Champions League Semifinal: 5 Reasons to Watch Real Madrid-Bayern Munich

Champions League Semifinal: 5 Reasons to Watch Real Madrid-Bayern Munich

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Real Madrid-Bayern will be too good to miss as both sides have their reasons to go all the way to the final. This is not just about making it, it is about beating one another to get there. History, pride and more are on the line.

5. Arjen Robben

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5. Arjen Robben Needs to Send Message to Former Team

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When Florentino Perez took over Madrid, he made it a mission to get rid of all the Dutch talent -- the most surprising being Arjen Robben. He got his revenge a couple of seasons ago in the semifinals when Bayern eliminated Real, but this season brings him a lot more to play for: a third straight final, another win over Real and advancing under new coach Pep Guardiola.

4. Pep Guardiola Knows Real Madrid All too Well

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4. Pep Guardiola Knows Real Madrid All too Well

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Real Madrid know Pep Guardiola from his Barcelona days, which were never too good. He figured out ways to defeat Real Madrid consistently and by large margins. Now, he has an even more disciplined side in Bayern, which will allow him to test his skills yet again against the capital giants. His team will be ready to win this tie and he will deserve a lot of the credit.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo is Hungrier Than Ever

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3. Cristiano Ronaldo is Hungrier Than Ever

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The Portuguese international missed the second leg of the quarterfinals and will miss the Copa Del Rey final against Barcelona due to injury. With that said, he will be quite hungry to defeat Bayern after losing to them two seasons ago on the same stage.

2. Bayern Munich Will Look to Repeat

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2. Bayern Munich Will Look to Repeat

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After losing in the 2012 Final, Bayern Munich went on to win in the 2013 Final. If they win this semifinal and Chelsea win against Atletico Madrid, there will be a 2012 rematch. They can become the first side in history to successfully defend their UCL title. They have what it takes, but their opponents are better this time around.

1. Rematch

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1. Rematch

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In 2012, Bayern Munich defeated Real Madrid at this very stage of the competition. Arguably, they are a bit stronger now, but so are Madrid. Both sides will be tactically stronger as Real switched from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-3-3, while their opponents switched from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-1-4- This is not going to be easy for either team.

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