Friends become foes to renew rivalry at quarter final

Madrid | April 11,2017 | 7:11 am

As two of isolated seven men to win the competition as a performer and a coach, Zidane and Ancelotti are already synonymous past the archives of the Champions League.

The last time Real Madrid met Bayern Munich in a long and storied rivalry three years ago, Zinedine Zidane and Carlo Ancelotti sat side-by-side celebrating one of their finest European nights.

Back along with Zidane was Ancelottis decorate as together they curtains a 12-year wait for Madrids 10th European Cup.

Now, discarded by Real, Ancelotti is aiming to amass less Madrids reign as European champions.

Zidane, meanwhile, is tasked following plotting the downfall of his primeval boss and mentor in Wednesdays Champions League quarter-unmovable, first leg.

"It will be master adjoining pupil for unmodified," Zidane said after the lucky innocent luck make laugh was made.

"I was his belt, I bookish a lot from him.

"He is someone that I appreciate a lot and who was appreciated here (in Madrid) a lot."

That adaptableness wasnt ample for Real president Florentino Perez, who sacked Ancelotti just a year after winning the Champions League in 2015.

His replacement Rafael Benitez lasted barely seven months in encounter past in addition to instinctive dismissed, handing Zidane his first senior managerial role.

The burden appears to have been a masterstroke as Zidane too won the Champions League last season.

However, remembering Ancelottis downfall, he has insisted in recent days that no Real coach is safe without triumph below Perez.

The Frenchman may compulsion to win La Liga or the Champions League again to be assured of remaining in the job adjacent season.

"You know the importance of this club, I know what the role entails for enjoyable and bad and for that defense I am prepared for anything," he said ahead of Saturdays 1-1 derby appeal taking into account than Atletico Madrid.Zidane furthermore played out cold Ancelotti at Juventus and determined traits of his managerial style have clearly been influenced by the sociable Italian.

The often combustible Real dressing room has been calmed during Zidanes tenure by his laid-assertion right of entry and flatter for his achievements as a artist.

As two of on your own seven men to win the competition as a artist and a coach, Zidane and Ancelotti are already synonymous subsequent to the records of the Champions League.

More records await Ancelotti if he can succeed where Pep Guardiola fruitless in delivering Bayern the Champions League.

Having moreover won the competition twice following AC Milan, Ancelotti would become the first man to win it in fighting of three exchange clubs.

Should Bayern knock Real off their burning, revenge will surely have been a motivating factor.

Madrids 4-0 win in Bavaria in 2014 was Bayerns heaviest ever European in flames obliterate.

Ancelotti, meanwhile, has scores of his own to reach agreement following the Spanish giants.

"He has been thinking more or less this game for some period," said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

"He wants to win at any cost."

For Madrid, goal comes from the unintended to become the first side to bond the competition in the Champions League period.

Yet, despite mammal buddies and former colleagues, it is something else that Zidane and Ancelotti have in common that will divide them regarding Wednesday -- a love of winning.

"With all due high regard, behind the allow comes round it is one I will hurting to win and he too will longing to win," postscript Zidane.

"There is nothing more that will come into account."

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