Today the German Champions Dortmund will welcome the Spanish champions Real Madrid for a sizzling and spicing Champions league encounter which will decide who will top the group D.Both of the teams showed some impressive form in the Champions league but Real Madrid at the moment is undefeated in a very impressive and difficult group of champions .Lets quickly go through the stats
Real Madrid after their poor start of the season has redeemed themselves very impressively .They currently are undefeated in their 2012-13 Champions league campaign and they are enjoying some impressive and wild form .They put up an impressive show against Barcelona in an El-Classico but unluckily got away with just one point.Their form graph is
|20-Oct-12||Real Madrid 2 – Celta 0||LIGA|
|7-Oct-12||Barcelona 2 – Real Madrid 2||LIGA|
|3-Oct-12||Ajax 1 – Real Madrid 4||UCL|
|30-Sep-12||Real Madrid 5 – Deportivo 1||LIGA|
|24-Sep-12||Rayo Vallecano 0 – Real Madrid 2||LIGA|
On the other hand Dortmund had some very dodgy last five games.They unluckily drew against Manchester city where Joe Hart singly handily saved Manchester city from utter humiliation by the Dortmund but Dortmund in their domestic league are struggling and having serious problem in their title defense .Their form graph is
|20-Oct-12||Borussia Dortmund 1 – Schalke 04 2||GER1|
|7-Oct-12||Hannover 96 1 – Borussia Dortmund 1||GER1|
|3-Oct-12||Manchester City 1 – Borussia Dortmund 1||UCL|
|29-Sep-12||Borussia Dortmund 5 – Mönchengladbach 0||GER1|
|25-Sep-12||Eintracht 3 – Borussia Dortmund 3||GER1|
Ilkay Gundogan, Mario Gotze and Marcel Schmelzer are doubted for the match due their perspective injuries.Gundogon who regularly was out due to a back problem is likely to return while Gotze and Schmelzer will pass latest fitness test to eek their spot in the playing eleven .
Real Madrid like Manchester United are facing some serious defense drought as Full backs Alvaro Arbeloa, Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao will remain sidelined for another match .While Essien and Sergio Ramos will continue their right and left back duty .Good news for Madrid fans is that Sami Khedira will make his return after sustaining a leg injury during the international break with Germany
Expected Line up
Expected line up of Bortmund is
Weidenfeller,Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer,Bender, Kehl,Gotze, Reus, Grosskreutz,Lewandowski.
And expected line up of Real Madrid is
Casillas,Ramos, Varane, Pepe, Essien ,Khedira, Alonso,Di Maria, Modric, Ronaldo,Benzema.
Dortmund has not won any a single game of its previous five encounters against any Spanish club while Real Madrid on the other hand has won their last five out of six matches across all competition .C-Ronaldo of Real Madrid currently is the top scorer of the champions league this season with four goals and had 14 shots on target more than any other player this season.