Real Madrid in control of Champions League semi after win at Bayern

Marco Asensio

Actual Madrid took management of their Champions League semi-final in opposition to Bayern Munich with victory within the first leg on the Allianz Enviornment.

The holders, trying to win the competitors for the third successive season, struggled defensively however had been medical in assault – and Marcelo and Marco Asensio scored both aspect of half-time.

Marcelo smashed dwelling a half-volley from the sting of the penalty space to stage issues earlier than Asensio capitalised on an error by Rafinha to attain a breakaway aim.

Joshua Kimmich had put Bayern in entrance when he slotted previous Keylor Navas on the close to submit.

The German champions missed a bunch of probabilities in an error-strewn encounter, whereas Actual ahead Cristiano Ronaldo had a aim dominated out for handball as his run of scoring in each recreation of this yr’s competitors ended.

Bayern should now rating a minimum of twice on the Bernabeu subsequent Tuesday to stop Actual reaching a fourth remaining in 5 years.

Actual grind it out once more

Sergio Ramos celebrates at full-time

Actual have change into specialists at progressing by way of the European knockout rounds in latest seasons, and this win was an ideal instance of their skill to grind out outcomes.

The defensive points which led to a Three-1 defeat of their dramatic quarter-final second leg in opposition to Juventus resurfaced within the first half right here, they usually may have been additional behind earlier than Marcelo scored in opposition to the run of play.

Supervisor Zinedine Zidane made a change at half-time – changing ahead Isco with Asensio – however the recreation initially continued in the identical vein.

Nonetheless, when Rafinha gave the ball away close to the midway line, Lucas Vazquez and Asensio pounced at tempo earlier than the latter calmly lifted the ball dwelling.

Ronaldo was a peripheral determine and didn’t have a shot heading in the right direction within the match, the primary time he has failed to take action within the Champions League since Could 2017.

He did have two efforts – sending a header broad and sending a shot from distance so wildly off track it went out for a throw-in.

Cristiano Ronaldo touch map

Regardless of that, Actual look effectively positioned to achieve one more remaining.

They could not look as dominant as up to now two seasons, however they continue to be on target to change into the primary workforce since Bayern in 1976 to win a 3rd successive European Cup.

“Actual weren’t spectacularly particular,” former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin stated on BBC Radio 5 dwell. “They’ve ridden their luck however Actual Madrid someway discover a approach to win and you do not know how they do it.”

A missed alternative for Bayern

Bayern Munich players at full-time

Bayern have misplaced six video games in a row in opposition to Actual, their worst run in opposition to any aspect within the competitors.

Already lacking key males Manuel Neuer, David Alaba, Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman, they misplaced winger Arjen Robben and defender Jerome Boateng within the first half.

However that they had sufficient probabilities to take a commanding result in the Spanish capital subsequent week, with the normally medical Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Frank Ribery lacking probabilities.

Certainly that they had a transparent opening as early as the primary minute, however Lewandowski’s cross from the byeline was too sturdy for Muller.

Navas ought to have completed higher with Kimmich’s opener – he was crushed on the close to submit from a decent angle – however he saved effectively from Ribery within the second half.

Quickly after Marcelo had equalised, Muller had a robust volley blocked by Sergio Ramos, and Lewandowski headed straight at Navas when unmarked at a set-piece.

Bayern squandered additional probabilities within the second half – Lewandowski and Muller getting in one another’s manner contained in the six-yard field, and the previous lacking the goal when in behind Actual’s defence within the closing minutes.

There have been unsavoury scenes on the remaining whistle as a small variety of followers ran onto the pitch and confronted the Bayern gamers.

