Rodriguez says he's not seeking revenge against Real Madrid

Rodriguez says he's not seeking revenge against Real Madrid

Bayern Munich's players poses during the UEFA Champions League football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich on September 27, 2017 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.

However, the Camp Nou outfit were themselves humiliated in the Champions League quarterfinals by Roma, while 2014, 2016 and 2017 competition winners Madrid will defend a 2-1 advantage when they host Bayern Munich in a semifinal second leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo is a surefire starter and Karim Benzema should return to the side, but Zidane must choose between Marco Asensio and Gareth Bale, who didn't get off the bench in Munich. What we did in the first leg was good, but we now need to show in the return that what we want is to go through. He also knows what it takes to win the Champions League, having done it with Bayern 17 years ago.

Club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the Bavarians will need their "best performance of the season" to win in Madrid and reach the May 26 Champions League final in Kiev. Either way, Jupp Heynckes and his men can not afford another of those nights if they are to get the result they need in the Spanish capital. The likes of Luka Modric and former Bayern star Toni Kroos will have a massive impact from midfield.

Bayern Munich Manager Jupp Heynckes has already announced that win or lose, he will step down after this season.

But Heynckes, who won one of his two Champions League titles with the Spanish giants in 1998, sounded as if he'd been paying attention to visiting coaches to the Allianz Arena, as he praised his old employers. The tall centre-back Niklas Sule should start, with Juan Bernat likely to deputise for Alaba if required.

"When I had the chance to play I did good things, scored goals, and helped my teammates, " he said.

He headed in Bayern's late, lifeline goal in the narrow defeat - in away goals - against Atletico Madrid in the 2016 semi-final. "A good game will not be enough; Bayern has to play the flawless game".

Many of those blocked shots came from the Bundesliga side's centre-forward and possible Madrid summer transfer target Robert Lewandowski, who was heavily criticised in Germany for his display. "But we can not make the same mistakes again and I think on Tuesday we'll have to go into the match with more determination than we've ever had before".

"I am sure Lewandowski will play a different game", Breitner said.

Bayern were unlucky to have two offside goals be called against them last season as Real knocked them out, and Muller even claimed that the penalty given against Juventus recently was unfair. It trails the Spanish side by two away goals, meaning it needs to score a minimum of two goals to stand a chance of winning the tie.



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