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Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund, 2014 UEFA Champions League: BVB crumble

Borussia Dortmund had no answer for Real Madrid as the Merengues cruised to a 3-0 win.

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Ronaldo's injury isn't serious

Real Madrid won't be missing their star man for too long.

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Real Madrid cruise to 3-0 win over BVB

Real Madrid almost certainly secured their Champions League progression with a 3-0 win at home to Borussia Dortmund in the home leg of their quarterfinal tie.

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Ronaldo off injured, but seems fine

It doesn't look too serious, but Real Madrid fans will be sweating over the health of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Ronaldo buries Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund now look sufficiently dead and buried unless they can find an away goal. And also stop Real Madrid from scoring. They don't look like doing either, and they're now down 3-0 thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo. The defending was poor -- again -- but this took some skill.

Dortmund's struggles are understandable given their numerous injuries, but this has still been a terrible effort. They're barely putting up a fight.

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More bad defending from Dortmund, 2-0 Madrid

The defending by Borussia Dortmund on Gareth Bale's opener was very poor. Their defending on Isco's goal was arguably even worse. And while this game is at the Bernabeu and an away goal would turn things around quickly for BVB, it appears that Real Madrid are cruising.

Seriously, is there any coming back from this? It's the kind of defending usually reserved for Under-21 games.

One more goal and we'll likely be saying goodbye to Borussia Dortmund.

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Bale already has Madrid ahead

The Borussia Dortmund defense has not been particularly great this season, partially because of injuries. But they have a couple of real, fully professional, recognized central defenders starting against Real Madrid, and they still got torn apart just four minutes into their game. Gareth Bale was the scorer, but anyone could have applied the finish.

Look at that defending. Come on, guys.

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Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund: Lineups

Both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are missing important players for their Champions League quarterfinal first leg.

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How to watch Madrid vs. Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund don't have quite the same team as the one that upset Real Madrid last time they met.

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