Starting XI: Real Madrid v Bayern

02 May, 2018, 01:57 | Author: Virgil Todd
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Indeed, Ronaldo has only been nullified so far by Bayern, though they were still beaten 2-1 in the first leg at Allianz Arena, with Marcelo and Marco Asensio on the scoresheet.

A double to Karim Benzema has helped send Real Madrid through to its third-straight Champions League decider following a tense 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich in the second leg of their semi-final at the Bernabeu.

The European champions advanced to the final in Kiev on May 26 after a dramatic tie on Tuesday night.

Defeat was harsh on Bayern, who dominated large spells of the game.

In the 33rd minute, Bayern had another golden chance to score go wasted following a first leg where they left various goal-scoring opportunities off the board.

Eight minutes later Madrid regained the aggregate lead when Marcelo was allowed to advance from left-back and afforded the time to line up a flawless cross that found Benzema in space to head in at the far post. He picked out an unmarked Benzema, who rose to power home a header. At the other end Sergio Ramos headed into the side-netting just before the break to Madrid frustration - but it was Bayern heads in hands seconds after the restart. His first shot was saved from front and center, but the rebound came back to him at a tighter angle, and he buried the chance, choosing not to celebrate against his parent club.

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Ulreich's gaffe handed Real the lead in the first minute of the second half.

Tolisso's backpass was poorly hit but Ulreich, realising too late he could not handle, seemed to slip before he completely missed the ball attempting to kick it and Benzema stole in for his second. Keylor Navas made a spectacular save on David Alaba from a tight angle just moments after Madrid's goal. Mats Hummels and Niklas Sule were also thwarted as Bayern stepped up the pressure.

Tolisso forced another save from Navas before Rodriguez had another effort blocked as Bayern sought a clinching goal.

Yes, Real's recent European record is phenomenal and, yes, Zinedine Zidane is still yet to lose a knockout tie over three seasons in club football's most prestigious competition but they wobbled nearly uncontrollably here before somehow getting past Bayern Munich in an epic semi-final.

They pressed to the end, forcing Real into a rearguard action, but could not find a way through.


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