TASS, 1 may. The players of the Spanish "Real" and German "Bavaria" on Tuesday in Madrid will play the second match in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Bayern after the home defeat a week earlier, have to play to win "Real" will try for the third time in a row to reach the final of the most prestigious European club tournament.
The first meeting, held in Munich, ended with the victory "Real" with the score 2: 1. In Madrid, the Bavarians will be satisfied with the victory, and success with the score 1: 0 is not enough – "Real" will go further. Victory "Bavaria" with the score 2: 1 will put the game into extra time. Victory with any bill will lead Bayern to the final.
The current situation is reminiscent of last season. Then the teams met in the quarterfinals and the first meeting, held in Munich, ended with the victory of real Madrid with the score 2: 1. Players "Bavaria" Spain managed to translate the game into extra time (regular time ended in their victory 2: 1), but then a brace by Cristiano Ronaldo and a goal by Marco Asensio withdrew "Real" the final.
The home defeat to real Madrid sensation will not. In the quarter-finals of the current tournament "Real" after the victory over Italian "Juventus" (3: 0) lost house (1: 3). Spanish club saved Ronaldo goal from penalty in the last minute of the match.
In General, the confrontation between Madrid and Munich in the knockout stage of the tournament has already become a classic: the upcoming meeting will be their 26th head to a tournament record. Since 2000, the teams met eight times, not including the current stand-off, and four times in the semifinals. In five cases. "Bavaria" I had already managed to win after the defeat in the first match in the season 2006/07 in the 1/8 finals of the tournament after the defeat in Madrid (2: 3) Bayern won at home (2: 1) and passed on by a greater number of goals.
"Real" on the way to another victory in the tournament
After the first meeting with "Bavaria" "Real" managed to beat the "Leganes" (2: 1) in the match of the 35th round of the championship of Spain. They are already lost chances to defend the title in the national championship, so coach Zinedine Zidane put the game reservists. Of the players "the basics" in the opening minutes of the game were only midfielder Casemiro and forward Karim Benzema, and in the second-half substitute, appeared Midfielders Asensio and Toni Kroos.
On the domestic scene Madrid on the past week watching the success of rivals "Barcelona" which had secured a victory in the championship. , They will be arranged so-called "the champion’s corridor" for Catalans in the internal meeting, which will be held on "Santiago Bernabeu" May 6. However, Zidane immediately stated that the team will not do it.
Not less questions to Zidane who, according to media reports, may leave the Madrid club at the end of the season. On the eve of the meeting, the Frenchman said that he wanted to stay in the team, but was encouraged to focus on the upcoming game. The coach was supported by the defender and captain of real Madrid Sergio Ramos: "Our results speak for themselves. We know that he (Zidane) is a good coach – he has proved it, and we are proud to be part of his team".
Last year Zidane led "Real" became the first team in the new history of the tournament (in 1991 it was renamed from the European Cup to the Champions League), which failed twice to win the title. In case of victory in this season "Real" will have the right to apply a special patch from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
In the first game with injured right-back Dani Carvajal. Most likely, it will be replaced by Nacho, who, as told Zidane before, I gathered a good form after recovering from injury. ISCO, who goes on to rediscover his form after injury.
James Rodriguez returns to "Santiago Bernabeu"
"Bavaria" Jupp Heynckes also has to put on reserve team against "Eintracht" (4: 1). From "the basics" The Sven Ulreich, we played the first half of the defender of Joshua Kimmich, and in the second were replaced defender Rafinha, midfielder Thiago Alcantara and defender Niklas Sule. Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng, respectively, who were injured in the first meeting. David Alaba, who missed the first meeting due to injury.
Close attention to Bayern’s midfielder James Rodriguez, who will play at at "Santiago Bernabeu" for the first time after moving from "Real" in "Bavaria" before the start of the season. For three years in Madrid the Colombian has managed to chalk up 36 goals in 101 games in all competitions, but did not become a team player.
The meeting will serve the Turkish team of arbitrators, led by the Ref Cakir. The match will start at 21:45 GMT.