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Champions League semi-final Match Preview: Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich, with stats, team and injury news, possible lineups, form guide, head to head and prediction.

Tonight Real Madrid will host Bundesliga winner Bayern Munich in the first leg of Champions League semi-final. arsenal

This will be the sixth semi-final between them, four of them (1976, 1987, 2001 and 2012) were won by Bayern and only one was won by Madrid in 2000.


  • Real Madrid have not lost a single at home in Champions League since April 2011.
  • Bayern Munich’s last away defeat in this competition was against FC BATE Borisov in October 2012.
Team News:
Ballon d’or winner Crisitano Ronaldo has not played last four games for Madrid due to thigh and knee injuries, but attended training session on Monday. 
While world record signing Gareth Bale was suffering from illness but now is fit to play which is a good news for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
Jese Rodriguez, Álvaro Arbeloa and Sami Khedira all remains side-lined but Brazilian full back Marcelo might return along with Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, Bayern first choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has returned from calf problem after missing last two games. While defender David Alaba will also be available for this clash.
Five time Champions League winning club will welcome back Bastien Schweinsteiger who missed the last game due to suspension.
Former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara remains side-lined along with Xherdan Shaqiri.

Possible Lineups:

Possible Lineups: Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

Real Madrid form guide (WWLWW)
Copa del Rey Final: Barcelona 1 – 2 Real Madrid
La Liga: Real Madrid 4 – 0 Almería
Champions League: Dortmund 2 – 0 Real Madrid
La Liga: Real Sociedad 0 – 4 Real Madrid
Champions League: Real Madrid 3 – 0 Dortmund

Bayern Munich form guide (WWLWL)
Bundesliga: BTSV 0 – 2 Bayern 
DFB-Pokal: Bayern 5 – 1 FCK
Bundesliga: Bayern  0 – 3 Dortmund
Champions League: Bayern 3 – 1 Man United
Bundesliga: FC Augsburg 1 – 0 Bayern 

Head to Head
CPL: Real Madrid 2 – 1 Bayern Munich
CPL: Bayern Munich 2 – 1 Real Madrid
CPL: Bayern Munich 2 – 1 Real Madrid
CPL: Real Madrid 3 – 2 Bayern Munich
CPL: Real Madrid 1 – 0 Bayern Munich

Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich

Who will win?

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