Bayern Munich Atletico Madrid
Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid players battle for the ball during the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal, April 27, 2016.Reuters

Just how do you score past Atletico Madrid? That is the million dollar question Bayern Munich need to answer if they are to find a way into the final of the Champions League. Trailing 1-0 going into the semifinal second leg at the Allianz Arena, Pep Guardiola needs to show why he is considered the best attacking coach in the world by masterminding a way through the Diego Simeone-drilled near-bulletproof defence.

Bayern Munich were pretty poor in the first leg, too laboured in their attacks and a little panicky when they lost the ball. While it took a world-class goal from Saul Niguez to break open the Bayern defence, Guardiola will know his team need to play a lot, lot better if they are to overturn the deficit and with it book their flights to Milan.

"We mustn't think about how many goals we must score," Guardiola was quoted as saying by UEFA's official website. "We need think first about defending well and controlling the game.

"We want possession and we want goals. Atleti defend very well, but they are also going good up front. It is complicated to play a team like them. They know each other so very well. We will create chances, if perhaps not too many."

The crucial aspect for Bayern Munich will be to take full advantage of those chances that come their way. Starting with the silent killer Thomas Muller might be the better idea, after the Germany international started on the bench in the first leg. Big players are needed to decide these big games, and Muller is certainly one of them.

Bayern will also hope the likes of Robert Lewandowski, kept quiet in the first leg, and Douglas Costa come the fore for this need-to-score-goals-and-not-concede second leg in Munich.

Defence is never a problem for Atletico Madrid, and it goes without saying that the second leg performance will also be built on staying solid at the back. However, as Saul showed in the first leg, Atletico have more than enough ammunition to hurt teams going forward.

Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres will be the two players Simeone looks to for the goals, but the manager knows Tuesday's match is all about getting the job done, somehow.

"Our work over the last few years is paying dividends now," Simeone said. "We have experienced guys mixed with some new players and they are all really great to work with them. That is reflected by our results.

"We were sharp in the first leg and we will see how sharp we are (in the second leg), and how sharp Bayern are. Every game is different. We want to win, that's our plan. We want to play well and enjoy our success. But above all, what matters most is that we make the final."

Where to Watch Live

The Champions League semifinal between Bayern Munich and Atletico is scheduled for an 8.45 pm CET (7.45 pm GMT, 2.45 pm ET, 12.15 am IST) start. Ten 2 and Ten 1 HD will broadcast the Champions League match live in India on TV. Viewers in India and the subcontinent can also watch the match live online by live streaming on Tensports Live.

Antena 3 and TV3 will broadcast the match live in Spain, while viewers in Germany can watch Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid live on Sky Sport 1, B5 and ZDF, with the live stream option on Sky Go Germany.

Audience in France, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Canada, the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game live on TV on Bein Sports, with the live stream option on Bein Sports Connect.

Audience in China can watch the UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg live on PPTV Sports, QQ Sports and LeTV.

BT Sport Europe is the channel to watch the match live in the UK, with the online live streaming option on Watch BT Sport.

Fox Sports 1 will show the UCL game live in the US, while the semifinal can also be live streamed online on FoxSoccer2Go.

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