Borussia Dortmund will be looking to overturn a 3 goal deficit when they lock horns with Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.
Although team coach Jurgen Klopp knows this fixture is likely to be his side’s final appearance in this season’s competition, the 46-year-old has warned los Merengues to expect a tense game in Germany.
Welsh international Gareth Bale, looking for his 19th goal of the season, is likely to start but defenders Marcelo and Alvaro Arbeloa are both injured.
Former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo, who made his 100th Champions League appearance in the first leg at the Bernabeu, is a serious doubt for the game, having missed Madrid’s 4-0 win over Real Sociedad with a knee problem.
Elsewhere, Jose Mourinho may gamble on the fitness of Samuel Eto’o when Chelsea attempt to overturn a 3-1 deficit against Paris Saint-Germain. The 33-year-old has missed the Blues’ past three matches with a hamstring injury, but trained on Monday
While he has never lost a quarter-final tie with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan or Real Madrid, he has also never overturned a two-goal first leg deficit in European competition.
On Wednesday, Manchester United face the daunting task of having to beat German giants Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena while Atletico Madrid take on Liga rivals Barcelona.