Zidane: We could have scored more

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has praised Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for his display in their Champions League quarter-final clash.

Los Blancos won the first-leg fixture on Wednesday evening at the Allianz Arena 2-1, but would have gained further advantage had it not been for the Germany international's exploits on the evening.

Arturo Vidal opened the scoring for the home side and later missed a penalty just before the break, which allowed the Spanish giants back into the game.

Cristiano Ronaldo equalised two minutes into the second-half before Die Rotten were reduced to ten-man with Javi Martinez receving two bookable offences in quick succession.

Ronaldo completed the turnaround after 77 minutes, but the vistors were unable to add to the lead, which Zidane eluded to in his post-match interview.

"It is not easy to play here, Bayern have great players and are a great team, but we still needed to play well in the second half. We were against a goalkeeper who is a wall," Zidane was quoted by Eurosport. 

"A tie is never decided in the first leg, but we played a good match. We probably could have scored one or two more goals, but we're very happy."

The return leg will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Tuesday evening.

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