Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund - as it happened

How the action unfolded as Borussia Dortmund hold off a late Real Madrid fightback to progress to the Champions League final.

30 April 2013 Last updated at 22:42

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  1. 2241: 

    London, Milan, Newcastle or Stoke - Jose seems to have plenty of options. The time has now come for me to sign off, and I can confirm that I will be heading to bed pretty soon. Not Chelsea. Thanks for all your contributions tonight and be sure to join Tom Rostance on Wednesday evening for La Liga v Bundesliga Part II. Until next time, good night.


    Anwar: "Mourinho is only loved by Chelsea's fan? What about Inter Milan fans?"

    Matthew Vins: "Mourinho? He's definitely going to Stoke."

    Simon Tingle: "Mourinho has given the first clues there that he's going to be at St James next year #deludedmag"

  3. 2231: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    I imagine it's going to be hard for Chelsea supporters to sleep tonight, with all this Mourinho excitement knocking about. The Special One just wants to be loved - and Stamford Bridge seems his preferred destination.


    Karina Eyeto: "I see him coming to the Premiership. Maybe Chelsea or Man City."

    Nico Butler: "Despite Mourinho's comments, the fact is that he can't handle the level of pressure and expectation at Madrid."

  5. 2227: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    More from Jose Mourinho, speaking in his post-match news conference: "I know in England I am loved by the fans, the media they treat me in a fair way. I know I am loved by some clubs, especially one. In Spain the situation is a bit different because some people hate me. Many of you are in this room. It's difficult to make a decision because I like the club and we made a fantastic team that is ready to do big things.

    "I need to be honest and fair. At the end of the season I will speak."

  6. 2225: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Jose Mourinho, speaking in his post-match news conference: "I didn't make a decision because I have a contract and more than that, because in football people break contracts when they want to, is the respect I have for the club and the president. It's why I want to play the [Copa del Rey] final and win the cup and finish second in the league. I want to sit with my president, my friend, and decide the best for me."

  7. 2223: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    I'm going to play devil's advocate slightly, and ask if Jose Mourinho might also be tempted by other clubs in England? He's currently doing a news conference in Madrid, where he said: "I know I am loved in England, especially by one club."


    Laura O' Hanrahan: "That's it! Jose is coming home! No other explanation! Not getting carried away or anything but... HE'S BACK!"

    Are you a little bit excited about the possibility by any chance, Laura?

  9. 2218: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund will also be boosted by the fact nobody will miss the final through suspension. That could have a huge bearing on the destination of the trophy, with Bayern Munich having six key players on a booking ahead of their trip to Barcelona.

  10. 2214: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    While we all wonder what Jose Mourinho meant by "I want to be where people love me", it's worth saluting Dortmund's achievement a little more. Ilkay Gundogan was superb in midfield and Sven Bender epitomised his side's commitment. Mourinho might have been right about Mats Hummels though - the defender was lucky to get away with the handball on the edge of the area.

  11. 2210: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels: "We knew if they scored a goal in the first half, the crowd would get euphoric and loud. We had the game under control but with the goal the whole game changed - like the game against Malaga.

    "It's unbelievable; something everyone in the team dreamed of since being an child. Some of us are still children. We are looking forward to Wembley."


    Dan: "Mourinho is coming home! Biggest hint ever? Where else is he loved? Only at Chelsea!"

    Tariq Kassam: "Would be good to see Jose Mourinho back in England, from his post match interview it could happen."

  13. 2207: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos: "It's a shame. Sometimes you lose, that is football. In Dortmund we should have played the way we did tonight. We feel for the fans. It's a shame to have been so close but the missed chances in the first half were costly."

  14. 2205: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    More from Mourinho: "I am very sad and disappointed with one of my favourite referees, Howard Webb. It's a red card for Mats Hummels, he saw it. In that moment he was not a referee, he was a human being. He thought 'if I give a red card to Mats Hummels, he will miss the final'."

  15. 2204: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, speaking to ITV: "In football you win or you lose. I think we could have won. They had a couple of big chances but that was a consequence of the way we were playing late on where we risked everything.

    "Today we were a team with character and desire and we could have done it.

    "I don't forget the first match, we were very bad and we were punished because of the result of the first leg."

  16. 2202: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Jose Mourinho looked pretty despondent at the final whistle and he has just given an indication of his future plans in a television interview. When asked if he would still be at Real next season, he said: "Maybe no. I want to be where people love me to be."

    He's loved at Chelsea...

