Jurgen Klopp proud of Borussia Dortmund team after Real Madrid draw
Jurgen Klopp has declared himself proud of Borussia Dortmund's Champions League exploits after the draw at Real Madrid.
Last Updated: 07/11/12 11:27am
The Bundesliga side looked as though they were on course for victory over Jose Mourinho's side - their second of the campaign - after taking a 2-1 lead thanks to Marco Reus' opener and Alvaro Arbeloa's own-goal at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night.
But Real equalised for the second time in the match when Mesut Ozil struck in the 89th minute to deny Klopp's men a memorable win to go with a 2-1 home success over the Spanish giants.
Despite narrowly missing the chance to guarantee qualification, Klopp remains impressed by the way his side have performed to go top of what was widely agreed to be the hardest group in the competition.
"It can not be taken for granted that we had Real away from home on the brink of defeat," said Klopp, whose team also held English champions Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium last month.
"We have earned away draws against two of the world's best teams.
"It would have been fine with us if we had won the group already but we have won the head-to-head with Real which could not have been expected.
"This was a great game against a great team in a fantastic atmosphere. The atmosphere provided by our fans will give us goosebumps for years to come.
"We would have liked to grab a lucky win, but we earned a deserved point."