MADRID, Spain (Sporting Alert) — Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel Di Mari and Mesut Ozil are amongst the strong starters for Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid are down 2-1 in the two-way tie and will be looking for a quick goal to turn the advantage around to them as quickly as possible.

Also included in the starting line-up are Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Sami Khedira.

Brazilian playmaker Kaka is amongst the substitutes.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have also named a strong starting team as they seek to get a priceless away goal.

Again, the front line will include the free-scoring Mario Gomez, who netted the winner the first leg, Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben.

Bastian Schweinsteiger is also in the starting XI, while Philipp Lahm will again lead from the back.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Alonso, Khedira, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Benzema

Subs: Adan, Kaka, Granero, Fabio Coentrao, Albiol, Higuain, Callejon

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba, Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Ribery, Kroos, Robben, Gomez

Subs: Butt, Olic, Rafinha, Pranjic, Muller, Contento, Tymoschuk

Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)


Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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