Where to watch Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for Champions League semifinal

Real Madrid take on Bayern Munich in a crucial UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg on May 8.

Los Blancos secured a 2-2 draw in Bavaria last week as Vinicius Junior’s double sealed a draw at the Allianz Arena.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side sealed the La Liga title over the weekend and they will now be fully focused on European matters in the coming weeks.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it worldwide, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich kick off time

This Champions League clash takes place at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain and kicks off on Wednesday, May 8 at 9:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Wed, May 8 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Wed, May 8 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Wed, May 8 8:00 p.m. BST
India Thu, May 9 12:30 a.m. IST

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Champions League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

USA: Champions League matches are available to stream on Paramount+ (English). New users can currently get a FREE seven-day trial. For this game there will be additional broadcast options on TUDN and CBS with Fubo also streaming all the action from Madrid.

ViX and Univision is the place to go for Spanish subscribers.

Canada: Every Champions League game streams live on DAZN.

UK: This match will be broadcast on TNT Sports 1 and streamed on discovery+. Every UEFA Champions League and Europa League match this season is available on TNT Sports for only £30.99 / month.

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India: JioTV and Sony LIV are the live streaming options for this game.

If Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs offer a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favourite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

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Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich lineups, team news

Dani Carvajal returns from suspension and slots in at right-back. Club captain Nacho was selected alongside Antonio Rudiger in central defence for the first leg and keeps his spot, with Aurelien Tchouameni again selected in midfield after overcoming a knock sustained in training.

David Alaba remains sidelined and fellow long-term injury victim Thibaut Courtois has only returned to the bench on account of Andriy Lunin taking his chance between the posts.

Real Madrid (4-3-1-2 right to left): Lunin (GK) — Carvajal, Nacho, Rudiger, Mendy — Valverde, Kroos, Tchouameni  — Bellingham — Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr.

Real Madrid subs (12): Courtois (GK), Kepa (GK), Militao, Modric, Camavinga, Joselu, Lucas, Ceballos, Fran Garcia, Brahim, Guler.

Eric Dier impressed at centre-back during the first leg and Raphael Guerreiro was introduced as a halftime substitute. However, both men suffered injuries during the 3-1 defeat to Stuttgart at the weekend.

Dier trained on Monday with a plaster on his head after suffering a nasty gash and Tuchel be delighted to have the England international available, especially in light of Kim Min-jae’s struggles against Madrid last week. Matthijs de Ligt returns in place of the South Korea star, who drops to the bench alongside Leon Goretzka and Thomas MullerAleksandar Pavlovic and Serge Gnabry are the beneficiaries of those calls.

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Kingsley ComanBouna Sarr and Sacha Boey all remain on the sidelines.

Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1 right to left): Neuer (GK) — Kimmich, De Ligt, Dier, Mazraoui — Pavlovic, Laimer— Sane, Musiala, Gnabry — Kane.

Bayern Munich subs (12): Peretz (GK), Ulreich (GK), Upamecano, Kim, Goretzka, Choupo-Moting, Zaragoza, Davies, Muller, Tel.

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Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich prediction

With away goals no longer a consideration in Champions League matches, this contest is perfectly poised, as Tuchel heads to Madrid.

However, Real Madrid’s home record remains incredible, with no defeat in any competition since April 2023, and Ancelotti’s squad is built to shine on these big nights.

Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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