Prior to their clash on Champions League Matchday 3, Borussia Dortmund and Atlético Madrid had met four times − most recently in the 1996/97 group stages, when the respective away team won. Here we bring you the facts ahead of Tuesday's match.

Facts on Atlético Madrid

  • The 4-0 defeat in Dortmund a fortnight ago marked the end a run of five successive wins in European competition for the La Liga runners-up. It was only their second loss in 17 matches (11 wins, four draws).
  • Atlético only won one of their three home games in the 2017/18 group stages.
  • Los Rojiblancos have not lost a single one of their last eight home games against German clubs (W6 D2). The last home defeat to German opposition came in the 1996/97 group phase − a 1-0 reverse at the hands of BVB.

Facts on Borussia Dortmund

  • Only in 2014/15 (2-0 against Arsenal, 3-0 in Anderlecht and 4-0 in Istanbul) and 1996/97 (2-1 against Lodz, 3-0 in Bucharest and 1-0 at Atlético Madrid) have BVB kicked off a Champions League campaign with three wins.
  • As they did in 2014/15, the Black & Yellows have kept three clean sheets in their first three games in the competition.
  • Borussia Dortmund have only won one of their previous 14 away days in Spain, beating Atlético Madrid 1-0 in the Spanish capital in 1996/97 thanks to Stefan Reuter's goal. There have also been five draws and eight defeats.