0-0, 1-1, 2-1, 4-1, 2-0 and 2-0 – that is how all the previous results at home to Real Madrid read. Three wins, three draws – a look back at six great home matches against the "white ballet".
15. April 1998 Borussia Dortmund – Real Madrid 0-0 The first leg away in Spain became one of the most (in)famous games in the history of the UEFA Champions League because of the collapsed goal in Madrid. That the ensuing lengthy delay massively disadvantaged title defenders Dortmund, however, remained a mere footnote. Borussia played hard and with commitment in an attempt to overturn the 0-2 loss suffered in the first leg, but despite a number of good chances, especially during the opening phase of the encounter, they were unable to get the goals. A young Ibrahim Tanko was particularly unlucky, and also lacked that bit of guile in front of goal. Roberto Carlos hit the underside of the bar with one of his fearsome free kicks, but for the most part the canny number 6 Manfred Binz and his two man-markers had things firmly under their control. Nonetheless, the requisite goals were not forthcoming up front.
25. February 2003 Borussia Dortmund – Real Madrid 1-1 The European Cup temporarily had a different format: the first group phase was followed by a second group phase. At this stage of the competition Borussia faced Lokamotiv Moscow, eventual winners AC Milan, and of course Real Madrid. After a close and unlucky 1-2 defeat away at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu, the return fixture had to be won for a realistic chance of progressing to the quarter finals. A focused Dortmund put in a strong performance against a Madrid team bedecked with superior individual talent, making for a high quality and pacy game. Sebastian Kehl danced his way past Madrid's Pavon before passing to Jan Koller, whose powerful shot from eight metres out in at the near post gave Casillas no chance (23' minute). Real Madrid got their equaliser in injury time. Zidane had plenty of space on the right wing, played the ball flat into the centre where Portillo fired home for 1-1 (90+2').
24. October 2012 Borussia Dortmund – Real Madrid 2-1 The early part of the match was all Real, but Dortmund fought their way back into the game, tried to play some football for the purists, pressed early and ultimately forced Pepe into making an error: Kehl intercepted his misplaced pass to Özil lightning quick before threading the ball through for Lewandowski. The Pole beat Pepe and Varane for pace before lashing home from 13 metres out into the right of goal – 1-0 (36'). However, Ronaldo got the equaliser just two minutes later thanks to some excellent build-up play. After the break, Casillas became the focal point of attention as he weakly parried Mario Götze's shot, whereupon Marcel Schmelzer took on a difficult rebound from a half left position on the edge of the area, rifling home precisely into the right of goal (64'). BVB defended the lead diligently, and were repeatedly able to defuse counterattacks.
24. April 2013 Borussia Dortmund – Real Madrid 4-1 Le-wan-dowski!!! Three syllables, four goals – a veritable festival for the striker, but also for the entire team, who laid the foundation for their ascent into the competition's final with this victory! The first goal came early in the eighth minute when Ilkay Gündogan served Götze down the left hand side, Götze subsequently sending in a cross with the required fizz. Varane let Lewandowski get away from him, and so the Pole guided the ball in from just a few centimetres out. Borussia had everything firmly under control, but then Mats Hummels lost sight of Cristiano Ronaldo – 1-1 (43'). Lewandowski got them back into the lead four minutes after the restart with a technically brilliant goal, whereafter he beat Pepe before lashing the ball powerfully into the back of the net to get the 3-1 (55'). After a foul by Xabi Alonso on Marco Reus, Lewandowski grabbed the ball for himself and extended the score line to 4-1 by converting the awarded penalty (67').
8. April 2014 Borussia Dortmund – Real Madrid 2-0 A sour tasting victory: Borussia Dortmund were eliminated from the tournament despite giving a sterling performance due to the 0-3 defeat suffered in the away leg. Roman Weidenfeller was called into action to save a penalty kick given for a handball (di Maria 17'), before his team attacked early and aggressively with an excellent Oliver Kirch warding off all attacks while simultaneously setting the tempo for the fixture. Reus latched on to a short pass aimed at the Madrid keeper and scored to bring up a 1-0 scoreline (24'). Lewandowski hit the post, but Reus was able to convert the rebound for 2-0 (37'). And so it continued: Reus sent a through ball on to Henrikh Mkhitaryan who managed to get round Casillas in the penalty box, but his shot at the open goal was now taken from a very tight angle, and only met with the left upright (65'). He was also unable to capitalise after Real's keeper had parried a shot in the 69' minute, meaning the team missed out on the required third goal to take the game to extra time.
27. September 2016 Borussia Dortmund – Real Madrid 2-2
Borussia dominated the first passage of play with plenty of possession, but spurned too many good opportunities. As such, a counterattack led to a 0-1 score line after Ronaldo put away Bale's back heel (17'). The Black and Yellows finally got their rewards just before half-time. Navas spilled Guerreiro's free-kick, the ball bouncing off an unaware Varane in the direction of his own goal where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tucked away (43'). The Dortmund men continued to be the stronger team afterwards, but in the 68' minute Benzema guided a cross onto the post. The ball fell kindly for Varana at his feet – 1-2. Borussia went after the equaliser. Two substitutions were to bring about the equaliser: Christian Pulisic's cross landed on the left of the 18-yard box next to André Schürrle, who banged the ball into the top left corner of the goal for a late, but well-deserved 2-2 result in the 87' minute. Compiled by Boris Rupert