Jose Mourinho does not believe Real Madrid's loss to Borussia Dortmund impacts his team's chances of progressing in the Champions League.Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Marcel Schmelzer condemned Real to a 2-1 defeat on Wednesday and saw them replaced by the Bundesliga champions at the top of Group D, however Mourinho was adamant it is not a huge blow to their ambitions.
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has praised team-mate Mesut Oezil ahead of his side's Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund.Oezil has been struggling to find his best form in the opening months of the 2012/13 campaign, but his fellow German is adamant that very few players can offer more than him.
Borussia Dortmund hero Lars Ricken believes the team have learned their lesson from last season's failure in the Champions League.Fresh from their Bundesliga triumph in 2010/11, Juergen Klopp's side struggled on the European stage, finishing fourth in their group.
Midfielder Sven Bender has claimed Borussia Dortmund have moved on from their derby loss and are focused on their clash with Real Madrid.Dortmund lost 2-1 at home against Schalke on Saturday but Bender has claimed the reigning Bundesliga champions have had no time to wallow in that result.
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski hopes Real Madrid defender Pepe 'plays a clean game' during Wednesday's Champions League clash.Lewandowski will have to deal with either the Portugal international, Sergio Ramos or Raphael Varane, but he is focused on the task in hand and is not letting the reputation of his potential opponent distract him.