Champions League - Quarter Finals - 1st Leg
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Real Madrid 3-0 Borussia Dortmund

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored as Real Madrid moved towards their fourth successive Champions League semi-final with victory over Borussia Dortmund.

Real got off to a fantastic start when Bale poked in after three minutes, before Isco doubled the advantage with a low shot from the edge of the area.

Ronaldo added a third after the break when he danced past goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller and slotted in.

The second leg is on 8 April.

Jurgen Klopp's side, who were beaten by Bayern Munich in last season's final, will retain faint hope they can turn the tie around, but they will also realise they were soundly beaten by a Real side who were not operating at their very best.

If the Spanish giants perform like they did when they demolished Schalke 6-1 in Gelsenkirchen in the previous round, then Dortmund will have no hope.

The German side did have their opportunities. They had 12 efforts on goal, although only two were on target, and without suspended striker Robert Lewandowski, they lacked poise in front of goal.

The visitors found themselves a goal down when Bale, who has had a superb debut season with Los Blancos, caught the defence out as he sprinted into the area to convert Dani Carvajal's square ball. It was the Welshman's fifth goal in eight Champions League games.

Real made it 2-0 just before the half-hour mark when German keeper Weidenfeller and his backline were outwitted by the quick feet of Isco and the subsequent low shot that found the bottom right corner.

Weidenfeller had a tough workout on a wet night in Madrid. He tipped over free-kicks from Ronaldo and Bale, before using his foot to block the latter's deft flick from eight yards. Perhaps the save of the night came after the break when he denied Karim Benzema's half-volley that seemed destined for the roof of the net.

However, he could do nothing for Real's third which was brilliantly converted by Ronaldo.

The Portuguese forward, in his 100th appearance in the competition, found himself face-to-face with the keeper, before shifting to his left and tapping in.

It was a record-equalling 14th goal in a single season of this version of the competition - matching Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Dortmund created a couple of good chances after the break. First, Henrikh Mkhitaryan had his shot from three yards blocked by Pepe, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired a yard wide when he should have hit the target.

An away goal would have given Dortmund hope but, as it is, next week's fixture is likely to be their final appearance in this season's competition.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Casillas
  • 15Carvajal
  • 5Fábio Coentrão
  • 14Alonso
  • 3Pepe
  • 4Ramos
  • 19Modric
  • 23IscoSubstituted forIllarramendiat 72'minutes
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forMorataat 75'minutes
  • 11Bale
  • 7RonaldoSubstituted forCasemiroat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Varane
  • 16Casemiro
  • 18Nacho
  • 21Morata
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 25López
  • 26José Rodríguez

Bor Dortmd

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 26PiszczekSubstituted forSchieberat 67'minutes
  • 37Durm
  • 18Sahin
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 15Hummels
  • 11ReusBooked at 18mins
  • 5KehlBooked at 30minsSubstituted forJojicat 74'minutes
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 10MkhitaryanSubstituted forHofmannat 64'minutes
  • 19GroßkreutzBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 2Friedrich
  • 7Hofmann
  • 14Jojic
  • 20Langerak
  • 21Kirch
  • 23Schieber
  • 34Ducksch
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamBor Dortmd
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home20
Away12
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 3, Borussia Dortmund 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 3, Borussia Dortmund 0.
Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).
Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Julian Schieber (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nuri Sahin.
Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Julian Schieber (Borussia Dortmund).
Attempt missed. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Kevin Großkreutz (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kevin Großkreutz (Borussia Dortmund).
Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Milos Jojic tries a through ball, but Jonas Hofmann is caught offside.
Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Pepe.
Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Reus with a through ball.
Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Asier Illarramendi.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Casemiro replaces Cristiano Ronaldo because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Morata replaces Karim Benzema.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Milos Jojic replaces Sebastian Kehl.
Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tries a through ball, but Marco Reus is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Asier Illarramendi replaces Isco.
Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.
Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Isco.
Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Nuri Sahin tries a through ball, but Julian Schieber is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Julian Schieber replaces Lukasz Piszczek.
Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund).

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Jonas Hofmann replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Attempt missed. Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nuri Sahin following a set piece situation.
Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luka Modric with a cross.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Roman Weidenfeller.
Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal with a cross.
Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Pepe.
Attempt blocked. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 3, Borussia Dortmund 0. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Modric.
Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Pepe.
Attempt blocked. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
goal

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