Champions League Betting: Real-Bayern over the years
Will it be Bayern Munich celebrating at the end of their latest encounter?
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich two don't get on too well, so here's a look at how the animosity has festered over the decades...
Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich (March 1976)
This European semi-final was the sides' first meeting and rather set the tone for the madness that was to ensue. It was pandemonium from the off, with a fan running on to the field at the Bernabeu and promptly attacking the linesman before turning on Bayern's Gerd Muller. But it was not to deter the German striker who scored in Spain and then got both goals in a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture. Bayern Munich went on to lift the European Cup at Hampden Park.
Bayern Munich 4-1 Real Madrid (April 1987)
It would be another 11 years before they met again in a competitive fixture, once more in the last four. If revenge was on Spanish minds, Bayern had other ideas. The Germans ran out comfortable winners at home, courtesy in no small part to two Lothar Matthaus penalties. But the evening was not to pass without incident, after Juanito suffered a rush of the blood to the head and viciously stamped on Matthaus. It was to be the Spaniard's last European appearance as he was subsequently banned for five years.
Real Madrid 2-4 Bayern Munich (February 2000)
The teams met four times in the Champions League in the 1999/2000 campaign, three of which Bayern won. Losing is one thing, but getting thumped on your own patch is quite another. The Germans raced into a 3-1 half-time lead and though Raul Morientes reduced the home side's arrears early in the second period, it was Bayern's Paulo Sergio who would have the last word. Ironically, Real Madrid were crowned European champions less than three months later.
Real Madrid 2-0 Bayern Munich (April 2002)
After conceding twice in the last ten minutes in Bayern's Olympic Stadium, Real Madrid had to overturn a 2-1 first-leg defeat to progress beyond the last eight. They duly obliged, scoring two second-half goals to make light of Oliver Kahn's taunt that 'No one can get two past me in the second leg.' In actual fact one would have been enough, but Madrid got the second for good measure.
Real Madrid 3-2 Bayern Munich (February 2007)
It has now been five years since these two were last paired with one another, a tie that Bayern eventually won on away goals. The Spaniards were 3-1 to the good at the break, thanks to a Raul brace and Ruud van Nistelrooy's volley. But Mark van Bommel turned the tide with a crucial second away goal in the 88th minute. The Germans secured their place in the last eight with a slender 2-1 win in the return leg.
Will it be Bayern Munich celebrating at the end of their latest encounter? Jupp Heynckes' side are [2.82] outsiders to qualify...