LIVE, UCL semifinal: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich

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It all seems pretty straightforward right now: Real Madrid possess a 2-1 advantage over Bayern Munich in the two sides’ UEFA Champions League semifinal clash, with the second and decisive leg to be played Tuesday in the Spanish capital.

Alas, second legs have been anything but throughout the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League. Remember Barcelona’s 4-1 aggregate lead over Roma? How about Madrid’s very own 3-0 lead on Juventus which was so nearly overturned in the second leg?

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All hope is not lost for Jupp Heynckes’ side as they enter the Santiago Bernabeu this afternoon (2:45 p.m. ET) with a relatively minuscule one-goal deficit to recover. Of course, the fact they gave away a pair of away goals in the first leg means they’ll need to either win by two goals today, or secure or 3-2 victory (or 4-3, or 5-4 — please, may we have it, soccer gods?).

Starting lineups are in…

Click on the link above to follow all of the action live, while we will have reaction and analysis from the clash at Anfield right here on Pro Soccer Talk.