EUROPA: Champions League – Play-off
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+1)
In the first semifinal match of the Champions League which has been held on the 25th of April at Allianz Arena, Munich the defending champion of Europe Real Madrid has won a comeback victory.
We will remind you that in that match Bayern was ahead at the 28th minute after direct shot of the right wingback Joshua Kimmich (1:0). However even before the break the left wingback of guests, Brazilian Marcelo had managed to score a goal (1:1). And in the middle of the second half Marco Asensio has created the final outcome (1:2).
Franz Beckenbauer’s statement
The most exact definition to home mistake of the favorite team was given by the best defender in the history of world football, the world champion-74 and then the long-term president of Bayern Munich Franz Beckenbauer:
“I am afraid, we have already grown complex in relation to Real. We have lost to Royal the sixth match in a row. I haven’t remembered my favorite team to be so helpless for a long time”…
We will remind you that last time the German grandee has managed to win over much more eminent rival on the 17th of April, 2012, that is six years ago (2:1).
It was the first semifinal match of the Champions League 2012. And then six subsequent matches of the main tournament of UEFA, despite of the factor of home or rival’s field have been ending with the victories of the Spanish royal club (2:1, 1:0, 4:0, 2:1, 4:2 and 2:1 last Wednesday).
Now, after away victory in Munich, in order to get into the final the hosts of Estadio Santiago Bernabéu will be pleased even with the goalless draw.
The current terrible position of the new champion of Germany is even more worsened by the loss of two football players from the starting line-up – the central defender Jérôme Boateng whom even Josep Guardiola considers to be the best in his role and the Dutch winger of Arjen Robben.
However you shouldn’t forget that for many years Bayern is one of the grandees of the European football. And therefore the superclub from Munich will fight up till the end. It is obvious that here the bet made on general total of the score goals is more relevant.
Real Madrid – 2.00, draw – 3.80, Bayern – 3.40;
Our tip: Bayern Total over 1.5 – odds 1.9 10Bet