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Liverpool Shocks Dortmund in a 4 – 3 Amazing Comeback

Goes to Semi finals of Europa League on an Aggreagate of 5 – 4

sakkhoLiverpool completed a fairytale comeback, fighting back from 3-1 down against Borussia Dortmund to reach the Europa League semi-finals after Dejan Lovren’s stoppage-time winner secured a 4-3 win on Friday (AEST).
Lovren rose at the far post to head home in the first minute of added time, recalling memories of Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League final comeback against AC Milan and propelling them into the last four with a 5-4 aggregate victory.
Liverpool will be joined in the semi-final draw by Villarreal, who beat Sparta Prague 4-2 and 6-3 over the two legs and Shakhtar Donetsk who won 4-0 at home to Braga to complete a 6-1 aggregate triumph.
Holders Sevilla, bidding for a third straight title, were taken to extra time by Spanish rivals Athletic Bilbao before winning 5-4 on penalties.

Liverpool’s victory at Anfield was greeted by typically exuberant celebrations from manager Jurgen Klopp, who spent seven years at Dortmund and would have been no stranger to the quick-fire counter attacks that earned the visitors a 2-0 lead.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had seemingly given Dortmund an unassailable advantage, before Liverpool gained a foothold when Divock Origi poked the ball home early in the second half.
Their spirits were swiftly dampened, however, when Marco Reus made it 3-1 after 57 minutes, before hope was restored through Philippe Coutinho’s curling effort.

The Anfield roar then went into overdrive when Mamadou Sakho levelled with 12 minutes remaining and the final blow was delivered when Lovren rose to head James Milner’s cross into the net.

Both coaches were left stunned by the outcome.

“It is difficult to explain. A wonderful, wonderful night at Anfield and to be honest the game was strange,” an almost disbelieving Klopp said.

“It was not logical. It was very emotional. At the end at 3-3 everyone here believed it was meant to be, it was destiny,” his Dortmund counterpart Thomas Tuchel said.

“If you have such a strong belief then things can happen.”

In Ukraine, Shakhtar Donetsk had led 2-1 after the first leg against Sporting Braga, but the home side got on its way with the opening goal after 25 minutes through a penalty from Dario Srna.

An own goal from defender Ricardo Ferreira before half-time put Shakhtar well in control, and after Viktor Kovalenko scored the home side’s third on 50 minutes, the hapless Ferreira put through his own net for a second time to complete the scoring.

In Prague, Spanish side Villarreal scored three times in the first half to all but clinch the club’s tie against Sparta Prague.

Cedric Bakambu scored his second of the game in the 49th minute to make it 4-0 on the night and 6-1 on aggregate, before Borek Dockal and Ladislav Krejci scored consolation goals for the visitors.

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