Real Madrid have had a good start so far in the Champion’s league, with perhaps a bit of luck against the English Premier league champion’s Manchester City. The next two games for Jose Mourinho come against the German champions Borussia Dortmund.
Six points from these games would see Madrid sitting on top of the group of death almost assured of winning it. Not so fast, though. Machester City were stunned by Dortmund at the Etihad stadium and needed a goalkeeping master class from Joe Hart and a last minute, slightly debatable, penalty from Mario Balotelli to rescue a point against the Germans.
The first leg will be at the 80,000 capacity Westfalenstadion and it is already sold out. It will be a ferocious atmosphere and Dortmund will be fired up. The German fans have requested almost three times the amount of tickets available for the return leg at the Bernabeu. This reflects how well their team are playing at the minute and they must be treated with respect by the Madrid players.
There is lots of talent in the Dortmund side, including Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze, Marco Reus and Mats Hummels and the manager Jurgen Klopp has got them playing with passion and no fear. It will not be easy but is within the means of a focused Real Madrid.