Borussia Dortmund vs Atlético Madrid – Football Match Preview – April 16, 2024 – ESPN

Borussia Dortmund vs Atlético Madrid – Football Match Preview – April 16, 2024 – ESPN

April 15 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzic wants a strong response from his side against Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie as they try to reach the semi-finals of Europe’s elite club competition for the fifth time. time.

Dortmund suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday, but Terzic gives his side every chance of coming back against Atletico in Tuesday’s second leg.

Dortmund last reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2013 under Juergen Klopp, losing to Bayern Munich in the final.

“Atletico forced us to make mistakes last week,” Terzic told reporters on Tuesday. “But we have everything in our hands tomorrow to move on to the next round.

“We know our opponents are very experienced. We want to do better from the start tomorrow.

“When you play against Atletico, individual mistakes are immediately penalized. We will show what should not happen to us tomorrow. But what is much more important is how we react. We are ready to make up for it. errors.”

Striker Sebastien Haller, who scored in the first leg, is out after injuring his ankle in Dortmund’s 2-1 Bundesliga win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.

“(Haller) unfortunately injured his ankle again,” Terzic said.

“He now benefits from a full week of rest. A definitive diagnosis will be made on Saturday in order to define the period of absence a little more clearly. We assume that he will not be available for two to three weeks.”

But Terzic hopes winger Jamie Bynoe-Gittens can complete his training with the team, after also being withdrawn during the Moenchengladbach match due to injury.

Another boost for Dortmund is the return of Manchester United loanee midfielder Jadon Sancho, who missed the trip to Moenchengladbach after falling ill. (Reporting by Pearl Josephine Nazare in Bangalore; editing by Ken Ferris)


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