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Football: Real Madrid confident, not cocky towards Bayern says Bale

Published on Apr 29, 2014 3:03 AM
 

MUNICH (AFP) - Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has said the Spanish giants will be confident, but not cocky, when they face holders Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, second-leg.

Madrid hold a slender 1-0 lead after beating Bayern at the Santiago Bernabeu last Wednesday and the Spanish giants have never beaten the Bavarian giants in Munich in nine previous attempts.

Having bowed out of the Champions League's semi-finals for the last three years running, Real are desperate to claim their tenth European title - having last lifted the trophy in 2002.

Bale is hoping to make the starting line-up having sat out last Saturday's 4-0 Spanish league win at home to Osasuna on Saturday with flu and only came off the bench late in the first leg.

 
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