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Bayern Munich face the litmus test in their bid to become the first German team to win the treble of European, league and cup titles when they host Spanish giants Barcelona in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first-leg. 

Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez (R) celebrates with defender Jerome Boateng after scoring in the 6-1 win over Hanover on April 20, 2013. Bayern face the litmus test in their bid to become the first German team to win the treble of European, league and cup titles when they host Spanish giants Barcelona in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first-leg.

Having swept aside all rivals to win this season's Bundesliga title, Bayern are bidding to reach their third Champions League final in four years, but Spanish champions-elect Barcelona block their path to Wembley.

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