Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League Semi-final

Heynckes: Lewandowski as dangerous as Ronaldo

Heynckes: Lewandowski as dangerous as Ronaldo

Both teams would have likely been favored against both Roma and Liverpool, but the luck of the Champions League draw would not serve them kindly and the two giants will meet for the second straight year.

The 12-time European champions face Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final clash on April 26.

"Our fans here, when they see him play football, they enjoy it".

He replaced Ancelotti, who was sacked after a 3-0 drubbing at Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage.

The player, who is on loan from Real Madrid, spoke about tonight's semi-final against Bayern Munich and also his future - as it is taken as read that Madrid will trigger the clause to buy him back for four million euros this summer.

With the UEFA Champions League Semifinals underway as of Tuesday, Europe's top leagues inch closer to crowning the world's best club. During the three decades and more between 1966 and 1998, Los Blancos did not win a single European Cup to add to the six they already had sitting in their trophy cabinet at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Going for a midfield triangle (Martinez, James and Thiago) would leave Robben on the bench.

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You could argue that Jupp Heynckes returned the modern-day Madrid to the formidable side they are now in Europe. "In these types of games we'll be 150% up for, there's no question about that".

"Physically they are strong, there is so much variation in what they do, but Arturo Vidal is a big miss in midfield, as would be David Alaba if he was to miss out".

Bayern Munich, on the other hand, will have revenge on their minds.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in action during his team's final training session. The 72-year-old could bow out with the treble.

Real Madrid were in impressive form as they managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against Juventus to book their place in the semi-finals. But they might be more tested through aerial attacks, and Sergio Ramos must have a good game against Lewandowski, while also watching the runs of Muller.

Benzema's fall has been more surprising given the striker had been Zinedine Zidane's preferred partner for Ronaldo, his work rate and supply highly valued despite the Frenchman's lack of goals.

"These are two teams with a great tradition in European football, who play and love attractive football".

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