‘Greedy’ Bayern aims for win in Madrid
Real Madrid doesn’t need much to qualify for another UEFA Champions League final.
A draw will do the trick. Heck, even a 1-0 loss gets the job done. Provided Real doesn’t lose by two or post a one-goal win a goal fest, Madrid will have a chance to taste the European Cup’s first three-peat since 1976.
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That’s a standard held by Tuesday’s visitors, Bayern Munich, themselves authors of five titles and 10 final appearances.
Real, of course, has won a record 13 crowns, including the first five when the tournament boasted just the first place teams from Europe.
Real manager Zinedine Zidane doesn’t have to be secretive about the game plan.
As for Bayern Munich, striker Thomas Muller says they need to be “greedy.” Manager Jupp Heynckes says it’ll be about guts and heart.
“Desire can move mountains in football,” Heynckes said. “We’ll be very awkward opponents. My team can surpass themselves in matches like this one.”
Kickoff from the Bernabeu is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET.