Bayern Munich v Real Madrid: Champions League Semi-Final Match Preview - Bale set to return

29 April 2014 03:38

After a deserved 1-0 win in Madrid against an under performing Bayern Munich side, Carlo Ancelotti's men travel to Germany as they look to seal their place in the Champions League final against either Chelsea or city rivals Atletico Madrid.

Both clubs are going into the match after impressive wins, with Madrid turning over Osasuna 4-0 whilst Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Werder Bremen 5-2.

Real Madrid's Welsh star Gareth Bale looks like he has recovered from flu in time to face the current European Champions and is relishing the oppurtunity.

Likely line-up's

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Dante, Boateng, Alaba; Schweinsteiger, Kroos; Muller; Ribery, Robben; Mandzukic.

Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Coentrao; Alonso, Modric; Di Maria, Ronaldo, Bale; Benzema.


Bayern Munich have beaten Real Madrid eight times (out of 15 games), more than any other side in the Champions League

Real Madrid have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the fourth consecutive season. However, they haven't reached the final since 2002.

All seven of Bayern Munich's goals in this season's knockout stages of the Champions League have been scored from the 54th minute onwards.

Source: DSG