Bayern Munich Vs. Real Madrid, 2012 Champions League Semifinal: Marcelo In For Özil

Bayern Munich's good spell continues. Franck Ribery came very close to breaking down the Real Madrid left only for a not-very-nice foul to take him out of the picture. The hosts were able to keep the ball in the opposition half for a good few minutes after that foul, peppering Iker Casillas' penalty area with crosses and generally causing much consternation for Jose Mourinho, who looks just about ready to make a change.

Said change turns out to be Mesut Özil going out in favor of Marcelo, which is an interesting one because it means a change in shape. Presumably, Fábio Coentrão will move from left back to the centre of midfield in a deep 4-3-3 to accommodate the newcomer. It's a defensive-looking move, but Özil's not going to do much for you when you're playing almost exclusively on the counterattack anyway.

We have live coverage of the game in our Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League StoryStream. For more on the two teams, head over to Bayern Munich blog Bavarian Football Works and Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid.

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