Borussia Dortmund welcome high-flying Real Madrid to the Signul Iduna Park for the second-leg of the quarter-final of the Champions League. Real Madrid carry a comfortable 3-0 lead from the first-leg meeting to Germany. (Read: Real Madrid survive Borussia Dortmund scare to reach the semi-finals)
BORUSSIA DORTMUND STATS
1- Borussia Dortmund have won eight of 13 European two-legged ties in which they lost the first leg away from home – but have never overturned a three-goal deficit.
2- Dortmund have scored in 10 of their last 13 Champions League games but have failed to score against Real Madrid in their last two meetings.
3- Robert Lewandowski has scored five goals in his last four Champions League appearances against Real Madrid; more often than against any other opponent.
4- The Polish striker has scored or assisted 20 (50%) of Borussia Dortmund’s 40 goals in the Champions League since the start of last season.
5- Dortmund have lost four of their last five Champions League games in the knockout stages (W1 D0 L4).
REAL MADRID STATS
1- Real Madrid come in to this match on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run in the Champions League (W9 D1). The last CL game they lost was the SF first leg in Dortmund last April.
2- Real Madrid have won their last five Champions League games; the longest current run in the competition.
3- Real Madrid have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in each of the last three seasons but haven’t been to the final since 2002.
4- It’s been nearly three years since Real Madrid failed to score in a Champions League game (27/04/2011 v Barcelona) and they have scored in 34 successive CL matches since.
5- Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in the Champions League this season (in eight games), equalling the record over a single European Cup/CL campaign alongside José Altafini (14 goals with AC Milan in 1962/63) and Lionel Messi (14 with Barcelona in 2011/12). Ronaldo has scored 49 goals and assisted 11 more in 48 Champions League appearances for Real Madrid.
6- Ronaldo has attempted the most shots at goal (44) and on target (30) in the Champions League this season.
7- No player has more assists in the Champions League this season than Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria (5).
8- Gareth Bale has had a hand in six of Real Madrid’s goals in their last three Champions League matches (three goals, three assists).
9- Isco has scored three goals and delivered one assist in five starts with Real Madrid in the Champions League this season.
PAST THREE MEETINGS:
- Real Madrid 3 (Bale, Isco, Ronaldo) Dortmund 0, Champions League, April 2, 2014
- Real Madrid 2 (Benzema, Ramos) Dortmund 0, Champions League, April 30, 2013
- Dortmund 4 (Lewandowski 4) Real Madrid 1 (Ronaldo), Champions League, April 23, 2013
The Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid game is plagued with injuries, especially to the German side. Dortmund have had to endure the whole season with injury to their first-team players. Robert Lewandowski returns for the Black and Yellows. As for Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo starts from the bench due to an injury.