Borussia Dortumund v Real Madrid odds, team news as Bale looks to finish Champions League clash

Real Madrid will look to finish off the job they started last week at the Bernabeu when they take on Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Champions league quarter-final.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men ran out 3-0 winners in the first leg with Gareth Bale, Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo all getting on the score sheet.



Dortmund 2/1, draw 14/1, Real Madrid 11/8
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Ronaldo limped off in the game and missed the 4-0 win over Real Sociedad at the weekend. That game saw Bale score his 18th goal of the season and the in-form Welshman is aiming to score for the third successive game in Germany.

Last Wednesday’s match at home was great, we played well and deserved to win, but it will be a different game in Dortmund,” he said.

“They’ll come out fighting and we have to approach it like any other game, looking to win it and seal our place in the semi-finals.”

Bale will line up once again alongside Ronaldo after the Portuguese star resumed training while Angel Di Maria is also in contention after he recovered from illness.

Dortmund meanwhile bounced back from their defeat in the Spanish capital with a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg, a result that kept the club on course to secure the runners up spot in the Bundesliga.

“This win was very good for us,” said coach Jurgen Klopp after the game. “Had we lost, we would have had to surrender to the murderous pressure. It was important to win and go into Tuesday’s game with a good feeling.”

Marco Reus 77th minute sealed the three points at the weekend and the German International believes that his side can overturn the three goal deficit and seal a semi-final spot.

“We haven’t given up yet. It will be tough if we play like we did in the first half (against Wolfsburg) He told the club’s official website

“But if we play like we did in the second half, we might have a chance. It will be very tough, but we will give our all. Anything is possible in football.”

Any Dortmund success will be achieved without suspended midfielder Sebastian Kehl while goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller is a doubt due to an arm injury.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.