Zidane Says Pursuit Of History Galvanises Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid will not sell Bale and Benzema

Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid will not sell Bale and Benzema

"Nacho has been out, but trained a lot recently, and today he was with us and he's ready to go in that respect", Zidane said. "Of course I have a little more experience, but experience of big moments, because I experienced them previous year", he said. We know what to expect - that's the reason we need to be well prepared and put in a big performance ourselves.

"We are fully focused on our tasks", Bayern defender Niklas Suele emphasizes. "They will come to play without inhibitions". "Barcelona deserved to be a champion, we have to congratulate them, nothing more", said Zidane. "We are prepared and we are going to give it all we've got to make it to the final".

While it appears a daunting prospect against the back-to-back European champions, Madrid did lose 3-1 at home to Juventus in the last round and also trailed Bayern 2-1 after 90 minutes in last season's quarter-finals. Isco might be injected with a painkilling injection and Zinedine Zidane would be willing to take the risk if his medical staff are confident that there is minimal chance of making the injury worse.

Zidane has won the Champions League in each of the last two years and is on course for an incredible third in a row.

This will be the fifth Champions League semifinals under his belt.

Centre-back Niklas Sule, who looks set to start after the injury suffered by Jerome Boateng in the first leg, said: 'We're in a hard position, but we believe in ourselves.

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Bayern paid attention to Madrid's recent struggles.

Cesc Fabregas kept alive Chelsea's hopes of finishing in the top four with a quick fire goal in a 1-0 win at Swansea City which leaves the Welsh side facing a major fight to retain their Premier League status.

To go through, Bayern has to secure a better result away than they did in the first leg. Now I am with Bayern, I'm good and happy, and I'm only thinking about this and then having a good World Cup. I saw positive things but there are things to be fixed.

With Cristiano Ronaldo's goal record virtually guaranteeing you a goal every game, that could be enough to see them through again.

The German giants are waiting to see if winger Arjen Robben will recover in time from a groin strain.

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