Champions League: Bernabeu’s King Cris…

The second legs of the Champions League semifinals start today, with Real Madrid hosting Bayern Munich.

The Spanish giants hold a lead from the first leg, and are thus strong favourites to go through at the Bernabeu Stadium. No team has overturned a 2-1 home first-leg defeat in the Champions League, in seven previous happenings.

That said, Real required a late controversial penalty in the last round to go through, and that was with a 3-1 home defeat.

There’s no doubt this will be a tense affair, and bookings may be one way to play it. However, with Bayern having to attack we think Real will get chances and that plays into Cristiano Ronaldo’s hands. The Portuguese superstar loves a big stage and has already scored nine goals against today’s opponents in the Champions League. We’ll take him to net two more tonight.

Recommendation: Ronaldo to score two goals, 1 pt, at 7/2, William Hill

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