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Champions League: Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid - LIVE!

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by The Independent on Apr 24, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Welcome to The Independent's coverage of this Champions League semi-final first leg between last season's champions of Germany and Spain.

Follow all the latest news and build-up below...



  • Final score: Borussia Dortmund 4 Real Madrid 1
    • The match kicked off at 7.45pm
    • Lewandowski opens the scoring with an early goal
    • Ronaldo equalises after 42 mins
    • Lewandowski scores twice in the opening ten minutes of the second-half to secure the hat-trick
    • Lewandowski adds a fourth with a 66th minute penalty

    4/24/2013 8:45:52 PM
  • 61 minutes: Dortmund attack again. They're on a role. Gundogang rounds his man before firing a dangerous shot at the Madrid goal and the home team maintain their pressure with a corner..
    4/24/2013 8:06:06 PM
  • Lewandowski pointing out to the crowd that he's scored three goals tonight.. Just in case they forgot.

    4/24/2013 8:07:38 PM
  • 64 minutes: Madrid get another free kick in a dangerous position but his cross goes out for a corner which comes to nothing..
    4/24/2013 8:08:38 PM
  • PENALTY TO DORTMUND - SCORED! (66 minutes): Alonso barges into the back of Reus and there are no arguments over the penalty this time. Lewandowski steps up and rifles his effort into the roof of the net. That's four now for the striker. In a Champions League semi-final. Against Real Madrid. Not many people can say they've done that..
    4/24/2013 8:09:30 PM
  • 69 minutes: Sergio Ramos rolls around in agony after his run is blocked of by a Dortmund player. Dortmund player receives yellow card. Real drama. Spanish entertainment at its best.
    4/24/2013 8:14:24 PM
  • 71 minutes: While Dortmund fans have expressed their anger at Gotze's move to Bayern Munich. It is worth noting that Lewandowski is another man on the Munich radar. No boos for him tonight though, obviously; he's just scored four goals.
    4/24/2013 8:16:17 PM
  • 74 minutes: P.s. If you haven't voted in our poll on who will win tonight's match yet, you should. Real Madrid still edging the votes by 4%...
    4/24/2013 8:17:45 PM
  • 75 minutes: If it's any blessing to Jose Mourniho, his side do have an away goal..
    4/24/2013 8:19:28 PM
  • 77 minutes: Dortmund attack again but the play is pulled back for offside. Reus still attempted to finish the move, and a great finish it was. Lewandowski has another crack with a curling strike from outside the area but Lopez tips his effort over the bar. It looks like paella will be off the menu at Wembley next month..
    4/24/2013 8:22:38 PM
  • 79 minutes: What do you do when you're 4-1 down? Bring on Kaka. Not bad reinforcements on the Madrid bench, but they will need to play out their skin if they're going to turn this around now.
    4/24/2013 8:24:01 PM
  • Oh wait. Is that four goals Lewandowski's scored? The striker's showing he can count tonight as well as play football..

    4/24/2013 8:25:12 PM
  • 82 minutes: Lewandowski is the first player to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final since Ferenc Puskas in 1960. Bet you didn't know that..
    4/24/2013 8:28:08 PM
  • 85 minutes: Dortmund have energy in bagfulls. They again work the ball down the flank to break into the area but it comes to nothing. The Germans have reacted first all evening and they have kept Ronaldo under an effective close eye. Let's all raise a glass of Erdinger Weissbier.
    4/24/2013 8:31:19 PM
  • 88 minutes: That's a chance for Ronaldo. The dangerman breaks past the Dortmund defence but Weidenfeller is quick off his line to close down the opportunity. He's taken one for the team there but some magic water gets the keeper back on his feet.
    4/24/2013 8:33:38 PM
  • 90 minutes: Four minutes of injury-time in Germany. Dortmund make a substitution to run down the clock.
    4/24/2013 8:34:10 PM
  • 92 minutes: What's the German for El Clasico? Another chance for Madrid, this time from a corner, but Varane send his half-volley over the bar.
    4/24/2013 8:36:08 PM
  • 94 minutes - FULL TIME: Madrid play one final ball into the area but that's the lot. It's full-time and Mourinho has just made a quick and shifty exit down the tunnel.
    4/24/2013 8:39:04 PM
  • So if my calculations are right, which they should be with basic figures, that's an aggregate score of Germany 8-1 Spain. What a performance from Dortmund. They probably deserved to have the lead at half-time but they really turned it on in the second-half. Looks like every Dortmund player has kept hold of their shirt tonight and rightly-so. That's it from me, thank you for joining.
    4/24/2013 8:44:30 PM
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