Predicted Real Madrid XI vs Bayern Munich: First-team regulars to return after rest against Cadiz

Real Madrid take on Bayern Munich in the second leg of UEFA Champions League semi-final as they look to book their place in the final at Wembley. The winner of tonight’s match will face Borussia Dortmund, who advanced to the final by beating Paris Saint-Germain.

Los Blancos will host the Bundesliga giants in the return leg, after securing a 2-2 draw in Munich. Vinicius Jr. opened the scoring for Madrid and grabbed a late equaliser in the enthralling first leg.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side will be boosted by the return of Dani Carvajal, who missed the first leg through suspension. He will come in at right back and will likely replace Lucas Vázquez in the starting lineup.

The La Liga side are expected to name a full strength side in the second leg encounter after resting likes of Ferland Mendy, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Antonio Rüdiger, Rodrygo and Toni Kroos in the 3-0 victory over Cadiz at the weekend. Andriy Lunin is also expected to retain his place in the starting lineup, while Thibaut Courtois continues to build up his form and fitness.

Ancelotti has a selection dilemma over where to start Tchouameni. The Frenchman has performed exceptionally well at centre back in recent weeks, but could return to midfield for this crucial match.

Predicted Real Madrid XI vs Bayern Munich

(4-1-2-1-2): Andriy Lunin, Dani Carvajal, Antonio Rüdiger, Nacho, Ferland Mendy; Aurelien Tchouameni; Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde; Jude Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr.

Rajan Sangha | GSFN

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