LaLiga News 

Hakimi set for two-year Dortmund loan

Achraf Hakimi enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2017/18 under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, becoming a surprising member of the first team squad as injuries hit Los Blancos defence. Stepping in when Dani Carvajal was absent and Nacho was needed elsewhere, the Moroccan established himself as a reliable option, earning a call-up to Morocco’s World Cup squad in the process. Now under the command of Julen Lopetegui, his role has been thrown into doubt and it will be even more unclear after German newspaper Bild reported that Borussia Dortmund are closing in…

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LaLiga News 

Ousmane Dembele “used to dream” of playing with Lionel Messi

Ousmane Dembele has opened up in an interview with French magazine Onze Mondial about how he was confident that he would one day play alongside one of the all-time greats, Lionel Messi. The 20-year-old French star moved from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona for a whopping €147 million. It came just weeks after Neymar left the Catalan side for Paris Saint-Germain, but injury has kept Dembele from playing an instrumental part in Barcelona’s title run that leaves five points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid. A dream come true Dembele said in…

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Real Betis defender Bartra discusses €10m transfer fee

New Real Betis signing Marc Bartra has discussed his transfer fee, saying he does not feel any pressure. The 27-year-old was initially expected to join Betis on a six month loan period but a transfer fee of €10m was agreed with German club Borussia Dortmund, making him the second most expensive player in the club’s history, behind Brazilian Denilson. Discussing his move to the Benito Villamarin, the former Barcelona man said he is excited to get started but does not feel any pressure at being priced so highly. “I don’t feel…

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Global News 

Preview: Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid are set to face Borussia Dortmund in matchday 6 of the Champions League group stage. The European champions are already through to the knockout stages and even with an emphatic win vs Dortmund, can only finish in second place due to an inferior head-to-head record with Tottenham. This fixture can present an opportunity for a few lesser members of Madrid’s squad to play as they have a crucial game vs Sevilla on Saturday; who are level on points with them in  La Liga. Dortmund enter this match without…

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Dortmund’s Danger-Men: Who will trouble Real Madrid?

German giants Borussia Dortmund travel to the Santiago Bernabeu for a Champions League fixture on Wednesday night finding themselves already out of the competition – a surprise to many. Real Madrid, meanwhile, need a win to reach top spot and to also hope that Tottenham Hotspur suffer a shock loss to Cypriot side APOEL. Here’s four Dortmund danger-men that could cause Los Blancos problems on Wednesday night: 1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  The greatest Gabonese footballer of all-time, it now seems a while since the Madrid press were insistent that Dortmund’s lethal…

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Global LaLiga Match Centre 

Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Real Madrid: Real beat Dortmund in thriller

Real Madrid ran out 3-1 winners over Borussia Dortmund in a thrilling encounter at the Westfalenstadion. Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and one from Gareth Bale were enough to render Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s strike meaningless as the defending champions kept up their perfect record in this seasons Champions League. The opening minutes of the match saw Madrid attempting to control the ball in order to quieten the very loud Dortmund supporters. Dortmund tried to counter this by pressing high and playing at a high pace. Madrid ended up giving away the…

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Match Centre News 

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Match Preview

Zinedine Zidane will be hoping his Real Madrid side can perform better than the 2-1 win over bottom placed Alaves at the weekend, whilst Dortmund boss Peter Bosz has seen his side concede just four goals this season. Madrid and Dortmund renew their European rivalry on Tuesday evening at Signal Iduna Park, having been paired together in five of the last six Champions League competitions. Dortmund have never lost at home to the Spanish side, having won three and drawn three, but an opening group game defeat to Tottenham Hotspur…

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Global News 

Bosz admires Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid

Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz has spoken of his admiration for Zinedine Zidane and his impact at Real Madrid. Speaking ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League tie between the Bundesliga side and Madrid, Bosz chose to praise Zidane for his style of play and the success he has had with the Spanish club. “I really like to watch Real Madrid. They play nice football with players that have excellent technique. Ever since Zidane arrived, they have played like this and it is pleasing to see,” he told reporters in his…

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Mario Gotze warns Real Madrid of ‘excellent form’

Mario Gotze has warned Real Madrid not to expect an easy tie when they face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday evening. The Bundesliga side have been in excellent form of late, having conceded just one goal in six league matches this season, scoring 19 goals in the process. Sandwiched in those fixtures was a 3-1 opening Champions League defeat to English side Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, but despite that result – former Bayern Munich midfielder Gotze believes his side are confident heading into the game against Zinedine…

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LaLiga News 

Zidane re-affirms belief in Madrid squad

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has re-affirmed his belief in his squad and the plans they have for the season. The French coach was speaking ahead of Madrid’s trip to Germany on Tuesday evening where they face Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park. The reigning La Liga and European champions have had a rather stuttering start to the new season, having failed to gain a league win at the Bernabeu and finding themselves sitting in sixth place, seven points behind rivals Barcelona. Zidane, who said after the weekend 2-1 victory…

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