Star-studded lineups unveiled for Real and Bayern; Bale on bench


The big guns will be firing for Bayern Munich at the Bernabéu, and there’s plenty of ammunition on the bench if the Bavarians need it. Thomas Muller, Mario Gotze and Claudio Pizarro are all available as substitutes for the first leg of the club’s UEFA Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.

As for Real, they’ll roll out their own danger with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema set to capitalize on any Bayern errors. And the bench features much danger as well, with Gareth Bale and Alvaro Morata available for selection.

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Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrão, Ronaldo, Benzema, Alonso, Carvajal, Modric, Di María, Isco

Subs: Diego López, Varane, Bale, Marcelo, Casemiro, Morata, Illarra

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Dante, Ribéry, Mandzukić, Robben, Rafinha, Boateng, Lahm, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Kroos

Subs: Raeder, Zingerle-Martínez, Pizarro, Götze, Weiser, Müller