‘Dortmund may never repeat this’

Felipe Santana reflected that Borussia Dortmund’s achievement in reaching the Champions League Final may be a one-off.

The Germans knocked out Real Madrid in the semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate, despite a 2-0 defeat in their semi-final second leg this week.

“We are enjoying a moment now that I'm not sure we can repeat. Tonight we played well and stood up to Madrid's pressure,” the defender reflected afterwards.

“In the end we got the result we needed in order to get to the final. We have fought a lot in order to reach Wembley.

“Even after conceding twice tonight we were only thinking of the final. Madrid are a magnificent team and it's very hard to come here and not concede.

“ The important thing was the result, though. There was a lot of joy in our dressing room. We wanted to get to the showpiece and we did it.”

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