Liverpool - Dejan Lovren completed an exhilarating Liverpool
comeback in stoppage time to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 and earn manager Jurgen
Klopp a Europa League semi-final place at the expense of his former club in the
most dramatic manner on Thursday.
Liverpool had the edge going into the second leg after drawing 1-1
in Germany, but threw that advantage away in the opening nine minutes by
sloppily conceding possession and allowing Henrikh Mkhitaryan and
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score.
Divock Origi gave Liverpool a lifeline at the start of the second
half, but Marco Reus restored Dortmund's two-goal advantage. Liverpool didn't
give up, with Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho netting. At 4-4, Dortmund was
set to advance on away goals until Lovren powered in the header a minute into
The Anfield encounter had all the unpredictability lacking in
Ukraine where Shaktar Donetsk crushed Sporting Braga 4-0 to advance 6-1 on
aggregate. Villarreal won at Sparta Prague 4-2 to go into the semifinal draw
with a 6-3 aggregate win. Sevilla's game against Athletic Bilbao went into