Here's why we'll be ignoring Leicester City v Porto tonight in favour of Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid


Leicester's first home Champions League fixture is big news, absolutely. But there's no denying the fixture of the evening.

It's Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid that we're interested in - and only one of those two can lay claim to being the form team in Europe.

Dortmund have scored 20 goals in their last four games.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring - (Michael Sohn/AP)
(Michael Sohn/AP)

Which means it's probably a bad time for Real Madrid to visit. They've only kept one clean sheet in their last six games...

Raphael Varane puts his head in his hands - (Jesus de Leon/AP)
(Jesus de Leon/AP)

Furthermore, Thomas Tuchel's side won their first Champions League group game 6-0 against Legia Warsaw.

Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang share a laugh - (Martin Meissner/AP)
(Martin Meissner/AP)

Meanwhile Madrid won, but only just, scoring twice in the last minutes of the game to earn a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.

Luka Modric reacts to Real Madrid's 2-2 draw against Las Palmas - (Jesus de Leon/AP)
(Jesus de Leon/AP)

Oh and did we forget to mention? Dortmund's 6-0 win came courtesy of six different goalscorers - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mario Gotze, Raphael Guerreiro, Marc Bartra, Sokratis and Gonzalo Castro.

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel - (Martin Meissner/AP)
(Martin Meissner/AP)

Real Madrid, contrastingly, have drawn their last two games, ending their La Liga record-equalling run of 16 wins in a row.

Cristiano Ronaldo looks dejected during Real Madrid's 1-1 draw against Villarreal - (Francisco Seco/AP)
(Francisco Seco/AP)

It doesn't look so good for Real Madrid. Dortmund have even started sitting on their opponents by the look of it.

Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold, left, and Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro - (Michael Sohn/AP)
(Michael Sohn/AP)

But wait, is there hope for the reigning Champions League champions?

Sergio Ramos and Zinedine Zidane in conversation - (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)
(Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Dortmund are only second in the Bundesliga, having lost one of their five games.

Borussia Dortmund's Emre Mor holds his head in his hands - (Martin Meissner/AP)
(Martin Meissner/AP)

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are unbeaten in six and top of La Liga.

Zinedine Zidane - (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)
(Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

And didn't Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund to the semi-finals the last time these two met? Indeed they did, winning 3-2 on aggregate in the 2013/14 quarter-finals.

Thomas Tuchel walks on the pitch - (Michael Sohn/AP)
(Michael Sohn/AP)

Perhaps this game is a little harder to call than we thought.