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Smash by Schmelzer trumps Ronaldo in Dortmund
by Samuel Charles, October 24th, 2012 11:35PM

TAGS:  uefa champions league, video


[VIDEO PICK: Golazos] Marcel Schmelzer blasted Borussia Dortmund past Real Madrid in Germany, 2-1, upstaging Cristiano Ronaldo's nifty equalizer on Wednesday ...

Real Madrid’s loss, on a rainy night in Dortmund, was its 17th defeat in 24 Champions League trips to Germany, with only one win. The three points for Borussia Dortmund gave 80,000 fans reason to celebrate, as BVB is now on top of Group D, and in good shape to advance.

Robert Lewandoski’s goal in the 36th minute opened the scoring on a slick field at the Westfalenstadion. Ronaldo and Schmelzer skipped the playing surface altogether, with first touch goals from midair.

Cristiano tied the game in the 38th. The Portugese star takes a midfield pass from Mesut Ozil on one bounce, finds Dortmund’s keeper too eager to come off his line, and shows him the error of his ways. Ronaldo’s measured chip leaves Roman Weidenfeller grasping at air…

Dortmund pressed the game in the second half, and was rewarded with a winner in the 64th. A feeble punch from Iker Casillas can’t clear a Mario Goetze cross, and Dortmund’s left back is there to pounce. Schmelzer pounds the ball through traffic with his favored left foot, glancing off Pepe, past Casillas, and the crowd goes wild…

1 comment
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: October 25, 2012 at 9:37 a.m.
    I only managed to catch the first half--and that was enough to get the sense that this was going to be a battle. What a true Champions League match!

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