My Future Not Dependent On Champions League - Zidane

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Madrid hosts Bayern in the second leg on Tuesday. Real Madrid could score in the additional time even if Bayern is leading to push the game extra-time and vice versa as both teams are top class and could come up with any twist in this kind match. 'We will do our best to reach it, which is what motivates and encourages us.

The prolific Pole was strangely subdued in the first leg, missing a number of chances that one would normally expect him to bury.

"This last bicycle kick was something incredible". "That's going to be our goal. We will put on a great fight, we have grown over the months and have a very important goal we want to achieve." . "We are very happy that he is steering the boat".

Madrid's victory in the return leg of this year's quarterfinal was similarly controversial, although in this case the referee got it right when he awarded Real an injury-time penalty to give them the goal they needed to advance 4-3 on aggregate - after Juventus had managed to claw their way back into the tie by leading 3-0.

"I don't know how significant the first-leg advantage will be. 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 (to the final)".

Here, we look at some of the key match facts and stats. "I don't know if what happened to us against Juventus (in the quarter-finals) and Bayern past year helps us". We are prepared and have great determination. Last season, admittedly, was hard: Madrid had to beat Napoli, Bayern, Atletico and Juventus in the knockout stages.

A bit-part player towards the latter part of his Madrid chapter, James has become an irreplaceable part of the Bayern midfield under Jupp Heynckes. "They are not invincible despite what many people may think". There are many doubts about Zinedine Zidane as a coach, not least over his seeming inability to set a team up to control a game - which was what nearly allowed Juve's improbable comeback in the quarters - but where he excels is in his substitutions. The white team will suffer the lack of Dani Carvajal and Zidane did not say who is going to substitute him.

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

"It depends for who", Ramos said.

Midfielder Isco is also a doubt following a shoulder problem.

Barca have been far superior to Madrid in domestic play over the course of the season, easing to the La Liga title with four games left to play and winning a Copa competition in which Los Blancos were embarrassed during the early rounds by humble neighbours Leganes. Lewandowski's record in Champions League semi-finals may well be frustrating overall, but he tends to get on the scoresheet.

Despite Bayern dominating possession and creating plenty of chances, Madrid claimed a sixth straight win, dating back to 2012, over the Bavarians in the Champions League knockout stage.

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

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