Champions League semi-final: Robert Lewandowski gives Borussia crushing win over Real

Just as Lionel Messi had failed to shine for a subdued Barcelona at Bayern on his return from a hamstring injury, Real star Cristiano Ronaldo was fairly anonymous apart from scoring the visitors only goal.

updated: April 25, 2013 13:55 IST
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Dortmund: Poland striker Robert Lewandowski netted all four goals in Borussia Dortmund's 4-1 win over Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first-leg to strengthen the possibility of an all-German final at Wembley on May 25.

After Bayern Munich's 4-0 hammering of Barcelona on Tuesday in the other semi-final, Borussia followed the German champions' example. (See: Match in pics)

Dortmund were as clinical as Bayern as they floored Jose Mourinho's Real who narrowly avoided suffering their worst defeat in the competition - AC Milan beating them 5-0 in what was then the European Cup in the 1988/89 campaign.

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