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2013 UEFA Champions League Semifinal - Results and Analysis
Champions League Semifinal
The Champions League Semifinal Analysis
Four teams remain in the competition looking to win the Champions League and be crowned champions of Europe. Two German teams, two Spanish teams leading to a possible all German, or all Spanish club final.
Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Dortmund successfully won their quarterfinal clashes to reach the semifinal. Now a two leg semifinal will take place to determine who will be in the final
All four teams are world class, with Dortmund and Madrid each claiming their leagues title last year and Bayern and Barcelona expected to take their leagues title this year. In fact, Bayern Munich has already claimed the Budesliga title with weeks left in the season.
This years semifinal games are ones that make the Champions League so special, and so anticipated by soccer fans around the world. Big name teams with big name players playing for the biggest title in Europe.
Now lets look at the match-ups:
2013 Champions League Semifinal Matches and Results
The Champions League Round of 16 and Quarterfinal matches delivered exciting games and intense match ups, but the Semifinal puts four Champions League winning worthy teams against each other.
The schedule and results for the Semifinal are listed as follows;
1st Leg - Tuesday April 23rd 2013
Bayern Munich 4-0 Barcelona
Wednesday April 24th 2013
Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid
2nd Leg - Tuesday April 30th 2013
Real Madrid 2-0 Dortmund (Dortmund advances 4-3 on agg.)
Wednesday May 1st 2013
Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich (Bayern advances 7-0 on agg.)
The teams with the highest aggregate score from the home and away games will proceed to the final on May 25th.
Be sure to check back for updated scores as the games unfold.
Quarterfinal Results and Analysis
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Semifinal Results and Analysis:
The Champions League Semifinal results:
Barcelona 0 - 3 Bayern Munich (2nd leg)
Bayern Advances 7 - 0 on aggregate
After an impressive 4-0 win at home, Bayern Munich went on the road to Barcelona's home to play the second leg of the Champions League semifinal.
In a game that many expected Barcelona to win, but not necessarily by 4-0 which they needed to tie the game, they ended up losing very emphatically 3-0.
Bayern Munich has been strong all season, but their dominating performance over one of the best teams in the world, surprised many, and will make them the favorite to win in the final.
Robben, Muller and an own goal off of Pique lead to the 3 goals for Bayern,and the home loss for Barcelona.
Real Madrid 2 - 0 Dortmund (2nd leg)
Dortmund Advances 4 - 3 on aggregate
Dortmund sealed what was a big surprise to many, a place in the Champions League Final, with a 2-0 loss to Madrid that left them 4-3 up in the aggregate score.
It was a tense and exciting match in Madrid in which the home team knew they would have to score goals. The game had plenty of chances, with Real Madrid getting almost a half dozen in the first half, and Dortmund with as many in the second half.
But no goals came until the 80th minute when Madrid was finally able to break through. A frenzy followed that as Dortmund were hammered back, and Madrid got another.
It looked like the nearly impossible was about to be accomplished by Madrid, but they could not get the vital third goal, and Dortmund escaped to reach the Final.
The two main scoring figures coming into this game, Ronaldo and Lewandowski, had little impact on the game except for missing more than a few open chances each.
With the result, Dortmund did just enough to make it to the Final which will be played on May 25th 2013.
Dortmund 4 - 1 Real Madrid (1st leg)
In a very exciting game, Dortmund do the unexpected, and beat Real Madrid, and beat them soundly.
It was the Lewandowski show as he scored the first goal after 8 minutes, and then three more goals in the second half.
Ronaldo scored Madrid's only goal just before halftime. But that was all they would get.
Dortmund looked so much more confident, and the fans were behind them the entire game. Their quick pace, and superior teamwork lead them to victory.
With Bayern's big win over Barcelona yesterday, and now Dortmund equaling that feat against Madrid, have we seen the tables turning in favor of German dominance?
The second leg of this match up will take place at Madrid, on April 30th.
Bayern 4 - 0 Barcelona (1st leg)
In the Bayern Munich - Barcelona 1st leg game Bayern get a surprising 4-0 win. Muller scores two as Bayern make no mistakes in the 1st leg of this series.
Messi, and Barcelona, looked slow, timid and incapable of stopping the Bayern Munich attack. There was little or no pressure on the Bayern goalkeeper, and every time Bayern got forward, they looked dangerous.
With this victory, Bayern go to Barcelona with a huge advantage. But if anyone can come back from 4-0 down, it would be Barcelona.
2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League Semifinal coming May 1st.
2013 UEFA Champions League Final
The final will be played at Wembly Stadium in London England on May 25th 2013 between:
Borussia Dortmund VS Bayern Munich
Dortmund defeated Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate to reach the final, their first time in the final in 15 years.
Bayern Munich defeated Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate, including a 3-0 win at Barcelona, to reach the Final, their 3rd final in 4 years.