A somewhat unlucky draw for Real Madrid. Luis Figo paired los blancos up with Guardiola's FC Bayern. Also, the first leg will be played at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Remember that these two sides met two seasons ago when the German squad knocked Real Madrid out of the Semifinals in a dramatic penalty shootout after a memorable Sergio Ramos' miss. The players will surely want to get some sweet revenge from that tie, but it will not be easy, as Bayern have a very complete roster with players like Götze or Müller playing in minor roles.
Real Madrid's midfield will have to step up to the challenge, because that is Bayern's main attribute. Guardiola and his players will surely have the possession, but if Bale, Ronaldo and Benzema can run a bit, Bayern's defense could struggle. It will be crucial to make the best of our goal-scoring opportunities, because we will not have many.
The first leg will be played at the Bernabéu on Wednesday April 23rd. The second, at the Allianz on Tuesday April 29th.— Managing Madrid (@managingmadrid) April 11, 2014