It’s crunch time in the Champions League as holders Bayern Munich host Real Madrid hope to overturn a one-goal deficit in the deciding second leg of their semi-final.
In his first season in charge Coach Pep Guardiola is looking to guide the Bavarian giants to unprecedented back-to-back titles.
Apart from injured duo Thiago Alcántara and Xherdan Shaqiri Guardiola has a fully fit squad to choose as he plans an all out attack.
Guardiola said: “I like having the ball, I love it. I was educated this way as a player and as a coach. The game is all about having the ball, having the ball and creating only two chances, that is not possession, that is nothing. If I have the ball, I am able to attack more often than the opponent and on the other hand I then have less of a counter-attack from the opponent. That’s the only way I know.”
Real Madrid’s Wales international Gareth Bale has declared himself fit for the encounter at the Allianz Arena after suffering from a bout of flu.
Pepe and Karim Benzema will return to the fold after missing the club’s weekend win over Osasuna through injury but Sami Khedira, Álvaro Arbeloa and Jesé Rodríguez remain sidelined as Real Madrid look to continue their push for a record-extending 10th European crown.