UCL: Real Madrid Triumph at Dortmund

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Real Madrid triumphed over Borussia Dortmund last night as they beat the German team 3-1 at the Signal Iduna Park.

Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 150th European game with two goals as Real Madrid lead their UEFA Champions League Group H. Newsmen report that Ronaldo scored two second half goals after Gareth Bale’s stunning early volley gave Real the lead at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park.

The Germans fought back when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally netted with just over half an hour left, but there was to be no repeat of last year’s 2-2 draw in Dortmund between the teams.

Real were lucky not to concede a penalty when Sergio Ramos cleared a Maximilian Philipp effort off the line with his hand before Bale gave them the lead from Daniel Carvajal’s cross .

Dortmund had a chance to equalise just after the break but Raphaël Varane cleared Andriy Yarmolenko’s cross on the goalline before Aubameyang could take advantage.

 

It was Real, however, who scored again when Bale was given too much space to cut in and find Ronaldo in the penalty area. Aubameyang stabbed in Gonzalo Castro’s cross to keep the game tight, until Ronaldo broke clear with his 13th goal in his last seven Champions League games.

 

Afterwards the Real coach, Zinedine Zidane, said: “We had chances. We had a spectacular game, a brilliant game. I am delighted for Ronaldo and Bale. The side worked hard. The midfield worked very hard. I am extremely happy because they played a tremendous game.”

 

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