‘No favourites for semi’, insists Zidane

Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane insists ‘there is no favourite’ ahead of his side’s Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.

The two go head-to-head in the first leg at the Allianz Arena in Munich tonight and the Frenchman insisted the tie was between two well-balanced sides.

“I don't think there are any favourites,” Zidane told his pre-match press conference.

“It's a semi-final – it's completely different to last season (when Madrid beat Bayern in the quarter-finals). It's a different match.

“We are in the semi-finals and we want to play a good game. We are prepared for that, knowing that we are going to have to suffer.

“We will need a big performance against a strong opponent. Bayern are a great club with great team spirit. I have no doubts that mentally we will be at 150 per cent.”

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