◼️ Zinedine Zidane’s side drew 2-2 at the Bernabéu and will play for their third consecutive Orejona, in Kiev.
Real Madrid qualified for the UEFA Champions League final after a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu against Bayern Munich and to make it 2-1 in the first leg of the semifinals in Germany. In a vibrant, intense and exciting match, the white team did not need to dominate, played with the desperation of the visitor and took advantage of other people’s mistakes to celebrate their pass to the decisive match on May 26 in Kiev.
The Bavarian team made clear their urgency and, from 3 minutes, began to win after the appearance of Joshua Kimmich, after the pass of Corentin Tolisso. Despite the siege, the Madrid defense generally met with a remarkable performance when they cleared – with Sergio Ramos as a bulwark – every ball that reached the area.
As was his custom in recent times, the merengue team did not need to control or choke his opponent to give the blow. Because a center from the left of Marcelo reached the position of Karim Benzema, who only had to nod before a subdued Sven Ulreich. And, incidentally, he cut his drought in the competition.
The deployment of Franck Ribery on the left, the presence of James Rodriguez, the pressure imposed by Robert Lewandowski and the untiring climbs of Kimmich failed to give the prize to a Bayern who was determined to seek victory.
At the start of the complement, the German cast suffered an accidental play and all the merits he had made went overboard. Because the pass back Tolisso saw Ulreich throw himself to the grass: the ball went under his humanity and Benzema was left alone with the bow to celebrate his double.
Those of Jupp Heynckes did not surrender, believed in their power and remained willing to reverse history and their insistence paid off. Although he had to beat a providential Keylor Navas, who covered spectacular shots until the Colombian James Rodriguez beat him in a rebound that was in the small area and the wheel pushed with his right foot.
Bayern tightened until the end, Madrid suffered with a Cristiano Ronaldo who could not appear even with a Marco Asensio who lacked the lucidity found in previous matches, when he jumped from the bench.