Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich – Drama on classics
The second game in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, which was held in Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, was simply incredible in its intensity and unpredictability. Real and Bayern gave us all a real football performance. After a productive and exciting game in Munich, all the fans of the game expected no less interesting developments in the response game. And the players did not disappoint their fans. Both teams demonstrated the highest level of world-class football.
The Hero of the Match
In the first meeting, Bayern looked great and even led in the score, but after the removal of Javi Martinez, Real was able to reverse the outcome of the meeting and obtained an important away victory. The hero of the match was Cristiano Ronaldo, who made the double. He proved that it's no wonder that he is a four-time winner of the "Golden Ball" once again, as he has now become the first player to reach 100 Champions League goals.
First Half of the Match
As it was expected, Bayern was charged to attack from the first minute. The start of the game was tense. There was excitement on the part of both teams, which often led to dangerous moments. It was important for the Munich team to score an early goal, but the defence of Real looked confident. Zinedine Zidane's squad gave the ball under the control of the opponent and waited for a convenient moment for a counterattack.
In the middle of the first half, the game calmed down and Real seized the initiative. Madrid confidently settled on the half of the opponent and created several dangerous moments. It is worth noting the blow to the head of Benzema, which was nearly lacking in accuracy. Also, Ramos, who took an advantage of the roughest mistake of Neuer and struck directly into the defender of the guests, missed a good chance. Toward the end of the meeting, Ronaldo had a good opportunity to open an account, but the Portuguese struck directly into the Bayern goalkeeper.
Second Half of the Tie
The Madrid players cheerfully started the second half, but already in the 52nd minute of the meeting, an 11-meter strike was assigned to their goal. Robert Lewandowski came to the mark and confidently realised a penalty. Literally, immediately, Arturo Vidal could double the advantage but broke above the goal.
After the goal, the teams opened and began to demonstrate spectacular football. The wards of Carlo Ancelotti tried their best to score the second goal, but missed the counterattack, as a result of which Cristiano Ronaldo equalised the score of the meeting. However, Bayern did not lower his head and a minute later equalised the score. Sergio Ramos sent the ball into his own goal, setting an acceptable for the Bayern account - 1: 2 and transferred the match in extra time. In the end of the match, Arturo Vidal got the second yellow card and left the field. Teams calmly finished the second half.
In extra time, Bayern lacked a player significantly. At the very end of the first overtime, Sergio Ramos smartly passed to Ronaldo, and he scored a classy goal in the match. Soon Cristiano completed a hat-trick, scoring after the solo passage of Marcelo. And the final point in the match was put by Marco Asensio, who smuggled the defenders of Munich and sent the ball to the far corner of Neuer. Thus, the "Real" was stronger in the two-legged confrontation.