Clinical Madrid Punished Wasteful Bayern
Real Madrid’s pedigree and somewhat fortune seems to be running very high in Champions League as they keep getting positive results in the tournament.
Playing away in the first leg of UCL’s semifinal, Los Blancos edged Bayern Munich 2-1, despite the Germans were dominating and creating more clear cut opportunities.
Bad luck for Bayern pretty occurred early on when they loss Arjen Robben within just minutes after kick off, forcing Jupp Heynckess to alter his tactical setup very early.
However, that doesn’t stop the Bavarians from dominating that tie as they pushed forward well and got themselves in front through Joshua Kimmich’s effort on 28 minutes.
The home team would be ruing several missed changes they got afterwards as just before half time break, Madrid drew level out of nowhere as Marcelo scored a lovely shot from outside of the penalty area to make it 1-1.
Nothing changed much after the break as Bayern continue to dominate and looked more dangerous, but another defensive error cost Heynkess’ side as Zinedine Zidane’s men took full advantage of it.
A misplaced pass in the middle of the park was used by Madrid to their advantage as Marco Asensio finished off a two man counter attack with a simple half chipped effort on 57 minutes.
Despite still able to create several excellent opportunities, Bayern can’t finish any of them and eventually must settle for a 2-1 home defeat against the defending champion.
Source: 1000 Goals.