Champions League: Bayern Munich Afraid To Face Real Madrid, Ronaldo

Champions League: Bayern Munich Afraid To Face Real Madrid, Ronaldo
Bayern Munich manager, Jupp Heynckes, has conceded he fears Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, after his side were given a Champions League semi-last against the holders in Friday's draw.

A year ago, Ronaldo scored a moment leg cap trap as Real pushed out Bayern in an exciting quarter-last after additional time.

“I hope Ronaldo does not have a good day,” Heynckes, who coached Madrid to Champions League glory in 1998, said.

Zinedine Zidane’s men are seeking to clinch a record-extending 13th European Cup and third in a row, while five-time champions Bayern were the last side to lift the trophy three years on the spin 42 years ago.

Heynckes said that tradition is more important than spending power, pointing to the exits of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

“Look at Paris or Manchester City.

“You can’t buy the Champions League these days. You need time and patience to grow. The players must know each other and respect each other,” he said.

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