Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted that they “suffered a lot” in their Champions League match with Bayern Munich
Real Madrid fell behind to Joshua Kimmich‘s 28th-minute strike and struggled defensively in Wednesday night’s semi-final first leg at the Allianz Arena.
However, Marcelo smashed home a half-volley from the edge of the penalty area on the stroke of half time before Marco Asensio capitalised on an error by Rafinha to score a breakaway goal just before the hour.
Real hung on for a 2-1 win in Bavaria which puts them in pole position to reach the final of the competition, and Zidane was a relieved man at full time.
“We played well, this is football,” the Frenchman told Premium Sport. “They have had a lot of chances but we won, it was not easy at the beginning, then in the second half we improved.
“We suffered a lot, especially in the beginning. We have struggled and still managed to win. This team has the quality to overcome any obstacle. Isco, unfortunately, had to leave because of an injury.”