  17. 2159: 

    What next for Jose Mourinho? Is that his last European match in charge of Real? He's got one last shot at silverware this season when his side play Atletico Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey.

  18. 2156: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    There's a party under way on the Bernabeu pitch, where Dortmund players are jumping up and down and soaking up the adoration of the travelling thousands from Germany. Such a special night for those fans.


    George Baggaley: "Another big game where Ronaldo hasn't turned up."

    Keval Shah: "Dortmund deserved that. The difference between the two teams was Dortmund were clinical in the first leg and Real weren't in the second."

  20. 2151: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    I've just watched a replay of Real Madrid's late penalty appeal - and Howard Webb got it spot on. The ball was pumped forward from the right channel and Cristiano Ronaldo was not strong enough to get around Felipe Santana and went to ground.

  21. 2149: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Perhaps Barcelona can heed a little lesson from their great rivals when they face Bayern tomorrow night. If they can somehow get an early goal it changes everything. Not that I think Bayern will crumble under pressure...

  22. 2146: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    It's absolutely rocking in the Dortmund end at the Bernabeu now. Are there any Dortmund supporters following us tonight? Do you want Bayern in the final, or are you praying for a Barca miracle?

    Dortmund players celebrate
    Steve Claridge, At The Den for BBC Radio 5 liveMillwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    "Both sides were more determined not to lose it rather than win it. Caution was the first thing on everyone's minds. 0-0 was a true reflection on the game. The only thing that made it interesting was that there was so much riding on it. The quality at times was woeful."

  24. 2145: 
    Millwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    An interesting little tale from The Den, where Millwall substituted Dany N'Guessan off just 15 minutes after bringing him on - and he wasn't injured. He was booed by his own fans as he took his time in walking off the pitch. He ignored manager Kenny Jackett and walked down the tunnel.

  25. 2144: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    While Dortmund were left hanging on at the end, it's worth remembering that they also had a number of glorious opportunities to kill the tie completely. Diego Lopez made the save of the match from Ilkay Gundogan.


    Andrew Priestley: "Too little, too late from Real Madrid. They went missing between the 20th and 80th minutes. Showed no hunger for an hour. Poor."

    Conor McMeekin: "Dortmund lucky to escape there!"

    Lew Daney: "There's going to be the usual talk of why did Madrid leave it till late, but they attacked all the game - you can't force a goal."

  27. 2142: 
    FULL-TIME- Millwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    BBC Sport's Emlyn Begley: "Millwall and Crystal Palace play out an uninspiring goalless derby draw which had an impact at both ends of the Championship table.

    "A draw on the final day would be likely to keep the Lions up, while a point would almost certainly clinch the Eagles a play-off place thanks to their respective goal differences."

  28. 2142: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Too little, too late from Real. We can only speculate what might have been if they had taken some of those chances in the first 20 minutes when they were so dominant.

  29. 2139: 
    FULL-TIME- Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    The final whistle goes and Real Madrid players slump to their knees while Dortmund begin the party. They are on their way to the final at Wembley on 25 May.

  30. 2139: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Late drama as the ball is pumped forward and Cristiano Ronaldo tumbles over in the box. Get up, gestures Howard Webb.

  31. 2137: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Real Madrid lump it forward, but Sergio Ramos is ruled offside and Dortmund have the ball back. Just one minute left.

  32. 2136: 
    CLOSE!- Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Is that the chance? Sergio Ramos leaps highest to get his head to a free-kick from the right but heads it just wide. We're going to have five added minutes, but we've had three of them already.

  33. 2135: 
    Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    The fourth official is so engrossed by the contest, he has not told us how much stoppage time we will have - despite us being two minutes in.

  34. 2134: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund bring on defender Felipe Santana for Sven Bender. It's backs to the wall time now.


    Erhiskobi: "You can see that the Karim Benzema's goal has sucked Dortmund's confidence dry. Real will beat themselves for leaving it late!"

    Vicpop3: "This should be the longest minutes of Klopp's career..."

  36. 2132: 

    So Real Madrid now need just one more goal to progress to the final. This could be sensational.


    James Stevenson: "Too little too late. Madrid needed that goal 30 minutes ago."

    Dianne: "I think Real Madrid really needed to score at least half an hour ago. But I'm often wrong..."

  38. 2131: 
    GOAL- Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund - Sergio Ramos (88 mins)

    This could be the greatest comeback in Real Madrid's glorious history. Karim Benzema squares the ball to Sergio Ramos 10 yards out and the defender hammers it into the roof of the net. Game on.

