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The Real Madrid striker says that his side were not preoccupied with their defeat at BVB's hands in last year's Champions League semi-finals in Wednesday's 3-0 win

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has dismissed the notion that Wednesday's 3-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu was not motivated by revenge.

Los Blancos were beaten 4-3 on aggregate in the semi-finals of last season's tournament but a repeat of that defeat seems unlikely after Madrid's comfortable win in the first leg of their quarter-final tie courtesy of goals from Gareth Bale, Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"I don't want to talk about revenge, only of Wednesday's game, which was a great one from our point of view," Benzema told Uefa's official website.

"We scored three without reply, a very important achievement ahead of the second leg. I'm very happy with the result.

"I don't know if that advantage is enough. We will see about that in the next game but for now we feel good.

"We will look to keep fighting until the end because Madrid are a great team."

The return at Signal Iduna Park is scheduled for April 8.