Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid 4-1 to follow up on Bayern Munich's 4-0 win against Barcelona to bring the Champions League semifinal first-leg aggregate score to Germany 8, Spain 1. Since the second legs of each tie will likely be formalities on the way to an all-German final, let's go back take one more whiff of the faint scent of competition before it completely disappears. These are the very best images from Dortmund-Madrid...
The pre-match talk all centered around the leaked news that Bayern Munich will buy Dortmund's Mario Gotze for €37 million this summer. So now that the midfielder has officially been labeled a Judas, the obligatory "GOTZE OUT" banner was held aloft by a Dortmund fan. Even though him leaving is the problem to begin with.
The "Thanks Mario!" sign showed that Dortmund fans weren't all bitter about Gotze's decision. Unless it was being sarcastic.
Iker Casillas: Still not starting, still having a sad.
This guy just drank a keg of Red Bull.
Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring his first goal in the 8th minute by celebrating like Leo Messi. This would only be the beginning of his Messi impression.
Cristiano Ronaldo capitalizes on a Mats Hummels mistake to make it 1-1 shortly before halftime. He celebrates by hugging an invisible fat person with Gonzalo Higuain.
Lewandowski celebrates scoring his third goal (which came just five minutes after his second) by trying to teach Luka Modric how to count. He is now the only player to ever score a hat trick against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Lewandowski adds a fourth with a 67th-minute penalty. He shows he can also count to four.
The shock of the result makes Cristiano Ronaldo's face begin to melt.
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