Summary

  • Bayern need to overturn 1-0 deficit from first leg.
  • Guardiola: 'If my team plays with Vidal's aggression, we must win'
  • Simeone: 'We know how strong Bayern are'

It is now or never for FC Bayern München as they attempt to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit against Club Atletico de Madrid and book their place in the final of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League.

bundesliga.com brings you all the build-up to Tuesday night's decisive encounter at the Allianz Arena (kick-off 20:45CEST/18:45GMT).

First-leg report: Atletico 1-0 Bayern

20:51 - Bye for now!

We'll catch you again on Tuesday morning and be with you right till the final whistle and beyond as Bayern look to reach the UEFA Champions League final. See you then.

20:23 - Team of the season

A host of Bayern players are among the candidates for our Team of the Season. Voting starts 4 May - for now, take a look at some of those you can give your vote to.

19:50 - Bayern press conference

Pep Guardiola, Manuel Neuer and Javi Martinez faced the press...

Guardiola wants his Bayern team to follow Vidal's example against Atletico.

18:08 - Atletico press conference

Diego Simeone heads off to take his team's final training session before tomorrow's second leg in Munich...here's what he and Gabi and Fernando Torres had to say...

17:43 - Atletico press conference

The media is assembled in the Allianz Arena press room, awaiting the arrival of Atleti coach Diego Simeone...

17:16 - VOTE NOW! April's Player of the Month

Bayern's Arturo Vidal is in our Player of the Month vote for April - you can vote for him or one of the other candidates - Dortmund's Christian Pulisic, his BVB team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Leverkusen's Julian Brandt - on our official Twitter channel: @bundesliga_EN

16:37 - Will Atleti get 'Müllered'?

The on-fire Germany international started the first leg on the bench - will he play from the start on Tuesday?

16:24 - Thiago is 'Focussed'

15:44 - Pep blanks Schubert...by accident

Pep Guardiola was so deep in thought as he emerged from the tunnel at the Allianz Arena on Matchday 32 that he very nearly missed out on the pre-match pleasantries with Borussia Mönchengladbach counterpart Andre Schubert. See for yourselves what happened.

Eventual winners FC Barcelona knocked Bayern out at the semi-final stage last season.

15:20 - Spanish bad omen?

Bayern have lost to La Liga clubs in the semi-finals in each of the last two years, losing to Real Madrid CF in 2013/14 and FC Barcelona last season. Will it be an unwanted hat-trick?

14:58 - Pre-match press conferences

Stay with us for the pre-match pressers later - Bayern's starts at 19:00CEST, and features Pep Guardiola, Manuel Neuer and Javi Martinez. Atletico will stage theirs around 17:45CEST

14:46 - Atleti have arrived

13:38 - Boateng rallies to the cause

Following a long period out through injury, Bayern defender Jerome Boateng is ready to put body and soul on the line on Tuesday after making his long-awaited comeback in the Bundesliga at the weekend.

After the 1-1 draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach, Boateng told reporters that Bayern would "put Atletico under pressure right from the start."

11:36 - Home comforts

Bayern have gone out at the semi-final stage to Spanish opposition in each of the last two seasons, but Guardiola's troops will take plenty of encouragement from the fact that they have won all 11 of their Champions League matches at the Allianz Arena since being humbled 4-0 at home to Real Madrid CF in 2013/14. Should the Bundesliga leaders overcome Atleti, they will equal the competition record for successive home wins set by Manchester United FC between 13 September 2006 and 29 April 2008.

Victory over SL Benfica in the last eight gave Bayern their 11th consecutive home win in the Champions League.

11:05 - Final preparations

It may be a national holiday, but Bayern cannot afford to put their feet up as they prepare for one almighty Atletico-sized hurdle. We'll be hearing from defensive specialist Javi Martinez, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and head coach Pep Guardiola around 19:00CEST.

10:46 - Ribery concern

Franck Ribery missed out for Bayern at the weekend after suffering a back injury as a substitute at Atleti's Vicente Calderon, and Guardiola admitted in his post-match press conference that he does not know if the Frenchman will be fit to face Los Colchoneros.

Franck Ribery is a major doubt for Bayern after picking up a back injury in the first leg.

10:12 - Weekend recap

Pep Guardiola made a raft of changes to the side that lost in Madrid as Bayern went in search of the win needed to wrap up a record fourth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday. Thomas Müller's 20th Bundesliga goal of the season set them on their way, but Borussia Mönchengladbach hit back through Andre Hahn to leave the defending champions needing a point from their final two games to get the job done. Atletico, meanwhile, warmed up for their trip to the Bavarian capital with a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano to keep the pressure firmly on La Liga leaders FC Barcelona.

09:30 - Good morning!

Do or die, all or nothing, win or bust: Bayern's treble hopes hinge on Tuesday's Champions League semi-final return leg with Club Atletico de Madrid. Atleti's Saul Niguez grabbed the only goal of the game in the Spanish capital last week, meaning Bayern simply have to score to have any chance of progressing to a third UCL final in five years. Stay tuned!