Champions League, UEFA 2018-04-26 8:58 AM

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REAL MADRID boss Zinedine Zidane insists their Champions League semi-final tie is far from over after his side won 2-1 in last night’s semi-final first leg at Bayern Munich.

 

(UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2018)

 

Bayern Munich took the lead through Joshua Kimmich after the defender beat Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas at his near post on 28 minutes.

Marcelo equalised after 44 minutes, after Bayern had lost winger Arjen Robben and defender Jerome Boateng to injury.

And half-time substitute Marco Asensio struck just before the hour mark to give Zidane’s men the advantage ahead of next week’s second leg at the Bernabeu.

But Zidane has warned his side, looking for a record third European title, that progression to the Champions League final is no formality.

“We’re very satisfied with the result, but we had a lot of problems in the first few minutes trying to take control of the game,” Zidane said.

“The tie is far from over, it’s more than possible that Bayern could win in the Bernabeu, but we are very happy to have won 2-1 in Munich.”

Real won 3-0 at Juventus in the quarter-final, but Juve drew level in Madrid only for the Spaniards to scrape through after Cristiano Ronaldo’s stoppage-time penalty.

“We know that the tie cannot be over after one leg,” Zidane added.

“After the Juventus match, we know we’ll need to approach the Bayern result differently, otherwise things could go badly for us.

“We can’t have another night like that.”

Real Madrid host Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu on Tuesday (7.45pm)

 

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