Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund line-ups, head-to-head record, Champions League finals, history

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund line-ups, head-to-head record, Champions League finals, history

Ciku Njuguna
May 19, 2024 at 8:24 AM
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On June 1, 2024, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund will play against each other during the fifteenth UEFA Champions League match. Since 1997/98, Real Madrid has outshone its fellow European football giants by 13 titles with more goals scored, wins, and titles won. Dig in for a deep dive into Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund line-ups and the players set to clash at the Finals.

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Real Madrid logo (l) and Borussia Dortmund logo (r). Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images and David Inderlied/DPA/Picture Alliance.
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We aspire to provide our readers with invaluable insights through both teams' performance data in the UEFA Champions League. Sports Brief has extensively analysed and researched the Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund head-to-head comparison stats, line-ups, and trophy records using data from UEFA and Transfermarkt.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund line-ups

The 69th UEFA Champions League Final match will be held at the Wembley stadium at the beginning of June 2024. After getting two goals over Paris Saint Germain, Borussia earned its third UCL Final ticket. Real Madrid will make its 18th attempt at the Champions League against Dortmund in its third finals appearance. Here are all the football players expected to start in the match.


Real Madrid

Borussia Dortmund


Thibaut Courtois

Andriy Lunin

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Fran González

Gregor Kobel

Silas Ostrzinski

Alexander Meyer

Marcel Lotka


Nico Schlotterbeck

Emre Can

Ian Maatsen

Mats Hummels

Niklas Süle

Ramy Bensebaini

Julian Ryerson

Dani Carvajal

Éder Militão

Antonio Rüdiger

Vinicius Tobias

Ferland Mendy

Fran García


David Alaba


Salih Özcan

Felix Nmecha

Jadon Sancho

Julien Duranville

Marcel Sabitzer

Julian Brandt

Marius Wolf

Marco Reus

Eduardo Camavinga

Federico Valverde

Lucas Vázquez

Arda Güler

Aurélien Tchouameni

Dani Ceballos

Brahim Díaz

Jude Bellingham

Luka Modrić

Toni Kroos


Sébastien Haller

Niclas Füllkrug

Youssoufa Moukoko

Karim Adeyemi

Donyell Malen

Vinícius Júnior



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Real Madrid players (top) and Borussia Dortmund players (bottom) pose for photos during UEFA Champions League matches. Photo By Oscar J. Barroso/Europa Press, Jean Catuffe.
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Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund’s history

The European giants first clashed in 1997 during a Champions League match at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. The first leg of the 1997/98 Semi-final match ended in a 0-0 result. In the second leg, Madrid's Christian Karembeu and Fernando Morientes scored the only goals of the game, pushing the team into the finals and a victory against Juventus, winning the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League title.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund head-to-head record

As you wait for the ultimate battle royale between Real and Dortmund, have a look at this analysis of their past performance and win probability. Here is a summary of the Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund UEFA head-to-head record.

Real Madrid

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Goals scored



All-time top scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo

Marco Reus

Competition trophies



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Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr. (white) competes with Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich for the ball during a UEFA Champions League match on May 08, 2024 in Madrid, Spain. Photo by David Ramos.
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Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund matches

The 2023/24 Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Final match is a prelude to the UEFA Super Cup and will be officiated by Slovenia's referee, Slavko Vinčić. While both teams are keen to get their hands on the UCL trophy, the scores will be determined by the number of goals scored during the match, extra time, or in a penalty shoot-out. Have a look at this summary of all matches between the two teams and their performances.

1. 2017/18 Group stage

The teams met in Group H of the 2017/18 UCL tournament. The second leg of the match ended in a 3:2 goal differential, with Real Madrid's players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucas Vázquez, Gareth Bale, and Borja Mayoral scoring throughout the match. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was a formidable force on Borussia, with three shots scored in the first and second legs of the tournament.

2. 2016/17 Group stage

In October and December 2016, both Stage F matches between Real and their German contenders ended in 2-2 draws. The top scorers in both matches were Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Borussia Dortmund players celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League match against Atletico Madrid at Signal Iduna Park on April 16, 2024. Photo by Hendrik Deckers/Borussia Dortmund.
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3. 2013/14 Quarter-finals

The teams met for two legs of the 2013/14 Quarter-Finals at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain. Madrid's players recorded a 58% possession with a 91% passing accuracy, a rating reflected in the team's scores.

4. 2012/13 Semi-finals and Group stage

On October 24, 2012, the teams clashed at BVB Stadion Dortmund Group D of the tournament. In their first meeting, Lewandowski and Schmelzer scored two goals, putting Dortmund ahead by one point. In the semi-finals, Robert Lewandowski started Dortmund's four-goal win in the eighth minute. Ronaldo scored Real Madrid's solo goal in the forty-third minute.

5. 2002/03 Second Group stage

In February 2003, Dortmund defended their home turf with the first goal in the 23rd minute. Javier Portillo of Real Madrid equalised Dortmund's solo shot of the match at extra time. In their second meeting, both teams started the match with a bang, with two goals scored before halftime. In the 56th minute, Ronaldo added to Raúl González's goal, ending the match in their favour.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid players celebrate a victory and pass to the UEFA Champions League Final after a match against Bayern Munich on May 08, 2024, in Madrid, Spain. Photo By Irina R. Hipolito/Europa Press.
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Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund trophies

While Dortmund has yet to win as many UEFA titles, its performances across other competitions make it a worthy contender. Here is a list of Real Madrid's trophies in UEFA competitions.

Real Madrid

  • 2021/22, 2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16, 2013/14, 2001/02, 1999/00, 1997/98 UEFA Champions League title
  • 2022/23, 2017/18, 2016/17, 2014/15, 2002/03 UEFA Supercup trophy
  • 1985/86, 1984/85 UEFA Cup
  • 1965/66, 1959/60, 1958/59, 1957/58, 1956/57, 1955/56 European Champion Clubs' Cup winner

Frequently asked questions

Both teams' journeys in the UEFA Champions League tournament have been eventful. Have a look at some match facts for the upcoming derby.

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Dortmund's Niclas Fuellkrug (front) battles for the ball during a UEFA Champions League match against Atletico Madrid on April 10, 2024, in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Manuel Reino/DeFodi Images.
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1. Where will the Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund 2024 match be held?

The confirmed Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund line-ups are expected to meet on July 1, 2024. The match will be held at Wembley Stadium, a seventeen-year-old arena that seats up to 90,000 fans.

2. Where can I get Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund tickets?

A report by the New York Post reveals that only 86,600 tickets are available. Out of 60,000 tickets available for fans and the general public, each team will receive 25,000 tickets, while the remaining tickets will be distributed to the general public using a ballot system.

While warning fans against purchasing tickets from third-party sources and sale platforms like Viagogo, StubHub, or eBay, Dortmund disclosed that it had received about 400,000 ticket requests from fans. Real Madrid has yet to reveal its plans for the tickets.

3. Who is broadcasting the Champions League final?

The Champions League attracts global appeal. As such, fans around the world can access the match through official regional UEFA Champions League broadcast partners listed on the UEFA website.

Final word

With tens of thousands of fans at the stadium and millions watching attending the tournament, the Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund line-ups have their work cut out. Who do you think will win the match?

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.