Klopp claims Dortmund was lucky against Real Madrid

The BVB coach admits that fortune was on his side at times during the clash against the Spanish champions, but nevertheless took the time to praise Dortmund's road point.

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp confessed his side was lucky to escape from Estadio Santiago Bernabeu with a point after a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.

The German outfit was denied a win by a late Mesut Ozil equalizer after spending most of the second half under siege from the hosts, and the BVB boss recognized his side was fortunate not to concede more than it did, especially after Jose Callejon saw a goal disallowed for offside.

“We’ve had some luck. If you have no luck here [at the Bernabeu], you concede eight goals,” Klopp said in a post-match press conference. It is very difficult to plan a match against Real Madrid. The big difference is, when you play at the Bernabeu, they are more aggressive.

"After the break, Madrid were in force and we did not respond well. I do not know if Callejon’s goal was offside or not, but I have no problem with the decision!”

Despite his frank comments, Klopp did take the time to compliment the display of his team, which was minutes away from securing a famous second straight victory over Jose Mourinho’s men.

“This was a good result. Our plan was to not make mistakes and have possession of the ball. We had clear ideas and played very well, especially in the second half against [Cristiano] Ronaldo on the right wing.”

Dortmund sits one point ahead of Madrid at the top of Group D, and will face Manchester City and Ajax in the final two group games.

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