8. Marcel Schmelzer Gets the Winner Against Madrid

Date: 10/24/2012
Matchup: Real Madrid @ Dortmund

Marcel Schmelzer is not known for his goal-scoring prowess, but in the Champions League players so often take that step to the next level. Such was the case here as Schmelzer found himself with time and space, and volleyed home at an acute angle to score the winner against Real Madrid. This winner also proved to be the difference in Dortmund finishing three points ahead of Los Blancos to top the group, and ensure a matchup against Shakhtar Donetsk in the first knockout round. Real and Dortmund would meet later in the competition with much more at stake.

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