Quar­ter-fi­nal, sec­ond leg, 2012-13

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Hav­ing breezed through a group that fea­tured Manchester City and Real Madrid, and waltzed past Shakhtar Donetsk in the last 16, Jur­gen Klopp’s men were faced with the Cham­pi­ons League new­bies, Malaga. His op­po­site num­ber Manuel Pel­le­grini had been well backed by the La Liga club’s Qatari own­ers and could call on ex­pe­ri­enced cam­paign­ers in Jeremy Toulalan, Joaquin and Roque Santa Cruz, but also a wily young schemer called Isco. The open­ing leg in Spain had ended goal­less, but the sec­ond one cer­tainly didn’t dis­ap­point. Joaquin fired the An­chovies ahead, then Robert Le­wandowski lev­elled shortly be­fore the break. The sec­ond half was end-to-end, and with BVB push­ing for the vic­tory, the vis­i­tors broke away and Eliseu’s 82nd minute tap-in looked to have won it. Thanks to the away goals rule, the hosts needed to score twice in eight min­utes. Well, eight min­utes and in­jury time. Marco Reus net­ted in the first of those added min­utes be­fore Felipe San­tana’s bun­dled win­ner (right), with Malaga fu­ri­ous he was not flagged off­side. Klopp, as you’d ex­pect, ab­so­lutely lost it.

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