Champions League last four
Celebrations at the Signal Iduna Park as Borussia Dortmund produce a barnstorming performance to
Man of the hour (and a half): Robert Lewandowski, who bagged the lot for the hosts, becoming the first player ever to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final
It was all smiles before kick-off as BVB head coach and his Real counterpart Jose Mourinho exchanged greetings...
...but the latter's mood was soured with just eight minutes on the clock as Lewandowksi fired Dortmund in front...
...finishing off a superb ball into the box from Mario Götze (4.l.), who also received his dues from his teammates
Marco Reus was in lively form for the hosts as they kept the men in white busy at the back - Xabi Alonso, in this instance
And with Sven Bender doing a fine job of keeping tabs on Cristiano Ronaldo, it was looking good for BVB as half-time approached
But in the 43rd minute, a quick counter, a defensive slip-up - and Ronaldo was on hand to knock home the equaliser...
...coolly laid on for him by Gonzalo Higuain (l.) - 1-1 at the halfway mark, and the visitors now wirth a precious away goal in the bag
Just five minutes after the restart, the Yellow-Blacks were back in front - Lewandowski leading by example once again. And five minutes on from that...
...the red-hot Polish marksman was turning away in celebration again as the recently deposed German champs really started to turn on the turbo
...and one to go, this time hammered home from the spot after Alonso had brought down Reus in the box
Roman Weidenfeller made a couple of crucial stops as the visitors tried to grab a second goal to make their task in the return a mite easier...
...and 4-1 it remained, putting Borussia firmly in pole position for the return in Madrid
The job's far from over yet, but a mighty hard part has been done!
FC Bayern Munich celebrate after sealing a comfortable 4-0 victory against FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg
Bayern are very much in the driving seat from the off, carving out several scoring opportunities before Thomas Müller (front) break the deadlock for the hosts...
...nodding Dante's headed set-up over the goalline from close range for the deserved lead
Lionel Messi's (l.) Barcelona enjoy the larger share of possession particularly in the first half, but largely lack creativity in the final third...
...leaving Andres Iniesta (back, against Bayern midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger) & Co frustrated
Bayern Munich remain the far more dangerous side after the interval. Mario Gomez (front) doubles the lead for the Bundesliga record champions shortly after the restart
It's the Bayern and Germany forward's second goal in this year's competition, who earned a starting berth courtesy to Mario Mandzukic's suspension
Arjen Robben (2nd l.) then does brilliantly before adding the Bavarian's third goal, rounding a Barca defender before leaving Victor Valdes in goal no chance
It comes even worse for the visitors from Catalonia, when Müller (c.) adds his second on the night, passing in David Alaba's pin-point assist...
...to score his seventh's goal in eleven Champions League games in the current competition and make it a night to remember for Bayern Munich
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