UCL: Real Madrid gear up for Bayern test – team news



The stage is set for the Champions League semi-final second leg encounter between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Both sides stand a chance to head to the final after a 2-2 draw in the opening fixture at the Allianz Arena last week.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid, fresh off clinching the La Liga title, hold the home advantage and will look to capitalize on their current high spirit.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich, led by Harry Kane’s quest for a silverware, face the daunting task of securing a victory at Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid hosts Bayern in Champions League semi-final second leg – Getty image

The first leg saw an intense competition, with Jude Bellingham’s on-field banter with Kane capturing headlines.

Despite Bellingham’s attempts to disrupt Kane during a penalty take, the England captain remained focused and scored.

On injury updates, Real Madrid will welcome back Dani Carvajal, while Thibaut Courtois is expected to sit out despite returning from injury.

Meanwhile, Bayern will be without Raphael Guerreiro but could see Eric Dier and Matthijs de Ligt returning to action.

The highly anticipated Champions League clash will kick-off at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, May 8, at 8pm.

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