Atletico Madrid won the first leg of the Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich. Will the Germans recover when these two face off again on May 3? It’s going to be epic and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every second!
The finals of the Champions League are so, so close that to be eliminated now would be a major heartbreak. Atletico Madrid are just one game away from playing for championship glory, but their German rivals in Bayern Munich will not let the Spaniards go without a fight! Who will advance and who will watch the rest of the finals from home?
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We’ll have to see. Atletico may punch their ticket to the Champions league final when they play Bayern Munich on at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on May 3. This is the second game of two of the semi-finals, and Atletico leads, 1-0. Can Atletico keep Bayern from bashing the ball into the net, or will Munich manage an epic comeback? The game is scheduled for 2:45 P.M. EST. So, take a moment to gaze at some of the sport’s sexiest studs, be ready to watch the action!
Bayern Munich will get a boost from winger Franck Ribery, 33, who has recovered from a back injury in time for this crucial game, according to The Guardian. “He is an option for us,” coach Pep Guardiola, 45, said, “and that is very good… We need our best performance to reach the final. We must not think about how many goals we have to score, first we need to defend well and control the game.” Show your support for Bayern by picking up an official jersey here.
The team definitely needs their “best performance,” since Atletico is ahead 1-0. Bayern just needs to score a single goal to force the semi-final into overtime, according to ESPN. However, if Atletico scores, Bayern needs three goals in order to advance in the tournament — and that seems near impossible! Show your Atletico Madrid pride with an official jersey, which you can get here.
In addition to the returning Franck, star player Thomas Muller, 26, will take the field for Bayern, after sitting out the first game. Perhaps Thomas can get by Atletico’s star defender, Diego Godin, 30, to help lead his team to the Champions league final? Too bad they can’t enlist Jamie Vardy in this match, with him, anything is possible.
However, Bayern may need an aspirin if Saul Niguez, 21, pulls off another amazing goal. After just 11 minutes into the first meeting between these two, the 21-year-old phenomenon wove through the defenders and blasted the ball into the German net. If he repeats here, Atletico will be on their way to face the winner of Real Madrid vs. Manchester City. Could it be a Madrid-on-Madrid final? Miracles do happen.
Who do you want to see win this game, HollywoodLifers?