Real Madrid set for crucial Champions League tie against Bayern Munich

02 May 2018, 01:33 | Kristine Mills

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They immediately pinned Real back and, after Muller's cross was not cleared by Sergio Ramos, Joshua Kimmich pounced to underline his goalscorer's instinct even from the right-back position.

When asked about his own future ahead of the encounter with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, Zidane remained focused on the job at hand. Liverpool won the first leg 5-2 at home. Zinedine Zidane's men carry a 2-1 lead going into the match with the German expedition bearing fruit for Real Madrid, courtesy of two valuable away goals.

Striker Karim Benzema is also back in the lineup after beginning the first leg on the bench, while Marco Asensio starts for the injured Isco.

It was roles reversed as the second half kicked off, this time Madrid got the early goal.

All the odds are placed against Bayern Munich at the moment.

Marcelo delivered a deep cross from the left and Benzema somehow managed to escape the attentions of the returning David Alaba to head beyond Ulreich.

"The key for us is to go out to win the game", he said.

Both teams had plenty of attacking intent, but it was Bayern that had more chances up through the half-hour mark.

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Tonight's match could be Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes' last in Europe as he will be eplaced by Niko Kovac at the end of the season. We will not give Barcelona a guard of honour next weekend.

Tolisso forced another save from Navas before Rodriguez had another effort blocked as Bayern sought the goal they required to progress.

Martinez and Alaba have shaken off head and thigh injuries respectively.

On previous occasions, as seen with the Real Madrid's Champions League and LaLiga double last season, Barça have sent congratulatory messages.

"I don't know how significant the first-leg advantage will be".

After suffering the heartbreak of defeats in the 2010 and 2012 finals, it was his deft backheel which Robben fired home for the winning goal at Wembley against Borussia Dortmund in 2013.

They will meet either Liverpool or AS Roma in the final in Kiev on 26 May, where they will be bidding to become the first side since Bayern in 1976 to win the competition three years in a row.



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