Needing at least three goals to reach the final for the 13th time, Real Madrid is ready to go after the ''impossible.''
The nine-time European Cup winners are out to overturn last week's 4-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday. A tall task, but one that Madrid has done in the past.
''This is our last chance to put things right,'' Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira said. ''In the first leg, we didn't convince as a team and we produced a weak performance. Now we have to achieve the impossible.''
Nearly 40 years ago, Madrid recovered from the same deficit against English club Derby, winning 5-1 in extra time in the second leg and advancing to the European Cup quarterfinals. In the 1985 UEFA Cup, the Spanish team won 3-0 in the second leg after a 2-0 loss to Inter Milan at the San Siro.
Besides Khedira, Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has also said a comeback is possible. But he will...