Clash of the wide men, Bayern v Real, Champions League semi.

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Updated: April 17, 2012

The Fußball Arena München, will be the focus of the football world tonight as Bayern Munich host Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi final. In what should be a very tight affair the game will hinge very much on the form of the wingers on both teams, Ribery and Robben for Bayern and Di Maria and Ronaldo for Real.

Injury and form issues mean Robben has not reached the heights of previous seasons and a missed penalty capped a disastrous performance as Bayern lost 1-0 recently to Borussia Dortmund to end their Bundesliga chances.

However, three goals in four Champions League knock-out ties suggest the Dutchman – now 28 years old – is reserving his best form for Europe.

While Robben has struggled, Ribéry has again become his team’s main creative focus. The French international has 11 Bundesliga goals already, equalling his previous best season’s tally for Bayern, along with 11 assists. He has also been flying in Europe  where he is the competition’s most fouled player  a key measure of his status.

For Madrid, Ronaldo’s mission to drag his team to this season’s Spanish and European titles has brought 53 goals in just 47 matches. Di María is less flamboyant but almost as important to his side. The Argentine’s energy and clever passing were badly missed when he was out injured in recent months, and since returning two weeks ago his form has been impressive.

Who do you think will have the edge after the first 90 minutes   Munich at 8/5 or Madrid at 5/3?  2BET2 gives you thee choice.