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Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

While the early rounds are going on, Real Madrid will be concentrating on more pressing matters: playing in the Champions League on Wednesday and in the Spanish League on Saturday (Dec 9).

"Hard work is the only way to get out of this situation in LaLiga and find the goals again".

What is happening is nothing new, though, and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho summed it up in September when he called the group stage a "warm-up". The Portuguese superstar has scored eight goals in the group stage.

And they could be out of Europe completely following Wednesday's clash against Real at the Bernabeu.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring with a close-range finish and had a hand in two of Dortmund's other first-half goals before missing a glorious opportunity to increase the lead to five after half-time.

A wretched run of form has seen Dortmund drop from Bundesliga leaders to sixth and put paid to their European hopes, but Bosz remained jovial when quizzed on Aubameyang's ability to play for Madrid in the future.

Considering the fact that Real won both, the Champions League and the La Liga last year, their performance has not been to their usual standards and the Los Blancos have not showed their actual colours yet.

Madrid President offered a public vote of confidence to Zidane, nipping the rumours of Zidane's departure in the bud.

The versatile Nacho is tipped to fill the void in defence with Zidane having also left Achraf out of the squad alongside Vallejo and Kroos.

Four of Dortmund's last five matches have seen over 2,5 goals, and we have witnessed that same outcome in three of Real Madrid's last four matches.

The current Celtic have not lost in 67 domestic matches, a British record, with Brendan Rodgers undefeated on home soil since becoming manager 18 months ago.

The Gabon international has been distracted since the summer, when he hoped to earn a move to Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo has struggled domestically but has been incredible in Champions League.

However, the match is very crucial for Dortmund as a loss against Real would mean that they'll have to depend on APOEL's result against Tottenham for a spot in the UEFA Europa League.

Bosz does not believe that Zidane ought to be so concerned, however. Recently they also drew 4-4 against Schalke 04 in a game where they were leading 4-0 during the first half.