Like Real, Italian champions Juventus - on the verge of retaining their Serie A title - are strong favourites to dispatch Monaco and they hold a commanding 2-0 lead from the first leg in France.
By my reckoning Tony Adams and Zinedine Zidane have never met competitively before, having played against each other only twice in their careers, in global friendlies which saw a French 2-0 win at Wembley and a 1-1 draw in Paris.
Barcelona will face Villarreal on Saturday as the Catlans look to maintain their leadership in the La Liga football championship.
"There are no easy games".
'It's going to be hard, but if we win all our remaining games, we'll be champions in two competitions.
Madrid are record 11-time European champions and Vazquez - a victor of the competition last season - feels the fans and his side's history make Champions League nights so special.
"There's no better way to be than depending on yourself".
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The victory puts Madrid level on 84 points with champions Barcelona, but Zidane's side have one game still remaining in hand. If we do that, Atletico Madrid will cause some harm.
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has set his sights on joining Chelsea this summer, according to reports in Spain.
Atletico Madrid and Monaco will attempt to overturn daunting first-leg deficits in the Champions League semi-finals this week and publicly they insist they can pull off the improbable.
Casemiro added that there are players who feature less but that does not mean that they are B-team.
"No disrespect to Zidane but swap teams please", said the former Arsenal captain, who has lost all five games in charge since replacing Lucas Alvarez last month.
However, once again the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo weren't missed as Real have won all four of those games, scoring 17 goals in the process. "We still have to play a ideal game in the second leg on Wednesday and then we have three finals in La Liga".