Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid and Thomas Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund fought out an eventful and exciting draw at the Westfalenstadion.
It was a visual treat for football lovers on Tuesday night as Real Madrid and Borrussia Dortmund battled it out for all three points in one of football’s greatest arenas. Raphael Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andre Schurrle and Pierre emerick Aubameyang all got on the scoresheet for their respective teams and ensured that the points were shared on the night.
Real Madrid drew first blood, with Cristiano Ronaldo pouncing on a backheel pass from Gareth Bale to smashit it into the bottom corner, silencing anyone who doubted his form. It was extremely unfortunate from Dortmund’s point of view as they were denied a penalty minutes earlier after the ball made contact with Ronaldo’s outstretched hand in the penalty box.
Ahahaha Real Madrid are back. Ronaldo clear handball, no penalty given pic.twitter.com/hjPNnmz8B1
— Barça ❤️ (@VlSCABARCA) September 27, 2016
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) September 27, 2016
Great play from the whole team, Benzema to Kroos to James on the other side to Bale with a back heel to Ronaldo to score RM 1st goal tonight
— IG:Wilson_richy (@ubywills) September 27, 2016
I love Ronaldo but theres absolutely no way he’s best player in the world anymore sadly
— Daniel (@DesignFootyIG) September 27, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo puts Madrid ahead at Dortmund, but it’s all about Gareth Bale’s bloody outrageous assist
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) September 27, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 98 goals in Europe and 95 in the Champions League. Absolutely incredible. pic.twitter.com/sWNnW1Ysnl
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) September 27, 2016
Anyway back to Dortmund v Real. And Ronaldo is back. 1-0 and hugs ZZ. 🤔
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 27, 2016
RONALDO AND ZIDANE TEARS IN MY EYES
— Robin® (@CalmaAtCampNou) September 27, 2016
So Ronaldo handled the ball but Dortmund were not awarded a penalty and now he has scored. TL taken by a storm by Ronaldo haters😂
— Rishi Sarda (@Rishi_ManUtd) September 27, 2016
The Ronaldo effect: you can raise your arm to block a free kick that would normally result in a penalty for every other situation #BVBRMA
— Nick McKendrick (@nickmckendrick) September 27, 2016
Clear handball by Ronaldo, no penalty given to @BVB!
— SPORT English (@Sport_EN) September 27, 2016
However, Dortmund got level minutes before the end of the first half after a Keylor Navas howler saw him parry the ball straight at Rafael Varane, allowing a lurking Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to score close range.
Navas’ option to punch this particular free-kick is fatal, as it goes straight into Varane, giving Aubameyang the easiest of tasks.
— Get German Football (@GGFN_) September 27, 2016
Raphael Varane just matched Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a foot race. If anyone ever wanted to know how quick he actually is.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) September 27, 2016
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now scored 7 goals in his last 6 appearances for Borussia Dortmund.
— Mr Bani_Qcanon! (@Qcanon) September 27, 2016
I think Keylor Navas has been watching too much Liga MX.
— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) September 27, 2016
It was the second sloppy punching away from Keylor Navas, it’s not only bad luck
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) September 27, 2016
Ousmane Dembele received both praise and criticism over the course of the game. The 19-year-old has been a revelation this season for Tomas Tuchel side and he continued his good form today by harassing the Real Madrid defence.
Dembele better than Cristiano Ronaldo
— Yannis (@UnSaleArabe) September 27, 2016
Ousmane Dembelé just needs hours of session centering the shooting. And then is ready to conquer to the world
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) September 27, 2016
Manchester United must buy Ousmane Dembele at any cost.
— Nikos Pappas (@nikos1977) September 27, 2016
Dembele is ruining Danilo’s career, makes him looks dull.
— khawla. (@K_Blaugrana) September 27, 2016
Dembele is good but he has that mark of a young player; wrong decision making in crucial areas.
— For-me-no (@TheKenyanKopite) September 27, 2016
The amount of potential and talent Dembele has is unbelievable. He’s 18 and already a nightmare for defenders! Great future ahead 🙏🙌
— Qaid (@Cule_Qaid) September 27, 2016
Dembélé does IT ALL except put the ball in the top corner. Turned the Madrid defence inside out. Then blasted over.
— AS English (@English_AS) September 27, 2016
Dembélé is already a joy to watch, shades of Robben in his play.
— Futhead (@Futhead) September 27, 2016
Y’all were praising Dembele, ok he’s a very talented young player but he’s the reason Dortmund are behind.
— Lienstein (@YesAbdallaah) September 27, 2016
I cannot stand Dembele showboating. So over it.
— Tif (@xx_tif) September 27, 2016
Lool Dembele out. So much hype for the jokeman.
— L (@MARCOASENSlO) September 27, 2016
Rafael Varane gave Real Madrid the lead after Karim Benzema’s shot hit the woodwork and parried off into his path of his compatriot.
Real Madrid take the lead! Raphaël Varane stabs home after Karim Benzema hits the woodwork!
Dortmund 1-2 Real Madrid
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 27, 2016
Varane has twice outgassed Aubameyang tonight. Must be one of the quickest players in the world, let alone defenders
— Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) September 27, 2016
Varane is TRASH, he celebrated his goal and saw his teammates down and still didn’t stop celebrating.
— mighty ue II (@mightyue) September 27, 2016
This version of Varane more often, por favor.
— Aditya (@aditkris) September 27, 2016
Varane did a really good job on Aubameyang today.
— Folarin (@Folarinarian) September 27, 2016
But Tuchel’s side weren’t to be outdone at home. Second half substitute Andre Schurrle scored an equaliser minutes before full time, with a thunderous left foot strike to put the home side level.
Always rated Schürrle. He’s an impact player that changes the momentum of his side whenever he’s brought off the bench #SuperSub
— Josh Luna (@CFCLUNA10) September 27, 2016
Schurrle is better than Pedro & Willian but that doesn’t say much at all.
— Auban (@Aubaneyang) September 27, 2016
With a goal like that, Schürrle really needs ice on that leg. It was fire. It was unstoppable
— Servus Basti🇩🇪 (@EfoSanyang) September 27, 2016
Players Chelsea sold because of inconsistency are doing better than Oscar. Schurrle for example.
— RAJI (@RajiDraj) September 27, 2016
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 27, 2016
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) September 27, 2016
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB_English) September 27, 2016
That’s Schurrle’s national team place cemented all the way to 2022.
— Paul 🌐 (@Kolology) September 27, 2016