The Shakhtar trainer was impressed with BVB's performance over 180 minutes, and feels his side did not deserve to progress
Shakhtar were beaten 3-0 at the Westfalenstadion on Tuesday evening after previously having to settle for a 2-2 draw in the first leg, and Lucescu had nothing but respect for Dortmund.
"I hope Dortmund reach the final as they are a really strong side. I believe Dortmund deserved to go through. Overall, the result corresponds with what we all saw on the pitch," Lucescu stated at a press conference.
"It was really tough to beat this team. Until the 30th minute they didn't create much, while we were looking for a chance on the counter-attack. But then Borussia scored from a corner and that changed almost everything.
"At the half-time break I told the players that we needed to change the game, and you could see that on the field. We had our chances and it's a pity that we didn't take them."
The Ukrainian champions will be looking to return to winning ways at the weekend when they take on Vorskla Poltava.