Bayern Munich v Real Madrid: Champions League quarter-final first leg – live

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7.03pm BST

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Javi Martinez, Boateng, Alaba, Alonso, Vidal, Robben, Thiago, Ribery, Muller.

Subs: Ulreich, Douglas Costa, Rafinha, Bernat, Coman, Kimmich, Renato Sanches.

6.53pm BST

Asked about recent criticism directed at Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, the Real Madrid manager had this to say at yesterday’s press conference. “They’re very experienced players and the better player you are, the more criticism you attract. I’ve got three players with a lot of character and they’re not fazed by this, quite the opposite. These are the sort of games they relish. I consider Bale to be close to being on top form. His lay-off was very lengthy and he’s getting stronger by the day. I hope that he produces his best tomorrow. Tomorrow’s game is an important one for him.”

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Source: Football News
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