As well as their victories in
Atletico have never lifted European club soccer’s most prestigious trophy, while Real have won it a record 11 times.
Zidane, however, thinks the past will be irrelevant when the teams meet on Tuesday in the first leg at the Bernabeu. “It means nothing that we’ve beaten them in this competition,” he told reporters on Monday.
“I’m not thinking about
The Frenchman confirmed that defender Raphael Varane is fit to play after recovering from a hamstring injury, but Pepe and Gareth Bale will miss the game due to injury.
Isco is likely to start in place of
The midfielder recalled Sergio Ramos’ stoppage-time goal against Atletico in
“It still makes my hairs stand up,” Isco told the club website. “It was a really important goal, when he scored it, I knew we wouldn’t lose. It came at a key moment, and I felt like I’d also scored the goal.”
Isco also remembered the penalty shoot-out against Atletico in
“It’s the most stressful moment in my entire career,” he said. “In those moments I was in my own world, I only remember that when Cristiano (Ronaldo) scored the winning goal, we ran to embrace him and it’s a moment that I’ll never forget.”