  39. 2129: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Real Madrid 1-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Robert Lewandowski is off to ice his bruises and is replaced by experienced midfield anchor Sebastian Kehl. Dortmund have four minutes left to hang on.

  40. 2128: 
    CLOSE!- Real Madrid 1-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Real are throwing everything at Dortmund now and Roman Weidenfeller just does enough to block Sergio Ramos's header from a free-kick.

  41. 2126: 
    YELLOW CARD- Real Madrid 1-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Following Real's goal, Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller is booked for time-wasting. Suddenly the atmosphere has gone up a notch in the Bernabeu.

  42. 2125: 
    GOAL- Real Madrid 1-0 Borussia Dortmund - Karim Benzema (82 mins)

    Surely not? With just eight minutes remaining, Real score one of the three goals they need to progress as Karim Benzema taps in Mesut Ozil's cross from the byline at the near post.

    Steve Claridge, At The Den for BBC Radio 5 liveMillwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    "You get the feeling the season can't end too quickly for Millwall. If there was another five games left you feel they would be in a lot of trouble."

    You can listen to live commentary of Millwall v Crystal Palace, which is scoreless with 15 minutes left, on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra right now.

  44. 2123: 
    YELLOW CARD- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    It's not really much of a surprise, but Sergio Ramos finally goes into the book - his yellow card meaning he will miss Real's next European match. Somehow I doubt it will be the Champions League final. Sami Khedira is also cautioned as the hosts begin to lose their discipline.

  45. 2122: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Real Madrid are furious as Howard Webb waves away penalty appeals when Mats Hummels handles Cristiano Ronaldo's throughball. It was right on the edge of the area - but certainly denied Real a clear goalscoring chance.


    Thomas: "Honestly, who expected Dortmund to be in the Champions League final? I know I didn't."

    Samuel Asare-Nyadu: "I still cannot believe this match is still goalless. So many wasted chances."

    Dizzler: "Real Madrid need to stop trying to walk it In. Shoot on site."

  47. 2119: 

    Robert Lewandowski is a Michael Essien block away from scoring his fifth goal of the tie from eight yards out. We've got 14 minutes left...

  48. 2115: 
    CLOSE!- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    It's just not going to be Real's night. Mesut Ozil sends in a lovely cross, which Cristiano Ronaldo heads towards goal and the despairing Angel Di Maria is inches away from applying a finishing touch at the far post.

  49. 2113: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Real are beginning to build up a final head of steam but their finishing still leaves a lot to be desired as Angel Di Maria tees up Cristiano Ronaldo, who stabs over the bar under pressure from Sven Bender.

  50. 2111: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Real make their final substitution, with Sami Khedira replacing Xabi Alonso who has not looked comfortable against Dortmund's pressing game.

  51. 2110: 
    CLOSE!- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Real Madrid pass up another opportunity as some slick, one-touch passing moves the ball across the edge of the box to Angel Di Maria but the forward pokes his shot wide. A tame effort.

  52. 2108: 
    CLOSE!- Millwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Yannick Bolasie has a great chance to give Crystal Palace the lead against Millwall; his shot is magnificent but David Forde pulls off a fine save.

    BBC Radio 5 live's Steve Claridge is not impressed by the Lions: "Yet again a dead-ball situation and Millwall shut off."

    You can listen to live commentary of Millwall v Crystal Palace on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra right now.


    Chris Harvey: "This is a textbook lesson in organisation from Dortmund."

    Ryan Rothwell: "Absolutely loving the Dortmund story this year - hope they go all the way."

    Brent S: "Is Howard Webb reffing a Champions League game or a WWE showdown? I'm fully expecting Ramos to tackle Lewandowski with a steel chair next..."

  54. 2105: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    An absolute worldy from Real keeper Diego Lopez, who makes a sprawling stop from Ilkay Gundogan's six-yard shot after the ball had been squared across goal. A superb save.

  55. 2104: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Robert Lewandowski has come in for some rough treatment tonight - Howard Webb having to run to his rescue when Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso get in his face.

  56. 2100: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Real Madrid make a couple of attacking changes - a final throw of the dice - as Kaka replaces Fabio Coentrao and Karim Benzema is on for Gonzalo Higuain.

  57. 2058: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Sergio Ramos is jumping around like an extra from a martial arts movie tonight, thankfully failing to connect with Robert Lewandowski from a flying lunge.

  58. 2056: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Jose Mourinho is now pacing up and down the touchline, looking slightly forlorn. Dortmund win another corner, which is cleared at the second attempt but another example of the German side's growing dominance in the match.


