Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund – the lowdown
Who knew that the most exciting part of last night’s Champions League semi-final clash would be in the last 10 minutes and the post-match interviews!
May 1st, 2013
Borussia Dortmund defeated the once-mighty Real Madrid in the clash at the Bernabeu last night, the second leg of the semi-finals opened with Dortmund leading 4-1. Madrid stormed onto the field, appearing ‘up for the challenge’ and putting in some serious tackles, but wasted numerous key chances early on which, had they come off, would have changed the whole game – and in turn the makeup of the final.
It was perceived by many that the tackles that were put in were leaning a little too close to the foul end of the scale. Certainly in the final 15 minutes the tension was palpable in the stadium; with the German club’s chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke leaving his seat in the stands and locking himself in the toilet, he admitted to not being able to watch or listen to the game:
“For the first time in my life I had to stop watching, my heart couldn’t take it. I went to the toilet, locked myself in and covered my ears.”
Although confident in his team’s ability, manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that regardless of the opponent on 25th May at Wembley it will be a tough fight for the final, saying they will be the underdogs. He was quoted as saying;
“Wembley will be one of the greatest moments in our lives, whichever team we meet; we will not be the favourite.”
Once the final whistle had blown and the match was over, all attention was on the post-match interviews, however no one could have expected the bombshell Jose Mourinho dropped, just as ITV cut to adverts!
Speaking to the press he admitted that he wanted to be somewhere he feels loved, saying;
“I know in England I’m loved. I know I’m loved by some clubs, especially one.”
Cue the advert break, so it seems Mr Mourinho will be back on British soil next year heading Chelsea and hopefully changing their fortunes next season.
Quite a night for European football; we’re sure you agree.