Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel stressed the importance of believing in themselves in their chase for Champions League glory following the 2-2 draw against Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena.

The visitors led by halftime through Vinicius Junior, but a quick second-half comeback saw Bayern equalize and take the lead within a space of four minutes. The returning Leroy Sane and Harry Kane got the goals to send The Allianz into a frenzy.

With the second leg scheduled for the Santiago Bernabeu next week, Tuchel remains convinced that the game is not over.

“It’s important we believe. Of course, it’s possible (to win in Madrid). It’s still a 50-50 match, and I think we will be able to create great chances there. The goal is absolutely clear; we need to win. We need to be brave and full of confidence and very clinical in our game,” Tuchel told ESPN Sport.

Tuchel lamented his side for missing a number of chances to extend their lead before Madrid’s equalizer.

“The result is the result; it doesn’t make any sense to discuss or spend much time on it.

“Real Madrid have done it before, scoring two goals out of two chances. We are not the first team to which it happens. They are clinical and have the patience to wait for it. Real Madrid does this to teams, so we should not be disappointed for too long.

“We could have scored a third, but we weren’t clinical enough. We had enough chances to score the third and committed some errors. The situation is clear; we go there, and the winner takes it all,” Tuchel bemoaned.

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