    Ryan in Leeds: "Dortmund all the way! Ramos will be red carded by full time."

    Stu from Falkirk: "If this is the end of Spanish club footballs' reign at the top, then I can't wait. The diving, the getting in the referees face after every challenge... the Germans now showing you can win without this nonsense!"

  60. 2053: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    As Real commit men forward, they are being pulled apart by Dortmund - Marco Reus sliding Robert Lewandowski through and the Polish striker smashes an angled shot against the bar from eight yards out.

  61. 2052: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund are being jeered as they try and build an attack, which ends with Robert Lewandowski blazing over from eight yards out. That would have ended up in the bottom corner seven days ago.

  62. 2048: 
    KICK-OFF- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund are 45 minutes away from a historic victory as Real Madrid get us back under way in Spain.


    George Morris: "Howard Webb is an such an advert for the PL in Europe. Consistently performs excellently and conducts himself impeccably."

    Alan: "Seems Real are missing a bit of pace up front. Only CR7 has it. Can't win this on his own though."

    Stripey Baz: "Well done, Dortmund, I've not seen an offside trap so effective since the days of Adams, Bould, Dixon & Winterburn!"

  64. 2042: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Jose Mourinho criticised his defenders for not challenging Robert Lewandowski enough last week, and I think Sergio Ramos has taken that to heart - a few times already tonight he has nailed the Polish striker. As have a few of his team-mates - the forward must be thinking he's on a Lions tour.

    Ramos and Lewandowski
    Steve Claridge, At The Den for BBC Radio 5 liveMillwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    "That [not losing] looks the priority. Both teams are difficult to break down and are working hard without the ball but neither have been very good when they have got it. Both teams have options but whether they want to play those cards remains to be seen. 0-0 is a perfect reflection of this game."

  66. 2037: 
    HALF-TIME- Millwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    It's all-square at The Den, where both sides need the points for different reasons. Millwall need a victory to secure their Championship status, while Palace want all three points to seal a play-off place.

  67. 2036: 

    How can Mourinho shake this one up? He's got Kaka and Karim Benzema on the bench - I wonder if they will be summoned to try and get Real motoring again.


    Cei Frampton: "I feel like once Madrid get one the floodgates will open. Getting one before half time is crucial."

    Sahira Says: "Imagine Real had Lewandowski, instead of Higuain up front..."

    Dave Hettle: "Real Madrid - pathetic. They're not playing football to win this, they're trying to play the ref. Howard Webb is standing up well."

  69. 2032: 
    HALF-TIME- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan: "If Real had taken even one of their three excellent early chances then this tie would have an entirely different complexion. As it is, Borussia Dortmund have taken the sting out of things after a nervy start, and Jurgen Klopp's men will be happy with the score goalless at the break and their commanding aggregate lead intact."

    Klopp and Mourinho
  70. 2031: 
    YELLOW CARD- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    We're into two minutes of time added on and Sven Bender goes into the book for a tackle on Cristiano Ronaldo. Real have a free-kick from 35 yards out but Ronaldo puts it well over the bar and into the stands.

  71. 2028: 
    YELLOW CARD- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    The Real Madrid supporters are getting restless now - out of their seats and waving their hands in frustration, with scarves attached to their wrists. Gonzalo Higuain almost breaks the off-side trap from Cristiano Ronaldo's pass but the Dortmund defence holds its line. Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan is booked for a challenge on Mesut Ozil.

    Steve Claridge, At The Den for BBC Radio 5 liveMillwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    "What do you do if you're one of the managers? The game is evenly set. Do you change it and take a risk and possibly get beaten? Neither side are dominating, neither side are really favourites to win. When does a manager make his move, if at all?"

    You can listen to live commentary of Millwall v Crystal Palace on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra right now. The score is still 0-0.

  73. 2025: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Jose Mourinho is going to have to bang a few heads together at half-time because, after that fast start, his side have looked short of ideas in the last 15 minutes. When his side do get into good areas, they are not committing enough men forward - emphasised when Cristiano Ronaldo's cross is easily hooked away from danger. Moments later, Gonzalo Higuain sends in a cross which is taken off Ronaldo's head by Roman Weidenfeller.

  74. 2020: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund's commitment to the cause is underlined by Sven Bender's full-blooded challenge on Luka Modric in the middle of the park. Modric seemed shocked to have his pocket picked, but that's the type of tackle which will keep Dortmund in control. They want it more at the moment.

