Beat Madrid? We're Liverpool, we can beat anyone

Hope Soto
May 7, 2018

Raphael Varane, Isco and Dani Carvajal are all injured and are likely to be out for the some La Liga games but would be fit for the Champions League final. Madrid conceded twice more in that game but eventually advanced thanks to Ronaldo's injury-time penalty.

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said Madrid "should thank Navas for his performance" at the Bernabeu.

Zidane, however, said he and the rest of the Madrid squad had kept their faith in the striker despite his struggles. "And when you win, it feels even better, although it's not too good for your heart". He always does his job and never gives up.

"We know things are going to be hard, Madrid are used to very important games but so are we". During the end of the first half, Bayern felt they were denied a penalty as a cross from the Bayern right back Joshua Kimmich struck Marcelo's arm and despite an enormous appeal, the penalty was not awarded to Bayern who had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer continues to recover after a leg injury since September previous year.

Ulreich's costly mistake led to the Germans bowing out of the Champions League. We really wanted to reach the final and we did our best and then this unnecessary mistake happened to me. "I'm sorry. for my team and for you fans".

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Bayern's on-loan Real midfielder James Rodriguez levelled for the German champions who rallied late on in search of a goal that would have sent them to the final but Madrid held out to reach the European showpiece for a third year in a row.

Mats Hummels was quick not to apportion blame on Ulreich. "Without that, there would still have been extra time. If you have the chances we had, you have to get to the final".

Bayern's appeals fell on deaf ears, with the match officials waving away their protests, and Marcelo says it was up to the referee to determine whether his actions had been deliberate. "Before the match, it's like that, but when the game starts I don't think that'll be the case".

Zidane's decision to pick Benzema despite a poor run of form that had included only one goal in 12 games also proved to be a masterstroke.

"If Liverpool are going to play like they did in Rome, they are not going to win the Champions League", he told the Mirror.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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