One of the most popular European rivalry is back! Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are to face each other in firs leg quarter final of Champions League. This will be 23rd meeting of both teams which is the most played fixture in the history of Champions League. There are lots of reasons why this game is so special. Carlo Ancelotti who led Real Madrid to the 10th Champions League glory is now managing Bayern. Toni Kroos who spent seven unforgettable years with Bayern Munich will be playing against his former side. Former Real Madrid player Xabi Alonso is likely to face his last side. Get ready to know the possible line-ups, News, booked and doubtful players of Bayern vs Real UCL game.
Possible Line-ups of Bayern Munich Vs Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti is likely to launch his best squad against his former side. Earlier, Robert Lewandowski was expected to miss the giant clash, but the player is now looking fine and he is likely to start for Bayern. Defender Mats Hummels ruled out of the game because of ankle injury. Team forward Thomas Muller is also doubtful due to same injury issue.
Possible line-up: Manuel Neuer; Philipp Lahm, Javi Martinez, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba; Arturo Vidal, Xabi Alonso, Thiago, Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery.
- Out: Mats Hummels [ankle injury]
- Doubtful: Thomas Muller [ankle injury]
- Misses next match if receives yellow card: Jerome Boateng
Club manager Zinedine Zidane rested Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and some more players during an away game against Leganes. The squad though successfully claimed 4-2 victory. All rested players were restored in Madrid derby, but none of them impressed their fans as the Madrid derby ended at 1-1 draw. However, Zidane is likely to re-launch the previous squad except the Madrid derby goal scorer Pepe who is out because of ribs injury. Because of hamstring, Raphael Varane is also set to miss the European derby.
Possible line-ups: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Out: Pepe [ribs injury] and Varane [hamstring]
- Misses next match if receives yellow card: Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos
The game will start at 6:45 pm on 12th April 2017 at the Allianz Arena.