Scoring an away goal will be vital says Bale

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale gestures during the International Champions Cup football match between Real Madrid and AS Roma in Melbourne on July 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Paul CROCK -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USEPAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s striker Gareth Bale has said that it’s important that they score away from home at the Etihad stadium because an away goal will be vital for the team to make it to the final of this year’s UEFA Champions League.

“It’s always nice to go back. We know it will be a difficult game, Champions League semi-finals always are. We hope to have a good game there and bring back a good result”. Bale told Real Madrid TV.

“I think that the most important thing is to score away from home. It’s also very important not to conceded. At the Santiago Bernabéu we are very strong and obviously we’ll have a lot of chances”. added the Welshman.

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 20:  Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's 2nd goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 20, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)


Bale appreciated the support the Los Blancos get at the Bernabéu and if the side is able to get a good result in the first leg the fans will be even more eager to back their side.

“Playing the second-leg at home is important psychologically. If we get a good result in the Etihad Stadium, back at the Bernabéu our fans are always going to help us. A win is always a good result. As long as we don’t lose there, we’ll be very confident at the Bernabéu”.

Real Madrid and Manchester City play the first leg of the UCL semi final tomorrow and both the sides come into this match with a win under their belt in the respective leagues. Real Madrid staged a magical comeback against Rayo after going down 2-0 to win the match by 3-2. City on the other hand defeated Stoke in a convincing fashion by 4-0 to keep their spirits high for the all important clash.


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