Form: Real are on the verge of the Champions League semi-finals after their convincing 3-0 win over Borussia in last Wednesday's first-leg after goals by Gareth Bale, Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Madrid warmed up for their trip to Germany with a convincing 4-0 win at Real Sociedad on Saturday with Ronaldo rested and the three points keeps them in touch with La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid and second-placed Barcelona.

Dortmund face an uphill task at their Westfalenstadion even with Poland striker Robert Lewandowski back in their side after missing the first leg with injury.

Last season's finalists geared up for Madrid with a 2-1 come-back win at home to VfL Wolfsburg with goals by Lewandowski and Germany winger Marco Reus after a poor first-half display.

Having already lost four of their nine games in Europe this season, Dortmund are looking to bow out with their heads held high, while Real will want to avenge last year's 4-1 semi-final defeat at Dortmund when Lewandowski scored all four.

Coaches:

Real Madrid - Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) -- 54 yrs

Borussia Dortmund - Jurgen Klopp (GER) -- 46 yrs

Leading scorers in all competitions:

Real Madrid - Cristiano Ronaldo (45 goals)

Borussia Dortmund - Robert Lewandowski (24 goals)

Domestic league performance:

Real Madrid - Third in La Liga, three points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and two adrift of Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund - Second in the Bundesliga, three points ahead of Schalke 04 and 20 points behind champions Bayern Munich

Last 16 performances:

Real Madrid - Destroyed Dortmund's local rivals Schalke 04 9-2 on aggregate

Borussia Dortmund - Overcame Zenit St. Petersburg 5-4 on aggregate despite losing second leg 2-1 at home.

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Real Madrid - winners 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002

Borussia Dortmund - winners 1997

Other honours:

Real Madrid - 32 x Spanish champions, 18 x Copa del Rey winners, 2 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners, 3 x Intercontinental Cup winners

Borussia Dortmund - 8 x German champions, 3 x German Cup winners, 1 Cup Winners' Cup winners, 2 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x European Super Cup winners

Previous meetings:

The sides met four times in all last season as Dortmund won their semi-final 4-3 on aggregate to progress to the final and also took four points from a possible six in their two group stage meetings.

That was semi-final revenge for the Germans after Real had dumped them out at the same stage 2-0 on aggregate in the 1997/98 season on their way to winning the trophy for the seventh time.

Madrid also had the upper hand with a win and a draw when the two sides met in the second group stage in 2003.