Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Real Madrid 2 Borussia Dortmund 0: As it happened Real Madrid 2 Borussia Dortmund 0: Read the action as it unfolded after two late goals were not enough for the home side in Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 50th
Champions League goal last
weekPhoto: Soccer.ru/Wikimedia
Two late goals from Real Madrid were
not enough for the home side as
Borussia Dortmund booked their place
in the Champions League final at Los
Blancos‘ expense.
Trailing 4-1 from last week’s first leg,
substitute Karim Benzema put Madrid
ahead on the night with a close-range
finish in the 82nd minute.
Sergio Ramos then made it 2-0 in the
88th minute to set up a tense finale but
Dortmund held on to secure a 4-3
aggregate triumph and set up a
showdown with either Bayern Munich
or Barcelona .
Re-live all of the action as it unfolded
below.
As it happened: Real Madrid 2
Borussia Dortmund 0
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:47PM
The final whistle sparks wild scenes
of celebration in the Dortmund
technical area as the Bundesliga side
set up a final showdown with either
Bayern Munich or Barcelona at
Wembley next month.
It was a frantic finish at the Bernabéu,
but in the end the two goals simply
came too late for Mourinho’s men.
Thanks for joining us tonight and stay
close to The Sport Review for plenty of
reaction, as well as the build-up to
tomorrow’s semi-final. Good night!
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:39PM
FULL TIME: Real Madrid 2 Borussia
Dortmund 0
It’s all over at the Bernabéu and
Dortmund progress through to next
month’s final at Wembley by the skin
of their teeth after a dramatic finale in
the Spanish capital.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:37PM
94 mins Madrid are piling forwards he
in search of a winner but Dortmund
are in possession…
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:36PM
93 mins Ramos leaps to meet the
cross but his header drops agonisingly
wide of the left post. Just under two
minutes left now…
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:35PM
92 mins Madrid earn a corner. This
could be one of their last chances…
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:34PM
90 mins Phew. It’s been a frantic end
here in Madrid as we move into
stoppage time. The fourth official
indicates there will be FIVE minutes
added on. We’ve already played 1:30
of that, though.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:32PM
GOAL! Real Madrid 2 Borussia
Dortmund 0
Would you believe it? Great work from
Benzema sets up Ramos in the six-
yard box, who fires his effort into the
roof of the net and send the Bernabeu
wild! Just under a minute of normal
time left!
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:29PM
87 mins It’s all Madrid here as we
enter the final few minutes. Dortmund
take off Lewandowski and bring on
Kehl.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:28PM
85 mins Madrid come close to finding
another goal when Ozil’s free-kick is
met by Ramos but Weidenfeller clears
his lines.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:25PM
GOAL! Real Madrid 1 Borussia
Dortmund 0
Benzema puts the hosts ahead,
tapping home Ozil’s low cross from
close range. Surely it’s too little, too
late though?
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:19PM
76 mins Lewandowski has another
chance to end this as a content but his
shot low shot from eight yards is
saved by Lopez. Dortmund have had
plenty of chances of their own tonight.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:18PM
75 mins Time is running out here for
Madrid. They need three goals in 15
minutes and despite enjoying plenty of
possession, their finishing has left a
lot to be desired.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:15PM
Gary Lineker on Twitter: “Sergio
Ramos seems like a delightful chap!”
The former England striker is referring
to Ramos’ persistent fouling of
Lewandowski throughout tonight’s
game. Few of which have been
punished by referee Howard Webb.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:12PM
70 mins Another chance for Ronaldo
but the Portugal international pokes
his shot over the bar from the edge of
the box.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:10PM
67 mins Di Maria pokes a cross-
come-shot wide of the right post.
Kaka has shown some brilliant
touches since his introduction and is
again the architect here. Meanwhile,
Khedira is on for Alonso.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:07PM
64 mins Dortmund are just starting to
find their feet in this half now and are
enjoying some spells of possession in
the Madrid half.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:05PM
62 mins What. A. Save. Diego Lopez,
take a bow. The Real Madrid
goalkeeper has just kept his side in
this with a point-black stop from
Gundogan. And moments later
Lewandowski heads a cross wide.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:03PM
60 mins It’s Real Madrid asking all
the questions here but they’re yet to
really test Weidenfeller this half.
