Borussia Dortmund booked their place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League after a 3-2 victory over Malaga last week.

Last season’s German double winners were drawn in a group D with Spanish champions Real Madrid, English champions Manchester City and Dutch Champions Ajax.

Dortmund finished top of the group against all odds after four victories and two draws that included a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid. 

They were rewarded with a last 16 tie against Shakhtar Donetsk.

After a 2-2 draw in the first leg, Borussia Dortmund thrashed their opponents 3-0 in the return leg to book a place in the last eight of the tournament.  Thanks to goals from Felipe Santana, Mario Gotze and Jacub Blaszczykowski.

Dortmund faced Champions League debutants Malaga in the last eight. Following a 0-0 stalemate away from home in the first leg, Dortmund were hot favourites to progress but found themselves a goal down thanks to a brilliant strike from Joaquin. Robert Lewandowski equalised for the German side but with less than 10 minutes left, Eliseu put Malaga back in the lead and Dortmund seemed to be heading out. However, goals from Marco Reus and Felipe Santana helped secure a famous victory for Dortmund.

They have already beaten favourites Bayern Munich on numerous occasions in the past.  They have also beaten Real Madrid in this season tournament so will hope for a repeat of that success if they were to be paired up against the Spanish giants.

Finally, Barcelona have been struggling at the back this season, so the German side will fancy their chances against the Catalan side. Dortmund will be hoping to go all the way to Wembley and become champions of Europe. 


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