Dortmund rib Real Madrid ahead of Champions League clash

The German side, who host Los Merengues at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday, tweeted a jokey message to the European champions.

Dortmund rib Real Madrid ahead of Champions League clash
Twitter: Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have taken to social media with a light-hearted message to Real Madrid, their opponents in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.

Having won their first four LaLiga games of the season, Real have since been held to draws by Villarreal and Las Palmas in consecutive league fixtures in recent days.

Real's draw with Las Palmas on Saturday came on the back of a stalemate with Villarreal - who also play in yellow - in midweek.

"Hard time playing teams that wear yellow?"

And with both stalemates coming against sides who, like Dortmund, play in yellow, the Bundesliga outfit on Sunday took the opportunity for a cheeky quip referencing that fact.

In a post on their Twitter profile, Borussia wrote: "You're having a hard time playing teams that wear yellow, do you @realmadriden?"

Sporting Lisbon join in

Although Madrid opted not to reply, Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon did - with a tweet alluding to the narrow nature of their defeat to Los Blancos in the sides' European opener earlier this month.

"And green as well!" chipped in Sporting's community managers, before adding: "Best of luck to you both!"