UCL: Bayern Munich coach plots Real Madrid’s fall

Champions League By: Ayodeji Tunde | 01/05/2018

Heynckes rues Bayern missed chances against Real Madrid

Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes may have done some homework as he has identified weaknesses in Real Madrid that can be exploited in the Champions League semi-final second leg.

The Bavarians have a tough task of overturning a 2-1 first-leg deficit in the Spanish capital on Tuesday if they are to deny the hosts a third successive final berth.

While it appears a daunting prospect against the back-to-back European champions, Madrid did lose 3-1 at home to Juventus in the last round and also trailed Bayern 2-1 after 90 minutes in last season's quarter-finals.

Zinedine Zidane's side ultimately prevailed on aggregate on both occasions, but Heynckes has seen enough to know an upset is possible.

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"Real Madrid showed in [the Juve] game they're vulnerable even at home. They're not invincible in spite of appearances," he told reporters

"We know things are going to be difficult. Madrid are used to very important games but so are we. We'll be a very tough opponent.

"We've grown greatly and have an important goal that we want to achieve. We want to get through to the final and we're aware Madrid will do what they can to stop us."

Bayern enter the match on the back of a confident 4-1 league victory, Real Madrid also won their last league game.