Borussia Dortmund are through to the Champions League quarterfinals despite losing 2-1 at home to Zenit St. Petersburgh at the Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund, Champions League finalists last season, won the first leg 4-2 in Russia and looked certain of making the quarterfinals.
Yet the home side came out rather nervous at the start of the second leg. Meanwhile Zenit began with a frantic pace on offense and were rewarded with a goal by Brazilian striker Hulk after 15 minutes. Zenit continued piling on the pressure on the hosts and should’ve gone up 2-0, but Oleg Shatov’s effort flew wide of the post.
It would be Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl who would calm the tension for his club with a header in two minutes later for the equalizer.
The Russian side kept up their fast-paced approach in the second half and went ahead again in the 71st minute to a goal by substitute Jose Rondon. However, it was always going to be a tall task to overcome that first leg deficit and in the end it was the German club advancing to the quarterfinals.