Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich

Yes, Real's recent European record is phenomenal and, yes, Zinedine Zidane is still yet to lose a knockout tie over three seasons in club football's most prestigious competition but they wobbled nearly uncontrollably here before somehow getting past Bayern Munich in an epic semi-final.

The UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid is going to be held at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal is likely to miss out with a hamstring problem, but Isco trained on Monday despite a shoulder injury. This season so far Nadal had never attended a Real Madrid's match.

"Whoever stands on the pitch will have to go to their limits if we want to be successful". The last time Bayern won at the Bernabeu came way back in 2001.

Sloppy defence was key to those struggles by Madrid at home.

Bayern players then seemed to take their scoring boots off, because they were bad for much of the next hour.

For the third straight year, Real Madrid is headed to the Champions League final. Against Juve, all three goals came when the Real defense failed to clear routine crosses into the area.

Bayern paid attention to Madrid's recent struggles. Robert Lewandowski shanked one half-chance just wide on 20 minutes, and Franck Ribery was unsafe down the left, tearing up Lucas Vazquez who was filling in at right-back for the injured Dani Carvajal.


Former PSG boss Antoine Kombouare says Zinedine Zidane has become an inspiration for French coaches.

Real captain Sergio Ramos, who used to play as a right-back, could also end up on the flank.

"It could be an option", Ramos said.

It meant no place again in the starting line-up for Gareth Bale, who was named as a substitute for the fifth time in six knock-out matches. It will not represent a successful season if they fail to win a trophy.

"We will concentrate on the game because we are already under too much pressure".

The semifinal pairings mark the first time since 1981 that the final four in the European championship, in either the Champions League or prior European Cup formats, consisted of one team each from Europe's four most powerful football nations - England, Spain, Germany and Italy.

"We need to be more efficient than in the first leg", Heynckes said.


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