Today we deliver to you a special preliminary report for the upcoming return match with nobody else than Real Madrid C.F. During this year's Champions League campaign we experienced highs and lows, it seems to be probable, that Borussia Dortmund will bid adieu to Europe's premier competition for this season. Still, there are 90 minutes of football ahead. Check out what the editors of schwatzgelb.com think about the upcoming match.
Scherben: "We're in bonus week right now. Saturday's win was important in terms of both the standings and the mood. Rocking Westfalenstadion like hell against boring Wolfsburg certainly is the best preparation for a game which most likely won't end in a miracle. But, if everything works as expected we'll be back next year. Hell yeah!"
Vanni: "The Sportfreunde Stiller, a German pop band, has a song called 'Wonders don't ask' in which they say that wonders are a specific thing. First, they don't come and then, they suprise you. Maybe, they will do tomorrow. We have witnessed that it is possible to score four goals against Real Madrid in Westfalenstadion last year and even if that was a different match, I still believe that it is possible this year as well. The more difficult thing, however, is not to concede against their brilliant offense. No matter how the match will turn out to be, even going out of Champions League this year would not be a shame or something like that. Borussia finished below the top eight teams in Europe and with all those injuries, Borussia still plays a great season. Believe in wonders. Sometimes, they come true..."
DerJungeMitDemBall: "Especially during this year's Champions League campaign, the way was the goal. Despite all the injury concers the team managed to absolve a more than satisfying campaign. This is why nobody has to be disappointed, if BVB will be eliminated. Instead it's going to be really important to pay our respects to the players, who brought to us wonderful moments (again). Another festive day on the international stage, dinner is served. Let's have some fun!"
Henry: "Nearly everybody is forecasting that it will be impossible, beating Real 4:0. Absolutely right folks, but we all know nothing is impossible in football. And especially in a sold out Westfalenstadion everything will be possible! Of course, one early goal for Madrid and our European dreams are over! But what about an early goal for Borussia tomorrow? The Westfalenstadion would explode! And that would mean 11 Borussians on the pitch and thousands of Borussians on the stands against 11 Madrilenos! So, our parole for tomorrow will be like like a song of Lenny Kravitz: it ain't over 'til it's over!"
Christopher: "Today a friend of mine who is no Dortmund fan, asked me if I think that Dortmund can still manage to turn this thing around. And my quick answer was a plan 'No!". But then I thought 'wait a second'. Didn't we do it last year against Malaga and didn't we do it this year in the group stage? If a team showed that it's possible to do the impossible, it's our team, our boys. And the only thing we can do is to help them by doing what we always do: Pushing our team and believing in it. And then everything is possible."
Nadja: "Can we beat Real? The one team that threatened to walk us over last week in Madrid? No, we can't. No one in the world can. It's their Ronaldos, Bales and Di Marias, that makes it impossible. So, why should we even go to the stadium? Why should we bother to play and risk injuries that could weaken us in the crucial last weeks of the season? Because the game will be played at the one place where the rules of football, the rules of logic and sometimes even the rules of science seem to be suspended. Our mighty Westfalenstadion has seen so many magic nights in the past 40 years, why not make it another one? Because once the lights go on and the yellow pylons shine, nothing seems impossible!"
Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Hummels, Sokratis, Durm - Sahin (Jojic), Kirch - Reus, Mkhitaryan, Großkreutz - Lewandowski.
Substitute's Bench: Langerak, Friedrich, Jojic, Hofmann, Schieber, Ducksch.
Questionable: Sahin, Weidenfeller.
Real Madrid: Casillas - Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Coentrao - Xabi Alonso, Modric, Di Maria - Bale, Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo (Morata).
Questionable: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Referee: Skomina (Slovenia).
Kickoff: 8th of April 2014 - 8.45. P.M. CET.
The Editors, 07.03+1.2014