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Preview: Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

Real Madrid host the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich tonight

Written by Jonas Porsborg. April 18, 2017

Tonight Real Madrid and Santiago Bernabeu will host the highly anticipated match against Bayern Munich. Real Madrid secured a 1-2 victory in Munich last week, leaving them in front by start, and with a great chance to advance to the semi-finals in Champions League.

Due to Gareth Bale’s injury in the last match, he’ll not be on the pitch tonight, an information verified by head-coach Zinedine Zidane. This could be a huge setback for the Madrid-side, with one of the superstars ruled out for this important match.

Despite Bale’s injury, Madrid has yet not lost a single match in the Champions League, leaving them unbeaten by teams such as Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and – at least until tonight – Bayern Munich. The German squad has suffered a 1-0 loss to another Madrid-team, Atletico Madrid, and surprisingly to FK Rostov in the group stages, before slamming Arsenal out in the dark, with a combined 10-2 victory.

Bayern Munich also has some difficulties regarding injuries, with Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, and the two German defenders Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng still as a question mark before tonights match.

The clash between the two sides takes place tonight (Tuesday) with kick-off at 20:45 CET at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.

Projected line-ups:

Real Madrid: Navas; Caravajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Alonso, Alaba, Bernat; Vidal, Thiago; Robben, Ribery; Lewandowski, Müller