Borussia Dortmund: Route to the Final

A brief look at how Borussia Dortmund progressed to the UEFA Champions League 2013 final at Wembley.

Lewandowski with an acrobatic touch.

SEPTEMBER 18: GROUP D - AJAX (H) 1-0

Robert Lewandowski struck with three minutes remaining to give Borussia Dortmund three points and the ideal start to a tough group stage.

OCTOBER 3: GROUP D - MANCHESTER CITY (A) 1-1

Dortmund were denied back-to-back wins as Mario Balotelli scored a last-minute penalty at the Etihad to cancel out Marco Reus' opener for the visitors.

OCTOBER 24: GROUP D - REAL MADRID (H) 2-1

Lewandowski gave the hosts a 36th-minute lead before Cristiano Ronaldo levelled, but Dortmund made sure of the victory as Marcel Schmelzer struck after the break.

NOVEMBER 6: GROUP D - REAL MADRID (A) 2-2

A last-gasp goal again left Dortmund cursing as Mesut Ozil netted in the 89th minute at the Bernabeu. Reus had given the visitors the lead before Pepe levelled, while Alvaro Arbeloa's own goal had Dortmund on course before Ozil's late show.

NOVEMBER 21: GROUP D - AJAX (A) 1-4

Dortmund put aside their setback at the Bernabeu to run riot in Amsterdam, Reus giving them an early lead before Gotze struck and Lewandowski added a brace.

DECEMBER 4: GROUP D - MANCHESTER CITY (H) 1-0

Jurgen Klopp's side secured top spot in the group as Julian Schieber's second-half strike proved sufficient to see off the English champions.

FEBRUARY 13: LAST 16 FIRST LEG - SHAKHTAR DONETSK (A) 2-2

Darijo Srna put Shakhtar ahead after half an hour but Lewandowski drew Dortmund level 10 minutes later. Douglas restored the hosts' lead but Mats Hummels hit a vital second away goal three minutes from time to hand Dortmund the advantage.

MARCH 5: LAST 16 SECOND LEG - SHAKHTAR DONETSK (H) 3-0

Dortmund cantered into the last eight as goals from Johan Santana, Gotze and Jacob Blaszczykowski secured a 5-2 aggregate win.

APRIL 3: QUARTER-FINAL FIRST LEG - MALAGA (A) 0-0

The usually reliable Lewandowski missed a hatful of chances as Dortmund left Spain without an away goal and very much on the back foot ahead of the return leg.

APRIL 9: QUARTER-FINAL SECOND LEG - MALAGA (H) 3-2

Malaga looked like they had pulled off an upset when Joaquin and Eliseu scored either side of Lewandowski's equaliser. Needing two goals in eight minutes to stay alive, Dortmund pulled one back through Reus in the first minute of stoppage time before Santana - from an offside position - poked home a dramatic winner with seconds left.

APRIL 24: SEMI-FINAL FIRST LEG - REAL MADRID (H) 4-1

Dortmund all-but booked their place at Wembley as Lewandowski struck four times in a virtuoso display, although Ronaldo's reply offered Madrid some hope ahead of the return.

APRIL 30: SEMI-FINAL SECOND LEG - REAL MADRID (A) 0-2

With the job almost done, Dortmund wobbled in the final 10 minutes at the Bernabeu as goals by Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos put the frighteners on the German side, but Klopp's men held on for a 4-3 aggregate win and a place in the final.



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