Having already lost the fight for the title in Primera Division in favor of eternal rivals FC Barcelona, ??Real Madrid do not conceive not to win the UEFA Champions League to defend their honor and save a shameful season.
The double clash with Borussia Dortmund is not very easy task for the Los Blancos grouping, who know that Jurgen Klopp’s players form a strong team that knows and can fight for qualification until the last minute, as happened, for example, with Malaga in the quarterfinals.
However, Jose Mourinho, the coach from the Santiago Bernabeu, has confidence in his team. Bothered by journalists’ insistence who before every Real’s match ask who will defeat the goal, the Portuguese gave a response that has left all journalists speechless.
“Will play Diego Lopez. Do you want to tell who are the others? Diego Lopez, Ramos, Pepe, Varane, Coentrao, Khedira, Xabi Alonso, Ozil, Cristiano, Higuain and maybe Di Maria.” said Mourinho.
Then, the 50-year-old coach explained why he has doubts about the use of the Argentinian: “He has a happy day, because his daughter was born, but it was not so easy. Emotionally it was difficult for him and his family, and we do not know now if is mentally fit to perform Wednesday night. But I hope that it will be fit to play. ”
The first round of the duel between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid will take place this evening in Germany, following the return leg to be played next week.
Borussia (4-2-3-1): Weidenfeller – Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer – Bender, Gundogan – B?aszczykowski, Gotze, Reus – Lewandowski. Coach: Jurgen Klopp
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Lopez – Ramos, Pepe, Varane, Coentrao – Xabi Alonso, Khedira – Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo – Higuain. Coach: Jose Mourinho