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Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich, 2017 Champions League: Predicted lineups, team news and prediction

Will Isco start in Bale's spot or will Zidane pick another player?

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Real Madrid host Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu (Tuesday, 20:45 CET) after beating the German side 1-2 at the Allianz Arena last Wednesday. Their current lead is fairly valuable considering how important away goals are in the Champions League and yet Los Blancos will have to take this game very seriously if they want to play in the Semifinals for the seventh straight year.

Gareth Bale is not available after the injury he picked up in the first leg but the Welshman is hoping to recover in time for next Sunday's El Clasico against FC Barcelona. Coach Zinedine Zidane will most likely pick Isco as Bale's replacement, although it's true that the right wing isn't Isco's favorite spot. All things considered, a true winger like Lucas Vazquez or the young Marco Asensio —who also impressed in the return leg— could get the nod instead of Isco. However, Isco's current form cannot be overlooked and he would be wasted on the bench.

How to watch Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

Kick-off time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Prediction: Real Madrid 2 (Ronaldo, Benzema)-1 Bayern (Robben)

Available TV: FOX Sports (USA), Antena 3 (Spain).

Available streaming: FOX Sports 2GO (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a huge offer for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

Projected Line-Ups:

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Out: Pepe (ribs), Varane (hamstring), Bale (calf)

Misses next match if booked: Modrić, Ramos, Kroos

Bayern: Neuer; Lahm, Alonso, Alaba, Bernat; Vidal, Thiago; Robben, Ribéry; Lewandowski, Müller.

Out: Javi Martínez (suspended)

Doubtful: Boateng (adductor), Hummels (ankle)

Misses next match if booked: Boateng, Vidal

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