    Steve Claridge, At The Den for BBC Radio 5 liveMillwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    "Crystal Palace have no options, they just go long to Glenn Murray and he is being outfought by the centre-backs. Owen Garvan isn't giving him an option. The ball is going long and Millwall are dealing with it easily."

    You can listen to live commentary of Millwall v Crystal Palace on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra right now. The score is currently 0-0.


    Stuart Passmore: "Di Maria is more vital to Real tonight than Ronaldo. Looks well up for it and in a rich vein of form. My bet's a brace for him."

    Tim McLennan: "Looks like Madrid have decided to bully Lewandowski. I'll be amazed if there isn't a red in this game."

    Steel1404: "Dortmund just need to be patient. Madrid will over-commit and a clear chance will come."

  77. 2016: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund, in their yellow and black shirts, are like a swarm of wasps around Madrid every time they get the ball. Real need a spark from somewhere, as Michael Essien's deep cross from the right runs out of play. We're 30 minutes into the match now.

    Di Maria
  78. 2014: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    That frenetic early pace has abated as Dortmund begin to settle into the match. Surely Real need to get one before half-time if they are to have any chance?

  79. 2011: 
    YELLOW CARD- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Cristiano Ronaldo should really have opened the scoring when he took that shot from six yards out which, luckily for Dortmund, smashed straight into the chest of Roman Weidenfeller. He normally buries those, which suggests it could well be Dortmund's night. An early sign of Real's frustration is Fabio Coentrao's yellow card for a crunching tackle on Robert Lewandowski.

    Steve Claridge, At The Den for BBC Radio 5 live

    "I wasn't expecting a classic tonight, but even so...! It's still interesting here, mind."

    You can listen to live commentary of Millwall v Crystal Palace on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra right now.

  81. 2009: 
    Millwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Millwall have a chance to take the lead in their crucial Championship match with Crystal Palace; Josh Wright with a half-volley that curled just wide after some good hard work by Andy Keogh.

    A win would be enough to keep Millwall up, while Palace need to win to secure a play-off place.

  82. 2006: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    A striking feature of Dortmund's play is their discipline when not in possession. You can literally draw a straight line where their two banks of four lie. They do manage to counter Madrid, but Lukasz Piszczek sees his shot charged down.

  83. 2004: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund look incredibly nervous tonight - plenty of misplaced passes and mistakes in midfield. Real have not taken advantage though as Cristiano Ronaldo drags another shot wide.


    Richard Leeman: "Real should be 4-1 up now. We should be heading for penalties!"

    James M: "Can't help but feel that if Madrid were going to do this they needed to score during the opening onslaught..."

    Aiyesa Dare: "Gotze off? Perfect chance for Madrid."

  85. 2001: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    An early blow for Dortmund, with playmaker Mario Gotze making way because of injury and being replaced by Kevin Grosskreutz.

    CLOSE!- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    How are Real Madrid not in the lead? First Cristiano Ronaldo's effort from six yards is deflected away by the keeper and then Mesut Ozil makes a complete hash of a chance on the edge of the area, dragging his shot wide. All this after Dortmund almost score through Robert Lewandowski. It's end-to-end at the moment.


    Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand tweets: "Can Real Madrid make it the ultimate comeback tonight? Or will Dortmund produce what's needed? I say Madrid to win but Dortmund to go through!"


    George from Stamford: "One of the oldest cliches around, but Real are a different animal at home - a 3-0 win wouldn't surprise me."

    James in Cardiff: "Hope Howard Webb has a good game. I'm proud that a British ref is taking charge of a massive Champions League fixture."

  89. 1956: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    I didn't think I would ever see a cooler manager than Jose Mourinho, but Jurgen Klopp looks like he has got anti-freeze flowing through his veins. He seems unfazed by Real's fast start, with Gonzalo Higuain the latest to go close despite the linesman flagging for off side.

  90. 1953: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    You can almost feel the 80,000 supporters packed into the Bernabeu trying to suck the ball into the Dortmund net. Their side are enjoying plenty of early possession, with Cristiano Ronaldo the latest to blaze over from 10 yards after some slick passing build-up play.


    Nik Gunson: "Deary me, what a chance!"

    Kevin Ebberley: "Ronaldo would have scored that..."

  92. 1950: 
    KICK-OFF- Millwall 0-0 Crystal Palace

    We are under way at The Den, where Millwall are hoping for a victory that would preserve their Championship status.

