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The Battle For A Pass To The UEFA Champions League Final

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Today marks the decisive clash to determine the second finalist for the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League season. UEFA Champions League. At the iconic Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid, Real Madrid is ready to take on Bayern Munich.

Key Match

It is important to note that their first meeting in Munich culminated in a 2-2 draw. Dailysports brings you the freshest updates on the match along with the projected lineups of both teams.

During this current season, Real Madrid has faced notable challenges stemming from various injuries. However, as the season draws to a close, there has been a marked improvement in the injury situation.

Carlo Ancelotti is currently without the services of only one key player, David Alaba. Remarkably, Thibaut Courtois has made a successful return, scoring his first appearance of the season over the weekend and managing to keep a clean sheet against Cadiz (2-0).

Before the match, Carlo Ancelotti answered questions about the choice of goalkeeper for the day. The Italian coach confirmed the presence of Andriy Lunin in goal against Bayern, citing the Ukrainian's consistent role in the team since December.

Coach Ancelotti said before the game: "I am always confident because we are Real Madrid. I have the best squad, and the team has had a splendid season. Real Madrid and Bayern have a lot in common; we respect our opponents a lot".

"Bayern played better in the first game. We will do our best; we have a chance to reach another final. We understand that the semifinals are difficult, but we are ready for it," he finished.

Another focal point of interest around Real's starting lineup is the defensive partnership alongside Antonio Rüdiger. While Eder Militao has returned from injury, his recent absence in important matches raises questions.

Consequently, many experts speculate that Aurelien Tchouameni will likely partner the German in central defense.

Strategies and Alignments

Real Madrid's main focus this season is on winning the Champions League trophy. Following its victory over Cadiz (2-0) and Barcelona's defeat of Girona, Madrid successfully secured the La Liga title.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are dealing with significant problems in their squad. Unlike their opening match in Munich, Thomas Tuchel's side will be without versatile left back Raphael Guerreiro, who suffered an ankle injury during the previous Bundesliga match against Stuttgart (1-3).

Bayern's key right wing, Kingsley Coman, remains sidelined, while their newly acquired right back, Sascha Boey, will also be absent from the lineup.

Unlike Real, Bayern had a disappointing domestic campaign, giving up any hope of claiming the championship as early as matchday 29.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich players are set for an exciting clash. Real Madrid's lineup features Lunin in goal, with Carvajal, Rüdiger, Tchouameni and Mendy forming a solid defense.

In midfield, Kroos and Valverde bring experience, while Camavinga and Bellingham add dynamism. Up front, Vinicius Junior and Rodrigo lead the attack.

Bayern Munich counterattack with Neuer in goal and Kimmich, de Ligt, Dier and Mazraoui in defense. Goretzka and Laimer feed the midfield, with Sané, Müller and Musiala adding pace in attack, led by Kane.

With both teams combining experience and youth, this clash promises excitement. The winner will advance to face Borussia Dortmund in the final on June 1.

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