According to an April 29 ESPN report, Allianz Arena in Munchen, Germany, will be the site for this afternoon’s 2014 UEFA Champions League semifinals between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. This second-leg clash is scheduled to get underway at 2:45 p.m. ET (1:45 p.m. CT/11:45 p.m. PT) and will be televised (nationally in the United States) on FOX Sports 1 and streaming live on FOX Sports Go (online).
Thanks to Karim Benzema’s heroic effort in the opener, Real Madrid comes in with a great opportunity to punch its ticket into the final at Lisbon. Certainly helping the road team’s chances is the fact that their best player, Cristiano Ronaldo is healthy and will be in the lineup this afternoon, according to an NBC Sports report.
CR7, who recently missed four games due to a leg injury, was clearly not himself in Real Madrid’s (1-0) shutout win in the first leg of the 2014 UEFA Champions League semifinals. Hobbled by a bad wheel, the Portugal forward failed to convert on an easy first-half opportunity, and would eventually be substituted by Gareth Bale.
For Bayern Munich, an SBN report illustrates how the home team must find a way to win tonight’s encounter with Real Madrid. With a draw not an option, the Bavarians will need all hands on deck, especially without the services of (injured) Thiago Alcantara and Xherdan Shaqiri.
According to 2014 UEFA Champions League soccer oddsmakers, Bayern Munich is listed as a -130 favorite to defeat Ream Madrid (+300), while the chances of a draw have been calculated at +325. The OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 3 goals, and alternate goal-spreads go as follows: Real Madrid +1 [-170] vs. Bayern Munich -1 [+140].
Can the home side enact revenge on a red-hot visiting squad to avoid being stunned in front of its home crowd? Tune to FOX Sports 1 at the aforementioned TV start time to watch Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich unfold live on your television sets. For those trying to watch this match online there’s great news, as courtesy of FOX Sports’ family of networks a free live stream feed will be available on the (FOX Sports Go) link provided above.