European Champions League

Real Madrid 4 - Bayern Munich 2 (after extra time)

Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos (Kovacic 114’); Isco (Lucas Vázquez 71‘), Benzema (Marco Asensio 64’), Cristiano Ronaldo. 4-3-3.
Bayern: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Xabi Alonso (Müller 75’); Robben, Vidal, Thiago, Ribery (Douglas Costa 71’); Lewandowski (Kimmich 88’). 4-1-4-1.

0-1. 53. Lewandowski (penalty). After Casemiro tripped Robben inside area.
1-1. 76. Ronaldo. Steered header past Neuer after Casemiro played ball in.
1-2. 78. Ramos (own goal). Deflected ball past Navas from Nacho clearance.
2-2. 105. Ronaldo. Chested down Ramos centre and poked shot past keeper.
3-2. 109. Ronaldo. Turned shot in to empty net after good run by Marcelo.
4-2. 112. Asensio. Picked up ball in midfield and ran through to beat Neuer.

Yellow cards: Vidal 06‘ 84’, Casemiro 40’, Xabi Alonso 70’, Hummels 75’, Robben 101’ / red cards: Vidal 84’.

Defending champions Real Madrid have qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League for the seventh year in a row after they won through against Bayern Munich! A 1-2 victory in Germany last week seemed to have put them well on track, and Benzema, Ramos, Kroos and Ronaldo all had chances to put them further in front before the break. After the restart though Marcelo had to head off the line from Robben, and soon afterwards the visitors were awarded a penalty for a foul by Casemiro on the ex Madrid midfielder which Lewandowski converted. With a quarter of an hour to go Ronaldo headed the equalizer from a Casemiro centre, but just two minutes later Sergio Ramos deflected the ball in to his own net after Nacho tried to clear from Lewandowski to take the tie in to extra time. Two minutes before that though Bayern were left with ten men when Vidal picked up a hotly disputed second booking, and either side of the extra time rest period Ronaldo scored twice to complete yet another hat-trick, the first from a Ramos centre, and the second following a good run by Marcelo. Claims by the visitors that both goals were scored from offside positions were turned down by the referee, and a few minutes later substitute Marco Asensio ran through from midfield to wrap things up.