Borussia Dortmund kept alive their hopes of qualification for the final eight with a convincing victory over LokomotivMoscow.
But they must beat Milan next week and hope Real slip up in Moscow if they are to progress. Lokomotiv are now out of the competition.
Dortmund coach Matthias Sammer played down his team’s chances.
“Winning in Milan will be very hard indeed and therefore Madrid still have everything in their own hands,” he said. But Sammer was very pleased with last night’s performance.
“I must admit that I was a little worried before the match because Lokomotiv Moscow haven’tgot the same name as Real Madrid and I thought the players might underestimate the task,” he said.
“But the team gave the match the concentration needed and deserved to win.”
Torsten Frings gave Dortmund a halftime lead shooting home from outside the box. Jan Koller doubled the lead early in the second half and Marcio Amoroso killed the game off with a brilliant individual goal just after the hour.
Lokomotiv coach Yuri Semin criticised his team’s display.
“Nothing happened in midfield for us today,” he said.
“We couldn’t keep possession and the players didn’t show enough movement. I knew it was going to be hard for us … but I still expected more.”