Borussia Dortmund VS Real Madrid – Champions League Preview

Real Madrid will travel to Borussia Dortmund for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League tie in a game that promises to be exciting.

With both teams fighting hard for a chance to play at Wembley, this game will prove to be stressful and interesting for everyone.

The Semi-Finals Await...
The Semi-Finals Await…

Borussia Dortmund:

Having to settle for second place in the Bundesliga, they are still a team worth looking out for, and the last meeting between them and Real Madrid proves that. With many key players and a great manager, they are a team that should not be underestimated one bit.

Borussia Dortmund’s Run In The Champions League – 

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Ajax Amsterdam (Group Stages)
Manchester City 1-1 Borussia Dortmund (Group Stages)
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Real Madrid (Group Stages)
Real Madrid 2-2 Borussia Dortmund (Group Stages)
Ajax Amsterdam 1-4 Borussia Dortmund (Group Stages)
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Manchester City (Group Stages)
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Borussia Dortmund (Knockout Round)
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Shakhtar Donetsk (Knockout Round)
Malaga 0-0 Borussia Dortmund (Quarter-Finals)
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Malaga (Quarter-Finals)

Even though they have had their slip-ups, Dortmund were always able to make it through in the end. Without having the pressure of being favorites to reach this point of the competition, they were able to play away from the spotlight and come out with some very convincing results. After being able to get 4 points against Los Merengues in the group stages, they will be very confident in their abilities to beat them once again…

They do have a minor concern though as one of their star players, Mario Gotze, has agreed to join their rivals, Bayern Munich, for a sum of 37 Million yesterday. This could prove to be unsettling for BVB as they have to keep their focus on getting through to the final of the UEFA Champions League. The good news though is that their attacker, Robert Lewandowski, has been declared fit to play after a minor injury in their last game against FSV Mainz 05. Either way, they are not a team to be underestimated whatsoever.

Real Madrid:

The Spanish giants are continuing their route to La Decima (their tenth Champions League trophy) as their next opponents will be quite tough to beat. Just like Dortmund, they will be having to settle for second place in the league but still have a final to play against Atletico Madrid for the Copa del Rey. Their main priority, though, will be the Champions League and they have done quite well overall to reach this stage but they will need to keep in mind that nothing should be taken for granted against a great opposition

Real Madrid’s Run In The Champions League – 

Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester City (Group Stages)
Ajax Amsterdam 1-4 Real Madrid (Group Stages)
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Real Madrid (Group Stages)
Real Madrid 2-2 Borussia Dortmund (Group Stages)
Manchester City 1-1 Real Madrid (Group Stages)
Real Madrid 4-1 Ajax Amsterdam (Group Stages)
Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester United (Knockout Round)
Manchester United 1-4 Real Madrid (Knockout Round)
Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray (Quarter-Finals)
Galatasaray 3-2 Real Madrid (Quarter-Finals)

Just like Dortmund, Los Blancos have had their ups and downs so far in the Champions League and they will really need to focus. Their last two meetings in the group stages against the Germans did not end well as they should keep that in mind for the coming games.

One thing that could potentially help Real Madrid is their experience in this competition but, again, nothing should be taken for granted because if Dortmund are underestimated, they will surely win. Los Merengues have their worries though as they have conceded at least one goal in every single Champions League game except for the first leg against Galatasaray. They really need to work on their defense, especially when playing in Germany tomorrow against a strong attack and extremely passionate fans.

Overall:

This is an extremely difficult game to predict as both teams will look to exploit the others’ weaknesses but one thing is for sure: The entertainment will not disappoint. Whether you support one of these teams or are just a neutral, it is a game that is worth watching and getting into.

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League

P.S.
It was very hard to try keeping my cool during this article as Barcelona have just lost to Bayern Munich 4-0 (Sorry, had to find a way to put this into the article!)

 

HALA MADRID!

 


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