Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre believes his side are getting better and better as they approach Tuesday’s game with Atletico Madrid.
Diego Simeone’s defensive juggernauts host Borussia Dortmund at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday evening with Atleti keen to put the reverse fixture behind them.
Two weeks ago, Dortmund surprised a few at the Westfalenstadion, putting four past La Liga’s best defence, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Los Rojiblancos have conceded just six goals in La Liga so far this season and such result was inconceivable pre-match.
With three wins from three, Lucien Favre’s side currently occupies first place in group A, and are yet to concede a goal.
Atleti are not far behind, sitting in 2nd place after victories over both AS Monaco and Club Brugge.
If Simeone’s men can overcome a Dortmund side who may be the competitions dark horse, they would remain in second but join BVB on nine points.
With both Monaco and Club Brugge, both struggling so far, defeat wouldn’t be too damaging for the home side.
Atleti enter the game following an underwhelming 1-1 draw against Leganes last weekend and will be looking to get back to winning ways.
And, Dortmund boss Favre was left happy after his side’s performance at the weekend.
“We show a good mentality on the pitch when we play. That’s the most important thing. The players will improve bit by bit”, he told the club’s website.
However, following those comments, he told reporters that the previous result against Atleti had no impact on Tuesday night’s tie.