Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid
If Real Madrid plan to lift the Champions League trophy for a third season in a row, they’ll have to beat Bayern Munich in the semis.
In a clash of the titans, Los Blancos were paired with the Bavarians last Friday in the Champions League draw.
Liverpool will face Roma in the other semifinal.
Arturo Vidal injured before Real Madrid
On Sunday Bayern Munich were sweating after a potentially significant blow.
Star Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal suffered a knee injury at Bayern training.
The pictures from the training session looked bad.
In the images, Vidal was forced off the pitch on a stretcher after being lifted by two Bayern employees.
Bayern confirm Arturo Vidal injury
On Monday morning Bayern have updated their fans on Vidal’s injury.
The Bavarians have confirmed the South American suffered a knee injury on Sunday.
Jupp Heynckes has confirmed no other players were involved in Vidal’s incident: “He slipped and fell over”.
Heynckes has also played down ears that Vidal will be a long term injury absentee:
I’ve met Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt telephoned. An MRI was performed.
Arturo has a free joint body in the knee. This prevents the stretching. He is already on his way to Augsburg as he needs e a small arthroscopic procedure.
For sure, Arturo will only be short-term.
So will Vidal be available for the Real Madrid game? That’s still in the balance, but it’s looking increasingly likely that the Chilean will miss out.
Bayern Munich 5 – Borussia Monchengladbach 1
Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich thrashed Borussia Monchengladbach 5-1 on Saturday.
Bayern actually fell behind when Josip Drmic scored after nine minutes.
But the Bavarians took a lead into the break after a Sandro Wagner double.
Thiago Alcantara, David Alaba and Robert Lewandowski found the target in the second half.