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Munich were thrashed 4-0 at home by the counter-attacking Real Madrid this week

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Cristiano Ronaldo could set a new record tonight

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid: How Cristiano Ronaldo can set a new Champions League record tonight

Portuguese forward needs one more goal for the most-ever scored in the Champions League in a season

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Toni Kroos will be staying at Bayern Munich, his agent has claimed

Transfer news: Toni Kroos's agent claims Manchester United have not made a bid and midfielder will stay at Bayern Munich until 'at least' 2015

German midfielder has been constantly linked with the Premier League champions

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Champions League draw: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola looks to maintain his impressive record against Real Madrid

Real will be at home to Bayern in the first leg on 23 April

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Arjen Robben's shot takes a deflection off Nemanja Vidic's left foot to deceive David de Gea and put the tie beyond United

Arjen Robben admits Bayern Munich were 'very, very bad' in the second half against Manchester United

Dutchman scored the third goal of the game to put tie out of United's reach

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