Beat Madrid? We're Liverpool, we can beat anyone

Beat Madrid? We're Liverpool, we can beat anyone

'I can say at this second we do have a whole lot of respect for Madrid, they're probably the greatest groups on the planet, however we're Liverpool - we're robust and we are able to beat any workforce on the planet.

The semifinal second-leg match between Bayern and Madrid was also not without controversy. "I'm sorry for my team and for you fans". "People are always trying to minimise our success, but we're used to that", said the Croatian.

Joshua Kimmich scored for Bayern in the third minute to set the stage for another comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu, like the one Juventus almost pulled off in the quarterfinals before Ronaldo converted an injury-time penalty.

Zidane also reserved praise for Benzema, saying that the French striker had more than earned his chance to start the match after being only a substitute in the first leg in Munich.

The German team made the score 2-2 through James Rodriguez, but they failed to add another goal in the remaining minutes, putting an end to their run in the competition.

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Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said Madrid "should thank Navas for his performance" at the Bernabeu.

"It's a handball, it hit me on the hand and I think it's a penalty", Marcelo told reporters.

Zinedine Zidane's side continue to rewrite the history books, with the club preparing for a third successive final and a 16th in total - with their manager yet to suffer a defeat in continental knockout competition.

"I don't talk about referees, but it's clear that sometimes they go in your favour and other times against you, but whatever happens, you have to play football". The Reds also beat Real in the 1981 final when Alan Kennedy scored the victor. After the first leg Kimmich had been disappointed with Bayern's naivety but there could be no such complaints this week. "It was hard for the ref, because there were many players blocking his view, but if I came here to tell you that the ball didn't touch my hand, I'd be lying to you". "Then we gifted a goal and in the end you can not let that happen twice in a semi-final like this", said Bayern forward Thomas Mueller. "Obviously we have to ask what we are doing wrong in these semi-finals".

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