Real Madrid host Bayern Munich in what will be the return leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals. Los Blancos hold a 2-1 lead after their impressive 1-2 win at the Allianz Arena last Wednesday, when they managed to overcome Bayern's opening goal and ended up getting the victory through a brace by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bayern will have striker Robert Lewandowski back with the team, meaning that Nacho Fernandez and Sergio Ramos will have to be at their very best. Madrid's 2-1 lead is solid because of the importance of away goals and yet they will need a quality performance. Bayern have not given up and will surely try to earn a ticket to the semifinals.
Gareth Bale is not available for this game, so expect Isco Alarcon to start after his brilliant performances. However, players like Asensio, James and Lucas Vazquez still have a chance to replace Bale right now depending on what Zinedine Zidane has in mind.
Real Madrid must forget they have the lead in order to control the tempo of the game as if this was the first leg of the tie. Whoever dominates the midfield will go through.
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).
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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