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Real Madrid players ready for challenge against Wolfsburg - Zidane

Real Madrid players ready for challenge against Wolfsburg - Zidane

Champions league

The European giants fight to advance to semi-finals as UEFA Champions League action returns.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will not be part of Man City’s squad for their Champions League quarter-final second-leg against PSG at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.

According to manager Manuel Pellegrini:“Vincent Kompany is our captain, we know he’s a quality player, a quality defender, he’s really important for the fans but we have quality players also playing. We know that we have to play a tough game against a very good team, on Tuesday we are going to do exactly the same thing because it’s the way this team plays.”

PSG boss Laurent Blanc in a confident mood said: “If we do take risks, we need to make sure we are successful with them.”

“We’ve got nothing to hide, we know how we want to play tomorrow and it’s up to us to be as effective as we can,” Laurent Blanc said.

Real Madrid host Wolfsburg trailing 2-0 from last week’s quarter-final first leg.

With Karim Benzema fit again, Real coach Zinedine Zidane has urged his side to be patient in their attempts at a comeback at the Bernabeu.

“I totally agree. We all want a Champions League as exciting as this one. The players and I want to come back and it is going to be a lot more beautiful to win after a difficult situation. That is when you have to make the difference,” Zidane said.

The Real players have cranked up the atmosphere before the match at the Bernabeu with defender Dani Carvajal saying it would be like a war but Wolfsburg players say they are ready to give their best in order to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Spanish giants Real Madrid.