Dejan Lovren capped a thrilling Liverpool comeback with a stoppage-time winner to give his club a 4–3 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Thursday.
Liverpool was losing 3–1, and 4–2 on aggregate, in the second half Thursday’s Europa League quarterfinal match before mounting a furious comeback. Dortmund's three away goals—compared to the one away goal Liverpool scored in its 1–1 draw in the first leg—meant that Liverpool would have to score three goals to advance.
The Reds somehow pulled it off, scoring three goals in the last 25 minutes to steal the game from Dortmund. Lovren scored off a James Milner cross, heading the ball into the back of the net from the corner of the penalty box.
Dortmund took a first–half 2–0 lead before Liverpool pulled one back courtesy of Divock Origi. Dortmund's first two goals came from Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the fifth minute and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the ninth minute.
Watch Dortmund's first two goals below:
Origi's goal came in the 48th minute:
In the 57th minute, Dortmund regained its two–goal lead after Marco Reus buried a goal on a beautiful pass from Mats Hummels.
Then came a succession of three Liverpool goals, scored within 25 minutes. Before Lovren scored, Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho scored in the 66th and 77th minutes, respectively.
Liverpool advanced to the semifinals, keeping its hopes of a trophy and a place in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League alive.