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Fullkrug: Dortmund have eyes on Wembley after 'magical' win


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Striker Niclas Fullkrug on Tuesday backed Borussia Dortmund for a return to Wembley, 11 years after the club last reached the Champions League final at the same stadium.

Dortmund beat Atletico Madrid 4-2 in the second leg of their quarter-final, coming from behind twice in the tie to progress 5-4 on aggregate to the last four, where they will face Paris Saint-Germain.

Fullkrug's brilliant second-half header brought Dortmund level in the tie, just three minutes before Marcel Sabitzer scored the hosts' decisive fourth goal.

Describing the night as "magical", Fullkrug savoured moving into the semi-finals, but said Dortmund were not finished.

"We've got one goal: Wembley."

Fullkrug was playing second-division football with Werder Bremen two seasons ago and made the move to Dortmund this past August.

"We're playing in a Champions League semi-final. For someone like me I think it's a little more special, there's a few others here who experienced that before."

Under coach Jurgen Klopp, Dortmund made it to the final in 2013, where they lost to rivals Bayern Munich 2-1. 

Defender Mats Hummels and Marco Reus are the two remaining Dortmund players from that match, while defender Niklas Sule won the Champions League with Bayern in 2020.

"The atmosphere, the energy on the field, was extreme. We knew from the first minute that nobody was going to give an inch," said Fullkrug.

"We were crazy aggressive. That's something we need to take with us for the coming weeks."

Dortmund played PSG in the group stage, losing 2-0 in Paris before drawing 1-1 at home to top the section.

"We played well at home against them but not away. We want to do better -- and of course reach the final," said midfielder Julian Brandt, who opened the scoring on Tuesday.

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