As his players celebrated after Predrag Mijatovic's goal clinched a 1-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League final, German Heynckes was nowhere to be seen, choosing to spend the moments after the game with his family. "Maybe that unleashes special powers in us". They stand in stark juxtaposition, and that helps to compound the myth that Real Madrid in Europe transform into something otherworldly.
In fact this is the most frequently occurring tie in Champions League history, a 25thoverall in the European Cup, and it is the minimum requirement for each of these super-clubs to be in the semi-finals.
"James will be motivated as he is a footballer and will want to do well, but not to show anything to me or anything like that".
"I have some great memories in the Champions League, 1998 for example". And he would know. That said, they will also believe in themselves at home enough to attack with intensity against Real Madrid. But the secret is that there is no secret.
Though, Madrid have only managed to win one of their last four games in all competitions, but Zidane is unfazed by their performances in those games, saying they would have no problem finding motivation in Munich. The season has reached its climax but the top clubs are also keeping their eyes open on potential transfer targets. You have to enjoy it, look forward to it.
However, Bayern Munich right-back Joshua Kimmich feels Ronaldo's goal ratio, especially in UEFA Champions League football, proves he is the more complete player, over FC Barcelona's Messi.
"Real are especially unsafe on the counter attack, especially up front". They have earned 2.13 points per game away from home in the league this season and just two at the Bernabeu.
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On Wednesday, Bayern Munich host Real Madrid, in a clash of two heavyweights.
Kroos says the side are happy that Ramos is back and that he hopes they can improve from the second leg against Juventus.
It's becoming increasingly more likely that Gareth Bale won't be starting tomorrow night with a fight going on between Asensio, Vazquez, and Benzema for that last forwar position. Zidane will line up as usual, with one place up for grabs. Isco and Ronaldo seem nailed on.
The narrative suggests that Real are all set for another march to victory. Bayern Munich, having won in 2013, have subsequently failed to win the coveted trophy even despite the fact that they went through an era of dominance under the tenure of Pep Guardiola.
Ahead of tonight's first leg at the Allianz Arena, the striker told FC Bayern TV: "We know Ronaldo has already scored quite a few goals against Bayern".
Bayern are better than last season, warns Real's Zidane Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane warned yesterday Bayern Munich are better than they were last season when the Spaniards beat them en route to the Champions League title.