Real Madrid are confident that they can overturn a 2-1 deficit against Bayern Munich when the two sides face each other in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.
Madrid has a full-strength side barring Ricardo Carvalho (thigh injury). Star midfielder Kaka could make a return to the starting line-up in this all important encounter.
Los Blancos have not reached the Champions League final since 2002, when they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at Hampden to lift their ninth continental trophy.
“I hope the Bernabeu gets the first goal. The crowd has to be ready from the minute we go on the pitch because we feel their influence. It’s a big match and if we have the crowd’s support we’ll be full of confidence.
We know from the first game that Bayern are going to play on the counter-attack and they’ll have a lot of respect for us in our own stadium.” - Cristiano Ronaldo.
For Bayern Munich, Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to return to the starting line-up to help bolster their midfield. Only defenders Daniel Van Buyten (foot) and Breno (knee) are set to miss out on the tie due to injury.
“I’m satisfied with our attitude and determination. We deserved the win, it will be morale-boosting, and we go to Madrid full of confidence and belief. We’re always capable of scoring away from home so I’m optimistic.” – Munich coach Jupp Heynckes.
Real Madrid - Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Khedira, Alonso, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Bayern Munich - Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba , Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Kroos, Ribery, Gomez.
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