Real Madrid (1-0-0) Borussia Dortmund (0-0-1)
|Date & Time||Tuesday September 26, 2017, 2:45 PM (EDT)|
Borussia Dortmund (2/1) Draw (14/5) Real Madrid (23/17)
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Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League is set to take place this week with the biggest game set to take place at Dortmund as Borussia Dortmund take on defending champions, Real Madrid. This is a game between two of the best teams in the world and as a result, I am expecting a terrific contest.
Real Madrid has not had a great start to their season as they are a long way off the lead in La Liga and just managed to win their opening game in the Champions League. That being said, Ronaldo is back in the side now and with the best player in the world getting some time on the pitch, he is sure to make an impact. This will be a tough game for the team from the Spanish capital as Dortmund is a hard place to visit and the crowd will make it hard for the Madrid side.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, has had a terrific start to their season. Their defense is looking great, and the strikers are also contributing. This will be their biggest team as an out of form Real Madrid is still a very dangerous side. They will need to rely heavily on the home crowd since they are no match on pure head to head quality.
All in all, I am expecting a really close game but I think that Real Madrid will be good enough to get the three points. Madrid know how to win in Europe and that makes them so dangerous in this competition. I think they will be tested but with talent like Kroos, Ronaldo and Bale on this pitch, it is hard to see them lose. This might also be a low-scoring affair due to the two strong defenses so the under 2.5 goals is also a good option.