Real’s bad form will be tested



September 27, 2016
Real’s bad form will be tested

NOT AT HIS BEST: Real's Christian Ronaldo

Struggling Ronaldo faces Aubameyang.

European champions Real Madrid head to rampaging Borussia Dortmund for their Champions League game tonight after two straight draws in La Liga.

Real gave away a late equaliser to draw 2-2 at Las Palmas on Saturday, after their joint-record 16-game winning run in La Liga was halted in Wednesday’s 1-1 home stalemate against Villarreal, which saw their lead at the top cut to a point.

Dortmund, meanwhile, have been in top form since losing to RB Leipzig on Sept. 10, scoring 20 goals in four straight wins against Legia Warsaw in the Champions League and Darmstadt, Wolfsburg and Freiburg in the Bundesliga.

Dortmund, who thrashed the Polish club 6-0 away in their opening Group F game, are second in the German top flight.

And on Friday Thomas Tuchel’s manne equalled a club record of 24 games without defeat at home in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win over Freiburg.

Real’s bad form is worsened by the form of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored just twice in four games due to injury and illness this season.

In-form Dortmund hitman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is confident of shrugging off a knock on the knee, has four goals in three games.

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