Spanish papers call on the ‘white magic’ and ‘charm’ of the Bernabeu to carry Real Madrid past Man City and into the Champions League final as Carlo Ancelotti’s side look to overturn 4-3 deficit after last week’s thriller
- Real Madrid will face Manchester City at the Bernabeu in the Champions League
- City sealed a 4-3 victory in the first leg of the semi-finals at the Etihad Stadium
- Spanish papers have insisted the magic of the Bernabeu could play a key part
The Spanish papers are calling on the ‘white magic’ of the Bernabeu to carry Real Madrid through to the Champions League final in Paris later this month.
Los Blancos currently trail 4-3 on aggregate after a thrilling first leg against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last week.
Madrid have since won the LaLiga for a 35th time following a 4-0 thumping of Espanyol at the Bernabeu on Saturday.
Spanish papers are calling the ‘white magic’ of the Bernabeu to help them reach the final
Real Madrid currently trail 4-3 to Manchester City after the first leg of the semi-finals
Despite winning the title, City are probably still the favourites after dominating spells of the first leg, but Madrid will be confident they can use their home advantage, well at least the papers believe so.
AS has ran the headline of ‘white magic’ as the front page went on to say that Madrid are hoping that the ‘charm’ of the Bernabeu can carry them through to the final.
Marca, has called on the Real fans to play their part in helping Carlo Ancelotti’s side book their trip to Paris to face Liverpool in the final of the competition.
Madrid themselves will believe they can do it after previously beating the likes of PSG and reigning champions Chelsea in the two previous rounds.
AS have ran the headline of ‘white magic’ as Real Madrid must use the charm of the Bernabeu
Marca, have called on Los Blancos fans to play their part in helping them reach the final
Croatian midfielder Luka Modric insists Real are ready for the second leg and confident they can beat Pep Guardiola’s side.
‘We are very confident because we know that in the first leg we didn’t play our best game and, even so, we scored three goals.
‘We have quality and character as well as history. This club has won many big games and is the one that has won the most Champions League titles. We never surrender.
‘We know what we have to do, this is the most important game of the season. We have to play the best game this year, we are ready.’
Croatian midfielder Luka Modric insists Real are ready for the second leg of the semi-finals
The 36-year-old has also hit back at the critics that believe Real have been lucky in the competition this season.
‘Let them think what they want. This is an unfair opinion and they only make us laugh, but everyone can say what they want.
‘We are focused on our work, not what they say outside of the club. It’s impossible to beat so many teams, so many champions, to reach so many semi-finals, just by luck.
‘It takes quality and faith, these are the factors that make us great.’
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