Real Madrid v Bayern Munich

Ernesto Valverde will win La Liga with Barcelona at the first attempt if they beat Deportivo

Ernesto Valverde will win La Liga with Barcelona at the first attempt if they beat Deportivo

"There are plenty of better, more accomplished coaches than me but I was lucky to be here as a player and I have the chance to be here now as a coach", said Zidane, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid as a player in 2002.

"We don't have to change many things, the only thing is that we are in a semi-final and what we did in the first leg was very good".

Bale was not used in the first leg, even as a substitute, and retains his spot on the bench as Real try to hold onto a 2-1 advantage from their first-leg win in Germany. "Every striker, including myself, has phases where they don't score", said Heynckes at his pre-match press conference. Benzema might not always get the credit he deserves, but his work rate, tenacity and goal contributions are crucial to this Madrid team.

Real Madrid will await the victor of the Roma - Liverpool series that the English side now leads 5-2 heading into Wednesday's second leg.

"We need cool heads and hot hearts".

Captain Sergio Ramos suggested Real Madrid "make what is practically impossible seem easy".

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Jordan Maciel, Bayern: Bayern will feel aggrieved after coming so close, but at this stage of the competition, against opponents like Madrid, the smallest of details can prove decisive.

After a disappointing domestic campaign, Zinedine Zidane's job could depend on Madrid retaining the trophy.

Madrid face playing the game without first-choice right-back Davi Carvajal who suffered a thigh strain at the Allianz Arena. A long passage of possession was also soon rewarded when, after a move involving 28 Madrid passes, Marcelo crossed to find Karim Benzema in space on the edge of the six-yard box to head what was his first goal from open play since February. Bayern looked like they were to retake the lead at the Bernabeu when Tolisso slotted a ball through to Robert Lewandowski, but the Polish forward failed to control the ball and went down under the challenge of Ramos.

"The key for us is think about winning the game and to go on to the pitch wanting to do that".

They have, however, taken heart from the way Juventus overturned a 3-0 first leg deficit in their quarter-final return fixture in Madrid, before Cristiano Ronaldo netted a stoppage time penalty to send Madrid through.

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