Monday, 31 March 2014

Reus: Dortmund are ready for Madrid

Reus: Dortmund are ready for Madrid Marco Reus has warned Real Madrid that Borussia Dortmund are ready for their Champions League encounter at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Die Schwarzgelben warmed up for their trip to Spain with a 3-2 win over relegation-threatened Stuttgart, fighting back with a Reus hat-trick after being two goals down following early Christian Gentner and Martin Harnik strikes for the hosts.

The Germany attacker believes that his performance on Saturday shows he is himself coming back into form after injury problems earlier in March but also stressed that his side will face Madrid with confidence.

"Goals are always good for self-confidence, and we are ready for Real," the 24-year-old was quoted by Bild after the game.

"I've also been injured several times. For me it's not just about goals - it's more important that I find my rhythm. And it keeps improving."

The Borussians reasserted themselves in second place in the Bundesliga after victory over Stuttgart, with Huub Stevens' men facing a very real danger of relegation as they sit 17th in the table following the result.

BVB now turn their attention to los Blancos in the Champions League quarter-finals, a repeat of last season's semi-final, which saw the Germans resist a fightback to take a 4-3 aggregate win and proceed to the final at Wembley.

Dortmund travel to face Madrid on Wednesday with the return leg at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday April 8.
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