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Borussia Dortmund dazzles in UCL

  • Reuters, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 1:31 AM

Two-time defending German champion Borussia Dortmund is 17 points behind Bayern Munich in Bundesliga play but red hot in the UEFA Champions League -- a 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk giving it a 5-2 aggregate win and its first quarterfinal appearance in 15 years.

Dortmund, Champions League winner in 1997, has won every home game in the Champions League this season having also beaten Real Madrid, Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester City in the group stage.

Central defender Felipe Santana, Mario Goetze and Jakub Blaszczykowski provided the goals in Tuesday's win.

"This is an extraordinary moment for us," Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said. "The whole Champions League season has been going so well for us. For 80 minutes we offered a superb game apart from a short spell after the break. It was a strong performance. We played good soccer but remained focused."

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