Champions League: Zidane Insists Future At Real Madrid Unconnected With European Success

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(G.N.S) DT.01 Real Madrid's second goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final first leg was a goal of what ifs: What if Manuel Neuer was in goal instead of Sven Ulreich?

Cristiano Ronaldo could have wrapped it up from Marcelo's cross as Madrid looked to finish it off; instead James Rodríguez drilled past Navas at the second attempt to revive Bayern hopes, but Madrid held on in a frenetic final half-hour. In fact, Los Blancos have captured three of the last four Champions League titles, a streak interrupted only by their La Liga arch-rivals Barcelona who took the cup in 2015.

Yes, Real's recent European record is phenomenal and, yes, Zinedine Zidane is still yet to lose a knockout tie over three seasons in club football's most prestigious competition but they wobbled nearly uncontrollably here before somehow getting past Bayern Munich in an epic semi-final. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:45 p.m.

The game kicks off at the Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, at 2.45 p.m.

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"We have to think about the good things that we did in the first leg in Munich and learn from the match against Juventus at home", said backup Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, referring to the 3-1 loss in the quarterfinals.

The Spanish outfit will take a 2-1 lead into the second leg on Tuesday evening. It's worth noting too that there was no congratulations sent from Barça to Madrid when Zidane and co. lifted the Club World Championship in mid December. A draw or even a 1-0 loss on the night will see them progress to their fourth final in five years. Madrid didn't play poorly but couldn't stop its opponents on the few chances they created. The visitors were quick off the mark with Joshua Kimmich scoring inside the first three minutes, but Madrid responded soon after when Karim Benzema headed home in the 11th minute.

All the information to watch Tuesday's second leg of the Champions League's match is below.

Bayern Munich, on the other hand, can't be counted out of the competition just yet. In that ongoing series, the two clubs have proven to be nearly evenly matched. No one has won two in a row.

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