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Defending champions Real host German club Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Gabon striker Aubameyang has long been linked with the European champions, having spoken in the past of his desire to play for Los Blancos to fulfil a promise made to his Madrid-supporting grandfather. However, Perez has now moved to openly back his manager and declared that Zidane is the best manager for his team.

However, only Madrid will be moving onto the round of 16. "We won't consider our opponent's position, we'll only be looking at ourselves, and that means playing a good match", Zidane said in the press conference ahead of the visit of Dortmund. In spite of his undoubted success, several critics have pointed out the fact that Zidane's never had to show his tactical skills.

Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and David Silva in particular have left City fans on the edge of their seats, as well as coming up with crucial goals and assists to make them title favourites.

Despite a gloomy campaign for the Westfalenstadion outfit both domestically and continentally, the 28-year-old has remained in fine form, bagging 17 goals in 19 appearances thus far.

In order to get the top teams to agree to play in the Club World Cup, organisers give the European and South American entrants byes into the semi-finals.

"We will see when he trains with us - he has not done that yet", the coach said.

Aubameyang himself could cost upwards of £62m, but 96 goals in four-and-a-half Bundesliga seasons proves he can at least hit the target. Madrid's success has been down to a superlative squad and the Frenchman ability of man-management. Injuries have certainly played a part on the team's struggles, but they have been constantly losing or drawing to inferior teams. Recently they also drew 4-4 against Schalke 04 in a game where they were leading 4-0 during the first half.

It was Luka Modric who broke the deadlock in Madrid's last Champions League game and the Croatia international is priced at 14/1 (15.00) to do so again, while captain Sergio Ramos is available at 17/4 (5.25) to score his second European goal of the season.

While the Spanish side have qualified as group runners-up, Dortmund, who are third in the group, need to avoid defeat to guarantee a place in the Europa League.