Atletico Madrid will hope their dogged defence can keep out Bayern Munich's much-vaunted attack when the two teams meet in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final at the Vicente Calderon on 27 April.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport Europe.


Atletico Madrid are on a five-game winning run in all competitions and have not conceded a goal in their last four outings. The Spanish side last faced Bayern Munich in a replay of the 1974 European Cup final, which the German club won 4-0.

Defender Diego Godin is set to miss the first leg against Bayern because of a hamstring injury, with Lucas Hernandez likely to partner Jose Gimenez in central defence. Fernando Torres is available again after serving a one-match ban in the quarter-final second leg against Barcelona.

Bayern Munich moved a step closer to a record fourth straight Bundesliga title by beating Hertha Berlin 2-0 on 23 April. The Bavarian giants have won on only two of their last 12 trips to Spain, losing eight.

Jerome Boateng could start on the bench for the visitors after recovering from a groin injury, but Arjen Robben (groin) and Holger Badstuber (ankle) are both out.

What managers say

Diego Simeone: "We didn't start well [against Malaga]. We struggled for the first 25 minutes as we played too individualistically and that led us to be hasty and not having the clearest path to attack. After that, we improved and [Angel] Correa revolutionised the team in the second half. Both of those factors took us to a very important win, and it gives us momentum to stay in this race until the end."

Pep Guardiola: "It's up to us now and we can win the league with one win more with two draws, although I hope we do it against Gladbach next weekend. I can understand that my players were thinking about Wednesday already. That's why I am so happy. It's not easy in this period with a seven-point lead and still in three competitions. It's not always easy to give 100 percent when one day you are in the Bundesliga, one day in the Champions League and one day in the DFB Pokal."

Form guide

  • Atletico Madrid (all competitions): WWWWW
  • Last result: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Malaga
  • Bayern Munich (all competitions): WWWDW
  • Last result: Hertha Berlin 0-2 Bayern Munich

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Atletico Madrid win: 2/1
  • Draw: 11/5
  • Bayern Munich win: 13/8

Team news

Atletico Madrid possible XI: Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Lucas, Luis; Saul, Gabi, Fernandez, Koke; Griezmann, F Torres

Bayern Munich possible XI: Neuer; Lahm, Martinez, Benatia, Alaba; Muller, Vidal, Thiago; Costa, Lewandowski, Ribery