Champions League quarter-finals second-legs – Wednesday

The final two places in the last four of the Champions League will be decided on Wednesday with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid taking advantages into their home legs.

Defending champions Madrid take a 3-0 lead into their clash with Juventus, but Zinedine Zidane insists they still have work to do.

“Everyone sees us going through to the semifinals and that’s exactly what we should not put in our head,” Zidane said.

Juventus coach Max Allegri admits they need to produce something special

“We know very well that we will have to suffer again on Wednesday,” said Allegri.

“You can have no complaints when you lose 3-0 but for the first hour it was more evenly matched than the final in Cardiff and the games [in this season’s group stage] against Barcelona,” Allegri said on Saturday.

“The whole world will be watching on Wednesday and we have to produce a top performance.”

Bayern host Sevilla with a narrow 2-1 lead, but they come into the game having been crowned as Bundesliga champions, but coach Jupp Heynckes insists improvement is needed if they want to make the last four.

“Sevilla showed clearly why they are in the last eight. They are hugely talented, with a good mentality and a fighting spirit,” he said.

“Nothing has been decided yet, we will hopefully improve and add a level.”

Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella believes that his side can push Bayern all the way and snatch a semi-final spot.

“We will play with same pride or even more. The impossible things might become possible if you believe, and I still believe,” he said.

“Surely, our percentage of options is low but we will play it.”

See below for a run-down on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray, our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and Lawrene Lyons of BoyleSports.

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Second leg
Bayern Munich 19:45 Sevilla (agg 2-1)

Allianz Arena

TEAM NEWS: Jerome Boateng is fit enough to feature for Bayern, but they will be without left-back David Alaba and Arturo Vidal. Sevilla have no new injuries but they welcome back midfielder Ever Banega from suspension.
KEY FACT: Jupp Heynckes on record run of 12 straight #UCL wins
MATCH ODDS: Bayern 2/9 Draw 11/2 Sevilla 12/1
GRAEME SAYS: Bayern will have too much for Sevilla, no doubt…3-0
ANDY SAYS: Easy Bayern win here, Sevilla have missed their chance…4-1
BOYLESPORTS PICK: Bayern to win both halves @11/8
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Robert Lewandwoski is good value

Second leg
Real Madrid 19:45 Juventus (agg 3-0)
Santiago Bernabeu

TEAM NEWS: Real Madrid are without suspended captain Sergio Ramos, meaning Jesus Vallejo could start. Juventus are without star striker Paulo Dybala, who is banned after being sent-off in the first leg. KEY FACT: No team has ever overturned 3-0 home defeat
MATCH ODDS: Real 8/13 Draw 10/3 Juventus 4/1
GRAEME SAYS: Real will qualify and don’t see Juve getting anything from this…2-0
ANDY SAYS: Don’t see any issues here for Real…3-1
BOYLESPORTS PICK: Ronaldo to score and Real to win @20/21
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Cristiano Ronaldo, why wouldn’t you have him?

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