Yesterday was such a rousing success, I had to bring this feature back. Is anyone else as excited for the following 250+ comments I'm going to make?
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Should be an exciting affair, you guys! Real Madrid is at home and they've got to score, but Munich only has a 1 goal lead. Should the Bavarians concede, they'll have to come play because Madrid would go through on the away goals rule.
Bayern Munich's probable starting XI:
Real Madrid's probable starting XI:
They've successfully played with a 4-2-3-1 throughout the season, but there's always a chance Madrid could push Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria further up the field to create a 4-2-1-3 in an attempt to shatter Munich's resolve early in the game. I'll be shocked if Marcelo doesn't take Fabio Contreao's spot at LB -- the Portuguese utility player was tremendous against Barcelona, but Marcelo brings a play making flair that Madrid will need to break down the opposition.
Ozil's performance will be interesting to watch. He's invaluable in an evenly contested game because of his ability to generate and manipulate space, but I'm not sure he'll be as useful against a packed Munich defense. I could see him leaving the affair early with Higuain joining the fray to give Madrid the extra physical presence in the penalty area, leaving the playmaking duties to the imperious Xabi Alonso and Marcelo.
I'm so excited I've already started drinking.