Real Madrid cruised to an easy victory over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal contest. Of course, Dortmund was playing with a depleted team including without striker Robert Lewandowski but head coach Jurgen Klopp refused to blame the loss on the line up.
“Yes it is a difference, but the goals we conceded tonight have nothing to do with that,” Klopp said, via Sky Sports. “We were not compact enough. The first goal was too easy, we made things too easy for them.
“In the second half we had so many chances and we didn’t take one of them, but I know this team can do so much better and that is what we have to think about.”
They’ll host the second leg of the quarterfinals match up next week at Westfalenstadion, and Lewandowski will return. If goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller can keep up his form it could be an interesting game.