Zidane on facing Ancelotti: This is what I live for

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is delighted at the prospect of coming up against Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern München in the Champions League.

The Spanish and German sides were paired in Friday’s draw for the quarter-finals of Europe’s top competition, and Zidane is eager to pit his wits against his avuncular Italian predecessor.

"It's true that coming up against Ancelotti will be special," Zidane said. "I've learned a lot by his side.

"He's a coach who did great things at this club and he's also a great person as well. I've had the fortune to get to know him closely. I'm happy that we're going to come up against each other because it's going to be a great game.

"This is what I live for, these kind of moments. When I was a player, these were the kind of games I loved to play in.

"There's a lot of respect between both managers. We're very happy to come up against a big club like Bayern."

Los Blancos will head to the Allianz Arena for the first leg on Wednesday April 12th before hosting the return leg on the 18th.

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