BVB emerged victorious when the two sides did battle in the semi-finals of last season's Champions League and will hope for the same outcome in the last eight this time around
This tie will be interesting.. i'd say Madrid will go through.. but it will be tight.
This will be a good test for Madrid, I'm interested in seeing how Madrid can do against a familiar challenging team like Dortmund, this season they haven't done too hot against big teams...
I'm worried for Dortmund though, so many of their important players are injured. Nonetheless, they'll still give Madrid a good fight.
Klopp tactically is wonderful, but you are right. I don't see this weakened Dortmund side fairing as well as they did last year. I really hope I'm wrong though.
"good test... "they haven't done too hot against big teams." What?! 5-0 in Copa semi-finals against Atlético! 4 pts from Juventus in the group stage. The only "test" Barca has had was City and you walked them anyway!
Madrid's results against Juventus weren't great, and I'd hardly consider Juventus much of a competitive team against these remaining teams in the CL. Atletico tends to shut down against Real Madrid anyway.. Usually Madrid look like they're in a really great shape to win the UCL but then struggle in quarter-finals and then lose in semi-finals, not that it's a bad way to go out of the competition of course, but what I meant is that if they crush Dortmund, I could then really bet my money on them wining it all.
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