Rodriguez says he's not seeking revenge against Real Madrid

Should stand. With AP Photos.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Bayern didn't make its attacking dominance count in the first leg and it can not afford to be profligate on Tuesday given its standing in the tie.

Jupp Heynckes and Zinedine Zidane meet before the Champions League semifinal between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

While Zidane could come under pressure should he fail to make it a hat-trick of titles, for Heynckes, anything other than an unlikely comeback will mark the end of his career as a Champions League boss. "We know we're playing the second leg and that we did very well in the first leg, but now we have to show that we want to get through". "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". The 12-time champions escaped an embarrassing home elimination thanks only to a controversial late penalty by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rodriguez helped Madrid win two Champions Leagues, two Club World Cups and a Spanish league before he left on loan past year because of declining playing time under coach Zinedine Zidane. "That's going to be our goal". Even if it sounds comic, we have to find an inner peace, that balance we had in 2013.

The first leg of their semi-final against Bayern Munich last week typified that most of all; despite a backs-to-the-wall display at the Allianz Arena, which saw them go a goal down, they recovered to score two away goals and take the tie by the scruff of the neck. "We need to go out to score quickly and that's what we'll try to do". I don't know anything about the future'.

"But what matters to me is what we are doing now, how we play tomorrow against Bayern".

"We need everyone", Zidane said. We have to be as good as ever to be able to qualify. But the Tuesday game will be his first time to referee a Real Madrid and Bayern Munich clash. Bayern need to make them think it's slipping through their fingers by scoring two early and not letting up. Youngster Achraf Hakimi is Carvajal's immediate substitute but he has not impressed.

"We earned a lot of extra credit for winning the match", Zidane said. "Mathias Tauber, the club captain, said that, at one point, the club was "15 minutes" from going under".

Ramos said he had no choice but to sound as if he was giving in to flattery. Midfielder Isco is also a doubt following a shoulder problem.

The mid-2000s Milan team, though they won two Champions Leagues and reached the semi-finals every year but over a five-year stretch, struggled domestically, surprisingly winning only one Serie A title despite boasting legends such as Andriy Shevchenko, Rivaldo, Alessandro Nesta, Kaka, and Andrea Pirlo.

  • Julie Sanders