Turkey's Cakir to referee Real Madrid vs Bayern 2nd leg

Turkey's Cakir to referee Real Madrid vs Bayern 2nd leg

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has called upon referee Cuneyt Cakir of Turkey to be "fair and just" in the face of pressure from Real Madrid and the Bernabeu crowd as they prepare for their Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday morning (Singapore time). "The key is to try to win the match", Zidane said.

Under Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid have never been knocked out in the Champions League, progressing in all eight of their two-legged Champions League ties as well as winning the two finals they've appeared in.

While the Germany global is not expected to hold his place ahead of Robert Lewandowski, Heynckes hinted at the possibility of pairing them together should the need arise.

"We attacked in Munich and only conceded two because of mistakes by our players".

Of course, they were helped by an equally poor display from Bayern. "We will get our chances in Madrid". Scoring goals is what we failed to do last Tuesday. In 12 of them, the stronger was the real world, even in the 11-year - Bavaria. "Barcelona deserved to be a champion, we have to congratulate them, nothing more", said Zidane.

Tuesday is a national public holiday in Germany, however Rummenigge says it will be anything but for Bayern in Madrid.

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Nacho Fernandez, a central defender who has played at right back on other occasions, is coming off an injury and it's not clear if he will be fully fit to play. The big guns were back in action on Monday though with the likes of Luka Modric, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos also returning. "Of course I have a little more experience, but experience of big moments, because I experienced them a year ago", he said.

Bale, harshly treated in recent weeks, may not agree but the majority of Real's first team are now regularly hailing Zidane's man-management, his preparation and his tactics.

"It could be an option", Ramos said.

Isco - who trained on Sunday - is also battling to recover after sustaining a shoulder injury in the first leg, which forced his half-time withdrawal for matchwinner Asensio. The last team to reach three straight finals was Juventus from 1996-98.

"We need to be more efficient than in the first leg", Heynckes said.

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