There are two UEFA Champions League matches on Tuesday evening. In one of the quarter-finals fixtures, Real Madrid will face Liverpool for the first time since the 2018 final in Kiev, which the Spanish giants won 3-1.

In the other match, Manchester City are at home against Borussia Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund are desperate to bounce back from a key Bundesliga loss over the weekend with a strong performance against Manchester City this evening. The Germans lost 2-1 to rivals Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Their coach, Edin Terzic, says his team should get used to the fact that their opponents would probably have the lion’s share of possession.

“Manchester City is a strong team is a slight under-exaggeration. They are probably the strongest team in the world right now and in the best form. Out of the last 27 games, they had 26 wins and one defeat. They have unbelievable quality, also individually.”

Dortmund have also been struggling with ongoing speculation regarding the possible departure of top striker, Erling Haaland. Pep Guardiola’s admission that the club could break their transfer record and spend over 100 million pounds on a player, fuelled speculation that the Norwegian could be on his way to the Etihad next season. Guardiola will get a closer look at Haaland on the pitch in tonight’s match. But he says this season, City’s main aim is to clinch the elusive Champions League title.

“We are already a big club, not team. Not team, a big club. Organisation we are already. But of course, everyone here, myself first, the players, want to try and do it better than we have done in this competition through the history for Man City and especially since we are together.”

In what promises to be a mouth-watering affair, Real Madrid will take on Liverpool at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in Madrid. Even though Real ran out 3-1 winners against the Reds in their last meeting in the competition in 2018, Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, says he is not looking for revenge in the quarter-final first leg encounter.

“In general, it’s no revenge. We are not on a revenge tour here. Life is like this. You try everything to win a game, you lose it, and then you meet the opponent again one day and sometimes it’s close enough, like a week later, two weeks later and you can have this kind of emotion still in you. But I don’t believe too much in revenge. But it would be nice to get through against Real Madrid because that would mean we are in the next round and that’s actually what we want to do. They are outstanding and Zidane and the boys they know exactly how it goes.”

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, is full of praise for the opposition.

“In my opinion, they are a complete team. Some may say that they are only three strikers that are very good and that is true but in my opinion, the team is very strong and solid when they have to play as a team they are very good. There is not just one player to highlight, we know the three strikers have great effectiveness and we will have to be on alert for everything.”

The two matches are scheduled to kick off at nine o’clock this evening.