Real Madrid are just 90 minutes from becoming the first club to reach three straight European Cup finals for the second time, but the near comeback by Juventus will be nagging Zinedine Zidane and his players.
Would it be better to start Lucas Vasquez at right back instead of the rusty Nacho?
Zidane has to get those questions right because all the talk leading to Tuesday’s encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu from the German champions is the ability to score.
Their captain, Thomas Müller, told UEFA’s official site, “We haven’t won [the UEFA Champions League] in the last five years. We’re very hungry. As players who have been professionals for years, we can play for a long time if we can stay motivated.”
David Alaba is back on the left flank to aid Frank Ribery while Real have been shorn of their first choice right back, Daniel Carvajal, who just managed to contain Ribery last week in Munich. Jupp Heynckes is also contemplating a double pivot attack of Robert Lewandowski and Sandro Wagner, who has scored in his last three Bundesliga matches.
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Kick off is 7:45 p.m.
Real Madrid Kick off the game
Kimmich gives Bayern Munich the lead
The Bundesliga champions have a dream start here in Spain
Chance! Real Madrid almost with the equaliser
Real Madrid spreading passes as they look to unlock Bayern Munich defense
Goal!!! REAL MADRID SCORES
Sweet cross from Marcelo nodded in by Benzema
Thomas Mueller tries to pick out a team-mate in the area but his cross is blocked by an opponent
Lewandowski looking for a penalty but Referee says No!
A shot by Corentin Tolisso is blocked
Corner kick for Bayern Munich as they continue to pile the pressure on Madrid
Wasteful shot by Ronaldo who is making his 152nd appearance in the Champions League tonight.. That’s the most for an outfield player
Chance! Ronaldo decides to give Marcelo a pass though he was in a position to shoot.. the Brazilian was hesitant and shot blocked
This has been a typical attacking game with both teams looking dangerous each time they go forward
Fine effort Thomas Mueller as he directs a shot on target, but the keeper saves it
Another chance for Bayern.. Rodriguez fires the ball over
Bayern have completed more passes 207 compared to Madrid’s 191
Sergio Ramos nods the ball.. but it is a side netting
David Alaba fumes as he is denied a free kick
One minute added time
Second half already underway.. and Real Madrid have scored
Benzema scores again… howler by Bayern Munich keeper and the task gets harder for the German club
Modric cautioned for a tackle on Lewandowski
Shot!! David Alaba with an effort from outside the box but Madrid keeper pushes away
Chance for Ronaldo… he misses from close range
This is the 26th time Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are meeting in the Champions League
Block after block Real Madrid deny Bayern Munich again
The two left backs in this game David Alaba for Bayern and Marcelo have been very brilliant
GOAL! Rodriguez makes it 2-2
Rodriguez scores against his parent club as he is on loan at Bayern
Lucas Vazquez gets a yellow card
Bale getting set to come in for Real.Madrid
Bale in for Benzema. Kovacic pulled off for Casemerio
Fantastic save by Navas
Tolisso out for Wagner
15 more minutes.. which team will get the first final ticket
Ronaldo tries a shot but blocked
Bayern Munich survive another onslaught by Real Madrid
Muller header close to giving Bayern the lead
Asensio slips and looks injured
Javi Martinez replaces Rodriguez
Thunderous applause as Asensio leaves the field for his replacement Nacho
Varane gets a yellow for time wasting
Casemerio gets a yellow card
Temporary stoppage as Navas gets treated
Frentic finish here .. Navas makes another save
The five minutes added time winding down
Full Time Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich
Real Madrid has made it through to the final again
They go through with 4-3 aggregate scoreline
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