Bayern Munich - Real Madrid: Champions League team news

BAYERN - REAL MADRID

Bayern Munich - Real Madrid: Champions League team news

Bayern-Real Madrid: Vázquez starts ahead of Benzema

The teams have been announced for Bayern Munich and Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final first leg at the Allianz Arena (20:45 CEST).

Lucas Vázquez starts for Real Madrid in tonight's Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich (20:45 CEST) at the Allianz Arena.

Benzema on bench, James starts against parent club

The winger's inclusion sees striker Karim Benzema drop to the bench.

Meanwhile, Joshua Kimmich, Mats Hummels, Javi Martínez, Franck Ribéry, Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski all return to the Bayern line-up after being rested against Hannover in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

On-loan Real midfielder James Rodríguez plays for the hosts against his parent club, while left-back David Alaba failed a late fitness test.

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid: confirmed line-ups

Bayern Munich XI: Ulreich, Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Rafinha, Javi Martínez, James Rodríguez, Ribéry, Robben, Müller, Lewandowski

Substitutes: Starke, Wagner, Süle, Thiago, Bernat, Rudy, Tolisso

Real Madrid XI: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Lucas, Cristiano

Substitutes: Casilla, Vallejo, Benzema, Bale, Theo, Asensio, Kovacic

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