Real Madrid, secured a win at home against the German league champions at the first leg encounter.
Three of Madrid’s players; Alvaro Arbeloa, Jese Rodriguez and Sami Khedira, will be absent in tonight’s crucial encounter due to knee injuries.
Bayern defender, Rafinha will be available tonight after serving a domestic suspension. Still in the camp of Bayern, whereas Thiago Alcantara has returned to training, Holger Badstuber and Xherdan Shaqiri alongside Tom Starke are suffering from a knee, thigh and elbow injury.
In an interview with Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti, he stated that his boys will go into the game with much confidence. “I have every confidence in the players and I think everyone should do” – Ancelotti stated.
Bayern Munich have been ticked as favourites to retain the trophy.
“I have total faith in my team. We can do it if we all pull together” Guardiola told the club’s official website.
Bayern Munich might play a 4-1-4-1 formation with Neuer, Martinez, Boateng, Lahm, Alaba, Ribery, Robben, Muller, Schweinsteiger, koos and Mandzukic.
Real Madrid might also start the match with Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Conentrao, Carvajal, Alonso, Modric, Di Maria, Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale in a 4-3-3 formation.
In the last five matches, Bayern Munich has 3 wins with 2 losses. (WLWWL).
Real Madrid has 4 wins with one loss in its last five matches. (WWWWL).
The two sides have had four encounters in the last four, three of which were in the UEFA Champions League and the other a Club friendly. Real Madrid has won two of the four crucial encounters with Bayern similarly having two wins.
Pedro Proenca will be the referee for tonight’s crucial Champions league encounter. He refereed the 2012 Champions league grand final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
Kick-off time is 6:45PM GMT.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor