Bayern faces tough task to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu

Bayern faces tough task to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu

Bayern faces tough task to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu

If Bayern Munich is to have any chance of a sixth straight semifinal appearance in the Champions League it will have to do something that only one team has achieved this season - defeat Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

"It is in our DNA to fight until the end at Real Madrid and today we pulled it off".

Both sides play the second legs of their Champions League quarter-finals this week.

The sense that only Lionel Messi can deny Madrid a first league title in five years was strengthened as he scored twice and made the other for the improving Paco Alcacer in Barcelona's 3-2 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday evening.

According to Marca: 'Whether or not Real Madrid win the Champions League or La Liga in the coming months is now irrelevant in determining the future of coach Zinedine Zidane, who will keep his job regardless'.

We're sure there are a few Real Madrid fans who are feeling the love for Isco right now.

Just when it looked like Sporting would hold on for a point, Isco drilled a low shot into the bottom left corner from the edge of the penalty area.

Fabio Coentrao: He didn't start good the match but we can say he had a better performance than in the last game he played (Sporting Lisbon- Real Madrid). When we want everyone, they're there.

Isco's first goal was a superb solo effort in the 17th to cancel out Duje Cop's opener.

Zidane said it was Isco's best match with Madrid, adding "you have to have character to do what he did". Madrid came back from behind for the second time to draw level through Alvaro Morata's headed goal in 59th minute.

His first goal was a work of art, lots of quick touches in the area to dart away from the defence and then a curled left-foot finish in to the top corner.

After the match, Isco tried to quash rumors he's unhappy at the club. I have always said I want to stay at Madrid, and I will make the correct decision. I want to stay here a long time and I can't understand why people are so surprised that I want to play more.

Even a 1-0 victory on Tuesday will not be enough after a 2-1 first-leg, quarterfinal loss in Munich.

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