UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid repeat comeback feat at Bayern

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid repeat comeback feat at Bayern

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Real Madrid repeat comeback feat at Bayern
Real Madrid came from behind to win at Bayern München for the second time in 12 months and take a significant step towards a third successive UEFA Champions League final.

Neither side was able to take a grip of the game until the opening goal arrived out of the blue in the 28th minute. James Rodríguez, on loan at Bayern from Madrid, caught out the visiting defence with a pass into space down the right, and Joshua Kimmich was able to advance unchecked before driving past Keylor Navas at his near post.

Franck Ribéry and Mats Hummels went close to doubling the Bayern advantage, but instead they were pegged back a minute before half-time. Dani Carvajal’s deep right-wing cross found its way to Marcelo and the full-back lashed low beyond Sven Ulreich from just outside the area.

Madrid were clinical again 12 minutes into the second half as a Rafinha slip was punished by Carvajal, who led the charge forward and played in Marco Asensio to lash past Ulreich. The goalkeeper did block with his legs from substitute Karim Benzema to keep Bayern in the tie, but when Robert Lewandowski screwed a late shot wide, the German champions were left with it all to do in Spain again.

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