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Wolfsburg v Real Madrid Champions League: Spaniards set to go on attack against Germans

By Steve Simpson

Real Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal has promised to attack Wolfsburg when the two sides meet in the Champions League quarter-final at the Volkswagen Arena tonight.

Zinedine Zidane's men are on a high after coming from behind to defeat Barcelona 2-1 in El Clasico on Saturday, despite the dismissal of Sergio Ramos.

It leaves Real seven points off the pace in La Liga, but Carvajal is looking to continue their recent good run of form, which includes six consecutive wins.

The 24-year-old said: "We're going to win, not thinking about the second leg at our stadium.

"We have to go out as strong as possible for the first half hour, try to get on top of the opposition and to get a goal. We know that scoring away from home is very important so we'll go for it."

Los Blancos have been in fine form in Europe, conceding just three goals, and are unbeaten as they seek to claim an unprecedented 11th European title.

Carvajal acknowledged the importance of a defensive unit that is likely to be without Raphael Varane due to an ankle injury.

"It's very important not to concede goals," he said. "Against Roma we were able to keep a clean sheet in both games. The only one where we conceded was against Shakhtar in a strange 20 minutes.

"This is the key to the Champions League: if you don't concede, you have half a foot in the next stage."

He added: "The road would be to eliminate Wolfsburg and go on to win the 11th.

"At the moment we're thinking about this tie, and it's going to be difficult, it's not just any team that makes it to the quarter-finals."

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