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UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Starting XI: Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

By David Kappel - Apr 25, 2018 07:32 PM @kappilinho

When Bayern Munich host Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-final tonight, all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo and whether he will continue his sensational scoring streak – here is how both teams line up.

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UEFA Champions League semi-final

Teams: Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

Date: 25 April 2018

Venue: Allianz Arena

Time: 8.45pm

The clash between the two continental giants is the most common fixture in Europe's history as both sides get ready to take each other on for the 25th time – and the seventh time in a European semi-final.

Overall, the two sides have met each other in 11 previous knockout contests – all in the European Cup/Champions League. Real have advanced six times and Bayern five.

They also met in last year's quarter-finals, when Madrid advanced 6-3 on aggregate, but had to go to extra-time in the second leg. With Ronaldo having scored five goals in that tie alone, it won't surprise anyone that Bayern are among his favourite victims, with the Portuguese having scored nine times overall against the German side.

Los Blancos have won their past five matches against Bayern, scoring 13 goals and conceding only four times.

Real have reached the semi-final stage for a record-breaking eighth successive season, and advanced to the final thrice, winning the competition on all three occasions.

Bayern, meanwhile, have reached this stage for a sixth successive year, but lost their last three semi-final clashes.

Ronaldo has scored in his past 12 games across all competitions – a run that has seen him bag 22 goals – and if he scores tonight, it would be his longest-ever scoring streak. The Portuguese has also scored in every single Champions League game he has featured in this season, netting 15 strikes overall, which is just two short of his best-ever UCL campaign.

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Here is how they line up:

Bayern Munich: Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Rafinha; Javi Martínez; Robben, Müller, James, Ribéry; Lewandowski.

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Isco, Lucas Vázquez, Ronaldo.

Who do you think will win this clash tonight? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Soni_JX Apr 25, 2018 10:55 PM
Vrruuuuu paaaah.....Los Blancos
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clemz7 Apr 25, 2018 09:07 PM
I c draw here,o Bayern win
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AnathiQina Apr 25, 2018 08:59 PM
No Alcantara nor Vidal in the starting line-up......I foresee a huge blow
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Flipping lyf Apr 25, 2018 08:36 PM
Brace for king
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 25, 2018 08:23 PM
Watch out for jersey no 7 & 17. I like boy Lukas he is much better than Bale. Isco will score too
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SiyaVToni Apr 25, 2018 08:16 PM
Where is Gareth Bale?!
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 25, 2018 08:06 PM
Cr7 must send Barcow fans to the cleaners.
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Mcolisi Mr Nice Dlamini Apr 25, 2018 08:05 PM
Ramos is back
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CCTV Apr 25, 2018 07:57 PM
This Bayern XI can't beat my beloved Madrid, Joshua Kimmich is the only defender who will make a difference others can't cope with the pace of Vasquez
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Doctor's Advocate Apr 25, 2018 07:47 PM
Javi Martinez, Arjen Robben,Thomas Muller,James Rodriguez, Frank Ribery and Robert Lewandowski ,,mhhh!!¡!¡¡¡
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Matatasela_7 Apr 25, 2018 07:45 PM
Madrid all the way
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Nelson <barça+kby> Apr 25, 2018 07:43 PM
Mxm useless Bayern

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