Dortmund - He's often played second fiddle to Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic at the heart of Borussia Dortmund's back four, but Felipe Santana found himself centre stage in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League quarter-final return leg against Malaga CF, scoring the in the third minute of stoppage time to take the Yellow-Blacks into the semi-finals in dramatic fashion.

Speaking to the assembled press after the game, the 27-year-old Brazilian defender described the "crazy" goal he dedicated to the fans and discussed Dortmund's prospects of emulating their 1997 success in the tournament.

Question: Felipe Santana, as the game went into injury time did you still believe Borussia Dortmund could win it ?

Felipe Santana: You always have to believe in yourself and keep going. We worked really hard in the second half and the coach pulled off a masterstroke by introducing Mats Hummels at the end. Neven Subotic and myself could then push up the pitch to try and get on the end of his long balls forward. It's not where I normally belong, but I was in the right place at the right time.

Question: Tell us more about your goal.

Sanatana: I can't quite explain how it came about, it was just plain crazy! I was in there and somehow managed to scramble the ball over the line. It was a lucky break as well. Then everyone jumped on me, I could hardly breathe. I'd like to dedicate the goal to our supporters. The show they choreographed on the South Terrace before the game was fantastic.

Question: How did you feel when the final whistle went?

Sanatana: Incredible, it beggars description. We just celebrated. Another special game on a very special stage, and with a finish like that - pure joy. I'm just proud to be part of this team.

Question: Dortmund made life difficult for themselves for much of the game, going behind twice. How annoying was it to concede those two goals?

Sanatana: It was annoying, but our own inability to put away a whole bunch of chancesof our own made it even worse. It has to be said, though, Malaga's goalkeeper played very well again. As far as my own performance goes, I'm pretty satisfied, despite the two goals we let in - and not just because I scored the winner.

Question: How do you rate Borussia Dortmund's overall performance in the Champions League this season?

Sanatana: We've been doing very well so far. It's still pretty new for us to be competing at this level and we've risen well to the challenge. We played very convincingly in the group phase and likewise in the first knock-out stage. gainst Malaga This might not have been our best performance against Malaga, but we demonstrated our will to win right through to the final second. No-one wanted to go home beaten.

Question: How important is it to have reached the semi-finals?

Sanatana: It means we're among the top four teams in Europe, level with the likes of Real Madrid, probably Barcelona and Bayern as well. And that's great. We've achieved our target by reaching the semi-finals. Now we hope to continue the journey all the way to the final at Wembley.

Question: And winning it?

Sanatana: We'd love to win it, of course, but one step at a time. We'll have to get through the semis first. But who knows, there might soon be a picture of Mario Götze with the trophy hanging in the corridor here t accompany the one of [sporting director and 1997 Champions League winner] Michael Zorc.

Question: Any reactions from back home in Brazil to the win yet?

Sanatana: My family watched the match on TV there and I've had quite a few calls on the mobile. I'll wait for some of the post-match adrenaline to burn off and then have a good chat with my family.

Compiled by Dietmar Nolte in Dortmund