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Three keys to a Real Madrid win against Dortmund

Can Los Blancos earn a statement away win?

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Real Madrid visit Borussia Dortmund this Tuesday trying to prove that their current form in La Liga can’t be taken seriously in European football. Meanwhile, Dortmund are leading the Bundesliga two points ahead of Hoffenheim with five wins and one draw over six games played. Here are three keys to a Real Madrid win in Germany.

  1. Accuracy. Real Madrid have been wasting way too many scoring opportunities over the last few weeks and it has cost them seven points. Borussia Dortmund are a better team than Valencia, Levante and Betis and won’t let Los Blancos walk away from the Signal Iduna Park with a single point if they keep missing chances.
  2. Control the game. Zidane’s men managed to beat Alaves last Saturday and yet the Basque side could’ve scored the equalizer at some point as Madrid didn’t keep dominate the tempo and control the game. They will need to do just that in Germany.
  3. Improve the defensive part of the game. Carvajal has been very poor this season and the same can be said about Varane and Ramos. They will need to improve their recent performances if Madrid want to keep a clean sheet against Dortmund’s intimidating attacking line.


Date: 09/26/2017

Time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST, 11:45am Pacific.

Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany.

Available TV: FOX Sports 1 (USA), BT Sport Extra (UK), Antena 3 (Spain).

Available Streaming: FOX Sports GO (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a summer discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

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