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Bayern Munich vs Lyon, Champions League Semifinal, Match Prediction

Bayern Munich and Lyon square off at the Estadio Jose Alvalade to earn the place in the Champions League final. 

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German champions Bayern Munich steps closer to the Champions League title and they are two wins away to lift the European Cup for the sixth time. The German Outfit is coming off a record 8-2 victory over Barcelona in the quarterfinals. It was the first occasion in the Champions League knockout stage when a side scored eight goals in a single outing. Bavarian giants have now won 24 of their last 25 matches in all competitions. 

Hansi Flick's men are strong favourites against Lyon who are fresh off of a 3-1 victory over Premier League runner-up Machester City in the quarterfinal. In the round of 16, they escaped Serie A champion Juventus with an aggregate success. The French Club cannot be written off in the semifinal after two comprehensive victories against the top clubs in the world. Robert Lewandowski has scored in eight consecutive Champions League matches for Bayern after striking against Barcelona. 

Les Gones enters in this game with full confidence but the huddle would be a bit tougher as they are up against Bayern who had the successive run at Bundesliga for the 8th time. One stat is not favoring Bavarians in Lisbon on Wednesday, losing the last four semifinals at the European stage. The winners of this contest will face Paris Saint-Germain who defeated RB Leipzig 3-0 in Tuesday's semifinal.

Team News & Lineups 

Lyon 

Karl Toko Ekambi would be dropped out and Dembele would replace him after striking twice against City in the quarterfinal. Lyon is unlikely to go with any change for Wednesday’s game. 

Lineup: Lopes; Marcelo, Denayer, Marcal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimaraes, Aouar, Cornet; Ekambi, Memphis

Champions League form: W L D W L W

Bayern Munich 

Defender Benjamin Pavard is likely to get the nod for the starting lineup. Kingsley Coman is expected to get the recall in place of Ivan Perisic. 

Lineup: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Gnabry, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski

Champions League form: W W W W W W

Key Players 

Bayern Munich 

Robert Lewandowski (forward): 14 goals

Serge Gnabry (forward): 7 goals

Thomas Muller (midfield): 4 goals 

Lyon 

Memphis Depay (forward): 6 goals

Moussa Dembele (forward): 2 goals

Houssem Aouar (midfield): one goal

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