Bayern and AC Milan meet at the San Siro on Tuesday and the return is at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday April 11th. Home advantage is definitely important in the second leg. The decisive second meeting will be at the Allianz Arena in front of the Bavarians' passionate soccer betting fans.
If Bayern can make the champions League betting semifinals they would again play the first leg on the road with the all important second match back in Munich. Milan and Bayern, who have ten continental crowns between them, met most recently in the first knockout round last season when the Serie A side won 5-2 on aggregate.
Online soccer betting fans should note that Mark Van Bommel, the Bayern midfielder, was dismissed after receiving a second yellow card towards the end of Bayern's 2-1 win over Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena on March 7 and will miss this match. He has been cleared to play in the return match.
The other matches see PSV Eindhoven, the 1988 champions, and five-time winners taking on Liverpool FC. AS Roma faces Manchester United FC who is looking for their third title. Chelsea FC takes on Valencia CF in the other match. Only Chelsea have never reached a final as Roma lost in 1984 and Valencia in 2000 and 2001.
Online soccer betting fans should note that PSV’s Alex will be out for at least six weeks and will miss the Liverpool match.
The winners of Milan-Bayern will take on the Roma-United victors while the winner of Chelsea-Valencia will meet the winner of the PSV-Liverpool match.
This year's Final will be held at the Olympic stadium in the Greek capital of Athens on May 23rd.