  93. 1950: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Shortly after a Dortmund move breaks down, Real Madrid sweep up the other end and Gonzalo Higuain finds himself one on one with the keeper, following Mesut Ozil's fine pass, but Roman Weidenfeller makes a superb stop with his feet. Real need those to go in tonight.

  94. 1947: 
    Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Real Madrid set about Dortmund early on, with Angel Di Maria firing in a shot which is high, wide and not very handsome. An early sighter for those in Row Z, at least.

  95. 1945: 
    KICK-OFF- Real Madrid 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    We are under way in Spain - can Real Madrid write a new chapter in their glorious footballing history? Or will this be Dortmund's night?

  96. 1943: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    The players, led by English referee Howard Webb, walk on to the pitch. The home supporters hold aloft white and purple cards to greet the players with a wall of colour. We're almost set...

  97. 1940: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    If Dortmund score tonight, one suspects it could be lights out for Real. Which is why Klopp will not be shutting up shop.

    "We have clear attacking ability, so we aren't going to sit back," he said. "Real Madrid has great ability, but so do we. Our game plan is to be both compact and daring."

  98. 1939: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    There's no doubt Jurgen Klopp has done an incredible job at Dortmund - and it has not gone unnoticed in England, where he has been linked with the manager's job at Manchester City and Chelsea. Is he now the most in-demand coach in European football?

  99. 1938: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    It's easy to get carried away with talk of Real Madrid comebacks, but Dortmund have fought back from a perilous position of their own. They almost folded in 2005, finished in the bottom half of the German league in 2008 but won the title three years later.

    Klopp, who took over for the 2008-09 season, said: "No-one could have imagined this a few years ago. But we haven't achieved anything yet. We are only halfway there. In football everything is possible. Something historic will happen [on Tuesday]."

    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at The DenMillwall v Crystal Palace (1945 BST)

    "If you're going to a place without bottle and character you'll get found out. Neither of these sides will have wanted to end the season like they have done. Palace will not want to go into the play-offs in the form they've shown."


    Andrew in Dunblane: "1964: Kilmarnock lost the first leg in the Fairs Cup 3-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt, then lost a goal at home to go 4-0 down, before scoring five to win 5-1 and 5-4 on aggregate.... in their first ever European match!"

  102. 1933: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    So will Dortmund be feeling the pressure tonight?

    "No, I'm sure we won't," said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp. "We played Bayern Munich in the German Cup final last year... and my team was pretty cool [winning 5-2]. The only way to reach your dream is to be brave."

  103. 1930: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    Real Madrid sent out an email to their supporters this week, asking them to arrive at the Bernabeu dressed in white in an effort to create a special atmosphere.

    "Losing the other day in Dortmund leaves us with few things to explain and not a lot to say," said defender Sergio Ramos. "Everyone knows what it means to wear the Real Madrid badge on your chest. We have to believe that we can come back."


    Thomas T. Jensen suggests two: "Bayer Uerdingen (FRG) vs. Dynamo Dresden (GDR), 85-86 UEFA Cup: Down 1-5 on agg. at HT, then scored 6 in 2nd half.

    "DR Congo vs. Burkina Faso, 1998 African Cup of Nations bronze match. Down 1-4 in 86th minute, drew 4-4 and won on penalties."

    Yasin: "Have you people forgotten Preston North End's amazing comeback v Leeds, 1-0 up, 4-1 down,then 2nd half scored 5 to win 6-4! Wow."

    Martin Griffin: "How about QPR last season? Down 2-0 against Liverpool, only to win 3-2 with 3 goals in 16 minutes."

  105. 1927: 
    LINE-UPS- Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    Real Madrid: Diego Lopez, Essien, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Modric, Alonso, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain. Subs: Casillas, Pepe, Khedira, Kaka, Benzema, Albiol, Morata.

    Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer, Gundogan, Bender, Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus, Lewandowski. Subs: Langerak, Kehl, Leitner, Sahin, Grosskreutz, Schieber, Felipe Santana.

    Referee: Howard Webb (England)

  106. 1925: 
    LINE-UPS- Millwall v Crystal Palace (1945 BST)

    Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Lowry, Shittu, Beevers, Henry, Wright, St. Ledger, Feeney, Keogh, Batt. Subs: Maik Taylor, Trotter, Marquis, Woolford, N'Guessan, Adam Smith, Abdou.

    Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Delaney, Gabbidon, Moxey, Bolasie, Dikgacoi, Garvan, Jedinak, Zaha, Murray. Subs: Price, Phillips, Dobbie, Wilbraham, Williams, Ramage, Moritz.

