Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg
UEFA Champions League
12th April 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
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Real Madrid host Wolfsburg in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals this week and the Spanish giants will be looking to bounce back from the humiliation they suffered in Germany.
Los Blancos were beaten 2-0 by the German side in the first leg and it will be a massive challenge for Zidane and his men to overturn that deficit.
Real Madrid were full of confidence heading into the first leg after their win in El Clasico, but their casual approach cost them the game and could potentially cost them the tie.
Despite their outstanding win over Real Madrid, Wolfsburg are in a slump right now and their win over the Spanish outfit was their only win in last five matches. In other words, the win over Real Madrid had a lot to do with Wolfsburg good luck and Real Madrid’s overconfidence.
The home side will be careful and professional this time and they certainly have the quality to turn this tie around.
Sebastian Jung and Bendtner are the only absentees for Wolfsburg here.
As for Real Madrid, Varane and Benzema are struggling to get fit in time. Other than that, Zidane has a fully fit squad to choose from.
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Casemiro; Ronaldo, Bale, James
Wolfsburg: Casteels; Trasch, Naldo, Dante, Rodriguez; Guilavogui, Gustavo; Draxler, Schurrle, Arnold; Kruse
Real Madrid have been very good at home, winning all but one of the nine games Zinedine Zidane has managed at the Bernabeu, scoring 37 goals in that time.
Wolfsburg have been relatively inconsistent on their travels of late, winning only two of their last nine games away from home.