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Champions League: Real Madrid Vs Borussia Dortmund 1st Leg, Predict the Score

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Marco Reus and company will surely do their best to stay alive for the second leg at the Signal-Iduna Park next week

Denis Doyle

One team is without Marcelo, Arbeloa, Khedira and Jesé. The other doesn't have Schmelzer, Gündogan, Lewandowski, Subotic and Błaszczykowski. It's hard to argue which one of those two teams will be able to replace the injured players better, but Borussia Dortmund will still play hard and give their best in order to stay alive for the second leg (next Tuesday, 20:45 CET).

Real Madrid will be looking for some payback after the German squad knocked them out of the Champions League Semifinals last season thanks to four goals scored by Robert Lewandowski in the first leg. Real Madrid almost pulled out a miracle at the Bernabéu, but the match ended 2-0. That will to show that last year was an accident could benefit Real Madrid.

Borussia Dortmund will surely play with a counterattacking style. Reus and Aubameyang can outpace almost anybody in European football, so Real Madrid's high defensive line could be in danger even though los blancos will dominate the ball and the tempo of the game.

Prediction: Borussia will manage to get a goal and make things hard for the second leg in Germany. 2-1.

Now it's your turn. What is it going to be?