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Borussia Dortmund 4-2 Atlético Madrid (Apr 16, 2024) Game Analysis



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Borussia Dortmund stormed into the Champions League semi-finals with a rip-roaring 4-2 house win over Atlético Madrid on Tuesday that noticed them combat again from a 2-1 defeat within the first leg to win the tie 5-4 on mixture.

The German aspect scored twice within the first half and cruising into the final 4, however Atletico bounced again with two targets early within the second half to place Dortmund on the ropes earlier than they dug deep to finish an excellent comeback.

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Dortmund will now tackle Paris Saint-Germain, who got here again from 4-2 right down to beat Barcelona 6-4 on mixture, within the semifinals, with a spot within the last on June 1 at London’s Wembley Stadium at stake.

“We performed an extremely good first half, then there was the extraordinarily unlucky purpose conceded, [but] how we got here again, wow,” delighted Dortmund coach Edin Terzic stated in a TV interview.

The sport bought off to a flying begin, and midfielder Marcel Sabitzer was solely prevented from placing the house aspect forward within the third minute by a last-ditch block from César Azpilicueta as the house aspect got here flying out of the blocks.

Julian Brandt put Dortmund degree on mixture within the thirty fourth minute, latching on to a superb go from Mats Hummels and firing house, and 5 minutes later Dortmund took the lead within the quarter-final tie as Ian Maatsen lower in from the left and drilled a perfectly-placed shot in on the foot of the far publish.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone made a triple substitution on the break and it paid dividends virtually instantly as Dortmund defender Hummels turned the ball into his personal web within the forty ninth minute, and substitute Ángel Correa put the Spaniards again within the lead within the tie within the sixty fourth minute, scoring on the second try.

Nevertheless, the house aspect struck again and striker Niclas Fullkrug made it 4-4 on mixture with a superb glancing header from Sabitzer’s cross within the 74th minute.

“I take into consideration all the probabilities we created within the two video games, however we weren’t medical,” Simeone stated. “We had the prospect for [Samuel] Lino to make it 3-0 [in the first leg]. Congratulations to the opponent, we competed in addition to we will, now we give attention to LaLiga.

“They had been higher, and when a staff is best you must congratulate them.”

The house followers had barely retaken their seats following that purpose when Sabitzer popped up on the sting of the field, steadying himself with a superb first contact earlier than drilling house the winner in entrance of an ecstatic crowd three minutes later.

“It was a fantastic recreation for everybody who got here to the stadium. We performed a fantastic first half, it took us 5 or 10 minutes (to get going) within the second half, we’ve got to simply accept that, however the reply to that [the Atletico goals] was sensational,” goal-scorer Brandt stated.

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