January 24 2018

Real Madrid and Sevilla in Tuesday night Champions League action

January 24 2018, 01:45 | Sammy Rose

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Real Madrid to announce Marco Asensio's contract extension next week

This will be an intense match as Real is trying to maintain top spot in Group H, and Dortmund is trying to get back into the top of the standings.

A stadium which Madrid had tried in vain to conquer six times before. "The team should be lauded for playing as they did three days after the Hamburg game", Bosz said.

"Sometimes we do not look brilliant, but I'm not anxious about how we play this season, La Liga (Spain) is the hardest league", said Zidane. Toni Kroos split the back four with a fine throughball to Bale, and his low cross from the left was steered home left-footed by Ronaldo from 12 yards out. Madrid know how to win in Europe and that makes them so risky in this competition.

"I don't believe we have lost confidence", the Los Blancos coach said. The Spanish and European champions have started their domestic campaign in shaky fashion, having dropped 7 points in their first 3 league games at home.

They did so in style.

Coverage of this evening's Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid will be shown live on BT Sport 2, (Sky 417, BT TV 409, Virgin Media 531), with the pre-match build-up starting at 7pm and kick-off at 7.45pm. Forwards Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane have all scored five or more goals already this season. "We defended well, we kept the ball, created chances and scored".

Two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, they have made a brilliant start to the season, looking more and more risky with every passing week. "I think they are an unbelievable team". Asensio will likely start on the left-wing and Gareth Bale likely on the right side of Ronaldo. How many goals they'll need, however, will depend on how their defense performs against Madrid's counter-attacking machine. The last meeting of these teams is dated December 7, 2016, then the duel ended with a score of 2: 2. Scoring goals in this competition is fantastic for me.

So what of the talk of a goal drought? "We will see tomorrow if he is fit for the game".

"We know it'll be a mammoth task against Real".

"I'm happy for Bale and Cristiano, who have rediscovered their goalscoring touch, and we've benefited from that".

Dortmund and title holders Real meet in the group stage for the second year running. It was surely also one of those Cristiano Ronaldo nights.

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