Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will be the 18th time these European juggernauts have met in the Champions League - a competition record.
To date, each team has progressed in the knockout stages of the competition against each other an equal five times, and the Spanish aristocrats are perfectly placed to edge ahead in the head-to-head record at the Bernabeu.
Leading 2-1 from the first leg in Bavaria, with 10-man Bayern edged out by Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th European goal, Madrid are favourites to see off Carlo Ancelotti’s visitors and the odds reflect that. Last 1/4 (1.25) to go through with Betfair, the house have upped Madrid to progress to 5/1 (6.0) for new customers in an offer that certainly can’t be missed.
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Real Madrid make a cast-iron case to go through following their assured, mature showing in their 2-1 first leg victory over Bayern Munich. The likes of Ronaldo and Karim Benzema rained 12 shots on target for Los Blancos in the first leg, more than Bayern had conceded in any other Champions League game since the 2003-04 season.
Only Manuel Neuer's heroics between the posts then saved them, and that Die Roten have only one clean sheet from their last eight outings in the tournament should make extremely good reading for the defending European champions.
The only unbeaten team left apart from Juventus, Zinedine Zidane’s men are chasing a club record of reaching the semi-finals of Europe’s premier club competition for the seventh time in a row. While a Bayern goal at the Bernabeu will complicate things, the fact that Madrid have won all three of their knockout games in this season’s tournament despite conceding the opener in each of them will buoy their hopes.
Part of that assurance comes from the fact Tuesday’s hosts have scored at least twice in every Champions League outings this term. Indeed, Los Blancos have never failed to score in their last 34 European home games, the longest ever run in the competition - Barcelona were the last team to leave the Bernabeu with a clean sheet, in April 2011.
At this rate, Madrid certainly can be optimistic of earning their ninth victory in 11 home games over Bayern Munich - a result that cannot be ignored at Betfair’s boosted price of 5/1 (6.0).
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