Champions league match: Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Preview,Prediction,Lineups and live streams
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee: C. Çakιr
November 6, 2012 2:45 PM EST
Fourth round of the Champions League will be a milestone for many teams. Excitement and surprises will certainly not be missing, and in particular the group D or “Group of Death” will be in focus.
After the defeat in Dortmund, Real Madrid will be looking for a revenge against Borussia and points that should brought them calmer finale in the group stage. When meets Galacticos and Millionaires, the spectacle is guaranteed.
Real Madrid is in better shape and have better results, but that has happened also and before their first match.
“Royal Club” since then have entered secure three victories, while Borussia Dormund this Saturday only played a draw at home.
After defeat in Dortmund, Real Madrid players the next three matches have won easily and even have scored 13 goals .It began,by sinking Mallorca, where Real Madrid in earlier seasons to win were had to pass trough real torture, but this time they won really easy with a clean 5-0 ,and with two goals of Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Then on their way came the cup match against Alcoyan in which with a mixed team they won 4-1,where a brilliant match have played Kaka and Benzema.
It was their only conceded goal, because this Saturday at Santiago Bernabeu has fallen and Zaragoza with 4-0, again with a goal of Higuain, and the first one from their summer reinforcement Luka Modric..
An interesting fact is that goals also have scored Essien, who played in his natural position (defensive midfielder) and the Argentinian Di Maria.So,Cristiano Ronaldo didnt score,which doesnt happen a lot.Coach Mourinho,was really satisfied,and he said that he wants much more goals from his midfielders.
After he has recovered from an injury,Arbeloa has played on the left side back position,Raul Albiol has played as the central defender,and Sergio Ramos has return to his right side-back position.
For the Champions league match with the German champion,Xavi Alonso is returning to the first lineup,so probably Essien will go to the bench.
Real Madrid probable lineup : Casillas – Sergio Ramos, Raul Albiol, Pepe, Arbeloa – Xabi Alonso, Modric – di Maria, Ozil, C.Ronaldo – Higuain
Borussia Dormund does not have continuity of good games and results, and this is their biggest problem this season.
They had one crisis that interrupted the victory over Real Madrid and then that match had to be the beginning of a long series of positive results.
Indeed first they celebrated in Freiburg with 2:0 and then against Aalen in the Cup, but on Saturday again a fail at home against Stuttgart (0-0).It can not be really said that they performed poorly in that match, because they had plenty of opportunities, but the ending “strike” was missed.
Very rarely it happens that Borussia doesnt scores a goal at home and it was the first time this season. Coach Klopp has sent in play the strongest lineup, but the captain Kehl has an early exit from the game, because he has suffered a punch in the face.This have disrupted the game of “Millionaire´s”, as his replacement Leitner, though is not such the caliber of player like Kehl.
Kehl might still be ready for Madrid, while on the bench could end Groskreutz, so in this case Perisic should play.
The great thing for the guest from Dortund is that one point from this match would be a great for them,so they can play with less pressure.
Borussia Dortmund probable lineup : Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Subotić, Hummels, Schmelzer – Gundogan, Kehl – Perišić, M.Gotze, Reus – Lewandowski
Match Prediction : Borussia in Manchester showed that even as the guests they can be very dangerous, but this is Real Madrid, who always dominates at home.They have a lot of motivation and the victory against the Germans shouldnt be science fiction.Real Madrid to win.The next option which you can take here is also over 2,5 goals,and Real to score more than 1 goal.