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If God was not for Madrid within the first 45 minutes of Wembley, he hid it like by no means earlier than, and God just isn’t a type of who is aware of disguise: there may be all the time a second when he exhibits his paw, it should be arduous to be God and never have the ability to say it. So Borussia lit up its followers till they lit up London, and within the Mayfair neighborhood a gaggle of Germans confirmed up on Saturday morning, with one carrying a Cádiz shirt: “And you?”, they requested, “I'm from Cádiz and Borussia, like everyone there,” he responded with a Chiclana accent (they play in one other league and it’s important to shut up and applaud). After setting London on hearth, the Germans ready to plant Wembley with bonfires till they left Madrid extra surprised than ever in a Champions League remaining: the protection distracted, the midfield complaining, the Germans pecked Madrid's objective like woodpeckers . A 2-0 would have been logical, a 3-0 no shock. A 0-0, a chilly demise sentence for Borussia.

B. Dortmund


Gregor Kobel, Julian Ryerson, Ian Maatsen, Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, M. Sabitzer, Emre Can (Malen, min. 80), Brandt (Sébastian Haller, min. 80), Jadon Sancho (Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, min. 86) , Karim Adeyemi (Marco Reus, min. 72) and Füllkrug


Real Madrid

Courtois, Nacho, Dani Carvajal, Rüdiger, Ferland Mendy, Federico Valverde, Kroos (Modric, min. 85), Jude Bellingham (Joselu, min. 85), Camavinga, Vinicius Junior (Lucas Vázquez, min. 93) and Rodrygo (Eder Military, min. 90)

Goals 0-1 min. 73: Dani Carvajal. 0-2 min. 82: Vinicius Junior.

Referee Slavko Vincic

Yellow playing cards Vinicius Junior (min. 34), Nico Schlotterbeck (min. 40), M. Sabitzer (min. 43) and Hummels (min. 78)

Imagine that German locker room at half-time: Champions League remaining towards Madrid and lacking so many possibilities, and having one other 45 minutes left wherein to place up with an enormous awake, offended and grateful, joyful together with his future. “Carvajal's header from a corner against some Germans. We're already sweating everything,” says a fan after the primary one. The yellow started to show white, and the white was scarier: he wants much less, a few possessions, to wreak chaos and misfortune on the rival; He doesn't want something for a objective, a brief defender can rating it for you (what a Champions League, Daniel) surrounded by German towers; Madrid in entrance of you in a Champions League remaining (14 out of 17, the final eight received) is an implacable and merciless illness, it’s a supernatural tapeworm: it consumes what you eat, you assume you’re nourished and what you obtain is to die extra slowly.

What occurred at Wembley is that, within the first half and on their clearest events, the formidable Borussia staff didn’t know what to chop, they didn’t know calm their nerves, and within the second half Madrid had a objective with none likelihood, and in The first time he scored the second. The whys don't matter as a result of this staff is now not in these. He exhibits up, sees the panorama and applies a wild hammer when the video games want it: objective and objective, title. Two Champions Leagues in transitional seasons. Cristiano, one of the best scorer within the historical past of Madrid, is leaving, Ramos is leaving, the founding father of a monumental cycle, all God is leaving, however they don't take the defend off the shirt, and somebody has satisfied these folks that there’s something , even when there may be not: typically it is sufficient to consider.

At Carvajal's wedding ceremony a few summers in the past, a number of gamers gathered within the shade of a tree to talk with a number of managers. There was additionally Joselu, Carvajal's brother-in-law after which out of Madrid. It had been the season of not possible comebacks. “But what's happening, is there something unique to Madrid, what do you feel on the field?” requested a supervisor. The boyfriend spoke: “I don't know if there is something or not, but the rivals think there is, and that is the important thing.” No, attending to the Borussia locker room at half-time didn't need to be simple: they shot on the king, and missed. The king swallowed them in two spoonfuls. He didn't must play: he collapsed, let himself fall, on his rival. He aimed and killed. A German summed it up like this at half-time: “But how have we left these psychopaths alive.” And Dani Carvajal additionally answered that query.

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