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Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid, 2013 UEFA Champions League: The Robert Lewandowski show

Robert Lewandowski had four goals to lead Borussia Dortmund past Real Madrid, 4-1.

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Lewandowski leads Dortmund past Madrid

Robert Lewandowski had the game of his life against Real Madrid on Wednesday, scoring four goals.

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Lewandowski scores again, BVB leads 4-1

Update: Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid, final score - Match report.

Can you believe what is happening in Dortmund? Robert Lewandowski has finished off a penalty and given BVB a shocking 4-1 lead over Real Madrid with 20 minutes left to play.

Just an amazing performance so far from Dortmund against a very strong Real Madrid side. The usual crisp passing and pinpoint deliveries you see from Los Merengues just aren't there and the Dortmund defenders seems to be in the right place whenever called upon.

A bit of a strange moment in the 64th minute after Mesut Özil was brought down in the midfield and awarded a free kick. As the referee went to his pocket it seemed that the Dortmund player involved was going to see yellow. instead Òzil was booked for gesturing for a card after the foul.

Things continued to go all to pieces for Madrid in the 65th after Xabi Alonso clattered into Marco Reus from behind and Dortmund were given a penalty. No question at all about this one.

Who else but Robert Lewandowski stepped up to the spot and the Polish international absolutely smashed the ball into the top of the net past Diego Lopez for his fourth goal of the match.

What a performance. What a shocking turn of events in Germany. Nobody in their right mind could have predicted this!

I'm stunned y'all.

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Lewandowski completes a hat trick, BVB up 3-1

Update: Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid, final score - Match report.

Dortmund started the second half off just like their did the first half getting two quick goals from Robert Lewandowski and retaking the lead 3-1.

After a poor clearance attempt by Madrid, the ball was headed just out of the box to Marco Reus who returned the ball right back to Robert Lewandowski who stayed onside before springing past the Madrid back line and poking the ball past Diego Lopez.

Madrid players were furious and you could understand their consternation as it certainly looked offside at full speed. Once we finally got a look at the replays though, they showed the linesman was spot on with the call and Lewandowski had his second goal of the game.

Lewandowski was not done and completed his hat trick just four minutes later.

Marcel Schmelzer's cross from the left found the big striker in the Madrid box and Lewa made a fantastic first touch, turned beautifully and chipped a shot up and over Lopez, all while fighting off ff two Madrid defenders, like swatting way a mosquito.

It's 3-1 Dortmund and they're showing no signs of slowing down.

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BVB and Madrid tied 1-1 at the break

Robert Lewandowski scored an early goal to give BVB a 1-0 lead, but a horrible mistake by Mats Hummels allowed Madrid to equalize right before the halftime break.

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Madrid settling, Dortmund still on top

Update: Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid, final score - Match report.

As Jose Mourinho implored his team not to panic and simply calm down from the touchline, Dortmund continued their pressure as they hunted a second goal.

Madrid did appear to heed their manager though and started to look a bit more dangerous as the half rolled on. There was still no doubt though that Jürgen Klopp had his young side both prepared and highly motivated for the match.

One thing Madrid were definitely able to accomplish in the wake of the goal was slowing down the tempo. Dortmund were able to run wild in the opening ten minutes but as Madrid were able to wrestle away some possession, they slowed down the momentum just a bit which should benefit them if they can keep it up.

Cristiano Ronaldo generated Madrid's first real attacking moment of the game in the 24th minute, earning a free kick from 30-yards out. After his now famous stare down of the dead ball, Ronaldo launched a shot that curled over the wall and forced Roman Weidenfeller to parry the ball away. The keeper handled it well and the danger was cleared by Dortmund.

With 15 minutes left to play in the first half, Madrid are starting to get more set pieces in the Dortmund attacking third, Klopp will likely want his team to tray and avoid giving the visitors those type of chances. So far Weidenfeller has been on his game but Dortmund are definitely playing with fire just a bit.

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Lewandowksi fires Dortmund ahead early

Update: Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid, final score - Match report.

Borussia Dormtund couldn't have asked for a better start as Mario Götze connected with Robert Lewandowski in the 9th minute to give the home side an early lead.

Real Madrid had possession from the kick-off but once Dortmund got a hold on the ball, they didn't let it go much in the opening minutes. Both teams seems fine with playing a high tempo early and Dortmund were on the attack early with Robert Lewandowski dropping deep often to try and get involved.

Dortmund got the game's first great chance in the 7th minute after a tremendous tackle by Sven Bender sprung Marco Reus on the counter attack through the middle. His run was stellar, going right around Raphael Varane and sending a shot in that Diego Lopez could only parry to the left. Lewandowski just missed getting on the rebound but he would not miss minutes later.

Ilkay Gündogan found Mario Götze wide on the left in the 9th minute. Götze made a quick cut back and found Lewandowski at the far post for a sliding redirect past Lopez. Lewandowski had blown by Pepe in the Madrid box and there was nothing Lopez could do to stop the early goal.

What a start for the Germans.

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Dortmund vs. Real Madrid: Lineups

Angel Di Maria has arrived in Dortmund following the birth of his child but is not in the starting lineup for Real Madrid. Jürgen Klopp has selected Sven Bender and Ilkay Gündogan over Nuri Sahin and Sebastian Kehl in his midfield.

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Dortmund vs. Madrid: A primer for new fans

Every year the Champions League draws new people to the sport of soccer and there's likely a learning curve involved with lots of terms and names that will be thrown your way. We're here to help prepare you for Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid.

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There's plenty for Mourinho to ponder today

Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid are very familiar with Borussia Dortmund after two meeting earlier in the season. The Special One has plenty to consider though with a couple key players unavailable to him.

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Dortmund and hipsterdom

A lot of people started supporting Borussia Dortmund around 2010 and started claiming that they were hardcore fans. These people stink. They shouldn't stop you from enjoying Borussia Dortmund.

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Mourinho's apparent last ride with Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho is likely to be on the move again this summer no matter what happens for Real Madrid in the Champions League. If things play out that way, it'll be just another beginning for one of the game's greatest coaches.

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D-Day for Real Madrid and Dortmund

Without a Champions League triumph, Real Madrid and Dortmund will probably be remembered as good teams, but not great ones. Tonight they have a chance to change that.

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Borussia Dortmund's purple patch might not last

With Mario Götze's departure possibly setting the tone for further sales, Borussia Dortmund need to enjoy this Champions League run while it lasts.

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Borussia Dortmund: Still rising from the ashes

After a decade of turmoil and repeated flirtations with bankruptcy, Borussia Dortmund are back in the Champions League semifinals for the first time in fifteen years.

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BVB and Madrid are the same team

From their playing style all the way down to the look of their managers.

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Dortmund vs. Real Madrid: Tactical preview

After Europe's top two possession sides did battle last night, here comes the clash between the two kings of transition.

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Time, TV and streaming info for Bayern-Barcelona

All the info on where and when to watch the Champions League tilt between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund. Do Dortmund really stand a chance as Mourinho looks to fulfil his destiny?

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