Heading into their Champions League match on Tuesday, Real Madrid and Dortmund hold the top two spots in Group D.
Dortmund, after dispatching Madrid on Oct. 24, leads the group with seven points, while Madrid trails by one point.
Dortmund and Madrid are both favored to eventually emerge from the group, but neither club will be content with a tie. Madrid will be looking to avenge its loss to Dortmund with a win at home this time around.
Here's a look at the Champions League clash on Tuesday.
Where: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Spain
When: Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 2:45 p.m. ET
Watch/Live Stream: Fox Soccer
Real Madrid: Looking to Unseat Dortmund as Top Dog in Group D
Both Real Madrid and Dortmund sit in the top two spots in Group D, but a 2-1 loss at the hands of Dortmund on Oct. 24 is still fresh in the minds of Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.
In the loss, Madrid held the ball for 57 percent of the match (per ESPN), but Dortmund capitalized, scoring two goals on seven shots on goal. Madrid's Iker Casillas had five saves, but it wasn't enough.
Since that loss, Madrid has gone 2-0 in La Liga, including a 4-0 thrashing of Real Zaragoza on Saturday that saw four different players score for Madrid.
Still, Jose Mourinho has warned that his club better not be complacent against the Group D leaders.
Mourinho said of Dortmund, via ESPN:
I'm concerned about the whole team. It's an optimum team. It's not by chance that they've won two league championships in Germany, or that they are the leader of such a strong group as this.
Dortmund has gone 2-0-1 in Champions League play this year, leading Group D with seven points (Madrid has six).
Dortmund: Play without Fear
While Jurgen Klopp has paid his respects to Madrid, he also said Dortmund is "not going to be frightened" of the club, per UEFA.com.
While Madrid lost to Dortmund on Oct. 24, the club is playing at home this time around. Madrid has won seven straight home matches in Champions League play while scoring 27 goals in the process. That includes a 3-2 victory over Manchester in September.
Klopp and Co. know this will not be an easy match and must keep tabs on Ronaldo, who has scored five goals in three Champions League contests this year.
The status of Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl is in doubt after getting elbowed by Stuttgart midfielder Raphael Holzhauser on Saturday, per ESPN.
Prediction: Real Madrid 2, Dortmund 1
I have no doubt that this will be a fantastic match between the two clubs, but I ultimately give it to Madrid because of home-field advantage and a stronger showing against Real Zaragoza on Saturday.
I think Ronaldo breaks through once, maybe even twice in front of a home crowd.