

  • 64'

    Cross from the left, and Lewandowski's movement completely fooled Ramos - he got to the ball first but had never set himself and headed wide.

  • 63'

    Another great chance for Dortmund!

  • 62'

    Reus plays a square ball across the area to an unmarked Gündogan who simply had to score - but Lopez raced across his goal-line and threw himself to make sure he made the block.

  • 62'

    What a save by Diego Lopez!

  • 61'

    Ramos and Alonso both raise their arms towards Lewandowski claiming a dive. Real could lose their cool here.

  • 60'

    Nothing Real Madrid are trying it coming off, the little passes and the flicks. The through balls. Just no joy.

  • 59'

    Weidenfeller has had virtually nothing to do this half.

  • 58'

    Getting very scrappy now.

  • 57'

    Kaka and Benzema replace Coentrão and Higuain.

  • 56'

    Ramos is down after being caught by Lewandowski in mid-shot, but he'll be fine. Free-kick.

  • 55'

    Inviting ball played through the centre to Higuain but the striker fails to make contact to control it and it runs to Weidenfeller.

  • 54'

    Nothing comes of the corner.

  • 53'

    Corner to Dortmund.

  • 52'

    No head of steam for Real in this second half.

  • 51'

    Reus fed in Lewandowski and he was through on Lopez. You'd have backed Lewandowski to score but his thunderbolt effort crashed off the underside of the bar, onto the line and out.

  • 50'

    Lewandowski hits the bar!

  • 51'

    Obvious foul by Piszczek on Ronaldo.

  • 50'

    Lewandowski mistmes a shot when the ball ran for him in acres of space in the box. That could have been goodnight.

  • 49'

    Hummels robs Ozil as his fellow Germany international tried to turn one way and then the other.

  • 48'

    Ozil with the corner, Ramos is penalised for climbing on Piszczek.

  • 47'

    Varane runs to the near post to win the header but Hummels is there again.

  • 46'

    Di Maria's cross is headed behind by Hummels, early corner.

  • 46'

    Real Madrid kick-off.

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    Out come the players again.

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    From the 20th minute on, Borussia Dortmund outshot Real Madrid 3-2.

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    I'll be back with live commentary of the second half, and you can follow me on Twitter @dalejohnsonESPN

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    You certainly can't rule out Real scoring three goals in the second half, but they are going to have to up their game.

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    Real Madrid started like a train but couldn't get the early goal their play deserved. But since the 20th minute Dortmund have given as good as they have got.

  • 47'

    And there goes the half-time whistle.

  • 47'

    And it's still rising.

  • 46'

    Ronaldo with the free-kick 35 yards out, central.

  • 46'

    Bender booked for a foul on Ronaldo. Both centre-mids on a yellow.

  • 45'

    Two minutes to be added on.

  • 45'

    Lewandowski is being battered by Ramos, using his arms to block off any run the striker wishes to make.

  • 44'

    Gündogan trips Ozil in the centre circle.

  • 43'

    Ronaldo tries to feed in Ronaldo with a reverse pass but yet again - and correctly - the offside flag is up.

  • 42'

    Jose Mourinho is going to have to give one of his most rousing half-time team talks of his career.

  • 41'

    Piszczek looks for Blaszczykowski at the near post but the Polish midfielder doesn't get proper purchase on the shot and Lopez can take.

  • 40'

    Great turn by Higuain, who then digs out a cross for Ronaldo at the near post but it's Weidenfeller who is first to the ball with the catch.

  • 39'

    Foul by Subotic. It's take early down the line to Ronaldo but his cross is hooked away by Piszczek.

  • 38'

    Offside again, this time Higuain as Di Maria looked to have played him in with a fine pass.

  • 37'

    Offside against Ronaldo. It just isn't happening.

  • 36'

    Whistle round the stands as Dortmund play keep ball.

  • 35'

    Reus takes, Ronaldo heads away and Modric clears the lines.

  • 34'

    Corner to Dortmund of the heel of Coentrão

  • 33'

    Modric penalised for a late challenge on Reus.

  • 32'

    Real really need at least one before the break, but there is no sign of it arriving.

  • 31'

    Now Essien puts a cross out of play for a goal-kick. Are Real beginning to lose belief?

  • 30'

    Poor ball from Alonso to Coentrão and it goes out for a throw.

  • 29'

    High challenge by Bender on Alonso. High an late. Just how he escaped a booking there I'm not sure.

  • 28'

    Opta Stat: Robert Lewandowski has been involved in 12 of Dortmund?s 23 goals in the Champions League this season (10 goals, two assists).

  • 27'

    Higuain very nearly feeds Ronaldo through the centre, but there's just too much on the ball and Weidenfeller gets there first.

  • 26'

    Coentrão is booked after catch Lewandowski on top of his foot in a tackle. That could easily have been red.

  • 25'

    Brilliant run from Ozil the length of the left touchline. His cut back is raced onto by Di Maria but his shot from just inside the area hits a defender and Dortmund survive.

  • 25'

    Ramos clatters into Lewandowski. Both hold their heads but fine to continue.

