Vidal: Bayern want to kill Real Madrid off in Champions League first leg

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The German side had practically secured their place in the quarter-final halfway through their tie with Arsenal and the midfielder hopes for a repeat

Arturo Vidal admits Bayern Munich are facing a team of a similar level when they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, but wants his side to have the tie over and done with after the first leg.

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The Bundesliga giants booked their spot in the last eight of the competition when they beat Arsenal 10-2 on aggregate, 5-1 in each game.

Madrid, meanwhile, got the better of Napoli, beating the Italian side 6-3 across two legs.

Vidal acknowledges Zinedine Zidane’s men will provide a tougher challenge than Arsenal, but he still expects them to be in control of the games.

"Before Madrid we have to play two very strong matches against Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund. These games will prepare us 100% percent to face Madrid in good shape,” he told AS.

“We hope to finish qualification in the first match.

“The key is to be very focused when we lose the ball because they will try to take advantage of the opportunities that are created.

“I don’t think they will be in charge of the game, we will always have control, but we must try to make as few mistakes as possible and take advantage of the chances that are created as soon as possible.”

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Bayern were robbed of a place meeting Real in the final of the competition last term, losing to Atletico Madrid on away goals in the semi-finals. However, Vidal feels the meeting with Los Blancos will be more exciting.

“It will be very different because Madrid don’t get behind and don’t wait like Atletico did,” he added.

“Real are a big team who must go out to play, dominate the game and prove that they are the champions. That's why it will be a nice game for us. Facing a rival of the same quality is always good.”

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