Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid: Five facts on an intense rivalry

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"He's going to be motivated because he's a football player and wants to do well".

Real Madrid have had a week to prepare for this after drawing 1-1 at home against Athletic Bilbao last Wednesday, while Bayern Munich didn't have to waste too much energy running out relatively easy 3-0 winners away at Hannover 96 on Saturday afternoon. If Zidane can get the better of Bayern he will have masterminded three huge Champions League wins over big spending opponents. Zidane was agitated earlier in the season before wins over Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus changed the complexion of the campaign.

The veteran coach, who came out of retirement in September to take over Bayern again, said despite Real's strength and its two consecutive Champions League titles there were no favourites. Bayern have a fantastic squad and in the past they have always been one of the most successful clubs in Europe.

Madrid to buy you back at the end of the season: "My back-back clause is four million euros and Madrid are going to pay it". "In these types of games we'll be 150% up for, there's no question about that". The Italian club snuck two late goals that could prove crucial if they are able to play similar to how they did against Lionel Messi and Barcelona in their shocking comeback during the Quarterfinals.

Looking at Robert Lewandowski and his hopes of swapping Bayern Munich for the Spanish capital this summer, SportBild explain he's up against some competition.

Vidal ruled out: "They won the treble with Heynckes and this will be his final year with Bayern".

"An attacker can not be more complete than him - left foot, right foot, head, he controls everything and in front of the goal, he's a machine". "Bayern have the Bundesliga as a consolation if they are knocked out, but Real Madrid only have the Champions League".

"Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in his last 11 Champions League games, which seems nearly inconceivable such is the quality of the opposition". Only Luis Enrique (73 per cent) has a higher success rate than Heynckes (71) and Zinedine Zidane (67).

"These are two teams with a great tradition in European football, who play and love attractive football".

'It's important for the team to know that the times when the back line is breached there's someone behind us who can salvage the situation'.

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