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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Klopp hails "extraordinary moment"

ESPN Staff

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has hailed his side's 3-0 defeat of Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League round of 16 tie as an "extraordinary moment" for the club.

Dortmund progressed through to the quarter-finals of the competition after Jakub Blaszczykowski, Mario Gotze and Felipe Santana gave the Germans a 5-2 aggregate score-line.

And a delighted Klopp believed his side deserved to be counted among the Champions League's final eight contenders.

"This is an extraordinary moment, and it feels like an extraordinary moment," Klopp told Sky Sports. "We saw during the second half how strong Shakhtar can be if you let them play. But we played great for 80 minutes and did not let their offence come into the match."

The jubilant mood was felt throughout the club with young striker Gotze echoing his coach's sentiments.

"It was an amazing match, and we had great chances," the 20-year-old told reporters. "The first two goals made us very calm, and after the third goal, we played magnificently."

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