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Bale, Ronaldo get starting nods as Real Madrid looks to finish Bayern

FC Bayern Muenchen v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Semi Final

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 29: General view of Allianz Arena prior to the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid CF at Allianz Arena on April 29, 2014 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

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Bayern Munich is preparing to flip the script on its 1-0 deficit to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semifinal with some home cooking, and the Bavarians have the loaded roster to get things started.

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Many of the face cards are on the table with plenty in hand, too, as Claudio Pizarro, Mario Gotze and Rafinha are among those on the bench for Bayern, who opens with big names Robben, Mandzukic, Ribery and Kroos amongst others. Philipp Lahm and Arjen Robben will get the start after being used as substitutes on the weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are in the Starting XI for Real Madrid, while Luka Modric, Angel Di Maria and Karim Benzema will join in the attack on Allianz Arena.


Bayern Munich: Neuer, Dante, Ribéry, Mandzukić, Robben, Boateng, Lahm, Müller, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Kroos

Subs: Raeder, van Buyten, Martínez, Rafinha, Pizarro, Götze, Hojbjerg

Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrão, Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Alonso, Carvajal, Modric, Di María

Subs: Diego López, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Morata, Isco, Illarra

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