Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid Live Stream and Highlights
Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid Preview:
Date: April 24, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund.
The hosts will be aiming to repeat group stage success. Jurgen Klopp’s team faces the Spanish giants with hopes on positive result, while Mourinhio’s men will try to rehabilitate for the group stage loss.
The second Champions League semi-final game also faces German and Spanish sides. Both clubs will fight for a place in the Champions League final in London. Real Madrid have experienced players, while Dortmund plays at home field. Jurgen Klopp’s team has proved that they are very strong and want take a trophy this season. But the main fight will be in the Spanish capital.
Borussia Dortmund stands 2nd in the Bundesliga table with 61 points from 30 games. BVB have won the last 2 Bundesliga titles, but this season Bayern Munich have retuned it and currently have 20 points advantage over Dortmund. So they will battle for a place in the Champions League final. Their present form has seen 1 draw and 4 wins from last five games. Last five home matches BvB have finished with 5 straight wins. In the Champions League they passed through Shakhtar and Malaga. Borussia Dortmund won Real Madrid in the group stage this season with the score 2-1 at home and then drew 2-2 away. Also, Jurgen Klopp’s team remains only one unbeaten club in this competition this season.
Real Madrid goes 2nd in la Liga with 71 points from 32 games. Los Merengus are going to lose their title with Barcelona have 13 points advantage over them. So Madrid could concentrate on this fixture. Their present form has seen 4 wins and 1 loss from last five games. Last five away matches Los Blancos have finished with 1 draw, 1 loss and 3 wins. In the Champions League they passed through Milan and Galatasaray. Madrid have won just once on 24 visits to Germany. They lost out to Bayern Munich at this stage last season. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in the Champions League this season and needs 3 goals to match Lionel Messi’s last year record.
Borussia Dortmund could name a full strength squad, cause Mats Hummels has recovered from a hamstring injury. Sven Bender and Ilkay Gundogan will play instead ex Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin and Sebastian Kehl respectively. Jakub Blaszczykowski will replace Kevin Grosskreutz.
Real Madrid have a few injury concerns. Marcelo has a hamstring problem, while Luka Modric and Karim Benzema are doubtful. Alvaro Arbeloa is suspended, so Sergio Ramos will start at right-back. Jose Mourinho will play with Pepe and Raphael Varane at the centre of the defence.
Borussia Dortmund line-up: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer, Bender, Gundogan, Kuba, Gotze, Reus, Lewandowski.
Last three matches:
Borussia Dortmund 2 – Mainz 0;
Greuther Fürth 1 – Borussia Dortmund 6;
Borussia Dortmund 3 – Malaga 2.
Real Madrid line-up: Lopez, Ramos, Pepe, Varane, Coentrao, Khedira, Alonso, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain.
Last three matches:
Real Madrid CF 3 – Betis 1;
Athletic Bilbao 0 – Real Madrid CF 3;
Galatasaray 3 – Real Madrid CF 2.