Boateng will be fit for World Cup — Heynckes

Boateng will be fit for World Cup — Heynckes

But if the record is one-sided, the games have not been.

Zinedine Zidane's team, who returned at dawn from the Bavarian capital, began their preparations for Saturday's game against Leganés which they'll play in front of their own fans at the Santiago Bernabéu.

- Only two clubs have ever advanced after losing the first leg at home in a Champions League knockout tie - Ajax in the 1995/96 semifinal against Panathinaikos and Internazionale in the 2010/11 Last 16 versus Bayern Munich.

Jerome Boateng leaves the pitch with medical staff after sustaining an injury.

"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. Bayern says "Boateng sustained damage to the adductor muscles in his left thigh". "So, yes, that was on purpose". Heynckes by contrast has lost them. Midfielder Isco is also a doubt following a shoulder problem.

The Spanish outfit will take a 2-1 lead into the second leg on Tuesday evening. Giovane Elber made the difference that night. Not after Marcelo and Asensio's away goals in Munich.

Joshua Kimmich blasts Bayern in front in the semi-final. Without once looking like the dominant force they were in the 1950s, or AC Milan were at the turn of the 1980s, or Barcelona were between 2006-13, they have achieved similar if not more impressive feats than all of those teams.

"I experienced everything at FC Bayern", he said. "We are very happy that he is steering the boat".

Real had a left-off when Ribery went one-on-one with Navas, but stumbled at the crucial moment. Roma felt hard done by in Catalunya.

Of course, they were helped by an equally poor display from Bayern. The fear factor waned. "He has status, but doesn't live up to it in the big matches". OK, Kevin Strootman was fouled in the build-up to Liverpool's first goal.

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It will be a close race for recovery with less than 50 days to the first group-stage encounter against Mexico in June.

"In the dressing rooms, you can see how much we want it and we'll put in 100 percent of what we have". In the last four years we've won three Champions League titles.

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