Champions League: Bayern Munich plot revenge against Real Madrid in semifinal

Apr 25, 2018, 09:36
Champions League: Bayern Munich plot revenge against Real Madrid in semifinal

Legend has it that hostilities started when Bayern humiliated Madrid 9-1 in a home friendly in 1980. They have competed in the knockout stages of the Champions League 11 times, including three times in the last six seasons.

"Of course, he's a big topic for us in the game analysis", said Heynckes when asked about Ronaldo.

"I always look forward to playing against these players, even Ronaldo". The lack of a connection with the Italian, Ancelotti, was obvious and he was reportedly one of the players who was not upset when he left.

When that broke down, his appeal diminished.

'I never had any problems with James.

Neymar, the world's most expensive player is third with €81.5 million (£71.3 million), while Gareth Bale it the second-highest-paid Real Madrid player of the crop - his earnings of €44 million (£38.5 million) putting him in fourth.

"He will certainly be motivated, but that's because he's a football player", Zidane said.

"In a semi-final with such teams with huge tradition in the Champions League there is no favourite". "I'm not anxious", Zidane said last week. You can say that Real have won the last two titles in a row and maybe they have an advantage but we are in a really good state, ' Heynckes said. "We did not think we were going to be champions with five games to spare and to be semi-finalists (in Europe)".

Heynckes, also a victor with Bayern in 2013, said: "I have some great memories in the Champions League, 1998 for example". Jupp Heynckes, who returned to coach them this season after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked.

Los Blancos saw off stiff competition from Juventus in the quarterfinal stage to reach the semifinal stage where they will battle German League champions, Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

The publication claims that, by the end of the season, the 30-year-old will have earned £110 million (R1.8 billion) when bonuses, major sponsorship deals and gross wages are taken into account. "But I can speak with him". He has done big things.

As his players celebrated after Predrag Mijatovic's goal clinched a 1-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League final, German Heynckes was nowhere to be seen, choosing to spend the moments after the game with his family.

It's been a tale of two seasons for these two elite clubs. But we need to compensate for that loss'.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor is busy preparing for a Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich in Germany but he made sure Rashford received the well wishes and jersey. "There is no favourite although I do have a good feeling for us". It's a semi-final - it's completely different to last season.

The teams faced each other in three straight Champions Leagues between 2000-02, with the victor going on to win the title each time. "In the league, you have to be consistent every three days and we weren't at the start of the season and that's the difficulty we have", he said. "I have no doubts that mentally we will be at 150 per cent".