Fans' Goetze reaction pleases Dortmund boss

While the Signal Iduna Park stadium announcer hurriedly read out the names before kick-off, giving fans little time to boo or jeer the 20-year-old Goetze, the midfield star drew little reaction from the 65,829-strong crowd.

updated: April 25, 2013 08:40 IST
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Dortmund: Coach Jurgen Klopp praised Borussia Dortmund's fans after the anticipated angry backlash to Germany midfielder Mario Goetze's controversial move to rivals Bayern Munich failed to materialise in the win against Real Madrid.

Dortmund routed the Spanish giants 4-1 on Wednesday night with Poland striker Robert Lewandowski becoming the first player to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final.

Dortmund fans had reacted angrily when news broke on Tuesday that Goetze will join Bayern on July 1 after actioning a release clause in his contract. An Internet campaign had threatened a hostile response during the Real match.

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