(Sporting Alert) — Cristiano Ronaldo is only on the bench tonight for Real Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final second leg visit to Borussia Dortmund.
However, striker Robert Lewandowski, who netted four goals against the Spanish La Liga side last season, returns from suspension to lead the attack for the home side, who are down 3-0.
For Real Madrid, with Ronaldo on the bench because of a knee problem, Angel di Maria, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have been given the assignment of providing the early pressure on Borussia Dortmund’s backline.
Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Friedrich, Hummels, Durm, Jojic, Kirch, Grosskreutz, Mkhitaryan, Reus, Lewandowski. Subs: Langerak, Hofmann, Aubameyang, Sahin, Schieber, Papastathopoulos, Duksch
Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Illarramendi, Alonso, Modric, Di Maria, Benzema, Bale. Subs: Diego Lopez, Varane, Ronaldo, Casemiro, Nacho, Morata, Isco
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)