Sahin: Dortmund can come back against Real Madrid

The Turkey international midfielder acknowledges that BVB face a tough task to progress after being beaten 3-0 in the first leg but refuses to throw in the towel just yet
Nuri Sahin remains hopeful that Borussia Dortmund can reach the Champions League semi-finals despite their 3-0 first-leg loss to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening.

Goals from Gareth Bale and Isco before the break gifted the hosts a comfortable half-time lead before Cristiano Ronaldo piled even more misery on Jurgen Klopp's men after the break.

Nevertheless, Sahin is not giving up just yet and is looking forward to the return of Robert Lewandowski as a boost.

"We are 3-0 down in the tie but we still have a small chance; our coach told us just that after the game," Sahin told Uefa's official website.

"We missed [Robert] Lewandowski today and we are happy he will be back next week but it will be another tough game nonetheless.

"Last year we won the [semi-final] first leg 4-1 and the second game here was very difficult - we lost 2-0 and almost conceded a third - so we know that anything can happen.

"It was a difficult game for us. We knew that Madrid would bring their quality and speed but we also knew we would have chances, which in the end, we didn't take."

The return leg at Signal Iduna Park is scheduled to take place on April 8.