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Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund: Key Battles To Watch As Dortmund Look To Advance


After a resounding 4-1 victory over the mighty Real Madrid in Germany last Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund will travel to Spain on Tuesday looking to advance to the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium.

The world sat stunned last week as Robert Lewandowski scored four goals in a rout of Real Madrid that nobody, surely including Dortmund players and fans, expected. Real Madrid leads all clubs with nine European Cup titles and has one of the richest and most successful histories of any club in the world. With experienced players, a fantastic coach, and one of the best players in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo, last Wednesday’s result was a huge surprise. However, with unyielding pressure, exquisite attacking, and brilliant finishing, no one can deny that the Germans deserved the result.

Whether it was Real Madrid playing poorly, Dortmund playing out of their mind, or a combination of both, Tuesday’s match will surely be a different story. Madrid will be at home in front of their fans at the Santiago Bernabéu and with their backs against the wall and needing goals; Los Blancos will look to play fluent, aggressive, attacking football.

Let’s take a look at some of the key battles to watch for in Tuesday’s second leg showdown:

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