Winless in two Bayern have belief for Real

Fox in the box – Nenad Krsticic

FC Bayern München defender David Alaba says his side still have the belief they can beat Real Madrid in Tuesday's second leg Champions League quarter-final, despite a dip in form.

The Bavarians have suffered an uncharacteristic minor downturn in results with a 2-1 defeat to Real in the first leg and a 0-0 draw in the Bundesliga away to 10-men Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Despite Tin Jedvaj seeing red just before the hour mark, Bayern wasn't able to convert any of their chances in the absence of the injured Robert Lewandowski.

Nonetheless, Alaba remains positive that the German champions are equipped to pull off the victory at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

He told reporters after the draw with Bayer, "We tried to put our plan into practice from the start, and we succeeded at it most of the time. The positive aspect is that we created a number of chances, but we failed to make the most of them.

"At the end of the day you have to score, and if we do, we leave the pitch as winners. We still have a few days until Tuesday. We believe in ourselves. We're highly motivated and we're looking forward to the match in Madrid. We want to give it everything to be successful."

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