Genuine Madrid will be without Gareth Bale as they hope to book their place in a record seventh straight Champions League semi-last against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Notwithstanding, the visitors` odds of beating a 2-1 first-leg shortage were given an enormous lift as Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti affirmed best scorer Robert Lewandowski will be fit to begin. Bunch is sidelined by the repeat of a lower leg issue that kept him out for three months prior in the season and is likewise an uncertainty for Real`s crunch La Liga conflict with Barcelona on Sunday.
“Gareth worked hard to get once more into the group after his damage,” said Madrid mentor Zinedine Zidane on Monday. “When he returned he was edgy to be included and now he has a little niggle that is keeping him from being completely fit.
“I trust it is nothing and in a couple days he can be with us once more. “He won`t be fit for Bayern on the grounds that we don`t need to go for broke.” By difference, Bayern welcome back their principle man in Lewandowski, who has scored 38 times in 40 appearances this season, from a shoulder damage.
“Lewandowski will help us,” said previous Real mentor Ancelotti. “We are not going to change the way we play, but rather Lewandowski is a player that scores a great deal of objectives and having him back gives us a considerable measure of certainty.”
Lewandowski`s nearness was missed in last week`s first leg, as well as experienced a mental blackout in a 0-0 draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. “Clearly he is a critical player for us,” said Bayern skipper Philipp Lahm.
“Everything changes with him on the pitch.”Two of the most adorned vocations in the historical backdrop of the Champions League could arrive at an end at the Bernabeu with Lahm and Xabi Alonso set to resign toward the finish of the season.
“It will be exceptionally troublesome, yet I put stock in my group that it won’t be my last (Champions League) amusement,” included Lahm. Ancelotti is not by any means the only previous Real association as Alonso put in five years at Madrid before joining Bayern in 2013.
“It is incredible to be back here, however tomorrow it has returned to organizations,” said Alonso. “It is clear we come here with a weakness, however we come here still alive.” Ancelotti was sacked by the Spanirds in 2015, only a year subsequent to winning Madrid`s hotly anticipated tenth European crown.
Yet, the Italian demanded requital won’t propel his craving to achieve the last four. “I have said ordinarily I have extraordinary recollections of my two years here, that is what is essential.” Madrid have never neglected to advance in the wake of winning the main leg far from home in the Champions League.
In any case, Zidane demanded the 11-time European champions are not guaranteed of anything in spite of having the preferred standpoint because of Cristiano Ronaldo`s second-half twofold at the Allianz Arena.
“We can`t consider the principal leg, that has officially gone,” said Zidane. “We know the trouble we confront. Regardless of whether Bayern play at home or away they don`t change how they play.
“Regardless we have a diversion to play and we have to play, extremely well.” Both sides have cautious worries with Madrid certainly without focus backs Raphael Varane and Pepe through damage.
Bayern`s favored focus back twosome Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels confront a race against time to be fit, while Javi Martinez is suspended in the wake of being sent off in the main leg. “I think they both have a decent opportunity to play.” included a cheerful Ancelotti.