The 46-year-old believes that Jose Mourinho's men could pull off a comeback against Dortmund if they start the match with attacking impetus and are backed by the Santiago BernabeuReal Madrid must attack Borussia Dortmund right from the start if they are to have a chance of making it to the Champions League final.
The Spanish powerhouse were beaten 4-1 in the first leg at the Signal Iduna Park but the former Germany international believes that they can turn things around in the return if they can score an early goal.
"Tactics won't play a huge part in the outcome of the tie but the first 15 minutes will be extremely important. Madrid must attack from the first minute and play with intent," he was quoted as saying by Marca.
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"It will be difficult but nothing is impossible."
Illgner represented Real Madrid between 1996 and 2001.