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Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich: The ‘classic’ on the way to success

Six consecutive wins for Real Madrid and a draw at the Santiago Bernabéu in the last match mark the reunion.

Once the ‘silver anniversary’ of an eternal confrontation has passed, six years later there is the reunion of the king of Europe with his fourteen conquests, the Real Madridbefore the third most successful, the Bayern Munich. The European football classic turned into the classic road to Real Madrid success. Present in the conquests of the eighth, ninth, tenth and twelfth European Cup.

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He must respond to the role of favorite Real Madrid for the turn given to history in the last decade. The conquest of the Allianz Arena, key to their recent successes, marked the path to glory. Munich It went from being a cursed land to a city of exhibitions. Ten years have passed since 0-4. From Madrid’s first victory at the Allianz Arena on their eleventh visit. The football slap to Pep Guardiola who described the Madrid players as “athletes” after being beaten and eliminated in his former home.

Real Madrid eliminated Bayern in the 2018 semifinals. AP Photo

From that day on, every visit to the Allianz was counted as triumphs for the Madrid team. Carlo Ancelotti handed over the baton to Zinedine Zidane to achieve three consecutive victories in the German fiefdom and extend a streak of twelve years without losing against him. Bayern that turned history upside down. Six consecutive wins Real Madrid and a draw at the Santiago Bernabéu in the last match mark the reunion.


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Once again a European classic away from the spotlight of the final. Like the 26 previous confrontations. With the Real Madrid transforming his German curse into the role of executioner on the way to success in Champions League. He Bayern went from being a black beast to a challenge always overcome in the last three qualifying rounds. The scoring power of Cristiano Ronaldoscorer of seven goals in three great games, is looking for an heir among Vinícius y Rodrygothe only ones in the Madrid squad who already know what it means to score in the semi-finals, and Jude Bellingham.

A special duel for the English midfielder against a club that embittered his start to his career at Borussia Dortmund. He snatched the Bundesliga from them on the last day. He failed to beat him in one of the eight duels, of which he lost seven and tied one. After scoring the comeback goal in another classic, that of Spanish football, which declared LaLiga EA Sports, Jude has personal scores to settle in the ‘Champions‘.

In four editions of the Champions League directed in the Real Madrid, and two conquered, Ancelotti always secured the semifinals. He fell to Juventus in the last season of his first stage and suffered his worst defeat against Manchester City in the last edition (4-0 at the Etihad). With the revenge consummated and the current champion eliminated on penalties in the quarter-finals, fate holds out for ‘Carletto’ a new reunion with the Bayern whom he directed.

He does it without a doubt. With a League under his arm that already marks the success of his season. After imposing power with full victories in the group stage before overcoming Leipzig, with more difficulties than expected in the round of 16, and knocking down Guardiola’s City in the quarterfinals with a survival exercise.

Real Madrid advanced in a penalty shootout by beating City. Getty Images

You will be able to recover your identity before the Bayern with a fresh eleven after the massive rotations of the last league match, in San Sebastián against Real Sociedad. With the entry of Lucas Vazquez in the right lane by the sanctioned Dani Carvajal and a single doubt to clear up between Nacho, Tchouaméni y Camavinga.

It will be defined by the presence of Aurélien Tchouaméni. If it is as a central defender for the entry of Camavinga as a midfielder, more complicated by the doubts that he left at the Etihad. If it is in the center of the field for the continuity of captain Nacho, substitute against City at the Bernabéu and successful with his ownership in Manchester. That crossing with Haalandthe recovered forcefulness and his step forward when taking the penalty, increase his options.

Unlike Real Madridpresent in twelve of the last fourteen semifinals of the Champions Leaguehe Bayern he plays everything a la carteChampions‘ after losing its hegemony in the Bundesliga after eleven consecutive leagues. They arrive at the first leg with good results but after ceding the German crown to Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen.

Their last four games have ended with victories, without a doubt the most important being the one achieved against Arsenal in the Champions League which gave them qualification for the semi-finals after three seasons falling in the quarter-finals.

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The streak, however, is somewhat overshadowed by two factors. On the one hand, there is great unrest within the club regarding the search for a new coach to succeed Thomas Tuchel. On the other hand, the Bayern has been dogged by injuries throughout this season and has continued until the eve of the semi-final.

Tuchel trusts that Serge Gnabry, after a muscle injury, can be ready to play against him. Real Madrid; Jamal Musiala He was not in the squad for Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt but could make it to the game; and with Leroy Sané a decision will be made at the last minute after having rested him in the last games after a phase in which he had constantly played with pain. While, Kingsley Coman He is practically ruled out due to a muscle injury and Konrad Laimer retired injured from the match against Eintracht.

It will be the eighth series of semi-finals between Bayern y Real Madrid. Four fell from the German side and three from the Spanish who face a new test at the Allianz, where the Bavarian team has not lost fifteen matches in the Champions League (twelve wins and three draws), and only lost one of their 24 games in their domestic competition. A new challenge for Ancelotti’s team.

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