Undoubtedly, this is far from over, but Bayern is in bad shape and is heading to the Bernabéu. They played well for most of the game, but the injuries probably derailed them. Without Robben and Boateng, the Bavarians lacked organization and finishing quality. Madrid made the most of the few opportunities they had.
You can read a full summary of the first leg of the Champions League semi-final between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid here.
89 & # 39; – Bayern pay less huge! Tolisso prepares Lewandowski for the draw … and Lewandowski fails a lot. It was a great opportunity. You would expect him to score.
85 & # 39; – Bayern have all the possessions, but Madrid looks comfortable. The elimination of Martinez has allowed Modric to relieve the pressure consistently. It will take a spectacular blow or a big mistake from Madrid for Bayern to score now.
76 & # 39; – Corentin Tolisso, a central attacking midfielder, is on his way to defensive midfielder Javi Martinez. This suggests that Bayern think they have to score again to have the opportunity to reach the final, but it is a decision that will probably destroy them Cristiano Ronaldo.
72 & # 39; – Ronaldo just put a spectacular half volley on the back of the net from the edge of the box. Unfortunately, he lowered the ball with his arm, and the referee caught him.
70 & # 39; – Ribery has an open shot from 10 yards and is lost wide. It's a bit ridiculous that Bayern is behind.
67 & # 39; – Dani Carvajal is injured and must leave. His replacement is … Karim Benzema?
That will cause a great remodeling. Benzema goes up, Ronaldo moves a little to the right, and Lucas Vázquez becomes the new right-back. In the first seconds, this configuration is in the field, just clear the ball of the line after a corner kick and revolt of Bayern.
63 & # 39; – Ribery has a 12-yard shot saved by Navas. Those two goals at home will be a problem for Bayern, whatever happens, but it seems they can regain the advantage and go to the Bernabéu in a decent position. They have been at the top of this whole game.
57 & # 39; – OBJECTIVE! Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid
Bayern defensive catastrophe. Rafinha turns the ball in half, while his midfield is pushed forward, leading to a break of two against two for the attack of Bayern. Lucas Vázquez finds the replacement Asensio and ends a clinical counter. An absolute gift of a goal.
Real Madrid has done it again!
Marco Asensio takes advantage of an ENORMOUS error by Rafinha to give visitors the lead in Munich. pic.twitter.com/wDLMCehLsP
– FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 25, 2018
51 & # 39; – Great opportunity for Bayern. Ribery beats Carvajal and puts a good ball in the six yard area, but Thomas Müller can not pass through a sea of Madrid defenders to connect him to the net. Casemiro receives the crucial touch to prevent him from scoring.
46 & # 39; – And we have returned. And this can be really fun! Marco Asensio has replaced Isco.
HALFTIME SCORE – Bayern Munich 1-1 Real Madrid
That was very much in keeping with the plan for Bayern. They controlled the game in the whole field, they had all the decent opportunities and limited the shots of Real Madrid from dangerous areas. Unfortunately for the Bavarians, they could not convert their good chances to goals, and Marcelo launched a world-class blow from outside the box. Strong breaks.
45 & # 39; – OBJECTIVE! Bayern Munich 1-1 Real Madrid
The Meringues have a vital goal away from home courtesy of Marcelo! It was a difficult first half for Madrid, but the left foot of the Brazilian left-back has returned to his team in the game. A center by Dani Carvajal fell perfectly to the edge of the area for Marcelo to overtake Sven Ulreich at the far post.
42 & # 39; – Bayern almost scored from a good routine on the corner. Robert Lewandowski pulls back a delivery near the post, and Mats Hummels hits his volley attempt just over the crossbar.
35 & # 39; – The departure of Boateng to Süle is now official. In addition, Franck Ribery simply missed a babysitter by forgetting how his legs work and not shooting. Incredible pass of Thiago to configure it, nevertheless.
32 & # 39; – Oh, no, a second injury replacement for Bayern Munich seems to be on the way. Jerome Boateng has injured a leg muscle running for the ball, and will be replaced by Niklas Süle.
28 & # 39; – OBJECTIVE! Bayern Munich 1-0 Real Madrid!
What a sensational goal by Joshua Kimmich, Bayern returns by name! The replacement of Philipp Lahm decides to replace Arjen Robben on this occasion. James plays him behind the defense with a straight ball, everyone thinks Kimmich is going to cross over to Lewandowski, but instead he places a perfect narrow-angle finish on the top corner.
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19 & # 39; – The first thing the goalkeeper had to do finally happened! Keylor Navas had little trouble saving a 25-yard shot from substitute right-back of Bayern Munich, Rafinha.
15 & # 39; – So far, this game mainly consisted of players who ran into each other and the referee decided that it was not a foul.
8 & # 39; – Robben's day is ready. He is replaced by Thiago, which is not exactly a similar change. James Rodriguez will have to move from the post of midfielder to the right wing to accommodate the Spaniard.
5 & # 39; – Arjen Robben, 34, who had flimsy ankles at age 20, comes down with a sprained ankle. It has not yet been decided whether he will play or not.
3 & # 39; – Something chaotic, mostly in the box of Madrid. Lucas Vázquez had to make a clearance, and Dani Carvajal had to clear a ball with his shoulder, six inches below and would have been handball.
1 & # 39; – Take off from Munich! There is a surprise in the Real Madrid line-up for this first leg, with Lucas Vázquez preferred to Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. Isco is also on the team, ahead of those two and Marco Asensio. Madrid will have a lot of work rhythm and retention of the ball, but this alignment could leave Ronaldo very isolated.
Bayern Munich : Sven Ulreich; Rafinha, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich, Javi Martinez, Thomas Müller, James Rodriguez, Franck Ribery, Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben
Real Madrid : Keylor Navas; Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucas Vázquez
The last stages of the Champions League often produce some impressive confrontations, and this semifinal tie between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid certainly qualify. Their battle begins on Wednesday in Germany, and will be an intense duel between two teams in excellent form.
Real Madrid have gone through difficult times to reach the semifinals, finishing with a victory over Juventus after defeating Paris Saint-Germain, but while their position in La Liga has improved, they are still in third place national level without a hope of surpassing his archrival Barcelona to win. That means their only trophy available is the Champions League title, and they'll be eager to win it for an impressive third straight year. They will be helped by the amazing form of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 26 goals in all competitions for Madrid since at the end of January .
Stopping it will be a difficult task for the Bayen team. defense, but as always, they will never back off from the challenge. Bayern have been shooting at high speed lately, and it has been a very direct way to reach this stage. Sevilla and Besiktas represented a small challenge for Bayern's powerful side, but Real Madrid will demand that they be at their best. They have been adopting an impressive form recently, so we just have to see the amount of quality that these two teams separate.
Match information, as well as how to watch on television and broadcast
Match Date / Time : Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 8:45 p.m. local
Headquarters : Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
TV : Fox Sports 1 (US – English), ESPN Sports (US), Sky Sport 1 HD (Germany) ), Movistar +, beIN Sports (Spain)
Online : Fox Soccer Match Pass, ESPN3 (United States), Sky Go Deutschland (Germany), beIN Sports Connect Spain (Spain)
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