5 non-negotiable starters for Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

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4. Federico Valverde

The Real Madrid midfield have their work cut out for them. Bayern Munich possess one of the best midfields in the world and they were the stars of the show against Arsenal in their quarterfinal. The likes of Laimer, Goretzka and Musiala were immense, and they plan to do the same against Real Madrid.

Therefore, Mr Versatile is likely to slot back into the midfield for Real Madrid. That's right, Federico Valverde, who has been one of Real Madrid's best players this season, simply HAS to start against Bayern Munich.

5. Antonio Rudiger

In my opinion, Antonio Rudiger was one of Real Madrid's best players throughout the two legs against Man City. Understandably, it were the attackers who stole the limelight after some impressive goals. However, there was one player who was surprisingly silent for Man City and that player was Erling Haaland.

Haaland was completely isolated across both legs by the German international Antonio Rudiger. Against Bayern Munich, there is a similar beast to isolate in Harry Kane. Therefore, Rudiger becomes a non-negotiable starter for Real Madrid, yet again.