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Gareth Bale
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Real Madrid host Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu for the Champions League quarterfinal first-leg clash on Wednesday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage of the game is on Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 4 HD.


Real put an end to their two-game losing streak in La Liga by thumping Rayo Vallecano, 5-0, at home. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 15<sup>th minute but the remaining goals were forthcoming only in the second half.

Daniel Carvajal netted the second goal in the 55<sup>th minute and Gareth Bale added a brace before Alvaro Morata got his name on the score sheet in the 78<sup>th minute.

The result kept Carlo Ancelotti's side in the race for the league title and they currently sit third in the table with 73 points from 31 matches, three behind city rivals Atletico Madrid.

In the last-16 stage of the Champions League, Real overcame Bundesliga outfit Schalke with a staggering aggregate score of 9-2.

Meanwhile, Dortmund come into this game having registered a comeback victory in the Bundesliga against VfB Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena last Saturday. The home side stormed into a 2-0 lead within 20 minutes, but Marco Reus pulled one back in the 30<sup>th minute.

The visitors drew level after Reus converted a penalty as Georg Niedermeier saw the red card for bringing down Robert Lewandowski. The German international completed his hat trick in the 82<sup>nd minute, scoring the winner from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cross from the left side.

Marco Reus
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The result kept Jurgen Klopp's side second in the table with 55 points from 28 matches, 23 points behind champions Bayern Munich. With the title already out of their grasp, Dortmund are fighting to finish second and have six matches remaining to play till the end of the season.

In the Round-of-16 Champions League stage, Dortmund overcame Russian side Zenit St Petersburg with an aggregate score of 5-4 over the two legs.

Dortmund had managed to overcome Real last season in the semi-final of the Champions League with an aggregate of 4-3. However, they are now a depleted side without the availability of key players due to injuries.

The La Liga outfit are strong favourites to progress over the two legs, but the Bundesliga outfit cannot be underestimated especially because they play the second leg in Germany.

What Managers Say

Carlo Ancelotti: "We have done well in the competition up until now, we are one of only two teams unbeaten. We are 100% ready for this match. I admire their coach a lot. He has done a fantastic job there. He got to the final of the Champions League last season which is a big achievement for any coach. We are going to try to play an attacking game because we need a positive result."

Jurgen Klopp: "I'm not a magician but we have had to get over much adversity this season. I have very good players and my duty is to make them better; so far we've done that very well. Our players that don't feature in every game are going to grow up in this match. We have to keep on evolving. Last year we were a barrier for Madrid and we are going to try to do that again."

Team Form

Carlo Ancelotti
Carlo AncelottiReuters

Real Madrid

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L L W W
  • Last Result: Real Madrid 5-0 Rayo Vallecano

Borussia Dortmund

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D W L L
  • Last Result: VfB Stuttgart 2-3 Borussia Dortmund

Team News

Real Madrid

  • Injured: Marcelo (hamstring), Alvaro Arbeloa (knee), Jese Rodriguez (knee), Sami Khedira (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Lopez; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Coentrao; Alonso, Modric; Bale, Isco, Ronaldo; Benzema

Borussia Dortmund

  • Injured: Neven Subotic (knee), Ilkay Gundogan (back), Jakub Blaszczykowski (knee), Marcel Schmelzer (groin), Sven Bender (groin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Robert Lewandowski

Probable Lineup: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Hummels, Papastathopoulos, Durm; Kehl, Sahin; Reus, Mkhitaryan, Grosskreutz; Aubameyang