Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior facing two months out with ligament injury

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Madrid were shell-shocked and things got even worse for them when first Lucas Vazquez had to leave the pitch through injury and was replaced by Gareth Bale.

With him on the team, Madrid hadn't lost a Champions League knockout series since the 2015 semifinals against Juventus.

"Who knows how far we can go?"

Although Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino has been touted as a Real Madrid manager in waiting, the huge difficulty of leveraging the Argentine away from North London and Daniel Levy may leave Real in need of a readily available option.

A Carlo Ancelotti-coached Milan team that included Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo and Kaka beat Liverpool in the 2007 final two years after giving up a 3-0 halftime lead to the same team and losing on penalties.

With Madrid 12 points off the pace in LaLiga and already out of the Copa del Rey, Jose Mourinho has been tipped to arrive for a second spell in the Spanish capital, where he won the league in 2011-12.

Real are expected to make sweeping changes after their season was effectively ended by a humiliating last-16 defeat to Ajax.

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The day before the loss to Ajax, Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was the first to warn that the team was missing the killer instinct that a player like Ronaldo used to provide.

However, Calderon reveals that Zidane, who is currently without a club, has turned down the offer to replace Santiago Solari now but has still left the door open for a summer return.

In response to the defeat, Real fans made their feelings known by signing Mourinho's name in the streets of the city, sending a message to the club's management about who they want to take the club forward.

Calderon, however, did add that Mourinho is not a certainty to become the new manager of Madrid in the summer with the current Tottenham boss another possible candidate.

"Some will say that we need new players and others have left but this squad had the ability to fight for trophies". "We could have done so much more", said Nacho.

"The season is hard, but we are here to show our heart and character in hard moments", he added. Madrid is bigger than all of us.