Champions League: Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund - LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Champions League: Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund - LIVE!

by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Apr 30, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Welcome to The Independent's coverage of this semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu...



Benzema scores Real Madrid's first after 83 mins.
by The Independent on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Ramos dares to believe after putting Real within a goal of the final after 89 mins.
by The Independent on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

2-0 was not enough for Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo and his side exit the Champions League.
by The Independent on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Jurgen Klopp looks chuffed after just about averting a heart attack.
by The Independent on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:54 PM

  • The teams for tonight are out - and unlike Sir Alex Ferguson - Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp have both to do something crazy and start their most famous players in the biggest game of their respective seasons...

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski start - as we fully expected. It's like their just rubbing it in Wayne Rooney's face.

    Borussia Dortmund starting XI: Weidenfeller, Subotic, Hummels, Piszczek, Schmelzer, Bender, Gundogan, Gotze, Reus, Blaszczykowski, Lewandowski.

    Real Madrid starting XI: Lopez, Varane, Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Ozil, Xabi Alonso, Essien, Modric, Di Maria, Ronaldo, Higuain.

    4/30/2013 6:03:52 PM
  • I asked you a question earlier - do you think Real Madrid can make a comeback.

    Well - incredibly, it's perfectly split between the four options available. It would seem while 25 per cent of you think Real have 'no chance' - just as many think  'they'll beat Dortmund in style'. Certainly a more optimistic outlook than I would have expected.
    4/30/2013 6:16:51 PM
  • Smiley...

    4/30/2013 6:20:03 PM
  • Klopp's downturned mouth Mourinho impression...

    4/30/2013 6:20:40 PM
  • Thoughtful...

    4/30/2013 6:20:55 PM
  • A bit like Mourinho 10 years ago - everyone seems to love Jurgen Klopp - or 'Kloppo'. Just like the Special One he knows how to work a press conference - but rather than take my word for it, check out this series of pics showing his many sides...

    4/30/2013 6:21:15 PM
  • It's been a lovely sunny day, summer is finally here and we have a night of Champions League football ahead - what could possibly spoil the evening? Ah - Roy Keane's just come on ITV.
    4/30/2013 6:31:31 PM
  • Adrian Chiles ask Roy Keane if Real Madrid can do it. Here's his inspired, articulate answer...


    4/30/2013 6:32:21 PM
  • Assuming Dortmund progress tonight, can't see a problem with this outfit. However, if they get knocked out, she's going to feel really silly travelling home. Five minutes to kick off.

    4/30/2013 6:39:00 PM
  • The Independent's Pete Jenson is at the Bernabeu for us tonight. Possibly headbanging...

    4/30/2013 6:42:26 PM
  • We have a winner in our poll - 30 per cent of you think Real will progress tonight on away goals. Not so sure myself - but would be a special night if they did.
    4/30/2013 6:43:41 PM
  • A 4-1 win for Dortmund in the first leg means not man are giving Real Madrid a chance. But then this is a Real side managed by Jose Mourinho - a man that (reportedly) hides in laundry baskets to give his side an advantage and would (reportedly) send his own dog to St Tropez to keep it from the clutches of the police. Nothing should be ruled out.
    4/30/2013 6:44:20 PM
  • 1 min: We're off...
    4/30/2013 6:45:42 PM
  • 3 min: Everyone's been saying Real need to do something special to win this - and it looks like Di Maria's been listening. He tries walloping it from about 40 yards. The only person who thought that was special was the person who got whacked in the face in Row Z though.
    4/30/2013 6:48:02 PM
  • 76 min: Alonso, who went off for Khedira, can be seen shouting instructions from the sidelines. Presumably something along the lines of "do better than I did when I was on the pitch". Only, in Spanish.
    4/30/2013 8:18:29 PM
  • 78 min: While Lewandowski raised his value by a good £10m with last week's performance, it would appear he's doing everything to make himself a bit more affordable when the bidding war for his services starts this summer. Another great chance missed by the Poland international.
    4/30/2013 8:20:25 PM
  • 79 min: HANDBALL! JUST OUTSIDE THE PENALTY AREA! NOT GIVEN! Howard Webb waves away the pleas but that was a decent shout for a free-kick from Real Madrid.
    4/30/2013 8:21:48 PM
  • 81 min: We need to see three goals in 10 minutes. I'm going to go out on a limb and say I think Borussia Dortmund can book their hotel in London for next month's final.
    4/30/2013 8:24:13 PM
  • 83 min: GOAL! Benzema scores for Real Madrid after a fine overlap run by Ozil who puts it into the centre for the Frenchman to smash in from a yard out.
    4/30/2013 8:25:33 PM
  • 85 min: So could my earlier post have tempted fate? It feels like the Bernabeu has just woken up. Great atmosphere and just a sniff of belief. Ramos goes close with a header.
    4/30/2013 8:27:52 PM
  • 87 min: Real all over Dortmund as you would expect. The visitors try to slow things down by taking off Lewandowski.
    4/30/2013 8:29:37 PM
  • 89 min: GOAL! Ramos scores for Real Madrid! Wow! The defender rifles it into the roof of the net from just a few yards out. Crazy scenes in the Bernabeu.
    4/30/2013 8:31:13 PM
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