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Bayern Munich v Real Madrid – story of the match

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid – story of the match

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid – story of the match

Real came from behind to win 2-1.

Real Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 at Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final first leg.

Joshua Kimmich beat Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas at his near post after 28 minutes as Bayern defied the loss to injury of winger Arjen Robben and defender Jerome Boateng, but Marcelo equalised after 44 minutes.

Half-time substitute Marco Asensio struck after 57 minutes to give Real, who are seeking a third straight European Cup, the advantage ahead of next week’s second leg at the Bernabeu.

Tweet of the match

Star man – Marco Asensio

Asensio justified his introduction at half-time by scoring the decisive goal to give Real a first-leg advantage.

Moment of the match

Marcelo’s equaliser. After jogging back as Kimmich gave Bayern the lead, the Brazilian made amends by scoring moments before the break with a volley from the edge of the area.

Stat of the match

Real became the first side to win 150 Champions League matches.


Bayern Munich: Sven Ulreich 7, Joshua Kimmich 7, Rafinha 5, Jerome Boateng 6, Mats Hummels 6, Javi Martinez 6, Franck Ribery 8, Thomas Muller 7, Robert Lewandowski 6, Arjen Robben 6, James Rodriguez 7. Substitutes: Thiago Alcantara (for Robben, 8 minutes) 7, Niklas Sule (for Boateng (34) 7, Corentin Tolisso (for Martinez, 75) 6.

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas 6, Dani Carvajal 6, Marcelo 7, Sergio Ramos 7, Raphael Varane 7, Casemiro 6, Luka Modric 6, Toni Kroos 6, Cristiano Ronaldo 6, Isco 5, Lucas Vazquez 6. Substitutes: Marco Asensio (for Isco, 46) 8, Karim Benzema (for Carvajal, 66) 6, Mateo Kovacic (for Casemiro, 83) 6.

Who’s up next?

Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt (Bundesliga, Saturday, April 28)

Real Madrid v Leganes (La Liga, Saturday, April 28)

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