The 1-0 Real Madrid win at the Bernabeu in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich left many neutrals craving the offense and creativity expected by the two international giants.
Good news: Bayern boss Pep Guardiola is expecting it during Tuesday’s second leg at Allianz Arena.
Speaking ahead of the tilt, Guardiola said he does not expect Real boss Carlo Ancelotti to park a fleet of buses in the hopes of a stalemate and Spanish progression to the final in Portugal.
“I cannot imagine that [the Real coach] Carlo Ancelotti will set up his team in such a way as to just keep the result,” said the Spaniard. “That would be difficult to maintain. Obviously it is clear what we need to do. We need to score more than one goal. Real are a quick team so we always have to be positioned well when we lose possession. The best is to keep them a long way away from our goal.”
Bayern will have both Philipp Lahm and Arjen Robben ready to roll for the second leg, and the latter says the Bavarians are “hungry to make history.” And as a reminder: it doesn’t take long for Robben to strike.