    Referee: Graham Salisbury (Lancashire)

  107. 1924: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    I imagine Real Madrid are a bit like The Incredible Hulk - you don't really want to be making them angry. So when the Spanish side's defender Sergio Ramos talks about revenge, you know it could be a tricky night for Dortmund.

    "We want revenge," said Ramos. "We have negative memories from the first leg and we want to play. We know our fans will support us from the first minute but that won't be of any use if we are not focused on the game. We know what we have to do and what happened in Dortmund."

    Sergio Ramos

    Bikram: "Barcelona coming back 5-1 in the 2nd leg after being down 1-3 in the first against Chelsea in 99/00 has to be up there."

    Tom Watson: "Two weeks ago Hibs were, like Real, 3 goals downs at the halfway point in a semi-final. Ended up beating Falkirk 4-3."

    Paul Dargan: "You don't have to go too far back for the best-ever comeback in football. This season: Reading 4-0 Arsenal, Arsenal won 7-5."

  109. 1920: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    The Special One is billing tonight's match as his club's most important match in 10 years. No pressure then, boys.

    "I feel this is the most important match in 10 years for Real Madrid, but I also felt that in Dortmund and we played like [it was] a friendly," said Mourinho. "[But] If I don't win the Champions League nothing changes. There are many coaches who haven't won it, so I have to thank God because I've done so twice."

  110. 1915: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    Jose Mourinho plumped for a classic parenting line when he was asked to sum up the demolition in Dortmund. Worse than being angry with his team, he was "disappointed".

    "When we know everything about him and we lose him in three goals it's disappointing," said Mourinho, referring to Robert Lewandowski. "It is now very difficult but anything can happen in football. Of course we can still qualify, on a crazy night, where everyone performs at a high level and every chance you have and every goal you score is with a high level of efficiency."


    Craig Scott: "Liverpool Istanbul, Champions League Final. Surely that is the best comeback we will ever see? YNWA."

    Beard Science: "For Deportivo to comeback and win 5-4 after being 4-1 down in the first leg v AC is massive! Loved that Depor team."

    Mike Worton: "My youth team coming back from 3-0 down with ten minutes to win 4-3 #canadiansoccer"

  112. 1911: 
    TEAM NEWS- Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan: "Few surprises in either starting XI at the Bernabeu where, as expected, Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Real Madrid's line-up after missing their weekend win over city rivals Atletico with a thigh injury. Sami Khedira makes way for Angel Di Maria in midfield as Real boss Jose Mourinho goes on the attack and the only other change from their 4-1 defeat in the first leg sees Michael Essien replace Pepe, who drops to the bench.

    "Borussia Dortmund Jurgen Klopp rested many of his star players in their win over Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday and picks the same team that thumped Real in the first leg last week. You cannot blame him, really."

  113. 1906: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    In fact, only three teams have recovered from a four-goal setback in European competition history - and Real Madrid are one of them. It was against German opposition too, as Real came back from 5-1 down to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach in the third round of the Uefa Cup in 1985-86.

    The other two teams are Partizan Belgrade, against QPR in 1984-85, and Portuguese side Leixos - who turned it around against Swiss team Chaux de Fonds in 1960-61. If you remember the latter game, I am very impressed.


    Benjamin Taylor: "Chelsea coming from 2-0 down to win 4-2 in the FA Cup vs Liverpool in '97. To this day, my dad's favourite CFC game ever."

    Gavin Scott: "Difficult to top City against Spurs: 3-0 down at HT, Barton sent off (quelle surprise) to then win 4-3 with a Jon Macken winner."

    Ben C Russell: "The best football comeback has to be 1998-99 seasons final day. Jimmy Glass' goal still has me cheering."

  115. 1902: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    So can Real do it tonight? One thing's for sure, you don't win nine European Cups without knowing how to bounce back from a good hiding - just ask Derby County.

    The Rams were on the receiving end of an almighty Real Madrid backlash in 1975. Charlie George scored a hat-trick in the first leg of the European Cup second round tie as Derby won 4-1 at the old Baseball Ground. However, Real famously fought back to win 5-1 in front of 125,000 fans in Madrid and take the tie 6-5 on aggregate. A lucky omen?

  116. 1858: 
    Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (1945 BST)

    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan: "How do you solve a problem like Robert Lewandowski? Real Madrid's concern tonight does not just lie in how they will score the three goals they need to level this tie on aggregate, but also in how they balance that by stopping a Borussia Dortmund side that is so devastating on the counter-attack and shutting out their talismanic striker, who helped himself to four goals in the first leg.

