"I'm not anxious about conceding chances against the opposition". This was one of those games where Real showed why they have won this trophy three of the last four years: clinical, merciless and brilliant.
"All the stadiums at this level are hard to play in", Zidane told his pre-match press conference.
Following the duo of clear chances Madrid were then nearly punished for their poor decision making in front of goal, when Maximilian Philipp was found at the back post from a slightly overcooked Andriy Yarmolenko cross. When you buy players at this price and this level, you have to have time and they have to enter the mindset of the team. "[Dortmund] will try and cause us problems, but we will try and deal with their attacks".
The Real Madrid boss has welcomed back Toni Kroos into his matchday squad, with the German midfielder recovering from the rib injury that forced him to miss the trip to Alaves on the weekend. "He's here with us and that means to say that he's fine". The German team are fully aware about the need to collect three points against Real, but the task at hand is extremely hard.
This will be an intense match as Real is trying to maintain top spot in Group H, and Dortmund is trying to get back into the top of the standings.
"It is hard to play everywhere", he said. Another fact to know before this game is Madrid have never won a single game at Dortmund's home ground Signal Iduna Park. "This is a real football stadium, where you breathe in the Champions League, and we like that".
"Even though it's just the group stage, it's important to play a great game".
That goal knocked the final bit of stuffing out of Dortmund, who surrendered their impressive home record against Real Madrid in Europe rather tamely.