Hajduk Split beats Dortmund to reach youth Champions League semi-final
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
Croatian club Hajduk Split has beaten German’s Borussia Dortmund to reach the semi-final of the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday.
A large contingent of Hajduk Split fans made the trip to Signal Iduna Park and in the 72nd minute they were on their feet when Hajduk opened the scoring.
A pinpoint cross from Roko Brajković from the right found the head of Mate Antunović and his powerful header would find its way into the top corner to make it 1-0.
MATE ANTUNOVIĆ 🇭🇷(2004) GIVES HAJDUK SPLIT U19 THE LEAD WITH A MAGNIFICENT HEADER!!!— Football Report (@FootballReprt) March 15, 2023
ROKO BRAJKOVIĆ 🇭🇷(2005) WITH THE ASSIST!!#BVB #BVBU19 #Hajduk #BVBHAJ #BVBHajduk #UYL pic.twitter.com/a6IkSBEFde
The lead did not last too long when Dortmund was awarded a penalty just moments later. Julian Rijkhoff made no mistake from the spot, sending Hajduk keeper Borna Buljan the wrong way.
JULIAN RIJKHOFF 🇳🇱(2005) EQUALIZES FROM THE PENALTY SPOT!!!#BVB #BVBU19 #Hajduk #BVBHAJ #BVBHajduk #UYL pic.twitter.com/vvOweMI5Vf— Football Report (@FootballReprt) March 15, 2023
Hajduk almost snatched the game in added time but a deflected cross would hit the the bar and bounce clear.
With the scores locked at 1-1 the game would be decided on penalties. Buljan would save Dortmund’s 9th penalty which would be enough to give Hajduk victory 10-9.
Hajduk, who beat Manchester City in the round of 16, will now face AC Milan in the semi-finals. That match will take place on 21 April in Nyon.