Champions league semi-finals:

Real Madrid 1 - Bayern Munich 2
European champions Real Madrid were eliminated from the competition at the semi-final stage by a Bayen Munich looking to win their first European trophy in 25 years. Despite their defensive line up Bayern Munich attacked right from the kick off, and Elber opened the scoring in the eighth minute after a goalmouth scramble. However ten minutes later Madrid equalised, Raúl controlling a Roberto Carlos long pass before rolling the ball into Figo's path for him to score. With ten minutes to go to the break Scholl's short free kick found Jeremies unmarked on the edge of the area, and he turned the ball wide of Casillas for the winning goal. In the second half Del Bosque brought on Savio and Morientes, but Munich put up the shutters and slowed the game down until Kim Nielsen blew the final whistle. (09.05.01)

Valencia 3 - Leeds United 0
Héctor Cúper's Valencia qualified for the Champions League final for the second year in a row after beating Leeds United in the Mestalla stadium. Juan Sánchez opened the scoring after fifteen minutes with a controversial goal, the Leeds players claiming vehemently that the striker had turned the ball in to the net with his arm. However there was no doubt about his second strike just after the break, a speculative shot from outside of the area which caught Martyn at the wrong side of the goal. Mendieta added a third five minutes later to secure their passage to the final, and Cúper took off players who were under threat of suspension to ensure their presence in the final. Leeds striker Smith was sent off in the last minute for a foul on Vicente. (08.05.01)

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