Borussia Dortmund make a trip to the Spanish capital as they face Real Madrid in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League tie at Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening. The reverse fixture at Signal Iduna Park saw the German giants register a 4-1 crushing victory with Polish international Robert Lewandowski scoring four times last week.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available on ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD.
The Spanish giants have an uphill task to overcome the 4-1 deficit against Dortmund on Tuesday evening. Jose Mourinho's side need to score at least three goals and at the same time also make sure that the Bundesliga side do not find the back of the net to progress. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal for Madrid last week, which could be decisive for his side to register a place in the Champions League final at Wembley.
Madrid enter this game after a 2-1 victory over their city rivals Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon last weekend. South American star Radamel Falcao opened the scoring for Diego Simeone's side before Francisco Juanfran's own goal resulted in an equaliser. Argentine international Angel Di Maria netted the winner for Los Blancos in the second half and the victory has now seen them sit second in the league table with 74 points from 33 games, trailing first place Barcelona by 11 points.
The German club warmed up for the second leg tie of the Champions League encounter with a comfortable 2-1 away win over Fortuna Düsseldorf. On loan midfielder from Madrid Nuri Sahin opened the scoring for Jurgen Klopp's side before Polish international Jakub Blaszczykowski doubled the lead in the second half.
Dortmund have an advantage after their 4-1 first leg win over Madrid and they would be hoping to score early, in order to avoid any sort of pressure during the game. The Bundesliga giants are currently unbeaten in their last nine games played in all competitions and Klopp would be looking to extend his side's record at the Bernabeu.
In the domestic competition, Dortmund have already lost the Bundesliga title after their league rivals Bayern Munich clinched the title earlier this month. The winner of the two legged tie will face either Munich or Barcelona in the Champions League final at Wembley. Jeep Heynckes' side has a 4-0 advantage as they face the Catalan club at Camp Nou on Wednesday evening.
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W W L
- Last Result: Atletico Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
- Last Result: Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-2 Borussia Dortmund
Madrid are given a major boost for the second leg tie against Dortmund as the former Manchester United star, Ronaldo is declared fit, after missing the weekend tie against Atletico. In addition to this Spanish international Alvaro Arbeloa is available after missing the first leg due to suspension. This could see his compatriot Sergio Ramos partner with Raphael Varane in the central defending position.
Di Maria could also return to the starting lineup after being on the bench in the reverse fixture last week while Xabi Alonso and German international Mesut Ozil will be key in the midfield for Madrid.
Probable Line-Up: Lopez; Arbeloa, Ramos, Varane, Coentrao; Khedira, Alonso; Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo; Higuain
Dortmund, meanwhile are likely to go with the same team which hammered Madrid at Signal Iduna Park last Wednesday. Lewandowski will lead the Bundesliga side's attack and Klopp will be banking on the Polish striker to fire on Tuesday night, to register a place in the Champions League final. Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels will be in the heart of their side's defence and will have a major role in restricting Madrid from scoring.
Probable Line-Up: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Gundogan, Bender; Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus; Lewandowski