Borussia Dortmund go to Real Madrid for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday holding a convincing 4-1 lead from the first leg.
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Dortmund are in a slightly precarious position going into this match and manager Jurgen Klopp has a decision to make, do Dortmund sit on their comfortable lead, or play their usual attacking style in search of an away goal? Either option is not fool-proof and an early Real Madrid goal could really light up the Bernabeu crowd and Dortmund will be put in a difficult position.
Real Madrid are a best price 4/1 (Betway) to qualify for the final, they need to win by at least three goals, four goals if Dortmund get on the scoresheet and that is an uphill task against any opposition.
There is some hope for Real Madrid, their Spanish counterparts Deportivo La Coruna are the only side to ever overturn a 4-1 first leg deficit when they beat AC Milan in the second leg. The meeting between these two sides in the group stages finished 2-2 with Real Madrid twice coming from behind to secure a point.
Borussia Dortmund are still unbeaten in the Champions League this season and away from home they have drawn four of their five matches. A draw could be the result here but in the circumstances Real Madrid have to be fancied to win in a match they simply have to go out and attack and one stat that is in their favour is that Madrid have won 14 of their 17 home Champions League matches under Mourinho, with 10 of these wins coming by three goals or more.
Looking at the betting we are taking Cristiano Ronaldo to score in his seventh straight Champions League match, back him to score first and get the Real Madrid comeback underway at 11/4 with Ladbrokes.
The chances are this match will once again be full of goals, Dortmund won’t be allowed to sit on their cushion by Real Madrid who will come out of the blocks all guns blazing, back an early goal to be scored, and a bucket full of goals.
Ronaldo to score first – 11/4 with Ladbrokes
Over 3.5 goals – 11/10 with Bet365
Time of first goal 0-15 minutes – 8/5 with William Hill
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