Champions League is Real Madrid's competition - Bale

Bayern's Lewandowski set to face Madrid's shaky defence

Madrid go into the second leg of their quarter-final at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night boasting a 2-1 lead from the away leg, leaving the Germans with a mountain to climb in the Spanish capital.

The fact is, though, that Lewandowski is key for Bayern, more so than even Ronaldo, whose two first-leg goals turned that game in Madrid's favour, is for the hosts. "I hope it is nothing and that in a few days he will be back with us", Zidane confirmed in the press conference ahead of the game.

"He won't be fit for Bayern because we don't want to take any risks".

Lewandowski has scored 38 goals in 40 appearances this season and his presence was badly missed as Bayern not only slumped to defeat at home last Wednesday, but also drew a blank in a 0-0 draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

"Lewandowski will help us", said former Real coach Ancelotti. It is a big confidence boost for us, but we will not change our strategy.

However, the win came at a price for Real Madrid as Bale was forced off in the 59 minute after suffering a problem in his calf.

Ancelotti was sacked by the Spanirds in 2015, just a year after winning Madrid's long-awaited 10th European crown.

"I have said many times I have unforgettable memories of my two years here, that is what is important".

Diego Simeone's Atletico hold a 1-0 lead over Premier League champions Leicester City after Antoine Griezmann was unsurprisingly their match-winner at the Vicente Calderon last week - earning and dispatching a controversial first-half penalty.

It was a chance that Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed emphatically as a second-half brace secured a 2-1 win and brought up 100 goals in European competition for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor. We know they can harm the rival but they have also flaws, like all the teams. The Poland worldwide will be crucial to Bayern's hopes of turning the tie around, with 15 goals in his last 11 games for the club in all competitions, given the Germans need at least two on Tuesday night. The first leg has already been played and we know the problems Bayern will create, they'll make it hard until the referee blows for full time.

But Leicester made it their business to overturn odds on their way to glory last season and already have a LaLiga scalp in the form of Sevilla from the last 16, while free-scoring striker Robert Lewandowski will return with the aim of firing a Bayern revival.

"It is important for Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels to train this evening and then we will see how things look on Tuesday".

"I hope he will be with us, but we have to wait and see", he added.

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