    "Real do have Cristiano Ronaldo's away goal in their favour, but that will be wiped out if the Germans find the net at the Bernabeu, something they did twice when the when the two sides drew 2-2 in Group H in November."


    Stephen Mills: "Everyone forgets little old Fulham's comeback from 4-1 down vs. Juve on our Europa League adventure in 2010. Come back Clint!"

    Phil Rowland: "It has to be Arsenal at Reading in the Carling Cup. Unbelievable game and comeback. Dortmund don't have a defence like Reading!"

    Bryan Dobson: "In Hackney Division 2 in the 78th minute, Lockers FC were 5-0 down with only 10 men for the entire match. They drew 5 all!"

    Good old Lockers FC. They never know when they are beaten...

  118. 1855: 
    Millwall v Crystal Palace (1945 BST)

    If Palace are to achieve their dreams of Premier League promotion, they need to be able to deal with tonight's intimidating atmosphere.

    "This is going to be a London derby with no room for the faint-hearted," said Holloway. "You've got to go over there and do your job and stand up to be counted. There's a pride for Crystal Palace in how we do things, and more importantly an overall target of what we want to achieve, which is being one of the four play-off teams."

  119. 1853: 

    Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Real Madrid after missing his side's weekend derby victory over Atletico with a thigh injury. Luka Modric and Michael Essien also start for the hosts.

  120. 1851: 
    Millwall v Crystal Palace (1945 BST)

    There's certainly plenty at stake tonight, without emotions being stirred by a London derby. Palace manager Ian Holloway now knows about the rivalry between the two sides after a recent scouting trip to The Den.

    "I didn't even get my foot out of the car without being verbally abused," he said. "I've been there a few times and had a bit of banter with their fans and I'm sure I won't be doing that."


    Tommy Brown: "Best sporting comebacks. One word - Maccarone!"

    dpbain: "Best comeback for me. Middlesbrough 4 goals needed in 2nd half v Basel in Uefa cup, step forward supersub Maccarone."

    Tommy Green: "Boro's 4 goal comebacks in UEFA Cup QF against Basle and then SF against Steaua Bucharest in 2006. Still gives me goosebumps."

    It looks like the Boro fans are in the house tonight. Welcome.

  122. 1848:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraMillwall v Crystal Palace (1945 BST)

    Commentary of tonight's clash will be on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 1930 BST and Millwall skipper Danny Shittu, who returns from suspension against Palace, has pledged to lead from the front.

    "The experienced players need to go out there and talk to the players that maybe aren't as experienced, guide them and play the game we know we can play," he said on the club's official website.

    "Home is meant to be a fortress. This is our home ground where we are meant to be winning a lot of games and it is very disappointing that we haven't. But we have an opportunity to put some of that right against Crystal Palace."

  123. 1844: 
    Millwall v Crystal Palace (1945 BST)

    Lose tonight and it could be a nervy old afternoon for Millwall when they visit Derby County for the final game of the season on Saturday. Which means it's imperative they get the job done against Palace tonight.

    "It's a big week and we have to look forward to it," said Lions manager Kenny Jackett. "The second half of our season has been tough with the amount of fixtures we have had but winning will secure Championship status.

    "We know that and want to make sure we give our supporters something to cheer about."

  124. 1840: 
    Millwall v Crystal Palace (1945 BST)

    As well as that gigantic tie in Madrid, we'll be keeping you bang up to date with the Championship clash between Millwall and Crystal Palace. The Lions can ensure safety with a victory over the visitors, who must win to guarantee their play-off spot. Tasty.


    If Real Madrid turn this one around, it's going to be one of the biggest comebacks in European football history. In the spirit of sporting comebacks, tell me about your favourite fightbacks. The more obscure, the better. You can join in tonight by sending a tweet to #bbcfootball or a text to 81111 - remembering to include your name. The floor is yours...

  126. 1834: 

    Real need something very, very special tonight, which seems the perfect stage for a certain number seven to work his magic. He was overshadowed by Dortmund's four-goal hero Robert Lewandowski in Germany last week, but something tells me this footballing genius has some unfinished business.

  127. 1830: 
    Cristiano Ronaldo

    We've seen the demolition in Dortmund, are we now about the witness the miracle of Madrid? The traditional giants of European football have been cut down to size following that shock 4-1 humbling in Germany last week. Dortmund are in Spain to finish the job, Real dare to dream. What have you got Cristiano and Jose?

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