Pitch invader grabs shirt of Frank Ribery

Actual’s landmark win – the most effective stats

  • Actual have received six consecutive Champions League matches in opposition to Bayern, their joint-longest run in opposition to an opponent within the competitors’s historical past, additionally successful six in a row in opposition to Ajax between 2010 and 2012.
  • The previous three events on which Bayern have scored first in a Champions League match and misplaced have been in opposition to Actual (additionally each quarter-final legs final season).
  • This was Actual’s 150th Champions League win, making them the primary workforce to achieve the milestone.
  • Asensio’s previous three Champions League targets have been in its place, with all in knockout matches – two in opposition to Bayern (final season’s quarter-final and this match) and one in opposition to Juventus in final season’s remaining.
  • No participant has been concerned in additional targets for Bayern within the Champions League this season than Kimmich (three targets and three assists).
  • Kimmich’s aim was the 100th aim scored underneath Jupp Heynckes within the Champions League (22 for Actual Madrid, 78 for Bayern).
  • Marcelo has scored three targets in his previous 5 Champions League appearances – as many as in his earlier 53 appearances within the competitors mixed.
  • Vazquez has assisted 12 targets in all competitions this season – amongst La Liga gamers, solely Lionel Messi (18) has assisted extra.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 26Ulreich
  • 32Kimmich
  • 17BoatengSubstituted forSüleat 34′minutes
  • 5Hummels
  • 13Rafinha
  • eightJavi MartínezSubstituted forTolissoat 75′minutes
  • 10RobbenSubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat eight’minutesBooked at 89minutes
  • 25Müller
  • 11Rodríguez
  • 7RibéryBooked at 52minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 2Wagner
  • fourSüle
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 14Bernat
  • 19Rudy
  • 22Starke
  • 24Tolisso

Actual Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 2CarvajalSubstituted forBenzemaat 67′minutes
  • 5Varane
  • fourRamos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 78minutesSubstituted forKovacicat 83′minutes
  • 17Vázquez
  • 10Modric
  • eightKroos
  • 22IscoSubstituted forAsensioat 45′minutes
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • ThreeVallejo
  • 9Benzema
  • 11Bale
  • 13Casilla
  • 15Hernández
  • 20Asensio
  • 23Kovacic
Referee:
Björn Kuipers
Attendance:
70,000

Match Stats

Dwelling WorkforceBayern MunichAway WorkforceActual Madrid
Possession
Dwelling60%
Away40%
Pictures
Dwelling17
Away7
Pictures on Goal
Dwelling5
Awayfour
Corners
Dwelling10
AwayThree
Fouls
Dwellingeight
Away14

Dwell Textual content

Match ends, FC Bayern München 1, Actual Madrid 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 1, Actual Madrid 2.

Offside, Actual Madrid. Karim Benzema tries a by way of ball, however Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Reserving

Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

Mateo Kovacic (Actual Madrid) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Try missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is shut, however misses to the proper. Assisted by Corentin Tolisso with a by way of ball.

Try blocked. Rafinha (FC Bayern München) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked.

Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Actual Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Actual Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Casemiro.

Niklas Süle (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Foul by Marco Asensio (Actual Madrid).

Nook, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Lucas Vázquez.

Reserving

Casemiro (Actual Madrid) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.

James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick within the attacking half.

Foul by Casemiro (Actual Madrid).

Try saved. Karim Benzema (Actual Madrid) proper footed shot from the proper aspect of the field is saved within the centre of the aim.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Corentin Tolisso replaces Javi Martínez due to an damage.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

Luka Modric (Actual Madrid) wins a free kick on the proper wing.

Hand ball by Cristiano Ronaldo (Actual Madrid).

Nook, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

Try blocked. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) proper footed shot from the left aspect of the field is blocked. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

Try missed. Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) header from very shut vary misses to the proper. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich with a cross following a nook.

Substitution

Substitution, Actual Madrid. Karim Benzema replaces Daniel Carvajal due to an damage.

Nook, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Casemiro.

Delay over. They’re able to proceed.

Delay in match Daniel Carvajal (Actual Madrid) due to an damage.

Try saved. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) proper footed shot from the left aspect of the field is saved within the backside left nook.

Try blocked. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

Nook, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Try saved. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is saved within the backside left nook.

Try blocked. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left aspect of the field is blocked. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

Nook, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Aim!

Aim! FC Bayern München 1, Actual Madrid 2. Marco Asensio (Actual Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside proper nook. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez following a quick break.

Nook, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Luka Modric.

Reserving

Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.

Foul by Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München).

Raphael Varane (Actual Madrid) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

aim

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