Sami Khedira is hoping that Borussia Dortmund will qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League alongside Real Madrid.
The Bundesliga champions currently sit atop of the table in Group D with seven points from three games, narrowly ahead of los Blancos, and Khedira feels BVB deserve to survive the group stages.
"Real Madrid and one other team will go through. I am not going to predict who," Khedira was quoted as saying by Bwin.com.
"But obviously, as a German, if Dortmund do go through that would be great for me as I think they also deserve it.
"They have been German champions two years running and are now playing very well in the Champions League. Personally I would be very happy for them.
"Although what I hope most is that Real Madrid finish in first place, and the rest does not really matter to me."
Madrid host Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.