In the other Group H game, Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Spurs secured a huge 3 – 0 win at APOEL.
However, Dortmund will take comfort from the fact that they have never lost at home to Madrid, having won three and drawn three.
CRISTIANO RONALDO scored twice as Real Madrid ended their winless streak at Borussia Dortmund’s home ground. “We had chances”, said Zidane, who has led Real to first ever back-to-back Champions League titles in the past two seasons. Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and even Valencia have a better record thus far. Those two goals took him to 112 in his 150 European games and completed a quarter of a century in 20 encounters with Bundesliga opposition.
While Dortmund shone in attack, they struggled at the back against Gladbach, who had half a dozen clear chances to score.
But, Zidane is without four key first-team players ahead of Tuesday’s game, with Marcelo (leg), Theo Hernandez (dislocated shoulder), Mateo Kovacic (abductor injury) and Karim Benzema (hamstring) all sidelined until October at the earliest.
Gonzalo Castro swung a ball into the box and there was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a deft touch to beat Keylor Navas in the Madrid goal.
However, Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane said that he is very confident that they will beat Dortmund in the Champions League as they do not have any doubts about their playing style.
‘With Bale, you know it’s not luck or coincidence, ‘ said Buerki. The ball might have been going in, too: so Dortmund missed out on a man advantage, a penalty and thus probably a goal.
But soon after the decision went against Dortmund Tottenham scored again, resigning Dortmund to a 3-1 defeat.
Madrid’s Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo is already back in the squad after facing five games suspension by FA.
He has forged a lethal partnership with left-winger Maximilian Philipp – dubbed “Philameyang” by the German media – with Philipp scoring four times in his last three games. Equally, Ronaldo was given an excess of space at the near-post to strike his first, and plenty of room to pick his spot for the second. This is a tough place to come and they’re a side that can make your life hard, but we delivered a great performance.
The 2017/18 Champions League Group Hclash between Dortmund and Real Madrid will be played at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday 26 September 2017 at 20:45 CEST.