|Carlo Ancelotti travels to his old home, Santiago Bernabeu, on Tuesday night to face the current Champions League holders, Real Madrid, in what could prove to be a highly competitive match and may give us the eventual winner of the title. Bayern Munich will face a tough time overturning a 2-1 loss at home, especially at a place like Bernabeu which is known for its hostile environment and die hard Real Madrid fans. Clearly Bayern face a daunting task at the Santiago Bernabeu !
All hope is not lost for the Bavarians as they are optimistic that their defenders, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels, and Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski, will start the game to give them a much needed stronger line up than the previous fixture. On the other side, Gareth Bale will be missing the match for Los Blancos and is in doubt for the El Clasico this sunday after he picked up a calf injury in the 1st leg of the fixture.
This match is predicted to be a high scoring match right from the start as Bayern will look to overturn its Away Goal deficit and Real being an attacking side will look to increase its lead. The odds are in favor of Real Madrid winning but a surprise could be around the corner with Lewandowski in the picture.
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This game will be crucial for both the managers as Zinedine Zidane would want to win the title to remain in charge of the Los Blancos while on the other side for Ancelotti, failing to win the match would make it the first time in 6 years that Bayern wouldn’t reach the semi-finals of this competition. Moreover, the Bavarians have to prove their dominance in Europe as they have fallen short every time since Jupp Heynckes won the treble for them.