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Preview: Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid – UCL Semi-Final

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid: Champions League Semi-Final Clash

High Stakes in European Football

Real Madrid are set to visit Bayern Munich tonight for the initial encounter of a highly anticipated Champions League semi-final match. This game not only showcases top-tier European football but also brings together England team-mates Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham in a dramatic showdown.

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Recent Encounters and Historical Edge

The semi-final tie between Bayern and Madrid is the most frequent matchup in the history of the Champions League, marking their 27th meeting. Real Madrid hold a marginal lead with 12 victories to Bayern’s 11. In recent years, Madrid have proven particularly troublesome for Bayern, eliminating them in the semi-finals of 2014 and 2018, and the quarter-finals in 2017.

Road to the Semi-Final

Both clubs edged past Premier League teams in the quarter-finals under dramatic circumstances. Bayern Munich triumphed over Arsenal with a 3-2 aggregate score, while Madrid advanced past Manchester City in a tense 4-3 penalty shootout after a resilient performance at the Etihad Stadium.

Domestic Success and Challenges

The teams’ fortunes in their respective domestic leagues have been vastly different this season. While Real Madrid captured the Supercopa de Espana and currently lead La Liga by 13 points with five games remaining, Bayern Munich have experienced a rare setback. For the first time in twelve years, they have not secured the Bundesliga title and were also ousted from all domestic cup competitions. With little left to contend for domestically, the Champions League represents the pinnacle of their remaining ambitions this season.

Viewing Details for Tonight’s Game

For those eager to catch every moment of this electrifying encounter, the match will be broadcast live on TNT Sports 1 in the UK, with coverage beginning at 7pm GMT, leading up to the kick-off at 8pm. Additionally, fans can stream the match live through the Discovery+ app and website, ensuring no one misses out on the action.

Tonight’s match between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid is not just a semi-final; it’s a battle of titans with much at stake, promising football of the highest calibre.

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