“You Can’t Buy CL”

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has taken a shot at some of Europe’s heaviest spenders by saying ‘’you can’t buy the Champions League’’.

Holders Madrid take on Bayern Munich in the semi-final first leg on Wednesday, in the third last-four encounter between the teams since the 2011-12 season.

‘’You can’t buy a Champions League trophy. If that was the case, we would not have won it so much,’’ he told a news conference when asked why Madrid and Bayern are so frequently in the latter stages.

‘’It’s special for a team like Madrid. We have players in condition to play at the highest level. If you have a lot of players with that experience, in these difficult moments, you know what you have to do and you don’t lose your nerve. That’s what takes us so far.’’

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