Exactly a night after Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich crushed Barcelona 4-0 in the Champions League semi final, another German side Borussia Dortmund piled agony over another Spanish Giants, Real Madrid with a convincing and ruthless 4-1 win over the Los Galacticos.
Here we present you the five talking points of yesterday night’s Champions League Semi Final. ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI: The Polish striker was unstoppable last night as he made a mockery of the Real Madrid defence scoring all of his side’s four goals. Such was his precision and timing of the runs, the Real Madrid defence was cut into pieces time and again. Lewandowski has been linked to top clubs across Europe and it would be of no surprise if the Dortmund striker leaves the Westfalenstadion for a hefty fee iin this coming summer transfer window. All of the Polish Striker’s goals yesterday would be enviable for top finishers across the football fraternity. BORUSSIA DORTMUND’S PRESSING: Right from the start till the final whistle, Jurgen Klopp’s men employed high pressing up the pitch to un-nerve Real Madrid’s defence . Such were the sweeping moves applied by the home side, Real Madrid were getting blowed out of proportion. Marco Reus and Mario Gotze proved highly efficient system wreckers and with Lewandowski up front Dortmund sealed a famous victory, one which puts them into pole position for a place in the final at Wembley. Notwithstanding both Reus and Gotze, the latter who will join rivals Bayern Munich at the end of the season, with their quick passing and dazzling dribbles shattered Madrid and piled on a nightmare for Jose Mourinho’s men.
JURGEN KLOPP: The beautiful game of Football rarely produces Fairytales, but when it does, it seems as if we, the fans are skyriding. Who would have thought Jurgen Klopp would lead this Dortmund side to the semi finals of the Champions League this season. Yes, they are a talented bunch, brilliant on the ball and deadly finishers, but still you can’t stop praising Jurgen Klopp. His brilliant strategies, immaculate game reading abilities and animated gestures on the touchline proves he is one of the best managers in the world. “It’ unbelievable. “It was so difficult because they are so strong and fast and they are so brilliant on the counter-attack.”, said Klopp at the end of the game as the Dortmund manager hailed his striker Robert Lewandowski. Who knows it might be this 45 year old German who lift the coveted Champions League crown at Wembley? JOSE MOURINHO: The self proclaimed special one. Really? No by an inch after yesterday’s match. The Portuguese got every decision wrong he could and possibly more. “We can still go through”, said the dejected looking Madrid coach after yesterday’s game. But the way the “Special One” got every decision wrong in this huge semi final, one could only say “You and Special? Give me a break!”. PERHAPS BUNDESLIGA IS THE BEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD: So after two semi finals the verdict is out and the scoreline reads German Clubs 8-1 Spanish Heavyweights. You know what I mean. Don’t you? Beaten technically, tactically and physically comprehensively, bothe Real Madrid and Barcelona would wonder what hit them in the first legs? The answer is simple. They were second best in all departments on the pitch. Unless we witness a miracle in a week’s time, both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund would be contesting for the Champions League trophy, but where? In Wembley of course. The irony is all English clubs would be watching. I can safely end saying Bundesliga is perhaps the best League in the world Football. No doubt, the scoreline reads 8-1 and there is more to come.