19:45 GMT 06 December 2017
This week is the final match week of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage but one group that won’t see any changes in terms of which sides will qualify is Group H. Tottenham and Real Madrid have already secured first and second place respectively and it’s the latter who face 3rd-placed Dortmund in the final group game as the German side look to confirm a place in the Europa League.
Real Madrid and Dortmund have faced off in the Champions League on a number of occasions in recent years and they both enjoyed success. In the nine meetings since 2012, Los Blancos have won three and so have the German side with three draws making up the final meetings. The most recent fixture earlier this season saw Real Madrid run out 3-1 winners thanks to Ronaldo brace and a Gareth Bale goal. They were drawn in the same group last term as well and both games finished 2-2 and each of the last three matches have seen both sides scoring. Head to head matches: Real Madrid - Borussia Dortmund
Head to head matches: Real Madrid - Borussia Dortmund
Another win for the Spanish giants won’t mean they move up the group but it will bring some pride that they have lacked this season. Dani Carvajal is suspended for the clash while Marco Asensio and Gareth Bale may both feature on return from their respective injuries. Latest matches: Real Madrid
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Latest matches: Real Madrid
A win for Dortmund would mean they almost confirm a place in the Europa League through finishing third. However, they have so many injury problems and a selection of the injured players include Marco Reus, Lukasz Piszczek and Mario Gotze among five other players, they might struggle as a result.
Latest matches: Borussia Dortmund
|02.12.2017||Bund||Bayer Leverkusen||Borussia Dortmund||1:1||D|
|25.11.2017||Bund||Borussia Dortmund||FC Schalke 04||4:4||D|
|21.11.2017||UEFA||Borussia Dortmund||Tottenham Hotspur||1:2||L|
|17.11.2017||Bund||VfB Stuttgart||Borussia Dortmund||2:1||L|
|04.11.2017||Bund||Borussia Dortmund||Bayern Munich||1:3||L|
Despite having very little to play for, Real Madrid will still want to finish the group stage on a high note and hopefully use it as a confidence booster. They are favourites to take the three points even though Dortmund still have something on the line to fight for. Both teams are expansive attacking sides and will expect to score and it could be an entertaining game.
06 December 2017 - 19:45 GMT
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