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Langerak revels in full Champions League debut with Dortmund

Mitch Langerak revelled when describing the feeling of walking out with the Borussia Dortmund team for his first start in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

The 25-year old Australian goalkeeper replaced the suspended Roman Weidenfeller in Juergen Klopp's line-up for the Group F meeting with Marseille, contributing to die Schwarzgelben's 3-0 victory at home.

Langerak revealed it was an absolute delight to stroll out onto Signal Iduna Park in front of the Dortmund faithful to help the side produce a much-needed victory in Europe's premier club competition.

"It's something I'll remember for a very long time. To come out on the pitch and hear the anthem, it was honestly unbelievable," the former Melbourne Victory young gun told

"To come off the pitch and we'd won, we got the three points, was even better. Just to be out there making my first start in front of the best fans in the world was unbelievable."

Langerak added: "I didn't have much to do, but it was good to play. It was good to handle a few balls and get myself involved. Like every week, the boys that are playing in front of me always keep it so tight and keep it so clean; my job at the back is so much easier when the boys are on fire."

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