The FC Bayern München players were in high spirits ahead of their must-win encounter with Club Atletico de Madrid in the semi-finals of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League. - © © gettyimages
The FC Bayern München players were in high spirits ahead of their must-win encounter with Club Atletico de Madrid in the semi-finals of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League. - © © gettyimages
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Bayern in win-or-bust scenario against Atletico in Champions League

FC Bayern München will look to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they welcome Club Atletico de Madrid to the Allianz Arena in Tuesday's all-or-nothing UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg (kick-off: 20:45CEST/18:45GMT).

Saul Niguez's match-winning strike at the Estadio Vicente Calderon last week means Bayern must score to stand any chance of reaching a third Champions League final in five years and avoid the disappointment of falling to Spanish opposition in the last four for the third season running.

After winning all 11 of their home matches in the competition since losing 4-0 to Real Madrid CF in the 2013/14 semi-finals, however, Pep Guardiola's men will be quietly confident of turning the tie in front of their own fans.

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Diego Simeone (Atletico coach): "Every game at this level is tough. We know how strong Bayern are as a team. We have a good team spirit and we need to build on the success we've had."

Fernando Torres (Atletico forward): "We're one of the best teams in Europe and we have to beat teams like Bayern. We enjoy our work and we enjoy every game. We have a difficult match ahead of us. We know we're a good team. As a team, we can beat anyone. Our stats say so."

Possible line-ups

Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, Boateng, Martinez, Alaba - Coman, Vidal, Thiago, Costa - Müller - Lewandowski

Coach: Pep Guardiola

Atletico: Oblak - Juanfran, Godin, Lucas, Filipe Luis - Koke, Gabi, Augusto, Saul Niguez - Griezmann, Torres

Coach: Diego Simeone