MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 12: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid and Franck Ribery of FC Bayern Muenchen compete for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid CF at Allianz Arena on April 12, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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

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