​Real Madrid are refusing to honour Barcelona for winning the title last week despite the tradition in Spain.

But Zidane insists Barcelona in fact broke the tradition after Madrid won the World Club Cup.

And his players have opted against showing Barcelona respect in that way for tomorrow’s game.

“I am not the one who decides if there is a pasillo (guard of honour),” Zidane said.

“We must explain the situation – after the Club World Cup I understand it was not important for them to do it.

“Some say it is as they were not in the competition, but that is not true. You have to win the Champions League to get to the Club World Cup, and we are all in that.

“So they did not do it. We respect what Barca have done, to win La Liga is the most difficult, I have always said that. I congratulate them.

“If they had done the pasillo… I am not breaking any tradition, but neither will I do something that they did not do.”

Barcelona won La Liga last weekend after a stunning season and remain unbeaten.

However with Madrid on course for a third Champions League title things are looking good in Madrid again.

But with fitness doubts over Raphael Varane and Isco ahead of the Kiev showpiece Zidane may choose to rest some his stars.

“We will see how we are going to play,” he continued. “It is a game with three points on the line, where the table will not change, but for us it is a game we have to play well and do everything possible to win.

“On those players, if anyone feels a problem they will not play. We have many players to come in for those missing, and that is the most important thing. Tomorrow we will travel, then we will see if there is any change.”

“I am not going to think about [the Champions League final], as if I did we would not even play tomorrow.

“We must play as we always do, try everything to win. The only thing is that if a player is not at 100 per cent, he will not play, but the others will.”

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