Bayern Munich, Clubs, Real Madrid, Story, UEFA Champions League

Sergio Ramos feels Barcelona’s domestic double is a great feat, but lifting the UCL trophy with Real Madrid would be worth “maybe a little more.”

Gareth Bale and Casemiro have both been left on Real Madrid’s bench for their Champions League semifinal second leg against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Bale was not used in the first leg, even as a substitute, and retains his spot on the bench as Real try to hold onto a 2-1 advantage from their first-leg win in Germany.

Casemiro started the first leg but has been replaced by Mateo Kovacic at the Bernabeu. 

Striker Karim Benzema is also back in the lineup after beginning the first leg on the bench, while Marco Asensio starts for the injured Isco.

Lucas Vazquez starts at left-back after covering there in the first leg following the injury to Dani Carvajal.

Bayern Munich made four changes, most notably David Alaba returning to replace Rafinha.

The other three changes were necessitated by injury, with Niklas Sule, Corentin Tolisso and Thiago Alcantara all coming in for Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez and Arjen Robben respectively. The three newcomers entered the first leg as substitutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes his 100th Champions League appearance for Real Madrid and also moves past Xavi for the most total appearances with 152.

Real Madrid XI: Keylor Navas; Lucas Vazquez, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Mateo Kovacic, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio; Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema

Bayern Munich XI: Sven Ulreich; Mats Hummels, Niklas Sule, David Alaba, Joshua Kimmich; James Rodriguez, Thiago Alcantara, Corentin Tolisso; Robert Lewandowski, Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller

Follow @ESPNFC on Twitter to keep up with the latest football updates.

Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho rivalry a timeline of hate
Gianluigi Buffon will depart Juventus but might not hang up his gloves
Brazil will struggle without Dani Alves given spiritual importance right back position
World Cup 2018 Saudi Arabia Have they had enough time together 32 teams in 32 days
German Bundesliga The Final Word Bayern Munich run away with title Dortmund regroup

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *