Borussia Dortmund has three goals up to hope to qualify at the expense of Real Madrid. The chances are slim but the return of Robert Lewandowski is a reason to believe.
Defeated 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu, Borussia Dortmund has very little chance of qualifying for the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Back such a gap seems impossible not to take aim against the best attack of this Champions League (32) is even more. Whatever, Dortmund wants to believe. “We have not yet abandoned. It will be very difficult but we will give everything. Everything is possible in football” promises Marco Reus, one of the best side in the first leg Borussia players.
The statistics are in disfavor of the German formation but the Ruhr club intends to make the move to background. “We will fight and we will try to trap the Real. This confrontation has two sleeves. This result is not good but we must go forward” explained Jürgen Klopp at the end of the first leg. Tuesday, Borussia coach can count on a reinforcement weight: Robert Lewandowski and a Signal Iduna Park packed, Borussia players will undoubtedly transcended.
Lewandowski Is Back
“We lacked Robert Lewandowski (suspended) and we will be glad to see him back. This will be another tough game” justified Nuri Sahin few minutes after the final whistle last Wednesday. It is true that the absence of co-Bundesliga top scorer (17 goals) was sometimes evident. The lack of accuracy in the surface was felt and Pepe, impressive in that game, pushed almost all German attempts.
But in return, the Polish striker will be present and Pepe could spend a bad night. Last year, Lewandowski had taken over the Portuguese defender, signing his performance at home a beautiful quadrupled (4-1). Also in the group stage, the future of Munich had found the net in the lair of the former Westfalenstadion. For what may be his last European match with Borussia Dortmund striker must shine.
Real Travel Well In Germany
Another reason for hope: Merengue do not always succeed their travels in Germany. Since the knock out stages of the Champions League 2009/2010, Real Madrid has suffered four losses in 22 European away games. Three in Germany. Once against Bayern Munich twice on the lawn of Borussia Dortmund. Good news for the German training.
“At times we played well, we could have scored three goals. There are always mistakes, but the quality difference is not so great” says Jürgen Klopp. At home, with the return of Robert Lewandowski, Borussia can dream feat. It will mark but hope to qualify for the biggest challenge of Dortmund will certainly limit the opposing offensive potential.