Zidane: Lewandowski a proper number nine

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has expressed respect for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski ahead of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final tie.

Los Blancos lead 2-1 from the first leg at the Allianz Arena, where Lewandowski was not available as he recovered from a niggling shoulder injury.

However, the Poland international has since made a return to fitness and is likely to start against the Champions League holders at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zidane said of Lewandowski: "We are not going to take anything for granted. Bayern are going to make it very difficult for us. I have no doubt about that.

"Lewandowski is a proper number nine and to have him back is a real plus for them."

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