Germany’s Dortmund came into the match against the Spanish underdogs Malaga 0-0 after their first leg, but were fully expected to do the job at home.
Malaga had other ideas, with Joaquin putting them in the lead after 25 minutes with a finish from 20 yards before Robert Lewandowski equalised for the hosts before the break.
A score draw would have been enough for Malaga, but they put the result seemingly beyond doubt with a 82nd minute goal through substitute Eliseu.
Dortmund didn’t give in though, and an eventful 90th minute with goals from Marco Reus and Felipe Santana put them through.
And so Malaga’s first European outing was cruelly ended. Their faithful will have to wait for a next chance at the big time after financial issues mean they’ll be banned for a year next time they qualify.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Galatasaray had a mountain to climb at home against Real Madrid, who put three goals between the two sides in the opening leg in Spain.
But the plucky Turks, led by striker Didier Drogba, weren’t lying down, even after an eighth minute strike from who else but Cristiano Ronaldo to take Real to 4-0 up in the tie.
Galatasaray were gallant in the second half, and enjoyed a 20-minute purple patch with a cracker from Emmanuel Eboue, then goals from their stars Wesley Sneijder and Drogba, whose backheel could be watched over and over.
But on 90 minutes, Ronaldo steered home a second to put the tie beyond doubt – they lost the game 3-2, but won the tie 5-3.
Tonight Barcelona host Paris Saint Germain with the sides locked at 2-2 after the first leg while Juventus need to overcome a rampant Bayern Munich’s two goal lead and avoid pesky away goals from the competition’s form team.
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