For the second time in 12 months Real Madrid came from behind to win at Bayern 2-1, closing in on a possible shot at a fourth straight Champions League Title. Reminiscent of last season’s quarter-finals, Bayern dominated early on but failed to put Real Madrid away when they had the chances to open up a 2-0 lead.
“We had so many chances, it was strange. I’ve never seen us have so many chances in a semi-final, especially against a team like Real Madrid,” said Jupp Heynckes Bayern coach. “We simply weren’t clinical enough and we gifted Real their goals. It was tough having the setbacks of losing Robben and Boateng, and then we gave away a very silly goal before half-time.”
⏰ RESULT ⏰
Marcelo & Marco Asensio strike in Munich as holders Real Madrid recover to claim a semi-final first-leg win against Bayern. 💪
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 25, 2018
“We can be happy with the result,” said Zinédine Zidane, Real Madrid coach. “We suffered a bit without the ball but we were good with it. Winning here isn’t easy. They had their chances, but overall we controlled the game very well. The tie is far from over, it’s more than possible that Bayern could win in the Bernabéu, but we are very happy to have won 2-1 in Munich.”
The second leg is on Tuesday.