Record-breaking night awaits in Madrid
MADRID, Spain (AP):
It could be a night of records at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium today.
In addition to trying to win their Champions League group, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund will also be looking to make history when they meet in their final Group F match.
One draw and Madrid will equal the club's longest unbeaten run of 34 games in all competitions. One goal and Dortmund will match the most goals ever scored in the tournament's group stage - 20.
On a personal level, Cristiano Ronaldo can become the first player to score 100 times in European competitions if he is able to score twice.
Madrid are in position to equal the unbeaten record set under coach Leo Beenhakker in the late 1980s. They would then be five short of Barcelona's Spanish record of 39 consecutive games without a loss, set last year.
Madrid have not been defeated since April at Wolfsburg in the quarterfinals of last season's Champions League.
Dortmund have a chance to become the fourth club to score 20 goals in the group stage. And if they score two or more goals, they will surpass the mark set by Madrid in 2013-14, Barcelona in 2011-12 and Manchester United in 1998-99.
Dortmund have scored at least once in every group game so far, and have a shot at the record, thanks mostly to routs against Legia Warsaw 6-0 in Poland and 8-4 in Germany.
Ronaldo's 100th goal has eluded him for some time he hasn't scored in Champions League play since a 2-2 draw at Dortmund in September. Madrid scored 10 goals in the three matches since then, but none came from Ronaldo.