Madrid win but Dortmund reach Champions League final

Madrid, May 1 (IANS) Two late goals left Real Madrid within touching distance of the 3-0 win they needed to qualify for the final of the Champions League, but in the end although the Spanish side won 2-0, Borussia Dortmund’s 4-1 win in the first leg was enough to take them to Wembley with an aggregate score of 4-3 in their favour.

The game Tuesday night was always going to be an uphill task for the Spanish side after their first leg defeat and they looked to be on the way out with Borussia looking in control after a powerful opening from Madrid, reports Xinhua.

However, Borussia seemed to lose concentration as the game went into the closing minutes and that allowed Karim Benzema to pull a goal back to help set up a grandstand finish.

Dortmund keeper, Weidenfelller, produced a great save to deny Benzema but with Madrid piling on the pressure Sergio Ramos lashed home from close range as the Germans failed to clear a cross.

The game went into five minutes of injury time with the crowd on their feet and Madrid giving everything for a miracle. Ramos headed wide from a corner and Madrid kept trying, but at the end it was too little too late for the Spaniards and Borussia now await the winner of the second semi-final between Barcalona and Bayern Munich.

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