Bayern Munich leave for Madrid without Robben, Boeteng

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Double Champions League holders Madrid were also ahead of Bayern by the same scoreline in last year's quarter final but lost the return leg 2-1 at the Bernabeu and needed extra-time to finally knock the Germans out. I'm not going to try to win the match only because I'll be playing against him. Gareth Bale was among those to be given a run out and the Welshman opened the scoring in the 2-1win.

Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, who used to play as a right back, could also end up on the flank.

Cesc Fabregas kept alive Chelsea's hopes of finishing in the top four with a quick fire goal in a 1-0 win at Swansea City which leaves the Welsh side facing a major fight to retain their Premier League status. The match will take place on may 1 at 21.45 Kyiv time. I don't know if what happened to us against Juventus [in the quarter-final second leg] and Bayern previous year helps us.

"I'm not accusing anyone, but our defence was poor for the goals they scored - we gave them away".

"We can be happy with the result, we had difficulties at the start of the match in imposing our game", said Zidane. 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. We have to be focussed and determined.

"Real were all at sea defending every cross (at the Allianz Arena), so we know what we have to do", said the 30-year-old.

At least moving Vazquez to the right-back slot would simplify Zidane's decision-making process further up the pitch, with the French coach having to decide who will partner Cristiano Ronaldo - the only guaranteed attacking starter - up front.

Despite the work that needs doing, Lizarazu reiterates the fact that it has been done before, and can be done again. "He played well today".

Real go into Tuesday's semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich with a 2-1 advantage, but their domestic struggles have led to speculation surrounding Zidane's future.

"If we execute well with desire and motivation we have a great chance of reaching our objective". Marcelo and Marco Asensio, a half-time substitute, cancelled out Joshua Kimmich's opener; it was hardly a classic performance, but the deck is stacked in Real Madrid's favour as they look to continue this golden age of modern European football domination. Physically, both are good.

"We need everyone", Zidane said.

Last week's result means that Bayern have lost their last six meetings against Madrid, with the Bundesliga side's honourary president Franz Beckenbauer anxious that maybe his club now have a "complex" against the Spanish giants.