Zidane Turns To Vazquez As Injury Hit Madrid Defense

Zidane Turns To Vazquez As Injury Hit Madrid Defense

Zidane Turns To Vazquez As Injury Hit Madrid Defense

Arjen Robben trained alone on Sunday as the Bayern Munich winger battles to be fit to face Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Bavaria: come to the final of the Champions League if you win 2:0 or win with at least three goals scored (in case of victory 2:1 will be a penalty shoot-out).

Bayern teammate Thomas Muller also said: "Real Madrid is absolutely vulnerable (for the second-leg)".

The onus is on Bayern to take the attack to Real. I just want to play week in, week out.

Sloppy defense was key to those struggles by Madrid at home. 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.

Heynckes, however, is unconcerned about that statistic and called for his players to be more clinical after they wasted a number of opportunities last week.


Another Champions League title would also see them move ahead of other legendary teams, such as the 1970s Bayern and Ajax sides, the Liverpool team of 1977-85, the AC Milan teams of 1988-94 and 2003-07, the Real Madrid team of 1998-2003, and the Barcelona team of 2009-15.

"We know things are going to be hard, Madrid are used to very important games but so are we". Youngster Achraf Hakimi is Carvajal's immediate substitute but he has not impressed.

Lucas Vazquez started in Munich last week, which is further confirmation that Gareth Bale will need to look elsewhere for regular first-team football next season. Lewandowski was quiet in the first leg, though, well-marshalled by Sergio Ramos, who played in that 2013 semifinal but at right-back.

Spain worldwide Isco needed to be substituted at half-time this week with a shoulder sprain, and was joined in the infirmary 15 minutes after half-time by Carvajal, who suffered a thigh injury. "Of course I have a little more experience, but experience of big moments, because I experienced them past year", he said.

The case will be judged on May 31, five days after the final. The game plan can only be to score two goals and keep a clean sheet at the back, the 22-year-old told German media.

"We need to be more efficient than in the first leg", Heynckes said.

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