30 Apr '13, 11pm

Borussia Dortmund progress to Champions League final, holding on to beat Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate

Borussia Dortmund progress to Champions League final, holding on to beat Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate

MADRID (AFP) - Borussia Dortmund qualified for only their second ever Champions League final as despite losing 2-0 to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu they prevailed 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday. Needing a huge turnaround from the first-leg last week Real seemed to have run out of steam after Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil had passed up early opportunities. However, after Robert Lewandowski had smashed the underside of the bar and Diego Lopez prevented Ilkay Gundogan with an incredible save from close range, Madrid were given a lifeline in the 83rd minute when substitute Karim Benzema swept home Ozil's low cross. And six minutes later they had real hope of an incredible comeback as captain Sergio Ramos rifled a shot into the roof of the net.

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