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UEFA Champions League Report: Real Madrid v Bayern Munich 01 May 2018

By SL International - May 01, 2018 10:40 PM

UEFA Champions League 

Result: Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich (Real won 4-3 on aggregate)

Date: 01 May 2018

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu

Click through the gallery to see the highlights of the game.

Real Madrid advanced to the UEFA Champions League final for the third successive season after playing to a 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich in the second leg of their last-four clash on Tuesday.

Los Blancos came into the return fixture with an advantage after recording 2-1 away win in the first leg last week.

However, they fell behind after just three minutes as a failed clearance landed at the feet of Joshua Kimmich, who calmly slotted into the far corner to put Bayern ahead on the night.

The Galacticos hit back in the 11th minute as Marcelo's inviting cross to the far post was headed home by Karim Benzema to put the hosts 3-2 up on aggregate.

Zinedine Zidane opted to field Lucas Vazquez at right full-back, although Bayern got a lot of joy down that flank with Franck Ribery.

The visitors went close to leveling on 34 minutes when Mats Hummels played in Robert Lewandowski, but the Keylor Navas rushed off his line to deny the striker before on-loan Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez volleyed over from the rebound.

Los Blancos carved out a couple chances in the closing stages of the half, with Cristiano Ronaldo hitting snap-shot wide before Sergio Ramos' header at the far-post could only find the side netting.

The two sides went into the break level on the night, although Los Blancos were ahead in the tie on aggregate.

Benzema gave Zidane’s troops the lead a minute into the second stanza after Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich made a complete mess of a back-pass from Corentin Tolisso, which allowed the Frenchman to easily tap into an open net, 2-1 on the night and 4-2 on aggregate.

The Bavarians were back level in the 63rd minute, with Rodriguez netting against his parent club with a strike from a tight angle that sailed through Keylor Navas' legs.

Zidane was already thinking about closing shop after 75 minutes and brought on Casemiro for Mateo Kovacic, while Gareth Bale replaced Karim Benzema.

Heynckes responded with a change of his own by bringing on attacker Sandro Wagner in the last 10 minutes in place of midfielder Tolisso.

Bayern threw everything forward in search of a third goal that would send them into the final on the away-goals rule, but Los Blancos remained solid in defence and held on for the draw and 4-3 aggregate win.

Los Blancos will now face the winner of the seocnd sem-final between AS Roma and Liverpool at Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday (20:45 kick-off).


Match Centre

Real Madrid
Full Time
1 May 2018 20:45 Santiago Bernabéu Champions League Round 4
FC Bayern München
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11’ Karim Benzema

46’ Karim Benzema

3’ Joshua Kimmich

63’ James Rodríguez

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Impressive record set by Zidane & his team
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I know for a fact......all barCOWlona (should I say siss-messi groupies......coz they are more siss-messi worshipers than barCOWlona supporters) SECOND FIDDLE I.D.I.O.T.S are struggling with constipation by now. Nizoba-strong SISS-MESSI DONKEYS.
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Let them find a navigator to......and call me when they want to come back and join Los Blancos (Midrand, PE Central, DBN North and Westville Supporters Club). Madrid is the LAW of the game......Los Blancos is curriculum of football world-wide. Even Osama bin Laden couldn't resist this FOOTBALLING INSTITUTION OF THE CENTURY.
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Waitsii these Real Madrags fc Will always succeed because of the referees
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nashea May 02, 2018 09:09 AM
What a club with history in UCL, it's the best in the world,people say barca is the best ask yourself how many UCLcups do they have and count how many messi do have ? It shows messi is barca
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@alizebucs1986 indeed Madrid are the best with the help of Referees thy almost alwys wins these kind of games wth helping hand
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Los Blancos all the way but beware off the magician himself Mo Salaah and his troops.
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alizebucs1986 May 02, 2018 08:07 AM
Liverpool fans talk like there's no Tomorrow,Come the Final Match day..they wil blame the Referee like all other Teams who lost to Madrid
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Hate Madrid at ur own Peril,at the end they r the Best team in the World
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Never underestimate Roma, I know Liverpool has done well but we mustn't write Roma off like we did against Barca
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I saw two clear penalty but the ref was on Madrid side
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Its a pitty dat chickinlivers are not even in the final but u u hear some donkey fans saying they ll will the eufa!! They still has to go in Rome.this is foot ball anything is possible.dont count chickens before they are hatxhe!!!
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