Ancelotti wary of Dortmund test

Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that Real Madrid will have to play ‘very well’ if they are to beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Los Blancos were drawn against the Bundesliga outfit for the Last Eight during a gala held by UEFA this afternoon.

And the Italian tactician has admitted that Jurgen Klopp’s men will be tough opponents.

“Dortmund have a very good squad – they are a good team and have a lot of experience in this competition,” he told reporters.

“Last year they reached the final. I think this time around the quarter-finals will be very open affairs.

“The best sides have reached this stage. We are full of hope and expectation in this tournament and know we will have to play well against what is a very competitive side.

“I think that, as they are out of contention in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League they will be highly motivated to do well.

“They are a top-quality, well-organised team, above all at the back. They are also strong on the counterattack. In order to win we will need courage and personality.”

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