Robert Lewandowski became the first player to score four goals in a UEFA Champions League semi-final match as Borussia Dortmund made an all-German final increasingly likely with a 4-1 home victory over Real Madrid CF.
The Bundesliga side dominated this semi-final first leg from start to finish and were unfortunate to see Lewandowski's early opener cancelled out by Cristiano Ronaldo's 50th goal in Europe's premier club competition. However, the Schwarzgelben responded fiercely, with Lewandowski registering a further three times in the second half to take his tally in this season's edition to ten and leave Madrid's 'Décima' dreams hanging by a thread.
It was a great experience which will remain a lasting memory for everyone that was involved, no matter what happens in the return leg.
Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach
In football anything is possible. On a crazy night when everyone performs, when every chance is a goal and when everyone performs at a high level – we can turn it round.
José Mourinho, Madrid coach
|1||Weidenfeller (GK) (C)||41||Diego López (GK)|
|20||Langerak (GK)||1||Casillas (GK)|
|Jürgen Klopp (GER)||José Mourinho (POR)|
|Björn Kuipers (NED)|