In Munich, Arturo Vidal scored early for Bayern, but then failed to convert a penalty with the Germans controlling the game and Real on the ropes. "Since he arrived, they've played much better, so I think they're harder to beat than previous year, but we'll see".
David Alaba, who did not take a part in the final training session on Tuesday due to a thigh strain will face a late fitness test and Bayern will be hoping that he'll get cleared to strut his stuff against Zizou's men.
It's hard enough trying to stop Cristiano Ronaldo without attributing mystical powers to Real Madrid.
- Madrid have won each of their last two Champions League games against Bayern at the Allianz Arena, with both coming in seasons in which they went on to win the competition (4-0 in the 2013-14 semis and 2-1 in the quarter-finals in 2016-17). "You can see that in our performances", he added.
"I don't think he has any weaknesses".
Ronaldo in a Real team centred on playing to his strengths is nothing new, but as the Portugese has grown narrower in his scope, perhaps his team-mates have had to sharpen their focus in providing service to him.
Bayern have a score to settle with the Spaniards, who have won five of their last six meetings.
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The Frenchman was in charge of Real in the last two campaigns, where they defeated Atletico and Juventus in the final.
He has been enormous for Bayern this season and he will pull out all stops to make sure he sends a message to Real Madrid for parting with him last summer.
"The team that wins this competition can say that they're the best side in Europe and for that reason, I'm certain that Bayern will also want to win it".
As a result, Zinedine Zidane allowed midfielder joining the Bavarian side on a two-year loan deal, a move that initially hurt James according to his current boss.
"This is the only chance we have to win a title".
"We know it will be very hard, but we've already beaten Paris (Saint-Germain) and Juventus on our way here. The two clubs are similar in size", Kroos explained.
- Ronaldo has netted at least one goal in each of his last 11 games in the Champions League (17 in total); the longest scoring streak in competition history.
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