Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on, where can I watch it?

Jack Austin
The Independent
Real and Bayern will battle it out for a place in the Champions League: Getty
Real and Bayern will battle it out for a place in the Champions League: Getty

Real Madrid have a chance to book their spot in this year's Champions League semi-finals against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, having beaten the Bundesliga champions 2-1 in Bavaria last week.

What time is kick off?

The match kicks off at 7:45pm.

Where can I watch it ?

The game will be shown on BT Sport 3.


A second half Cristiano Ronaldo double did the job in the first-leg and now tournament holders Real Madrid have a chance to book their spot in the Champions League semi-finals.

Not only do Madrid have a one-goal advantage over Bayern Munich but they are also on an 11-game unbeaten run. But they will be without the injured Gareth Bale, who is likely to be replaced by either Isco or James Rodriguez. Manager Zinedine Zidane rested his big names over the weekend so we can expect a fresh and lively performance from Los Blancos.

The Bavarians come into the tie after a 0-0 draw with Bayern Leverkusen, a concerning blank in front of goal considering that a minimum of two away goals will be needed here to book their spot in their sixth consecutive semi-finals.

Bayern will be delighted to welcome back Robert Lewandowski from injury, but a number of other high-profile players have been sidelibed. Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels travelled with the squad but their participation is in doubt due to their respective injuries.

It’s a big game for…

Isco is on a good run of form (Getty)
Isco is on a good run of form (Getty)

Isco: Despite playing down rumours of his departure away from the club due to a lack of regular game time, Isco will be desperate to make a meaningful input.

A complete Champions League performance may be enough for Zinedine Zidane to instal some faith in the Spaniard, but if his bench time isn’t lessened, the midfielder may be in search of the exit door in the summer.

Best stat…

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have played each other more times than any other team in the Champions League era (18).

Player to watch…

Lewandowski is fit to return (Getty)
Lewandowski is fit to return (Getty)

Robert Lewandowski: After overcoming injury just in time for the clash, Lewandowski will be eager to get back to his best tonight. With 38 goals in 40 appearances so far this season (seven in the Champions League), he has been near to unstoppable.

We will certainly not be forgetting the semi-final first leg against Dortmund back in 2013, where the Polish international ran riot, scoring all four goals in their 4-1 thrashing of Madrid.


Real Madrid: WWDWWW

​Bayern Munich: DLWWWW


Real Madrid to win: 11/8

Draw: 14/5

​Bayern Munich to win: 9/5

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