Cristiano Ronaldo surpass Xavi to set another Champions League record

Cristiano Ronaldo surpass Xavi to set another Champions League record

Cristiano Ronaldo surpass Xavi to set another Champions League record

Karim Benzema equalised for Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich at the Bernabéu, after Joshua Kimmich scored an early opening goal. "I don't know if what happened to us against Juventus (in the quarter-finals) and Bayern a year ago helps us".

"Real Madrid has shown that it can be vulnerable even when playing at home", Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said through a translator. Soccer America's Paul Kennedy goes through the Rocco Commisso exchange with US Soccer and asks if there's a way forward for his plan.

"Nacho has been out, but trained a lot recently, and today he was with us and he's ready to go in that respect", Zidane said.

Sloppy defense was key for Madrid's home struggles both against Juventus and against Bayern past year. Real didn't play poorly but couldn't stop their opponents on the few chances they created. I'll be trying to rectify mistakes, we'll try to attack. Against Juventus, all three goals came when the Madrid defense failed to clear routine crosses into the area. To the frustration of everyone outside Bavaria, the gap between them and the rest of the clubs in Germany looks set to continue getting wider, mainly because of Munich's ruthlessly effective tactic of consistently poaching their domestic rivals' most talented players.

And Ramos has backed up his manager's recent defiant comments.

"When Zizou has to gamble, he does, because he is the boss", Ramos said. "I can adapt. It wouldn't be a problem for me". Many are of the view that he will be sacked if he does not deliver a third European title to make up for their failings in the domestic league.

Carvajal, who is out with a hamstring injury, but Isco trained with the squad despite struggling with a shoulder injury.

- James Rodríguez is the seventh player in Champions League history to both score for and against Real Madrid (also Beckham, Morata, van Nistelrooy, Morientes, Robben, Zamorano). "It's what drives us all on, the fans, the club, the team want to give everything to get to the final".

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"I hope he (Lewandowski) has a day like that tomorrow (Tuesday)".

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