Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund
Quarter-final first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium — Wednesday, 10.45pm UAE; live telecast on beIN Sports 1, 3 & 5
Real Madrid – Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) – 54 yrs
Borussia Dortmund – Jurgen Klopp (GER) – 46 yrs
Leading scorers in all competitions:
Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo (44 goals)
Borussia Dortmund – Robert Lewandowski (23 goals)
Domestic league performance:
Real Madrid – Third in La Liga, three points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and two adrift of Barcelona
Borussia Dortmund – Second in the Bundesliga, one point ahead of Schalke 04 and 23 points behind champions Bayern Munich
Last 16 performances:
Real Madrid – Destroyed Dortmund’s local rivals Schalke 04 9-2 on aggregate
Borussia Dortmund – Overcame Zenit St. Petersburg 5-4 on aggregate despite losing second leg 2-1 at home.
European Cup/Champions League best performances:
Real Madrid – winners 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002
Borussia Dortmund – winners 1997
The sides met four times in all last season as Dortmund won their semi-final 4-3 on aggregate to progress to the final and also took four points from a possible six in their two group stage meetings.
That was semi-final revenge for the Germans after Real had dumped them out at the same stage 2-0 on aggregate in the 1997/98 season on their way to winning the trophy for the seventh time.
Madrid also had the upper hand with a win and a draw when the two sides met in the second group stage in 2003.