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Team news : Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid UCL

Manuel Neuer, Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman were the only Bayern Munich players to miss training on Monday ahead of their Champions Leagueshowdown with Real Madrid.

Heynckes appears to have no fresh selection problems for the clash as the three absentees all have long-term injuries.

Goalkeeper Neuer last played in September because of a foot problem, Chile midfielder Vidal is set to miss the rest of the season following knee surgery, and France winger Koman has been sidelined since February with an ankle issue.

Real Madrid on the other hand have no fresh injury concerns after a weekend off from La Liga duty. Sergio Ramos is back from suspension while Nacho has returned to training

Predicted Bayern Munich Starting Lineup : Ulreich, Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba, Martinez, Thiago, Robben, James, Muller, Lewandowski.

Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Match Facts : Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid UCL

This will be the third time since 2011/12 that Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have faced each other in the Champions League semi-finals, with the Germans progressing in 2011/12 and the Spaniards in 2013/14.

Bayern Munich have lost each of their last five games against Real Madrid in the Champions League, with all five of those coming in the knockout rounds (three in the semi-finals and two in the quarter-finals)

Of managers to have taken charge of at least 20 games in the Champions League, this match features two of the top three managers in terms of win percentage – Jupp Heynckes (71%) and Zinedine Zidane (67%). Only Luis Enrique (73%) has a higher win ratio in the competition.

Zidane has lost just one of his six combined Champions League games against Bayern as a player (P4 W2 D1 L1) and a manager (P2 W2), with that only defeat coming back in April 2002 at the Olympiastadion (1-2)

Cristiano Ronaldo has netted at least one goal in each of his last 11 games in the Champions League (17 in total); the longest scoring streak incompetition history

MATCH GUIDE : Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid UCL

Kick Off : Wednesday 25th April 2018 7:45 pm (WAT)

Venue : Allianz Arena

Referee : Björn Kuipers

Gee’s prediction : Bayern Munich 1 – 3 Real Madrid

Extra Tip : 12 & GG

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