Published: Wed, April 25, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Bayern are better than last season warns Real's Zidane

Bayern are better than last season warns Real's Zidane

As for Real Madrid, the key man will be Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real's goal-scoring superstar has hit the net 42 times in all competitions.

The LaLiga club knocked out five-time winners Bayern in the quarter-finals of last season's campaign, edging a dramatic encounter 6-3 on aggregate after extra time. "We go into this game with a lot of motivation and enthusiasm".

Robert Lewandowski is Bayern's main goal threat, however, they possess attacking options all over the field.

"So you have to ask, how can you stop Lewandowski?"

Corentin Tolisso also needs to shake off a bruised shin to compete for a midfield place. James is expected to start against Real with Heynckes saying that the midfielder had been left "depressed" by his departure from the Spanish giants.

The Spaniards inflicted the Bavarians' heaviest European home defeat when Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos both scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing in Munich in 2014.

"Of course, the semi-final offers a great stage. It's a hard draw for both sides". Madrid president Florentino Perez said, "The players are going to give everything humanly possible to bring the European Cup back again and achieve a new record".

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Wednesday's game should be Heynckes's last European night at the Allianz Arena, although that's a unsafe assumption with a man who has become like a reliable heavyweight champ, tempted out of retirement and into the red corner for just one more bout.

Meanwhile, defender Jerome Boateng said Bayern were over the disappointment of last season's quarterfinal loss to Madrid.

"He has nearly no weaknesses and is so good in the air". "Real are especially unsafe on the counter attack, especially up front". Indeed, only three teams have ever done the feat - Bayern, Ajax and Real themselves back when the competition first began in the 1950s.

JUPP HEYNCKES HAS revealed how he had to put an arm around James Rodriguez because he was "a little depressed", after leaving Real Madrid for Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has told Bild it is an "honour" to be linked with a move to Bayern Munich ahead of facing them in the Champions League semifinal first leg on Wednesday.

"The only reason he went was that he wanted to play more football", insisted Zidane, denying any tension between the pair.

It turned out he was not finished after all but, at 72, this really will be the last time, one more European night in Munich.

Zidane has often deployed 4-4-2 in the biggest games this season, with Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio preferred on the flanks for their defensive discipline and willingness to send crosses into the box.

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