MUNICH (Sporting Alert) — Kaka, Xabi Alonso, Lassana Diarra and Ricardo Carvalho were all amongst the Real Madrid travellers for tomorrow night’s Champions League semi-finals clash at Bayern Munich.
Lass and Carvalho were doubtful because of injuries, but recovered in time to make the cut.
Also included in Jose Mourinho’s squad are Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Jose Maria Callejon, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria.
Real Madrid have been impressive so far in the Champions League this season, and Mourinho says the Spanish La Liga side must move into another gear against Bayern.
He said: “Real Madrid hadn’t reached this far in the Champions League for many years, and this is our second consecutive semifinal and we’ve only lost one of our last 22 games in the competition.
“We have to take a step further to reach the final.”
Mourinho added: “Bayern are an optimum side that grew with Van Gaal some time ago and that plays phenomenal football now with Heynckes. They have the right to believe they’ll reach the final.”
Bayern look to the likes of inform forward Mario Gomez, Franck Ribéry, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm, Arjen Robben and Ivica Olic, who could very well get a run out on Tuesday.
Real Madrid Squad For Bayern Munich Clash
Casillas, Adan, Tomas Mejias
Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Coentrao, Albiol, Carvalho, Arbeloa, Varane
Sahin, Kaka, Ozil, Granero, Khedira, Xabi Alonso, Altintop, Lass, Callejon, Di Maria
Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuain