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Uefa Champions League: Gareth Bale targeting Real Madrid revenge against Borussia Dortmund

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

Coaches:

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

Previous meetings:

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.