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James Rodriguez says Bayern Munich are working to get over their UEFA Champions League semi-final loss to Real Madrid, whilst pouring water on any notion of an early return to the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid still has four games to go in this campaign before the Champions League finals, the first is the El-Clasico match against Barcelona on Sunday. They both did very well in the semi-final.

"Words can not describe how disappointed I am about leaving the Champions League", said Ulreich.

The Brazilian defender blocked a cross from Joshua Kimmich in the penalty area at the end of the first half with the score at 1-1, but Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir gave a corner.

Gini Wijnaldum was also looking forward to the final and admitted a win against the side trying to win the trophy for a third successive year would be a glorious achievement.

The German champions lost the first leg 2-1 at home last Wednesday having taken the lead, spurning a host of chances and allowing the Spaniards back into the game.

For sure, it has been a unusual season in the Champions League.

Zinedine Zidane's side are no stranger to European finals, with Zinedine Zidane reaching the final in each of the last three seasons. Navas made a string of superb saves - eight in total - which is more than any Real Madrid goalkeeper has produced in a Champions League knockout game this decade. "But we believe in what we do and we will fight to achieve things".

"I don't talk about referees, but it's clear that sometimes they go in your favour and other times against you, but whatever happens, you have to play football". Real Madrid is aiming to win it for the third time in a row in the current format when the face Liverpool who is also targeting the title for the six time.

"We have had a wonderful atmosphere, a great collaboration over the nine months, it's a group that has character, it's a pity it was not rewarded", he added. Zidane is getting his tactics wrong, Ronaldo is getting too old, Navas is not a top-tier goalkeeper - whatever part of the team you choose to criticise, evidence supporting your case could be found this season. "We have to focus on the game and on playing with intensity".

"We all agree we had the best team on the brink - Real Madrid are now number one in UEFA's ranking".

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