30 APRIL 2013 - 9:00PM
57 mins Double substitution by Real
Madrid as Higuain is replaced by
Benzema and Coentrao by Kaka.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:59PM
56 mins Essien sends in a deep cross
from the right aimed at Ronaldo but the
forward is unable to make any
meaningful contact.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:54PM
49 mins Dortmund are centimetres
away from taking the lead and putting
this tie beyond Madrid. Lewandowski
unleashes a ferocious drive which
smashes down off the crossbar before
the home side are able to clear their
lines. Massive let-off for Mourinho’s
men.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:51PM
48 mins Madrid have two early
corners but they both amount to
nothing.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:48PM
46 mins The home side get us back
under way in Madrid.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:32PM
HALF-TIME: Real Madrid 0 Borussia
Dortmund 0
It’s been a frantic opening 45 minutes
in Madrid. The home side raced out of
the blocks but Dortmund have looked
solid at the back and gradually grew
into the game. Needless to say,
Mourinho’s men still have it all to do.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:31PM
46 mins Ronaldo wins a free kick 35
yards from goal but blasts it high into
the stands. Very poor by his
standards.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:28PM
43 mins Klopp will be pleased with
how his side have handled this first
half. Despite a shaky start, the
Bundesliga outfit have settled and
appear to be well on their way to
Wembley.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:25PM
39 mins Alonso finds Higuain on the
left, who manages to carve out a cross
towards Ronaldo, but Weidenfeller is
able to collect ahead of the Portugal
international.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:20PM
31 mins The game has fizzled out a
bit here. Madrid could well be left to
rue their barrage of early chances.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:16PM
31 mins The game has fizzled out a
little bit here. Madrid could well be
left to rue their barrage of chances
early on.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:11PM
25 mins Dortmund have had 37% of the
possession so far but are finally
starting to see some of the ball and
look like they will be a threat on the
counter-attack.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:05PM
20 mins And Rio’s right. It’s been a
very positive start to the game from
the hosts but they’ve got nothing to
show for it.
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:03PM
Manchester United defender Rio
Ferdinand on Twitter: “Madrid could
have been right back in this tie already
with the chances they have had…..”
30 APRIL 2013 - 8:00PM
15 mins Madrid have just spurned
another brilliant opening. Ozil finds
himself through on goal but drags his
shot low and wide of the right post.
Poor effort. As anticipated, Gotze has
been replaced by Kevin Grosskreutz
for Dortmunt.
30 APRIL 2013 - 7:59PM
14 mins Lewandowski loses Ramos
and fires a volley which is parried by
Lopez. And seconds later, Ronaldo has
an almost identical chance saved at
the other end!
30 APRIL 2013 - 7:58PM
13 mins Dortmund could have problem
here. Mario Gotze looks to be
struggling and is currently off the
pitch receiving treatment.
30 APRIL 2013 - 7:56PM
11 mins Higuain heads Ozil’s free-
kock goalwards but the striker is
adjudged to be offside. The effort went
wide anyway.
30 APRIL 2013 - 7:55PM
10 mins It’s been a solid start from
Madrid, with the home side
confidently stroking the ball around.
30 APRIL 2013 - 7:53PM
8 mins Madrid have just earned their
fourth corner inside eight minutes. The
home side are still yet to really find a
clear opening though. Ronaldo has a
pop from the edge of the box but it
flies over the bar.
30 APRIL 2013 - 7:50PM
4 mins Modric darts down the right
wing and feeds Ozil, who slides in
Higuain – but the Argentine’s low shot
is saved by Weidenfeller. Madrid are
off to a flier here.
30 APRIL 2013 - 7:47PM
1 min Real Madrid win a corner after a
run down the left wing by Coentrao.
The ball falls to Di Maria on the edge
of the box and the Argentine sends his
effort sailing into the stands.
30 APRIL 2013 - 7:45PM
KICK-OFF! The visitors, in their yellow
and black strip, get us under way in
Madrid.