In the first leg of this semifinal, Real Madrid were not at their very best, yet they got the win they need to make this return leg theirs for the taking. Los Blancos fell behind 1-0 in Germany after Keylor Navas was easily beaten by Joshua Kimmich at the far post. However, they came back from the dead to win that game 2-1 thanks to a Marco Asensio winner. They would now look to get to their third successive final with another win here.
Zinedine Zidane rested star men like Christiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos in their weekend 2-1 win over Levante and he would be giving them the start here and hopes that their freshness would help them get to the finals. Bayern Munich did rest their star men too at the weekend and that could see this act by both managers having no bearing on the game.
Real Madrid do not have the best recent record at home. Los Blancos have failed to win more than once in their last four competitive home games, they have lost at home against Villarreal and Levante, losing on four occasions in their last 14 home games.
Bayern Munich have seven wins from their last nine competitive games. In the Champions League this season, they have won 8 of 11 games, and 13 of their last 14 away games in all competitions have ended in wins for them.