Bayern and Real Madrid, both giants of the European game, meet each other in the first leg of their eagerly-anticipated last four tie at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night (kick-off 8.45pm CET).
The match provides an opportunity for Colombia forward James Rodriguez, who is on loan at Bayern this season, to make a point to his parent club.
“I didn’t want James to leave,” said Zidane. “He wanted more game time, which I can understand. I never had any problem with him, he just wanted to play.
“James loves to play football, so of course he’ll want to do a good job – but not to show me or prove me wrong.”