A lack of Ozil goal in the final minutes to give the tie white set in his clash with Dortmund (2-2). The German, a gale in the first half, was entrenched in the second act favoring the push Madrid. For sure, Mourinho gave a good scolding his players at halftime. Until then, the Dortmund strategy had repeated leg and the result was just as positive. Already without Essien and left-back with a logical defense with Arbeloa reliable presence, the white team went to the Bernabeu turf aware of the speed of the opposing team. But turnovers in midfield and in attack thicket paved the way to Dortmund.
Gotze and Reus turned into a nightmare for the Madrid defense the meeting by two lightning counterattacks. Only in a corner Pepe was able to beat the goal defended by Weindenfeller. Alley and Essien came in the second part. One to replace injured Higuain and another to give more consistency to a defensively weak midfield. Read more »