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Manchester City lose, Real Madrid see off Dortmund — Champions League results

Manchester City lose, Real Madrid see off Dortmund — Champions League results

It's in the Champions League where the Portuguese clearly thrives.

Real Madrid has already qualified, along with Tottenham Hotspur, for the next stage of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League.

The Bundesliga giants are currently riding a seven-game winless streak across all competitions, with three draws and four losses. The team looks out of confidence, and their whole season has been quite below their pre-season standards.

"Last season was the most successful in club history but we want to improve and grow even more".

Of course, if the floodgates open against Dortmund, he could still match or better that record.

Marco Asensio will be available as he rejoined the squad for training, Monday.

The Dortmund manager Peter Bosz will have to go without few star players. And then Bartra turns up outside the box, dead centre, and with Ramos stepping up for no reason, slides a pass through for Aubameyang.

Champions League: Who needs what to qualify?
When do the Champions League Round of 16 matches take place? However, they will be able to face each other in the quarter finals . The dates are February 13/14 & 20/21 for the first-leg matches and March 6/7 & 13/14 for the second-legs.

Real Madrid are only missing one starter on Wednesday in the form of the suspended Dani Carvajal, giving them a huge advantage in fitness and quality.

Since 1998, the two sides have played each other 14 times. Politics is as much a part of a Real Madrid manager's considerations as form and fitness. The rest ended as draws.

Los Blancos persisted in their efforts and went inches away from scoring in the 78th minute, when Neven Subotić diverted a cross just wide of his own net. Playing at the Santiago Bernabeu, Dortmund have never defeated Real, while the Los Blancos have defeated Dortmund 4 times. Dortmund will need to make some plan and strategies to get all three points from this crucial encounter.

In May, Madrid became the first team to retain the Champions League in its current format and won the Liga trophy for the first time in five seasons, but are currently fourth in the table - eight points behind leaders Barcelona - with their fewest points at this stage for almost a decade.

Straight afterwards, Ronaldo had a goal disallowed for offside despite Real's insistence that the ball had come off a Dortmund player before falling to him.

TFW you realize the Europa League isn't going to be a breeze.