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Since 2002, the Los Blancos fans have always had the same question every start of the season, which would be his favorite team won La Decima or tenth in the Champions League title that season. This time, in the second semifinal in the last two seasons, with statistically greater than last season, the Madridista had many reasons to feel optimistic.

The story of this season
Jose Mourinho deployed forces with familiar faces in Group D, the Ajax and Lyon. On the one hand, the strength of Dinamo Zagreb is arguably stranger, but it did not prevent Real Madrid became the fifth team to win all the matches in the Champions League group phase, and they pass by with a great score 19 goals. Opponents ‘new’ re facing in the knockout stages, the CSKA Moscow, who later won through 5-2 on aggregate. After that, Real Madrid and even destroy APOEL in the quarter-finals with a crushing aggregate, 8-2. Opponents are waiting in the last four are the four-time champions, Bayern Munich.

Achievement in the semifinals
Main: 22 times
Wins: 12 times
Lost: 10 times

Head-to-head against Bayern
2006/07 UEFA Champions League last 16
Real Madrid 3-2 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid (agg 4-4, Bayern win away goals)

2003/04 UEFA Champions League last 16
Bayern Munich 1-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-1)

2001/02 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-0 Bayern Munich (agg 3-2)

2000/01 UEFA Champions League semi-final
Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid (agg 3-1)

1999/2000 UEFA Champions League semi-final
Real Madrid 2-0 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid (agg 2-3)

1999/2000 UEFA Champions League second group stage
Real Madrid 2-4 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 4-1 Real Madrid

1987/88 European Champion Clubs’ Cup quarter-finals
Bayern Munich 3-2 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-0 Bayern Munich (agg 4-3)

1986/87 European Champion Clubs’ Cup semi-final
Bayern Munich 4-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-4)

1975/76 European Champion Clubs’ Cup semi-final
Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 2-0 Real Madrid (agg 3-1)

Key moments
In the opening match at the Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, which could be a gray night for Real Madrid ten players after the referee issued a red card for Marcelo, Angel Di Maria scored a fantastic goal in the second half to give his team a 1-0 win over the host. That then becomes the foundation for their 100 percent record in the group stage.

Quote
Jose Mourinho, coach of Real Madrid
“I am satisfied with our achievements in the Champions League in two years. When I first joined, the team is undergoing a dark period in European competition. Now, we have reached the semi-finals twice in a row.”

Top scorer
Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked third with a collection of eight. Real Madrid goal machine was second only to Mario Gomez (11) and its main rivals in La Liga, Lionel Messi (14).

Unexpected hero
Repeatedly hit by injuries since recruited from AC Milan midfielder Kaka, with three goals and five assists a ditorehkannya in Champions League this season, has shown the best game that made him transferred to the Santiago Bernabeu worth 68 million euros in 2009 ago.

Starting lineup last (quarter-final second leg cons APOEL)
Casillas, Marcelo, Pepe, Varane, Ramos; Sahin, Granero; Altintop, Kaka, Ronaldo; Higuain
Reserves: Adan, Benzema, Ozil, Alonso, Albiol, Callejon, Di Maria.

Before realizing La Decima, the Spanish giants must first diving two leg against Bayern party, which was 17 April at the Allianz Arena and 25 April at the Santiago Bernabeu

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