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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is looking forward to a ''complicated and special game'' against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Manchester City needs to beat Ajax to keep its slim hopes alive of reaching the knockout stages.
Madrid is coming off a 4-0 win against Zaragoza, and Mourinho said his team is starting to combine ''the physical and the psychological'' despite being eight points off the pace in the Spanish league.
Dortmund leads the group with seven points, one more than Madrid. Man City is on one point, two behind Ajax and in danger of failing to even qualify for the Europa League.
City manager Roberto Mancini said his team is not ready to win the competition.
''If I say we're ready to win it, we're not honest,'' Mancini said Monday. ''In the Champions League, it's clear that incredible situations can happen in February and March. But we've been drawn in a tough group th...
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