Real-Bayern standout Champions' League quarter-final
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 29, 2017,
Mar 29, 2017, 19:59
Anderlecht now top the Belgian league by two points and are looking to win the title for the first time since 2014.
Zidane also played under Ancelotti at Juventus in the early 2000s, and would be the first to confirm the Italian's superb experience in European competition. Not that he could do anything to change the draw, but the Frenchman was able to accept the news with a confident smile. The victor will earn a Champions League place next season.
Madrid face an always daunting trip Athletic Bilbao on Saturday looking to extend their lead over Barcelona at the top of the table to five points. "We have the confidence that comes with competing in this competition in recent years and we hope we're capable of not committing mistakes and doing well".
Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid and Boateng's Bayern Munich have met 10 times in the UCL knockout stages before. "They're a unsafe side, there's a feel-good factor around the place and they have the ability to hurt you if you take the game to them".
Not only do they face Real Madrid twice, they have to go up against Borussia Dortmund both in the league and in the DFB Cup Semi-Finals.
Zidane said he had no preferences whether he would rather win the Spanish league or the Champions League with Madrid.
Hot and cold balls: "It makes me laugh; enough about hot and cold balls". Real Madrid, the defending European champion, has already lost more games this year than it did in all of 2016 and had fallen behind in five of its last six games (although it has ended up winning four and drawing and one of them). For sure it will be a very hard tie.
"I learned a lot under Carlo, he's a good person, we know what he did here, but the tie's 50 50 before it starts". They are both the top two teams in their leagues and they are the heavy favorites to win the tournament.
"But that's fine, I have no preference". Let us know in the comments section below.
"We are enjoying our moment among the top teams and we know that from now on every match will be very hard", Atletico forward Angel Correa said.
Juan Mata, the match-winner for United against Rostov on last night said: 'It became a while ago very important for us. It's a handsome word.