Borussia Dortmund dump Atletico Madrid out of UEFA Champions League

Borussia Dortmund reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 11 years after a thrilling 4-2 second-leg victory over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Dortmund trailed 2-1 on aggregate coming into the match and led the tie for the first time when Julian Brandt and Ian Maatsen gave Edin Tezric’s side a two-goal lead in the first half.

A triple change from Diego Simeone at half-time turned the game on its head, as a Mats Hummels own goal and a thumping Angel Correa strike put Atletico back in front in the tie.

But less than five minutes later the pendulum swung again and back into Dortmund’s favour. Niclas Fullkrug guided a wonderful header beyond Jan Oblak to put Dortmund in front in the game before Marcel Sabitzer drilled the Germans into the lead on aggregate.

The hosts managed to hold on as they sealed their spot in the semi-finals, where they will face Paris Saint-Germain for a spot in the final at Wembley Stadium after they beat Barcelona.

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