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Champions League 185 8 Players to watch: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30937322 Six to watch Six+to+watch Champions League

Real Madrid are riding high after beating Barcelona and all but ensuring themselves of the Spanish league title on Saturday. But they host a tough Bayern side that is smarting from having conceded the Bundesliga crown to Dortmund — and is eager to play for the European Cup at home in their own Allianz Arena. This is a massive clash, and here are the six men you must watch on Wednesday.

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Champions League 185 8 Players to watch: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30930024 Franck Ribery, W, Bayern Munich Franck+Ribery%2C+W%2C+Bayern+Munich Champions League

What a week: Ribery sparked Bayern to a deserved 2-1 win over real to put his team in the driver’s seat…and then was fined $66,000 for punching his teammate, Arjen Robben, at the half of the same match. This is all in a day’s work for the mercurial but magical midfielder who can burn past players and change games with a single kick. He’s going to have to have a repeat of last Tuesday’s commanding performance for the Bavarians to progress.

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Champions League 185 8 Players to watch: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30930026 Manuel Neuer, GK, Bayern Munich Manuel+Neuer%2C+GK%2C+Bayern+Munich Champions League

Germany’s number one made the big saves last week and had the men in front of him playing a smart, sharp game. He has to do the same again against Real’s hydra-headed attack that will be feeling they can score against anyone. An excellent shot-stopper, Neuer is difficult to beat on any day of the week.

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Champions League 185 8 Players to watch: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30938092 Bastian Schweinsteiger, MF, Bayern Munich Bastian+Schweinsteiger%2C+MF%2C+Bayern+Munich Champions League

Efficient and classy, Schweinsteiger is Bayern’s x-factor. When he’s on the field, they look confident at the back and slick out wide. When he’s out, they look a bit lost. He went the full 90 against Werder Bremen Saturday and is expected to go the distance in Madrid.

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Champions League 185 8 Players to watch: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30938088 Cristiano Ronaldo, F, Real Madrid Cristiano+Ronaldo%2C+F%2C+Real+Madrid Champions League

La Liga’s scoring leader, and certainly the Spanish Player of Year, Ronaldo finally shook a big monkey off his back on Saturday. Long-derided for disappearing in big games, Ronaldo showed up against Barcelona, and how. He wasn’t as effective against a Bayern side that didn’t leave him much room or time to operate, but he is in hot form and should be feeling he can win this one for his team.

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Champions League 185 8 Players to watch: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30939071 Fabio Coentrao, D, Real Madrid Fabio+Coentrao%2C+D%2C+Real+Madrid Champions League

The defender had a shockingly poor game last week as he was repeatedly torched by Ribery and Robben and hauled up and out of position from almost the opening whistle. He’s likely to get a run out again here as well, and he has to be more affective and attentive next to Sergio Ramos this time out.

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Champions League 185 8 Players to watch: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30939072 Jose Mourinho, Manager, Real Madrid Jose+Mourinho%2C+Manager%2C+Real+Madrid Champions League

Mourinho got it wrong at the Allianz last week…but got things exactly right Saturday to snatch a very rare win over his arch-rivals. He’s now got seven league titles (across four nations) and you have think the Special One’s confidence will be at an all-time high. He’s got to put faith in Mesut Ozil Wednesday and shore up that dreadful left flank — but if Madrid can take the ball away as early and often as they did against Barcelona on Saturday, they can do the same to the Germans.

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