Download Video: Bayern Munich 1 – 2 Real Madrid (April-25-2018) UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals 1st Leg Highlights
Bayern Munich 1 – 2 Real Madrid – Real Madrid win at Bayern Munich in first leg. Advantage Real Madrid. Real Madrid are attempting to become the first team to win three consecutive European Cups since Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid took control of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich with victory in the first leg at the Allianz Arena.
The holders, attempting to win the competition for the third successive season, struggled defensively but were clinical in attack – with Marcelo and Marco Asensio scoring either side of half-time.
Marcelo smashed home a half-volley from the edge of the penalty area to level matters before Asensio capitalised on an error by full-back Rafinha to score a breakaway goal.
Joshua Kimmich had put Bayern in front when he slotted past Keylor Navas at the near post.
The German champions missed a host of chances in an error-strewn encounter, while Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal ruled out for handball as his run of scoring in every game of this year’s competition ended.
Bayern must now score at least twice at the Bernabeu next Tuesday to prevent Real reaching a fourth final in five years.
Bayern Munich 1 – 2 Real Madrid | UEFA Champions League – Semi-Finals – 1st Leg – Match Highlights
- 28′ 1 – 0 Joshua Kimmich scores from an angle to give Bayern the lead. Well where did that come from!? Bayern Munich open up Real Madrid with a neat interchange that allows Joshua Kimmich tor ace away down the right. The fullback looks up into the box but goes for goal, beating Keylor Navas at his near post. Navas really shouldn’t be getting beaten there, but Bayern are ahead.
- 44′ 1 – 1 Marcelo turn game in Real’s favour. What a strike! Out of nothing, Real are level. The cross comes in from the right, Cristiano Ronaldo thinks about the bicycle kick but it’s not near enough for him and instead the ball runs through to Marcelo, who drives a first-time strike into the bottom corner. All square on the stroke of half time.
- 57′ 1 – 2 Marco Asensio gives Real Madrid the lead. Bayern punished for a terrible mistake. Rafinha gives the ball away needlessly and Real Madrid break. It’s two on one with Dani Carvajal leading the charge and he squares to substitute Marco Asensio, who drives home. It’s looking like a case of what might have been for Bayern. They have missed so many chances.
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