bundesliga.com brought you live updates and tidbits from our reporter in the Santiago Bernabeu, which you can relive below.
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez - Essien, Varane, Ramos, Coentrao (Kaka 57') - Modric, Xabi Alonso (Khedira 67') - Di Maria, Özil, Ronaldo - Higuain (Benzema 57')
Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer - Gündogan, Bender (Santana 90+1') - Blaszczykowski, Götze (Großkreutz 14'), Reus - Lewandowski (Kehl 87')
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FULL TIME! That brings an end to our live coverage this evening. You can read bundesliga.com's full match report here.
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FULL TIME!Dortmund appeared to have Real completely in check, but Benzema's goal brought the hosts back to life after they had seemingly given up hope. Ramos' effort ushered in collective nail-biting from the travelling support, but Dortmund held on to reach their first final since winning the tournament in 1997.
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "I'm absolutely exhausted and am lost for words. It was unbelievably nail-biting. I aged a fair few years in the final minutes. I'm spent!"
FULL TIME! IN-CRED-IBLE! Dortmund lose their first game of the current Champions League campaign, but advance to the final nonetheless!
90+4' Unbelievably nerve-wracking final few minutes. Can the Dortmund boys hold on? Real only need another goal to go through...
90' The fourth official announces that five minutes of additional time will be played.
88'GOAL!Dortmund can't clear their lines from a corner and the ball comes to Sergio Ramos, who smashes the ball high into the top corner!
87' Team captain Sebastian Kehl replaces Lewandowski on the field as Dortmund look to sure up their defence.
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "The Bernabeu is rocking again. That goal has woken them from their slumber."
83'GOAL!Benzema pokes home Özil's right-wing cross, putting the hosts 1-0 up. Too little too late? Let's hope so!
81' We're into the final ten minutes. Dortmund and Gündogan in particular are incredibly composed on the ball, passing the ball around like it's a Sunday afternoon kickabout in the park.
79'Dortmund win a free-kick 30 yards out towards the right side of the box. Schmelzer curls an in-swinger towards Lewandowski but it's headed clear.
77'Lewandowski has the opening goal on his bootlaces after a stunning run from Reus, but the striker's effort is blocked by a last-gasp defensive lunge.
75' Just quarter of an hour remaining. How are those butterflies doing in your stomach?
71'Real have fizzed a couple of shots far too close to Dortmund's goal for comfort. Weidenfeller oozes calm in watching them fly past. Not much time left for the hosts to get the three goals they need...
67'Mourinho has played all his cards now, with Sami Khedira coming on for Xavi Alonso. Real are looking surprisingly lethargic. Part of a plan to lull Dortmund into a false sense of security?
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "The Dortmund fans are getting louder, largely because the rest of the stadium is getting quieter. Will the double substitution make a difference? I don't think so. Real are now playing a 3-2-3-2 with Ronaldo and Benzema up front.
62'Dortmund should be 1-0 up. Great work by Reus down the right, before squaring to Gündogan, who's unmarked on the edge of the six yard box. Alas, the midfielder fires straight at Diego Lopez with the goal at his mercy.
57'...Kaka and Karim Benzema come on for Coentrao and Higuain. The hosts are going all-out attack now.
55' The expected gung-ho attack from Real has not been forthcoming and Dortmund are happy enough for the match to idle on as it is. Real coach Jose Mourinho is preparing a couple of substitutes...
51' What a chance for Dortmund! Reus bides his time before playing a superbly weighted pass into Lewandowski's stride. The striker takes a touch, burns forward and...smashes his shot from 8 yards off the crossbar! So close.
49'Hummels looks regal out there. He just dispossessed Özil on the left as easily as he would a schoolboy. What a player!
SECOND HALF! They're back underway in Madrid. Real need to win 3-0 to go through, while an away goal for Dortmund would have their hosts well and truly on the ropes.
HALF TIME!Real have just 45 minutes to turn the game around as they go in search of their elusive decimal, a tenth European cup victory. Dortmund should be braced for another rampant onslaught early on, but should find space on the counterattack.
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "The first 15 minutes were unbelievable from Real, and they were driven forward relentlessly by their fans. Dortmund stumbled but didn't hit the canvas. Consequently they came into the game more and had a few good chances on the counter. Hummels is superb in defence."
HALF TIME! Phew! Have 45 minutes really gone already? Dortmund were fortunate not to concede early on, but refused to buckle under the tidal wave of Real's pressure. Their cause was not helped by what looks like a hamstring injury to Mario Götze, who was replaced after 14 minutes by Kevin Großkreutz. Still, 0-0 it remains, leaving Dortmund just 45 minutes away from the final!
45 +2' …fires well over. We'll take those all day if you don't mind Ronaldo.
45 +1'Ronaldo turns on the after-burners hoping for one last hurrah before the break. He's brought down 30 yards out by Sven Bender and a free-kick is awarded. Ronaldo steps up to shoot and...
41' No sooner have I said it and Dortmund have their next clear sight of goal. A swift break down the right feeds Robert Lewandowski, but the striker's shot on the swivel is tame and off-target.
39'Dortmund's stats are creeping up. Spaces are beginning to appear in Real's backline and midfield, but Reus and Co are just a tick to hurried to be able to make the most of them.
