Real downed in Dortmund as Schmelzer strikes
DORTMUND, Germany (AFP) - Germany defender Marcel Schmelzer hit a second-half winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid 2-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League to snatch top spot in Group D from the Spanish giants.
Having beaten Ajax 1-0 at home and only been denied a win at Manchester City three weeks ago by a late penalty in the 1-1 draw, the German champions produced another battling European display at home against Jose Mourinho's Madrid.
"It was a strange match, neither team was better, but it was an incredibly difficult game," said Mourinho.
"They were very organised and defended very well. Dortmund deserved the victory, but we had our chances to win the game."