JAKARTA - Atletico Madrid opened up opportunities for the semifinals after winning an important 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund. Atletico won the first duel of the Champions League quarter-finals at the Civitas Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Thursday, April 11, 2024 in the morning WIB.

The second match of the Champions League which was held in Madrid City. The day before, Real Madrid hosted Manchester City in a duel that ended in a 3-3 draw.

Like the previous match, Atletico's match against Dortmund was closely escorted by the police.

This is related to the terror threat from the Islamic State group. Hundreds of police secured the match by serving inside and outside the stadium,

The match was safe and smooth. Atletico, who had ambitions to qualify for the semifinals for the first time since seven years ago, immediately kicked off Dortmund's defense.

They took the initiative to attack. Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel has had to work hard since the beginning of the match.

He even made a brilliant save in the third minute. With one hand, Kobel thwarted Axel Witsel's attempt.

However, Kobel made a mistake when giving the ball to defender Ian Maatsen. Because the weak bait could be grabbed by midfielder Atletico Rodrigo De Paul.

The Argentine national team player easily broke into Dortmund's goal when the game was running for four minutes.

Winning 1-0 made Los Colchoneros players even more excited to press their opponent. However, they had a bit of trouble breaking through Dortmund's defense.

However, the effort of Diego Simeone's team gave results. In the 32nd minute, midfielder Lino solidified Atletico's advantage. He successfully welcomed the assist from striker Antoine Griezmann.

The 2-0 score for Atletico lasted until halftime. This is a good capital for the hosts to finish the next 45 minutes.

It's just that in the second half, Atletico slightly lowered the tempo of the game. This makes Dortmund's game develop better.

They began to threaten the Atletico defense. Meanwhile, Griezmann, who is the mainstay on the front lines, failed to show his sharpness

Dortmund's efforts to score goals finally paid off. Edin Terzic's team managed to break into the host's goal after Sebastien Haller scored a goal in the 81st minute.

But Die Borussen failed to add a goal to equalize the score. Until the end of the match the score remained 2-1 for Atletico. Despite losing, Dortmund's chances have not been closed.

Only, they had to beat Atletico in the second match which was held at Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park Stadium, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 in the morning WIB. On the other hand, Atletico only needed a draw to win the last four tickets.

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