MATCH OF THE DAQ previews Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund (Champions League, K.O 19.45, ITV 1)
The German side travel to Spain for tonight’s second leg knowing that only once has a team managed to overturn a 4-1 deficit after the first leg of a Champions League knockout game.
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund
K.O 19.45, ITV 1
HEAD TO HEAD
(Max 10 only)
24 Apr 2013 Champions League, B Dortmund 4 – 1 Real Madrid
06 Nov 2012 Champions League, Real Madrid 2 – 2 B Dortmund
24 Oct 2012 Champions League, B Dortmund 2 – 1 Real Madrid
25 Feb 2003 Champions League, B Dortmund 1 – 1 Real Madrid
19 Feb 2003 Champions League, Real Madrid 2 – 1 B Dortmund
15 Apr 1998 Champions League, B Dortmund 0 – 0 Real Madrid
01 Apr 1998 Champions League, Real Madrid 2 – 0 B Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund maintained their unbeaten record in this season’s Champions League with a fantastic 4-1 thrashing over Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final last week. The German side travel to Spain for tonight’s second leg knowing that only once has a team managed to overturn a 4-1 deficit after the first leg of a Champions League knockout game. That was Deportivo La Coruna against AC Milan in the quarter-finals of the 2003/04 campaign.
However, the visitors to the Bernabeu will be cautious as Madrid have won 14 of their 17 Champions League games at home under Jose Mourinho and ten of these games have been won by at least three clear goals.
But Dortmund are unbeaten in their last four games against the Spanish champions and have already met them three times in this season’s competition and have won two of those. The manner of that 4 -1 victory was extremely impressive and it’s a surprise to see them at around 5.7 on BETDAQ to secure their place in the final with a win.
Madrid have lost their last two games in the competition and, even with Cristiano Ronaldo banging in the goals – the Portuguese has his 12 goals in the Champions League this term and has found the net on his last six appearances – Mourinho’s men look up against it. Dortmund have their own superstar striker in Robert Lewandowski, who hit all four goals last week, and he can power them to victory once more.
With the hosts having to chase the game, Dortmund look value to finish the job off and the away win is recommended at around 5.7 on BETDAQ.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back Borussia Dortmund at around 5.7 on BETDAQ: 3 points
Monday: +4.20 points
APRIL RETURN TO DATE: +22.18 points
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