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Madrid ease to Dortmund triumph

Published: Wednesday 2 April 2014, 22.48CET
Real Madrid CF 3-0 Borussia Dortmund
Goals in the first half-hour from Gareth Bale and Isco were added to by Cristiano Ronaldo's record-equalling strike.
by Paul Bryan
from Santiago Bernabéu

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Match statistics

Real MadridDortmund

Goals scored3
 
0
Possession (%)58
 
42
Total attempts20
 
14
on target16
 
9
off target4
 
5
blocked5
 
7
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
7
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards0
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
9
Fouls suffered8
 
7
Passes756
 
524
completed608
 
375

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 2 April 2014, 22.48CET

Madrid ease to Dortmund triumph

Real Madrid CF 3-0 Borussia Dortmund
Goals in the first half-hour from Gareth Bale and Isco were added to by Cristiano Ronaldo's record-equalling strike.

Real Madrid CF took command of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie against Borussia Dortmund after Carlo Ancelotti's side eased past last year's beaten finalists with an energetic first-leg display.

The nine-time champions accounted for Dortmund's Bundesliga rivals FC Schalke 04 in the last round and they quickly set about Jürgen Klopp's men in this last-eight encounter, Gareth Bale scoring his ninth UEFA Champions League goal in the third minute. In the team to replace Ángel Di María – a late withdrawal with a virus – midfielder Isco added a second as the hosts overran their opponents who fell 3-0 behind to Cristiano Ronaldo's record-equalling 14th goal of this season's competition in the second half.

Determined to avenge their semi-final loss to the Schwarzgelben last April, Madrid followed their coach's attacking orders and were soon in front after Karim Benzema, on the right flank, picked out Daniel Carvajal's run into the box. The Spanish Under-21 international cut back for Bale whose first touch edged Sokratis Papastathopoulos out of the picture, leaving the Welshman free to poke a finish under Roman Weidenfeller.

Given little time to recover by the relentless Merengues, Dortmund's defenders were soon backpedalling again, with Ronaldo – on his 100th UEFA Champions League outing – drawing successive flying saves from Weidenfeller. That a second Madrid goal would arrive as the half progressed appeared inevitable, and so it proved, with Isco, a beaten quarter-finalist with Málaga CF against Dortmund last term, driving a low right-footed shot into the corner of the net from the edge of the area.

Bale's whipped free-kick would have brought more but for Dortmund's alert No1 while, at the other end, Iker Casillas dealt with Kevin Grosskreutz's testing effort. As the rain poured down, and after opportunities were spurned in both boxes, Ronaldo showed the way, accepting Luka Modrić's through pass before applying a clever finish in the 57th minute. The goal meant Ronaldo equalled Lionel Messi and José Altafini's 14-goal record for a single European Cup campaign. 

Their chances of bettering a record of one win in 11 previous visits to Spain now all but over, Dortmund had nonetheless threatened throughout and were denied a route back into the tie when Pepe threw himself at Henrikh Mkhitaryan's goal-bound strike. Benzema then elicited another fine stop from Weidenfeller but, as it stands, Madrid have a clear edge in their hunt for a record 25th European Cup semi-final appearance. 

Last updated: 07/04/14 16.19CET

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Lineups

real madrid

Real Madrid

dortmund

Dortmund

1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
1
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK)
3
PepePepe
5
KehlSebastian Kehl (C)
Yellow Card30
Substitution74
4
RamosSergio Ramos
10
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
Substitution64
5
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
11
ReusMarco Reus
Yellow Card18
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
Goal57
Substitution80
15
HummelsMats Hummels
9
BenzemaKarim Benzema
Substitution75
17
AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
11
BaleGareth Bale
Goal3
18
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
14
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
19
GrosskreutzKevin Grosskreutz
Yellow Card87
15
CarvajalDani Carvajal
25
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
19
ModrićLuka Modrić
26
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
Substitution67
23
IscoIsco
Goal27
Substitution72
37
DurmErik Durm

Substitutes

25
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
20
LangerakMitchell Langerak (GK)
2
VaraneRaphaël Varane
2
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
16
CasemiroCasemiro
Substitution80
7
J. HofmannJonas Hofmann
Substitution64
18
NachoNacho
14
JojićMiloš Jojić
Substitution74
21
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Substitution75
21
KirchOliver Kirch
24
IllarramendiAsier Illarramendi
Substitution72
23
SchieberJulian Schieber
Substitution67
26
José RodríguezJosé Rodríguez
34
DuckschMarvin Ducksch

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Jürgen Klopp (GER)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Simon Beck (ENG), Stuart Burt (ENG)

Fourth official

Michael Mullarkey (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Oliver (ENG), Lee Probert (ENG)

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