25 April 2013 07:30 | By Carlo R. Coloma
Borussia Dortmund hammer Real Madrid in Champions League semi-final first leg

Madrid no match for Dortmund



Madrid no match for Dortmund (© REUTERS/Ina Fassbender)
Next
Previous
Previous
  • Madrid no match for Dortmund (© REUTERS/Ina Fassbender)
  • Madrid no match for Dortmund (© REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)
  • Madrid no match for Dortmund (© REUTERS/Ina Fassbender)
  • Madrid no match for Dortmund (© REUTERS/Ina Fassbender)
  • Madrid no match for Dortmund (© REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)
  • Madrid no match for Dortmund (© REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
  • Madrid no match for Dortmund (© REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)
  • Madrid no match for Dortmund (© REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)
Next
REUTERS/Ina Fassbender Show Thumbnails
Previous1 of 11Next
Share this Gallery

They must be eating something special in Germany.

Real Madrid proved nearly as ineffective as Barcelona in their quest to reach the Champions League final, which is likely to be all-German.

An early goal from Robert Lewandowski was cancelled out by Cristiano Ronaldo, but that was as close as Madrid would get.

Lewandowski exploded with a second half hat-trick to help the German side to a 4-1 victory, which gives them a nearly insurmountable lead going into the second leg.

Madrid will need at least a 3-0 victory in the second leg, while Barcelona will require at least a 5-0 victory to progress.

Click on the photos above to see highlights of the match.

1Comment
Apr 25, 2013 9:03AM
avatar

Again proves Spanish soccer is in decline.

However what I note more is that the passing game which is highlight of Spanish soccer the past few years has deteriorated.

The "passing" game requires not so much players moving the ball from one player to another but  more important that the players must be moving into positions.  If players remain static and wait for ball to be sent to them they do not create space and time for them to receive the ball and break off from their markers.

German soccer as evidenced by these two top teams is moving into the next level of play which is educated running into spaces and keeping the ball in possession by running opposition ragged before making the penetrating pass into clearings for shots at goal.

Eventually even the goalkeepers run ragged at the bewildering mazy runs at their goals.

Beckenbaur the past great German captain and manager to win world cups is now German soccer President and he knows what Germans need better than any other person or player on the planet.

Germany for the next World Cup maybe by a few goals even in the final. 

 When will Singapore soccer hit the headlines with 6 goals scores? Get rid of the FA officials or they should get rid of themselves.

 

Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?

Latest Photo Galleries on xinmsn

facebook recommendations