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Preview: Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund

Preview: Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund
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Sports Mole previews the Champions League meeting between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

German champions Borussia Dortmund currently top Group D following their 2-1 victory over Real Madrid last time out.

The two sides will meet again in the Bernabeu on Tuesday night - a ground where Madrid have won their last seven Champions League matches in succession.

They also have a positive record against clubs from Germany on their home turf, having lost twice against Bayern Munich from 23 meetings in total.

Coach Jose Mourinho is likely to still be without Brazilian full-back Marcelo, while Karim Benzema is expected to replace Gonzalo Higuain up front.

In contrast to Madrid's good record, Dortmund have only been able to emerge victorious from one of their eight trips to Spain.

They are likely to be without midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski, who is struggling with a muscular complaint.

Recent form

R Madrid: WWWLW

B Dortmund: DWWWL

Possible starting lineups:

R Madrid: Casillas; Ramos, Varane, Pepe, Essien; Di Maria, Modric, Alonso, Ozil; Ronaldo, Benzema

B Dortmund Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer; Kehl, Gundogan, Leitner, Reus, Gotze; Lewandowski

Sports Mole says: 3-1

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