Stadium: BVB Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
Quarter-Finals 2nd Leg
Dortmund goes to the semi-finals with a perfect comeback in the last minutes of the match! Malaga played very well and ''prevented''/''blocked'' Dortmund's gameplay. I think Dortmund wasn't expecting such a great game from Malaga. Both teams were great and they showed us that they have a very dangerous and amazing game-level. Even if Dortmund lost some good chances, they made us know that you can score more than 1 goal in extra-time if the team believes so.
From my opinion, this game has two ''versions''.
Dortmund wasn't expecting something like this, and they weren't at their cool form. Or, Malaga played an amazing game and created a very well organized defence.
After Malaga scored the opening goal, Dortmund was trying to draw as fast as they can, before the first-half ends. So they did it! From a simple pass of Gotze (to Reus), Reus' assist was perfectly done and Lewandowski completed the action Gotze-Reus-Lewandowski. Still, Malaga was advanced with away goal and Dortmund knew that the second-half will be harder.
In the start of the 2nd half, Dortmund tried taking the lead but failed, after Lewandowski and Gotze missed some good chances. As more time passed the more dangerous Dortmund were...but Malaga's 2nd goal was so shocking. Dortmund had to make 2 more goals. Most of the teams give-up after that moment but Dortmund showed great team-believe! The only reason that kept them alive in those few minutes is that they didn't wanted to accept the fact that they are losing! They didn't got sad, they got angry that they are losing at home and weren't even able to be in the lead for the whole game! Their fans also became very nervous and quiet but in the last 5-10 minutes they wanted to see their team in the Semi-finals again since 1998, and that gave Dortmund more power and believe!
Quiclky passes, long passes, crosses, fast moves! They knew they don't have enough time to score 2 goals but they wanted to make those last minutes enough to score 2 goals. The whole team was in attack! And finally, at least, Reus scored and drew the match again but that wasn't enough. Malaga were still winning. But, 11 players trying to score no mater what, fans cheering up for the german side, over-tensioned Malaga, and Dortmund scored!
Also, the fact that they (Dortmund) lost the BundesLiga and DFB Pokal, effected on them. Champions League is their last chance of winning a trophy!
''I cannot explain what happened inside me after that goal. I think I need to see a doctor. It feels like we've won the trophy.''
''We're hugely disappointed because we're out of a great competition. There wasn't much separating us from a place in the semi-finals. We probably went out in the most painful way possible. We played well for the whole 90 minutes and could even have made it 3-1, but then we conceded two and that really hurt.''
My semi-finals prediction is Barca,Real,Dortmund and Bayern in the SM but only two of them are correct for the moment. hmm