"Robert Lewandowski has my complete support" - Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes

"It's his first year with the first team", he said. We know what to expect - that's the reason we need to be well prepared and put in a big performance ourselves. "I'm expecting a fair form of refereeing tomorrow and I expect his decisions not to interfere with the outcome of the game". "They are not invincible despite what many people may think".

"We do not minimise what they have done, but what interests us is what we're going to do".

The Spanish team are huge favourites to advance after gaining a 2-1 first leg victory in Munich last week, but that scoreline heavily flattered Zinedine Zidane's men and a similar pattern to the game would give Bayern every chance of turning the tie around.

Real Madrid stand on the brink of football immortality. Real Madrid have something of a spell over the Champions League, but under Zidane, that has escalated to an entirely new level. But it does seem to work in the Champions League when they may only really have to perform in three or four games.

To go through, Bayern has to secure a better result away than they did in the first leg.

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However, both left-back Alaba (thigh) and midfielder Martinez (head) should feature after recovering from thigh and head knocks, respectively. We're making too much fuss out of all this.

Though there are indications that Nacho could return but Vazquez who was deployed to the right back in the first leg at Allianz Arena could be the only available options.

Bayern paid attention to Madrid's recent struggles.

Another Champions League title would also see them move ahead of other legendary teams, such as the 1970s Bayern and Ajax sides, the Liverpool team of 1977-85, the AC Milan teams of 1988-94 and 2003-07, the Real Madrid team of 1998-2003, and the Barcelona team of 2009-15. In that run, they've won 34 games, drawn five and lost only two, including their latest outing against Juventus in this year's quarter-finals (1-3). I saw positive things but there are things to be fixed.

Ronaldo's 15 goals in this year's competition have certainly been key, but it was Zidane who made the fearless call to leave out Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema at the Allianz Arena against Bayern. "We want to get through to the final and we're aware Madrid will do what they can to stop us".

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