Real Madrid showed their great quality and character in a difficult venue like Allianz Arena. Los Blancos made another comeback in Munich (1-2) in a great second half, where they could nail the tie. Cristiano scored both goals, now he’s scored 100 goals in Europe, and the semifinals are closer.
Bayern Munich started the game pressuring very high and arriving to Navas’ goal as it was expected. Actually, the German team had three corner kicks in the first 5 minutes. However, Bayern were unable to create any chance and Real Madrid started to take control of the game and Los Blancos were feeling more comfortable.
The first chances arrived for Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo had a dangerous free kick, but it was wasted. Just some minutes later, Benzema headed the ball to the bar. But Bayern Munich punched first. After another corner kick, Arturo Vidal scored the first goal in the 26th minute. After the goal, Bayern were much better and they were close to score the second, especially after another header from Vidal.
The Chilean midfielder had the opportunity to open the gap from the penalty spot in the last minute of the first half but his shot went above the bar. Real Madrid were quite lucky, although it wasn’t handball from Carvajal, but Los Blancos played a poor first half.
The second half couldn’t start better. Carvajal put a great cross and Cristiano Ronaldo equalized the game. Real Madrid felt more comfortable after the goal and Gareth Bale could score the second but Neuer made another great save. Zidane made the first change very quickly, in the minute 58th, and Bale was substituted by Asensio. The game became even better for Los Blancos when Javi Martínez was sent off in the 60th minute. Los Blancos had 30 minutes to take advantage in the tie.
Despite playing with one player more, Real Madrid were unable to keep the ball and attack Neuer’s goal. Ten minutes later, the chances arrived. Especially Karim Benzema could scored the second but Neuer saved it again. Just two minutes later, Neuer was again the hero after a shot from Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese could redeem himself finding the net in the 77th minute. It was enough. Los Blancos tried and tried to score the third one and even a goal scored by Benzema didn’t go to the scoreboard because he was in offside. The same happened with Sergio Ramos, who scored from a header, again, in the very last minute, but he was in offside.
At the end, Los Blancos won the game at the Allianz Arena and they set a foot in the semifinals. It was a pity, because they could nail the tie. The advantage and the difference was pretty clear. Now they have to show it again at Bernabéu.