Ramos Blows Hot As Zidane Releases Squad List Ahead Of Bayern Clash

Franck Ribery has issued a battle cry before Tuesday's Champions League semifinal second leg at Real Madrid where Bayern Munich know they must be ruthless in front of goal to stage an unlikely comeback. "Every striker, including myself, has phases where they don't score", said Heynckes at his pre-match press conference.

James almost got his second goal about ten minutes later as he wound up at the top of the goal, but defender Raphael Varane made an important stop by throwing his body in front of James' attempt.

The Bavarians, however, were looking confident ahead of the second leg in Madrid, as the players posted pictures of their trip and arrival in Madrid on their various social media accounts.

"We need cool heads and hot hearts". "It's no good if we put up a good fight and play well. We are prepared and we are going to give it all we've got to make it to the final". In the 73rd minute, Rodriguez hammered a volley from straightaway center but the Madrid shotstopper was there to acrobatically push it away.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich kicks off at 7.45pm.

After a disappointing domestic campaign, Zinedine Zidane's job could depend on Madrid retaining the trophy.

Lucas Vazquez starts at left-back after covering there in the first leg following the injury to Dani Carvajal.

And Ramos has backed up his manager's recent defiant comments. "I can adapt. It wouldn't be a problem for me".

The tone was set for a remarkably open contest within the first three minutes, Thomas Müller's right-wing cross only half-blocked by Sergio Ramos and breaking kindly off Corentin Tolisso for Joshua Kimmich - who also struck in the first leg - to slot in. Bayern have lost five games all season and in each loss, Lewandowski failed to score.

"The key for us is think about winning the game and to go on to the pitch wanting to do that".

But it would appear Real Madrid manager, Zinedaine Zidane is planning to get revenge after the Catalan side refused to honour his side after they won the Club World Cup previous year.

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

  • Angelo Rivera