Dortmund down Atletico Madrid in thriller to make Champions League semi-finals


DORTMUND, Germany: Borussia Dortmund stormed into the Champions League semi-finals with a rip-roaring 4-2 home win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday (Apr 16) that saw them fight back from a 2-1 defeat in the first leg to win the tie 5-4 on aggregate.

Julian Brandt put Dortmund level on aggregate in the 34th minute, and five minutes later Dortmund took the lead in the quarter-final tie as Ian Maatsen cut in from the left and drilled a perfectly placed shot in at the foot of the far post.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone made a triple substitution at the break and it paid dividends almost immediately as Dortmund defender Mats Hummels turned the ball into his own net in the 49th minute, and substitute Angel Correa put the Spaniards back in the lead in the 64th minute, scoring at the second attempt.

However, the home side were not done and striker Niclas Fuellkrug levelled the tie again with a brilliant glancing header, with Marcel Sabitzer drilling home the winner in front of an ecstatic crowd three minutes later.


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