The Champions League is here once again and two La Liga sides are in action tonight, hoping to boost their chances of advancing through the group stages.
Malaga take on AC Milan as they look to maintain their amazing record of winning every game without conceding a goal in the process.
Martin Demichelis hopes his side continue their impressive run and secure themselves a spot in the last 16 in their first ever Champions League outing.
“We need to be conscious that it’s going to be a very difficult game. For them it’s like a final, they need the three points but we have the chance to seal our passage and to do something historic for Malaga,” said Demichelis.
The Spanish newbies lead Group C by five points, with tonight’s opponents the closest team behind them in second place.
If Malaga win in Italy they will guarantee themselves at least second position in the table and a place in the next round with Europe’s elite.
Borussia Dortmund head to Spain and the Santiago Bernabeu with a surprise lead in Group D, sitting one point ahead of tonight’s opponents Real Madrid.
Madrid will be seeking revenge after tonight’s visitors caused an upset two weeks ago and produced a performance strong enough to beat Jose Mourinho’s men 2-1 in Germany.
Victory tonight would almost guarentee Dortmund a place in the next round as it would leave them four points clear of Madrid, and at least four points clear of the rest of the group with only two matches remaining.
But defender Marcel Schmelzer knows better than to get carried away against a Real Madrid side who have been on a mission at home in the Champions League, winning seven games in a row, scoring an incredible average of nearly four goals per game.
“The Real players were all really angry after losing at our place and they are going to try to run us down, but we will resist,” said Schmelzer.