@TheStar

Real Madrid snatch 2-1 comeback win at Bayern Munich

8 months ago, 26 Apr 00:19

By: Reuters @reuters

Holders Real Madrid came from a goal down to snatch a precious 2-1 victory at wasteful Bayern Munich on Wednesday and carry a considerable advantage into their Champions League semi-final second leg in Spain.

Real, eyeing a third straight title, needed a 44th-minute equaliser by Marcelo against the run of play to cancel out Joshua Kimmich's opener after Bayern, chasing three trophies this season, had missed a hatful of chances.

A perfect break allowed Real substitute Marco Asensio to beat Sven Ulreich with a fine effort and grab the winner in the 57th minute.

The result was identical to last year's quarter-final first leg between the teams before Real won the return game as well on the way to the first successful Champions League title defence.

Liverpool crushed AS Roma 5-2 in the other semi-final first leg on Tuesday.

Bayern, who had lost only one of their last 22 home games in the competition, had only themselves to blame and were punished for their profligacy.

They almost scored after 25 seconds when Real defender Dani Carvajal failed to clear properly in a furious and physical start to the match.

The hosts' game plan seemed to go out the window after eight minutes with speedy winger Arjen Robben was forced off with an ankle injury.

They were undeterred by Real's early tight pressing game, however, taking the lead when Kimmich slotted home after a superb through ball from former Real player James Rodriguez.

The Bavarians should have scored again even after another setback when Jerome Boateng went off with a thigh muscle injury, with chances falling to Franck Ribery, Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller.

But it was Real who struck against the run of play with a low drive from Marcelo a minute before the break as the Brazilian full back added to his goals against Paris St Germain and Juventus in previous rounds.

The Spanish side, who have had a disappointing domestic campaign, then caught the Germans napping after a defensive blunder as Asensio raced clear to score their second goal.

Bayern struggled to recover from the blow and despite having nearly 60 percent of possession they could not find an equaliser


Read More


Category: topnews news

Suggested

1 hour ago
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Teary Twalib Mbarak vows to dismantle cartels sabotaging EACC

Twalib broke into tears during the vetting as he talked about his mother and the role she played in shaping him and instilling the integrity he upholds today. ...

Category: topnews news
24 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Reuters
Arsenal’s Koscielny finds his smile on return from injury  

Arsenal's Koscielny finds his smile on return from injury ...

Category: sports topnews news
34 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Gilbert Kiprotich
Chespol leads 10K field at Kapsokwony AK meet

Chespol leads 10K field at Kapsokwony AK meet ...

Category: topnews news sports
4 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Reuters
Wimbledon set to expand after golf agrees to sell

Wimbledon set to expand after golf agrees to sell ...

Category: topnews news sports
1 hours ago, 14:36
@CITIZENTV - By: Dzuya Walter
Miguna awarded Ksh.7M as court rules he is a Kenyan citizen

In his ruling, Justice Chacha Mwita further awarded Miguna Miguna Ksh.7 million for what the court found to be violation of his human rights. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 14:36
@CITIZENTV - By: Voa
Change or continuity? Congo faces pivotal poll

Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo face what appears to be a simple choice as they go to the polls Dec. 23: Continuity, or change? ...

Category: topnews news

@TheStar

Real Madrid snatch 2-1 comeback win at Bayern Munich

8 months ago, 26 Apr 00:19

By: Reuters @reuters

Holders Real Madrid came from a goal down to snatch a precious 2-1 victory at wasteful Bayern Munich on Wednesday and carry a considerable advantage into their Champions League semi-final second leg in Spain.

Real, eyeing a third straight title, needed a 44th-minute equaliser by Marcelo against the run of play to cancel out Joshua Kimmich's opener after Bayern, chasing three trophies this season, had missed a hatful of chances.

A perfect break allowed Real substitute Marco Asensio to beat Sven Ulreich with a fine effort and grab the winner in the 57th minute.

The result was identical to last year's quarter-final first leg between the teams before Real won the return game as well on the way to the first successful Champions League title defence.

Liverpool crushed AS Roma 5-2 in the other semi-final first leg on Tuesday.

Bayern, who had lost only one of their last 22 home games in the competition, had only themselves to blame and were punished for their profligacy.

They almost scored after 25 seconds when Real defender Dani Carvajal failed to clear properly in a furious and physical start to the match.

The hosts' game plan seemed to go out the window after eight minutes with speedy winger Arjen Robben was forced off with an ankle injury.

They were undeterred by Real's early tight pressing game, however, taking the lead when Kimmich slotted home after a superb through ball from former Real player James Rodriguez.

The Bavarians should have scored again even after another setback when Jerome Boateng went off with a thigh muscle injury, with chances falling to Franck Ribery, Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller.

But it was Real who struck against the run of play with a low drive from Marcelo a minute before the break as the Brazilian full back added to his goals against Paris St Germain and Juventus in previous rounds.

The Spanish side, who have had a disappointing domestic campaign, then caught the Germans napping after a defensive blunder as Asensio raced clear to score their second goal.

Bayern struggled to recover from the blow and despite having nearly 60 percent of possession they could not find an equaliser


Read More

Category: topnews news

Suggested

1 hour ago
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Teary Twalib Mbarak vows to dismantle cartels sabotaging EACC

Twalib broke into tears during the vetting as he talked about his mother and the role she played in shaping him and instilling the integrity he upholds today. ...

Category: topnews news
24 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Reuters
Arsenal’s Koscielny finds his smile on return from injury  

Arsenal's Koscielny finds his smile on return from injury ...

Category: sports topnews news
34 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Gilbert Kiprotich
Chespol leads 10K field at Kapsokwony AK meet

Chespol leads 10K field at Kapsokwony AK meet ...

Category: topnews news sports
4 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Reuters
Wimbledon set to expand after golf agrees to sell

Wimbledon set to expand after golf agrees to sell ...

Category: topnews news sports
1 hours ago, 14:36
@CITIZENTV - By: Dzuya Walter
Miguna awarded Ksh.7M as court rules he is a Kenyan citizen

In his ruling, Justice Chacha Mwita further awarded Miguna Miguna Ksh.7 million for what the court found to be violation of his human rights. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 14:36
@CITIZENTV - By: Voa
Change or continuity? Congo faces pivotal poll

Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo face what appears to be a simple choice as they go to the polls Dec. 23: Continuity, or change? ...

Category: topnews news
Our App