Madrid Press: Munich burns as Bayern go down in flames

Madrid Press: Munich burns as Bayern go down in flames


What a night for Real Madrid! Two goals from Sergio Ramos and a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo gave Los Blancos and incredible 4-0 win in the Allianz Arena, and a 5-0 win overall to qualify for the Champions League final next month.

It was a historic match for the nine-time European Cup winners. Going into the game, in their previous 10 visits to Munich, they had lost nine and drawn one. They have never scored more than one goal in any of their previous trips to Bavaria.

Prior to the match, there had been talk of Munich burning as hot as hell for the visit of Carlo Ancelotti’s team. In the end, it was a damp squib, as two Ramos goals in the first 25 minutes ended the semi-final as a contest.

And Marca and AS today both revel in the victory. They both hail Carlo Ancelotti for a tactical masterclass and setting up his team to play devastating counter attacking football. The Italian’s record of never losing to Bayern Munich remains intact.

The papers are also full of praise for Cristiano Ronaldo, who set a new record for the most number of goals scored in the Champions League in one season. They way he celebrate his first goal showed that personal records are important to him. He now has 16 in the competition.