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Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

12:30 PM IST 01/05/18
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
The Bundesliga champions have to score at least twice in the Spanish capital to have a chance of progressing to the final

Real Madrid will reach their fourth Champions League final in five years if they can see off Bayern Munich in the second leg of their semi-final tie on Tuesday.

Zinedine Zidane's side already have one foot in Kiev after beating the Bavarians 2-1 in the first leg last week and they will be confident of finishing the job at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Liga giants were trailing a Joshua Kimmich goal before Marcelo and Marco Asensio struck to give them two away goals heading into the return leg.

Jupp Heynckes' side now have a tall order to fulfill in the Spanish capital if they are to end their rivals' pursuit of three Champions League titles in succession.

Game Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich
Date Tuesday, May 1
Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
Fox Sports 1 / FOX Deportes fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 2 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 2 BT Sport app

Squads & Team News


Position Real Madrid players
Goalkeepers Navas, Casilla, Luca
Defenders Ramos, Vallejo, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Theo
Midfielders Kroos, Modric, Bale, Casemiro, Asensio, Kovacic, Ceballos
Forwards Ronaldo, Benzema, Mayoral, Lucas

Real have been dealt a blow with the news that Isco will be unavailable for the game, but defender Nacho is in contention.

Cristiano Ronaldo comes into the game especially fresh after sitting out the weekend's victory over Leganes, with Gareth Bale expected to miss out at his expense.

Potential Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Lucas; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Asensio; Ronaldo, Benzema.

Position Bayern Munich players
Goalkeepers Starke, Ulreich, Fruchtl
Defenders Sule, Hummels, Martinez, Rafinha, Bernat, Mai, Rudy, Alaba
Midfielders Thiago, Ribery, James, Shabani, Tolisso, Dorsch, Kimmich
Forwards Wagner, Lewandowski, Muller

Bayern have been forced to contend with somewhat of an injury crisis and they will be without Jerome Boateng and Arjen Robben for the second leg.

Kingsley Coman is also missing, while Manuel Neuer is still not ready to feature as he continues to recover from injury.

Potential Bayern Munich starting XI: Ulreich; Alaba, Hummels, Sule, Kimmich; James, Martinez, Thiago; Ribery, Lewandowski, Muller.


Betting & Match Odds


Real are heavy favourites to win the second leg according to dabblebet, who offer odds of 11/10 on a Blancos victory. Bayern's chances are rated 2/1 and a draw is available at 11/4.

Zidane's men are also favourites to progress to the final at 1/4, with Bayern considered unlikely at 11/4.

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Match Preview


Despite the fact that Real came from behind to win 2-1 at the Allianz Arena in the first leg, Bayern boss Heynckes has reminded them that they are not invincible and is taking inspiration from Juventus' 3-1 win at the Bernabeu in the previous round.

Real had an even healthier lead over the Italians in the quarter-final, winning 3-0 in Turin, but their place in the final four was under threat as they conceded three goals before Ronaldo's controversial last-minute penalty ultimately put them through.

"Real Madrid showed in [the Juve] game they're vulnerable even at home. They're not invincible in spite of appearances," the Bavarians' boss told reporters. "We know things are going to be difficult. Madrid are used to very important games but so are we. We'll be a very tough opponent." 

Despite Heynckes' optimism, the visitors' chances of upsetting Real were dealt a blow when they lost Boateng and Robben to injury in the first leg. Nevertheless, they possess sufficient quality and experience to mount a credible challenge.

The hosts, meanwhile, were forced to watch on at the weekend as their fierce rivals Barcelona clinched Liga glory, something that magnifies their under-performance during the current campaign. However, winning the Champions League for the third year in succession will render that irrelevant and that will serve to spur them on even more on Tuesday.