Real Madrid will look to take revenge on Borussia Dortmund for knocking them out of last year's Champions League when they face each other in their quarter-final first leg at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
BVB have already lost this season's Bundesliga title to Bayern Munich while Real Madrid have stuttered in their La Liga challenge of late.
As a result, both teams will be looking to kick on and take the advantage in this tie in the hopes of propelling them one step closer to European glory.
Date: 2 April
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Domestically, these two sides have identical form from their last eight league games. Both have won five, lost two and drawn one, per BBC Sport.
However, a closer look reveals that it is Madrid which look least steady, having lost two of their last three La Liga games and dropping to third in the table behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Real Madrid lost ground in the La Liga title race with a 2-1 defeat at fifth-placed Sevilla last night pic.twitter.com/1vLP6tAehi— InsideWorldFootball (@insidewldftball) March 27, 2014
One of those losses was a 4-3 home defeat to Barcelona in El Clasico, and they followed that up with a 2-1 away defeat to Sevilla.
Their most recent result was a 5-0 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano, but Madrid's recent defeats should give Jurgen Klopp some confidence in this tie as it shows Carlo Ancelotti's side are vulnerable against quality, intelligent opposition.
Spanish football writer Dermot Corrigan illustrates this further:
Madrid have taken just 5 points from 7 games against others in Liga top five [Atlético, Barca, Athletic, Sevilla] [via @UEFAcomDanielH]— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) March 26, 2014
Meanwhile, second-placed Dortmund are undefeated in three Bundesliga games, having beaten Stuttgart and Hannover away and drawn at home with third-placed Schalke.
However, whilst their domestic form may bring confidence to Dortmund, their respective Champions League form will not.
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Dortmund lost 2-1 at home to Zenit St. Petersburg in the second leg of their last-16 tie, only making it through thanks to a 4-2 away win in the first leg.
At this stage of the tournament last year, Klopp's side had not lost a game. This year, they have already lost three times.
Meanwhile, Madrid have bulldozed their way to the last eight this term. They have not lost a game in the competition since the 4-1 semi-final first-leg defeat to Dortmund last season.
They came through the last-16 stage with a 9-2 aggregate win over Schalke, a team that, as mentioned above, Dortmund failed to register a goal against when they played in the Bundesliga.
The stats do not favour the German side. Madrid have scored 29 goals in the competition this season to Dortmund's 16.
Individually, Los Blancos have the tournament's leading goalscorer in Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 13 so far this season and will be looking to enter the record books against Dortmund.
With his 2 goal, Cristiano Ronaldo has 13 goals in 7 Champions League games this season. He's 1 shy of Lionel Messi's single-season record.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 18, 2014
Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski is Dortmund's top scorer with six for the tournament, but the Polish striker is suspended for Wednesday's game.
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