Borussia Dortmund coach, Jurgen Klopp, was proud of his side's ‘extraordinary night’ after the Germans had Real Madrid on the edge of a major disappointment.
A brace by Marco Reus brought the hosts back into the game, after Angel Di Maria missed an early penalty and the chance to kill the tie, but in the end the 2-0 victory wasn't enough to overcome the 3-0 defeat in Spain.
Klopp acknowledged the desire of his side and didn’t want criticize single players after a couple of missed chances.
"You simply had to produce a video of this game and show it to all the teams that have ever lost a first leg 3-0," he told UEFA's official website.
"The lads wanted to go through, we were unable to show that in Madrid, but today we were capable of showing that 100 per cent.
"We were clearly the better side today and we really should have scored more goals, but because the game and our performance was so extraordinarily good I really will not make accusations to anyone today.
"The atmosphere was extraordinary, but we were capable of lighting an early beacon of hope to show that something was still possible tonight - it was a simply extraordinary night."
Dortmund centre-back, Mats Hummels, echoed Klopp’s praise and hailed the overwhelming support by the home fans.
"The reaction of our fans was incredible," he said.
"You could hardly give instructions to your team-mates in the first half because it was so loud."
Despite having half of last year's starting XI from the Champions League not available, Klopp's side performed another tactical master class. Is Jurgen Klopp ready to coach a bigger club? Have your say in the comment section below.