Apr 23, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčEstadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
1-0
Bayern Munich
Benzema (19')
Isco (57')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Xabi Alonso hints at counter-attack

Alonso hints at counter-attack
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Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso hints that his side will counter-attack Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final first leg this evening.

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has hinted that his side will happily concede possession to Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final first leg this evening.

Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti has adopted a primarily counter-attacking system this season and Alonso has warned Bayern what to expect at the Bernabeu.

"We need to put in a complete game. We need to know when to hit them on the attack and the moments to punish them," he told reporters at a press conference.

"Ball possession is just a statistic which you have to interpret in relation to other factors. What we need to do is read the game well."

The second leg will take place in Germany next week.

Referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco talks to Pepe (L), Cristiano Ronaldo and Xabi Alonso of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between their side and Barcelona on March 23, 2014
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