Posted April 25, 2013 by George Davis in Sport News
 
 

UEFA Champions League Results: Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid

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Borussia Dortmund Dominate Real Madrid 4-1

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Real Madrid looks primed for another Champions League Semifinal exit as Borussia Dortmund scored four goals to their single, creating a three-goal deficit as they go to the next leg at the Bernabeu—quite hard to overcome, given the level of play exhibited by both sides.

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scored all four of Dortmund’s goals in an impressive performance that made him the first person to score four goals against Real Madrid in European competition.

The first goal came just 8 minutes into the game, where Mario Goetze made a clean cross that Lewandowski was able to send home. Near the end of the first half, however, Real Madrid was able to capitalize on the opposition’s mistakes and equalize, care of Cristiano Ronaldo.

By the second half, Dortmund was totally in the mood to win, so they pulled out all the stops. Lewandowski scored just five minutes after the restart, and another one just 5 minutes later. In the 67th minute, Xabi Alonso fouled Marco Reus in the penalty area, leading to Lewandowski taking the kick from the spot and getting his fourth goal plus sealing the victory for Dortmund.

Without a doubt, Robert Lewandowski is the Man of the Match. Scoring four goals against one of the most elite teams is certainly a feat to be proud of. He exhibited one of the finest attacking performances in recent history. Watch out, he might be a household name soon.

There is still a second leg to be played on Spanish soil, but given the outcome of this game, Real Madrid will be hard pressed to overcome the aggregate score. The nine-time Champions League winners have bowed out in the semifinals for the last two years, and this year might not be much different.

With Bayern Munich’s 4-0 demolition of Barcelona, it seems that we are set for an All-German final for the Champions League. Some may wonder if the balance of power in European football has shifted from Spain to Germany. If it is true, then we can only wait and see to find out.

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