Real Madrid vs Bayern

Bayern Munich have been the kings of Germany for many years; but have failed to progress and take that elusive Champions League title over the last 3 years. They have already built a solid lead in the Bundesliga and didn’t bother too much with their 0-0 draw against Leverkusen this past weekend especially after last weeks thrashing of Dortmund by a 4-1 scoreline. Bayern have been in good form winning won 8 out of their last 11 in all competitions and are aiming for the treble with the goal to win the Champions League. Bayern have relied a lot on Lewandowski to deliver goals for them, with the Polish striker already netting 38 goals this season and will be aiming to add to his tally especially after missing last week’s encounter. Bayern’s defense in recent weeks has been a bit leaky and that was clearly evident from last week where they lost 2-1; but could have easily even been 3-1.

Real Madrid are looking to push on to become the first team to win the Champions League 2 seasons in a row after a successful campaign last season. Real Madrid have had many injuries in the lead up to this game with central defenders Pepe and Varane out of this fixture, leaving Nacho and Ramos to sit at the back to keep things tight against an attacking Bayern Munich. Real Madrid will rely on the likes of Ronaldo,and Benzema to hit goals like they have in a lot of encounters this season; while Bale is possibly out with a niggling injury. Real Madrid have seen over 2.5 goals in each of their last 12 games, with their last 11 road games seeing both teams scoring.

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