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Champions League: Borussia Dortmund eliminates Atletico Madrid 5:4 on aggregate

Borussia Dortmund reached the semi-finals in the Champions League for the first time in over a decade after eliminating Atletico Madrid 5:4 on aggregate. The German side won 4:2 at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night in the return leg of the quarter-final battle, with Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer playing a key role with 2 assists and a goal. For a place in the final at Wembley, Borussia will fight it out with PSG, who knocked-out Barcelona.

Edin Terzic’s team began the game strong and Borussia were 2:0 up going for the half-time break, after goals from Julian Brandt and Ian Maatsen. Atletico Madrid found a way back into the match early after the restart with Mats Hummels scoring an own goal in the 49th minute. Atletico’s Argentinian forward Angel Correa restored the parity with a goal in the 64th minute, putting the Spaniards 4:3 ahead on aggregate. However, Borussia had the final say, scoring a quick-fire double between the 71st and 74th minutes through Niclas Fullkrug and Marcel Sabitzer.