Champions League: Where did Bayern Munich go wrong against Real Madrid?

Paola Ditto
Aprile 25, 2017

Eighty-four of Ronaldo's UEFA goals were scored with Real Madrid; the other 16 were with Manchester United.

By the way, Barcelona and Real Madrid compete in the El Clasico, which for many is the greatest rivalry in club football.

It had been a frustrating first half for the Portugal forward and his team-mates, Bayern controlling possession and ceding few opportunities for Madrid to attack.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Gareth Bale was withdrawn from the 2-1 win at Bayern Munich due to an injury concern.

On Sunday, Marca have claimed it's 100% certain that three Real Madrid stars will be missing from the Bayern game with injury.

"We have six days, it is possible they will both be fit", said the Italian. You'd have to tell me who kept doubting as it never reached me. He said he found it hard to believe they could stage another remarkable comeback in the second leg as they did against Paris St Germain in the previous round. Yesterday was a special day, with a very important win.

When Arturo Vidal headed the hosts into a 25th-minute lead, Bayern appeared on course for a 17th consecutive European home victory, but the game turned following Vidal's missed penalty and Ronaldo equalised with a fine volley early in the second period. "I think if Neuer hadn't been on such a good night we would have scored more".

The Real coach said his side were lucky to have only been a goal down at the break after Vidal's penalty miss.

We showed during the first half that we're capable of digging and ultimately our patience and desire saw us pick up a good result, but we've got the return leg to come and we still have to secure our qualification.

Bayern played the last half an hour a man down after centre-back Javi Martinez was sent off for two fouls on Ronaldo within three minutes. However, we're happy with our performance. Zidane is giving the 27-year-old every chance to recover for the huge double-header.

"We have to find the ten to fifteen percent in Madrid that we lacked this time", demanded Robben.

Zidane continued: "It is not easy to play here, Bayern have great players and are a great team, but we still needed to play well in the second half and w e also have to acknowledge how many saves Neuer had to make".

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