34' Outrageous pass with the outside of his right foot by Hummels to find Ilkay Gündogan unmarked in the centre circle. The move comes to nothing, but it's a sign of Dortmund's growing confidence the more the match progresses.
32' Show your support for the BVB boys! Scroll to the bottom and vote if you think Dortmund will reach the final!
28' The match is still being played at an intense pace, with neither side giving the other an inch. Thunderous tackles are commonplace, with goalmouth chances far rarer at the moment.
24'Real's early pressure has waned and Dortmund are starting to look more settled. They've had a couple of half-chances on the break so far, with Marco Reus orchestrating the attacks in Götze's absence.
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "Wow, what a game, it's completely absorbing. However, after the turbulent opening period, the Real Madrid fans know the longer it stays goalless, the better for Dortmund. The deafening noise has subsided considerably."
16' In the midst of all that, Robert Lewandowski had a terrific chance to silence the home support. The Pole brilliantly chested down a high ball and volleyed goalwards, but Diego Lopez was able to save easily.
14' And that's the end of Götze's night, with Kevin Großkreutz coming on to replace him. In the meantime, Weidenfeller made another terrific save, this time from Ronaldo, before Mesut Özil fired wide when clean through. Dortmund are riding their luck somewhat here - and Schmelzer looks nervous.
12' Oh dear. That doesn't look good for Dortmund or Mario Götze, who pulls up holding his left hamstring. Looks like he might have to be substituted off...
9'Real are attacking with all their might and are putting Dortmund under severe pressure early on. Klopp's troops are struggling to get out of their own half at the moment.
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "It's so loud here it's hard to bear without ear plugs. Hopefully Dortmund won't concede an early goal otherwise the place will erupt. It'll be difficult to hear the visiting fans tonight."
4' Great chance for Real. Marcel Schmelzer is caught napping on the edge of his own box, allowing Gonzalo Higuain to run through on Roman Weidenfeller, but the Dortmund custodian makes himself big and blocks for a corner, which comes to nothing.
KICK-OFF: And we're off! Real immediately look to go on the front foot, but it's all still a bit hectic at the moment.
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "Si se puede, si se puede! Yes we can! Those are the chants of the home support, hoping to inspire their side. Then again, that's exactly what the Malaga faithful sang too, and look what happened there..."
KICK-OFF - 4 mins: The teams have processed out on to the pitch and are line-up, listening to the awe-inspiring opera music that precedes every Champions League game.
KICK-OFF - 8 mins: On a scale of 1-10 how excited are you? Tense? Nervous? Confident? Or is it all so overwhelming you're not really sure? Thought so.
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "It's so loud here when 80,000 Real fans start whistling. As soon as Dortmund's fans start singing, they are drowned out by the home crowd. The stadium announcer encourages the fans to belt out the club's song, which they duly do."
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "Dortmund's players have just returned to the changing rooms. Behind me the comments being directed towards the visiting players are making me blush! Real Madrid's players follow a minute later to raucous applause. The stadium is about 90 per cent full and the Dortmund section is heaving."
KICK-OFF - 20 mins:Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp appears remarkably relaxed given what's riding on the game. "Don't be fooled, I'm tense too!" revealed the amicable tactician, who's wearing a thick trenchcoat and scarf to keep the cold at bay - it's a chilly night in Madrid by the looks of things. Cristiano Ronaldo is wearing gloves, poor thing.
KICK-OFF - 25 mins: Who do you think will be Dortmund's decisive player tonight? Vote here!
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "The Real Madrid players are now out on the pitch being put through their paces. The music that accompanied their appearance? Thunderstruck by AC/DC. No joke!"
Kick-off - 30 mins: The Spanish media have been bigging up Real's chances of turning the game around, despite the considerable deficit. They were doing something similar this time last week too, and then this happened.
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "The rest of the Dortmund side come out for their warm-up. One section of the stadium repeats their chorus of whistles, while the away section cannot contain their delight. Around 4,000 visting fans are in the ground. Every ten minutes or so the big screen shows a video of the Real players asking their fans for support."
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "Real Madrid's goalkeepers come out for their warm-up. The Dortmund fans do their best to make life uncomfortable for them. Two minutes later the BVB keepers emerge and the stadium erupts in shrill whistles!"
Kick-off - 45 mins: The LINE-UPS are in! Borussia Dortmund name an unchanged side for the first time in this season's UEFA Champions League. Meanwhile, Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho makes two changes to the team who lost 4-1 in Dortmund as Pepe and Sami Khedira are replaced by Michael Essien and Angel di Maria.
bundesliga.com Reporter at the Santiago Bernabeu: "Around 500 Dortmund fans are already in the stadium. Outside the Real Madrid fans are singing themselves into a frenzy!"
Kick-off - 60 mins: The Dortmund players appear relaxed, with midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski strolling around taking photos of the ground as it fills up.
Kick-off - 65 mins: The starting line-ups have not yet been confirmed, but Dortmund arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu a few minutes ago, and the players headed straight for the pitch to get an initial feel for the turf.
We'll be giving you your fill of all the live, text action including informative snippets from our in-stadium reporter.
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