Video: Real Madrid (4) 2 – 2 (3) Bayern Munich (May-1-2018) UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals 2nd Leg Highlights
Real Madrid (4) 2 – 2 (3) Bayern Munich – Real Madrid are into the Champions League Final. Real Madrid are in the Champions League Final for the third season in a row. Real Madrid cling on to beat Bayern and reach final.
Reigning European champions Real Madrid moved into their third successive Champions League final as they edged out Bayern Munich in a thrilling semi-final second leg.
Trailing 2-1 after the first leg in Germany, Bayern needed a win at the Bernabeu to reach the final but it finished 2-2 as Real clinched a 4-3 aggregate victory.
Joshua Kimmich scored early on for the German champions from six yards out, before Karim Benzema headed in for Real from Marcelo’s fine left-wing cross eight minutes later.
A second for Benzema, after a horrendous mistake from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, put Real in control, although Bayern’s on-loan James Rodriguez then scored against his parent club to set up a dramatic finale.
Bayern had chances to win it, but Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Muller’s efforts were saved by Keylor Navas and Mats Hummels headed wide as the Spanish side held on.
Real will face either Liverpool or Roma in the final in Kiev, Ukraine, on 26 May with Jurgen Klopp’s side leading 5-2 before Wednesday’s second leg in Rome.
Real Madrid (4) 2 – 2 (3) Bayern Munich | UEFA Champions League – Semi-Finals – 2nd Leg – Match Highlights
- 3′ 0 – 1 Joshua Kimmich scores after three minutes. Game on! The ball drops to Joshua Kimmich in the box about six yards out and he smashes the ball past Keylor Navas. The Bayern right-back has scored both Bayern’s goals in this tie. One more goal would do Bayern – Real still lead on away goals.
- 11′ 1 – 1 Karim Benzema restores one-goal aggregate lead. Karim Benzema has a first goal in open play since February and Real Madrid are level on the night and ahead on aggregate. A wonderful cross by Marcelo on the left takes defence and keeper out of the equation and Benzema is unmarked on the back post to head into an empty net.
- 46′ 2 – 1 Karim Benzema scores his second goal as goalkeeper Ulreich gifts ball to him. Howler. This is unbelievable. Corentin Tolisso passes back to Sven Ulreich, who starts to go with his hands then realises he can’t – so sticks his leg out – the ball flies past him and Karim Benzema taps into an empty net. Wow.
- 63′ 2 – 2 James Rodríguez hits back as Bayern Munich pull one back and need one more to overcome Real Madrid. James Rodriguez has scored against his parent club and Bayern Munich are right back in the tie. Rodriguez has a shot blocked (again) and then slams the rebound through the legs of Keylor Navas.