UCL Semi Final Second Leg Review

Following the two-legged Semi Finals, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid are set to go toe to toe in the 2024 UEFA Champions League at Wembley in June.

The UEFA Champions League Final is a global event that draws the attention and adoration of the entire world of football, and it is a game that fans of the beautiful game look forward to every season. Now, following the conclusion of the 2023/24 Semi-Final matches, we know now that it will be either Borussia Dortmund or Real Madrid who will get to lift that famous trophy at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday 1st June.

Both of these European football heavyweights have experienced success in this final over the years. Starting with Borussia Dortmund, their sole win to date came in the 1997 Final, when goals from Karl-Heinz Riedle (29’, 34’) and Lars Ricken (71’) ensured a BVB win that day to beat Italian Giants Juventus 3 – 1. Alessandro Del Piero got the only goal for the Old Lady in a match that took place at the Olympiastadion in Munich.

As for Real Madrid, they are currently the holders of the record of having the most UEFA Champions League wins to their name of any other football club in Europe. Los Blancos have won it on 14 occasions: 1955/56 (4 – 3 vs. Reims), 1956/57 (2 – 0 vs. Fiorentina), 1957/58 (3 – 2 vs. AC Milan – At Extra Time), 1958/59 (2 – 0 vs. Reims), 1959/60 (7 – 3 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt), 1965/66 (2 – 1 vs. Partizan Belgrade), 1997/98 (1 – 0 vs. Juventus), 1999/00 (3 – 0 vs. Valencia), 2001/02 (2 – 1 vs. Bayer Leverkusen), 2013/14 (4 – 1 vs. Atletico Madrid – At Extra Time), 2015/16 (5 – 3 on penalties vs. Atletico Madrid – Game ended at 1 – 1), 2016/17 (4 – 1 vs. Juventus), 2017/18 (3 – 1 vs, Liverpool), and most recently in the 2021/22 season’s Final, when they were 1 – 0 winners against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds thanks to an early second half goal from Real Madrid’s Brazilian international forward Vinicius Junior (59’).

Fast forward to this season’s (2023/24) Semi Finals, Borussia Dortmund came up against French Champions Paris Saint Germain, whilst Bayern Munich stood in Real Madrid’s way of yet another UEFA Champions League Final.

In the first leg, Borussia Dortmund were 1 – 0 winners against their Ligue 1 counterparts thanks to a goal deep into the first half from German international forward Niclas Füllkrug (36’). Meanwhile, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich played out a thrilling 2 – 2 draw at the Allianz Arena in Bavaria.

It was Carlo Ancelotti’s Los Blancos who took the lead through Vinicius Junior early on in the first half (24’) before former Manchester City forward Leroy Sané produced an equaliser to restore parity for hosts Bayern in the early stages of the second half (53’). Spurs and England’s leading goal scorer Harry Kane then gave the German home side the lead from the penalty spot just a few minutes later (57’), only for Vinicius Junior to also score from six yards to equalise later on in the match (83’).

Now, we are going to review the action from the second and final leg of these 2023/24 UEFA Champions League Semi-Final ties, starting with PSG and Borussia Dortmund’s game at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday 7th May.

Paris Saint Germain (France) 0 – 1 Borussia Dortmund (Germany) (0 – 2 on aggregate)

After emerging as the winners of the first leg at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Edin Terzic’s BVB travelled to the Parc des Princes in the French Capital City of Paris with a slender one goal advantage.

In the end, it was another 1 – 0 for Borussia Dortmund against their Parisian counterparts. This time it was a goal from Mats Hummels who sealed the win for the Bundesliga outfit in the early stages of the second half (50’).

Club legend Marco Reus has also recently announced that he is going to depart Dortmund in the upcoming Summer Transfer Window, so it does seem fitting that his last ever game for the club will be in a UEFA Champions League Final.

PSG had the most efforts on goal (both on and off target) with 31 compared with 6 for Dortmund. BVB were more clinical on the night, and they also had less possession than their French opponents with 33% compared with Paris Saint Germain’s total of 67%.

Real Madrid (Spain) 2 – 1 Bayern Munich (Germany) (4 – 3 on aggregate)

The second semi-final between La Liga’s Real Madrid and the Bundesliga’s Bayern Munich had of course ended in a 2 – 2 draw in Munich, so it was all to play for going into the second leg in the Spanish Capital of Madrid.

It would be Real Madrid who managed to take their spot in this year’s UEFA Champions League, beating Bayern 2 – 1 following some very late drama in this match on Wednesday night at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies scored his first ever goal in the Champions League to give Thomas Tuchel’s visiting Bayern Munich side the lead midway through the second half to give them the edge on aggregate. However, two goals from former Stoke City striker Joselu broke Bayern Munich hearts in the end. The forward came off the bench to score two goals in the dying embers of the game (88’, 90+1’), sealing yet another Final for Los Blancos at Wembley Stadium in June.

Ancelotti, formerly of Chelsea and Everton, managed to lead his side to victory, and Real Madrid did have superior possession of the football with 55% compared to a total of 45% for the visitors, Bayern. Los Blancos also had more attempts on goal with 19, whilst Bayern Munich had 8.

Excitement and anticipation are now building for the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League Final that is set to take place under the arch at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday 1st June 2024. This highly prestigious contest will be getting underway at 20:00.

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