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Bayern Munich jet out to face Real Madrid in Champions League

  • Bayern Munich’s players have shared snaps on social media ahead of Spain trip
  • Germans looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg at the Allianz Arena
  • Arjen Robben missing from squad for return leg after picking up muscle injury 

Bayern Munich’s players have begun their journey to Spain ahead of a critical Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

The Bundesliga champions find themselves 2-1 down on aggregate after a first leg defeat at the Allianz Arena last week.

Despite taking the lead through Joshua Kimmich, strikes from Marcelo and Marco Asensio gave the Spaniards two away goals and a precious lead.

Mats Hummels shared a picture of himself travelling to Spain ahead of Real Madrid clash

Thiago Alcantara and Thomas Muller were in high spirits as they flew out to Madrid on Monday

Thiago Alcantara and Thomas Muller were in high spirits as they flew out to Madrid on Monday

The Bayern players looked in relaxed mood as they flew to the Spanish capital on Monday morning, sharing snaps on social media.

Mats Hummels looked ready to exact revenge, while Thiago Alcantara and Thomas Muller were in high spirits as they posed for a selfie.

Centre-back Niklas Sule, who looks set to start after the injury suffered by Jerome Boateng in the first leg, said: ‘We’re in a difficult position, but we believe in ourselves. We’re 100% motivated!’

Bayern will be boosted by the return of David Alaba after he missed the defeat in Munich last Wednesday.

Robert Lewandowski was part of the travelling party as Bayern look to overturn 2-1 deficit

Robert Lewandowski was part of the travelling party as Bayern look to overturn 2-1 deficit

BAYERN MUNICH SQUAD FOR SEMI-FINAL AT REAL MADRID

26. Ulreich

22. Starke

36. Fruchtl

2. Wagner

4. Sule

5. Hummels

6. Thiago

7. Ribery

8. Martinez

9. Lewandowski

11. Rodriguez

13. Rafinha

14. Bernat

15. Mai

16. Shabani

19. Rudy

24. Tolisso

25. Muller

27. Alaba

30. Dorsch

32. Kimmich 

The Austrian returned to the squad, named on Monday, but Arjen Robben misses out after he limped off at the Allianz. 

The 34-year-old’s adductor problems saw him watch Saturday’s 4-1 Bundesliga win over Eintracht Frankfurt from the stands. 

Bayern must score at least twice if they are to upset the double defending champions and reach their first final in the competition since 2013. 

James Rodriguez and Niklas Sune looked the part in club suits ahead of the flight to Madrid

James Rodriguez and Niklas Sune looked the part in club suits ahead of the flight to Madrid

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