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Hakimi double seals stunning Dortmund win over Inter Milan

Hakimi double seals stunning   Dortmund win over Inter Milan

Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund roared back from two goals down at home against Inter Milan as Achraf Hakimi netted twice to earn a thrilling 3-2 win in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Dortmund looked out of it at 2-0 down at half-time as Lautaro Martinez put Inter ahead after just five minutes before Matias Vecino added a second just before the break at Signal Iduna Park.

However right-back Hakimi orchestrated a remarkable recovery by finishing a move he started five minutes into the second half before Julian Brandt equalised.

Morocco international Hakimi, who turned 21 on Monday, hit the winner for Dortmund with 13 minutes to go.

"It feels really good," Brandt told broadcaster DAZN.

"We all knew how important the game was for us to win, but the (second-half) reaction was absolutely crazy.

"I think that we are in the development phase and that not everything quite fits yet.

"If everything was perfect, it would also be a bit boring," he added with a grin.

The result leaves Dortmund second in Group F, a point behind leaders Barcelona, who they face at the Camp Nou in three weeks.

Inter are now third in the group, three points behind Dortmund, before their next game at Slavia Prague.

After a 2-0 loss in Milan a fortnight ago, Dortmund had rebuilt confidence with back-to-back wins over Moenchengladbach and Wolfsburg but were dominated in the first half here. Martinez struck early on with a superb solo effort after mistakes by both Dortmund centre-backs.

A long ball through the middle evaded Manuel Akanji with its bounce, leaving Mats Hummels isolated on the edge of the penalty area.

Hummels lost the one-on-one and could only watch as Martinez drilled his shot past Dortmund goalkeeper

Roman Burki.



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