Predicted Real Madrid Line-up To Face Bayern Munich In The Champions League Semi-final
Real Madrid go into this tie with a 2-1 aggregate lead over Bayern Munich, with two vital away goals as well. They have done the hard work in this tie, now all they need is to win at the Bernabeu, at their home ground, and they will be in the final.
Bayern Munich come into this game on the back of a 4-1 victory in their league and a confirmation of another Bundesliga title, but they will have a hard game to turn over this deficit.
Probable Real Madrid XI
Manager: Zinedine Zidane
Keylor Navas (GK)
The 31-year-old goalkeeper has not had a great season for Madrid and there are plenty who think his time is up. He didn’t have a great game in the first leg but will be hoping to keep Bayern at bay this time around.
Had a great game in the first leg and scored an excellent goal. He is one of the best left-backs in the world and will be looking to attack down the left-hand side.
Sergio Ramos (CB)
The experienced centre-back is quality at the back and adds a real bite to the Real Madrid defence. Will be hoping to lead his team into the final.
Raphael Varane (CB)
Varane should be back for this game after being left out for Madrid’s game at the weekend. He is an excellent player and has a solid partnership with Ramos at the back.
Achraf Hakimi (RB)
The 19-year-old right-back had a fantastic game against Leganes in the league and could get the nod to start this game as well. Looks like a brilliant young talent.
Toni Kroos (CM)
Kroos is one of two creators in the Real Madrid central midfield but he has had a tough time in the league this season. He can always pop up and make the difference for his team.
The enforcer in the midfield, Casemiro has been brilliant this season for Real Madrid. He breaks up the play well and tackles hard to regain possession for his team.
Luka Modric (MC)
Modric provides excellent balance for Kroos on the right-hand side. He is getting a little older now but his mind remains the same. He creates chances excellently.
Marco Asensio (AMC)
Asensio has 6 goals and 4 assists for his team in 18 starts this term, which is a solid record for the 22-year-old. He oozes class and can really make a difference.
Cristiano Ronaldo (ST)
An absolutely world-class centre forward. He always knows where the goal is and has grabbed so many vital goals for his team. He has 15 goals in 11 games in the Champions League this season – just an incredible record.
Gareth Bale (ST)
Has had a fascinating season for Real Madrid, scoring 12 goals in 17 appearances in La Liga. Will be looking to make the difference and take a step closer to winning the Champions League.