"Toni Kroos is a very important player for us," Zidane told reporters on Monday. "He is looking good. We will see tomorrow if he is fit for the game." Real have never won in Dortmund before, having lost three of six matches and drawn the other three. They are under additional pressure after their lackluster start in the league, lying fifth on 11 points with rivals Barcelona top on 18.
Arrived in Dortmund. Great challenge for us tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/JDVbBTarMm— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) September 25, 2017
"We are looking forward to playing in the Champions League in a very nice stadium, where you can breathe the Champions League," the Frenchman said. "It is difficult to play everywhere, but it is true that we have never won here. It is a challenge for us."
Dortmund & Real Madrid meet again.?Who will come out on top this time? ? #UCL pic.twitter.com/urv3jgujRY — Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 25, 2017
The European champions were 3-0 winners against APOEL Nicosia in their group opener, but will need to improve their finishing against their tougher German opponents, Zidane added. Bundesliga leaders Dortmund, who lost their opening group match at Tottenham Hotspur, have scored 19 goals in six league games, conceding just one. Real have netted 11 times in their six La Liga games, letting in six.
“It is a challenge for us.”Zinedine Zidane is expecting a tough test when his Real Madrid side take on Borussia Dortmund today. #UCL pic.twitter.com/DNHsZeyIIT — Goal UK (@GoalUK) September 26, 2017