  • 24'

    Dortmund growing in confidence.

  • 23'

    Blaszczykowski trips Coentrão. Another free-kick to Real which they opt to take short.

  • 22'

    Piszczek is released in acres of the space down the right. He burst into the box but looks to cut back inside and Ramos nicks the ball off his toe.

  • 21'

    Dortmund do not look so ragged now.

  • 20'

    Ronaldo drags a shot well wide from the edge of the box. Rushed effort with defenders closing down.

  • 19'

    More whistles as Dortmund take their time over restarts.

  • 18'

    Hemuel is penalised for a late challenge on Modric, free-kick take short and Di Maria's delivery is headed away.

  • 17'

    Opta Stat: Ángel Di María has had more shots (20) than any other player yet to score in the Champions League this season.

  • 16'

    He drags his shot horribly wide of the right-hand post. Real cannot keep wasting these opportunities.

  • 15'

    Now Ozil is through and must score!

  • 14'

    The injured Gotze is replaced by Kevin Großkreutz.

  • 14'

    Immediately a long ball goes over the top for Ronaldo who's through but has to take on the hooked shot first time - Weidenfeller is again out quickly Schmeichel-style to block the shot.

  • 13'

    Lewandowski is given the freedom of the Real Madrid penalty area and shoots straight at Lopez - he should have done better and that should be an away goal.

  • 13'

    Gotze has to leave the pitch for treatment, not injured on the ball. He could be subbed here.

  • 12'

    Great free-kick delivered in by Ozil, Higuain wins the header but puts it well wide. Decent chance again.

  • 11'

    Schmelzer penalised for a trip on Higuain on the right flank.

  • 10'

    Real Madrid swamping all over Dortmund.

  • 9'

    Ozil dances in from the right wing, the ball runs for a shot from Ronaldo who fires a few yards over. You'd expect him to hit the target from there.

  • 8'

    Alonso tries to head the ball through, Subotic deflects it nervously behind. Nothing comes of the corner.

  • 8'

    Hummels heads the corner away.

  • 7'

    Schmelzer deflects Higuain's cross behind for yet another corner.

  • 6'

    The resulting corner comes in, Weidenfeller claws it away and it falls to Di Maria who again fires well off target.

  • 5'

    Schmelzer gave the ball away and Ozil fed Higuain through on goal, but the Argentine had little space to pick out his shot and Weidenfeller made himself big to block the effort. That was a good chance

  • 4'

    Great chance Higuain!

  • 4'

    Ozil almost feeds Higuain through the centre, Hummels intercepts.

  • 3'

    Whistles from the home crowd as Weidenfeller tries to waste seconds on the goal-kick.

  • 2'

    Coentrão wins an early corner and races over to retrieve the ball. Ozil takes, it eventually falls to Di Maria on the edge of the area but he blasts way over.

  • 1'

    Dortmund kick-off.

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    Englishman Howard Webb is the referee for the game, the Spanish press have not been happy about this and point to his performance in the 2010 World Cup final.

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    You feel Real have to come out of the blocks fast and get an early goal, get the crowd fully behind them.

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    Out come the players at the Bernabeu.

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    The Madrid press have been ramping up a Real remontada (comeback), referencing some famous nights against Derby County and Borussia Monchengladbach

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    I'll be back with live commentary of the game, and you can follow me on Twitter @dalejohnsonESPN

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    Dortmund are unchanged from the 4-0 first leg victory.

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    Dortmund v Real Madrid: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Bender, Gundogan; Götze, Reus, Blaszczykowski, Lewandowski

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    So a surprise in the Real Madrid team as Luka Modric keeps his place from the first leg and Pepe loses his with Michael Essien starting at right-back. Angel Di Maria returns in place of Sami Khedira.

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    Real Madrid team to play Dortmund: Diego López, Essien, Ramos, Varane, Coentrao, Xabi Alonso, Modric, Di María, Özil, Ronaldo, Higuaín

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Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Real Madrid

  • 23(7)

  • 30

  • 14

  • 65%

    35%

  • Borussia Dortmund

  • 9(3)

  • 37

  • 19

Real Madrid

Line-up
POS No Name

G

41 Diego Lopez

D

2 Raphaël Varane

D

4 Sergio Ramos

D

5 Fábio Coentrão
M
8 Kaká

D

15 Michael Essien

M

7 Cristiano Ronaldo

M

10 Mesut Özil

M

14 Xabi Alonso
M
6 Sami Khedira

M

19 Luka Modric

M

22 Ángel Di María

F

20 Gonzalo Higuaín
F
9 Karim Benzema
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 1 Iker Casillas
D 3 Pepe
D 18 Raúl Albiol
M 6 Sami Khedira
M 8 Kaká
F 9 Karim Benzema
F 29 Álvaro Morata

Match Stats

  • Real Madrid
  • Borussia Dortmund
23(7) Shots (on goal) 9(3)
14 Fouls 19
10 Corner kicks 3
7 Offsides 6
65% Time of Possession 35%
4 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 5
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