Champions League holders Real Madrid are off to yet another final after drawing 2-2 at home with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, winning 4-3 on aggregate.
Joshua Kimmich opened the scoring just two minutes from kick-off, but Karim Benzema brought Los Blancos back level in the 10th minute.
The Frenchman would capitalise on a crucial error from the Bayern keeper to give his side the lead as soon as the second half started.
But pressure from Bayern paid off in the 62nd when Madrid loanee James Rodriguez brought his side to within one on aggregate with a shot from a tight angle.
Despite a remarkable attacking performance from Die Roten, Madrid were able to hold on, thanks to several key saves from Keylor Navas.
Again the Turkish ref proves this is not his level. Missed two pens, several freekicks. Generally poor judgement – always. Never saw him performing well. #RMABAY
— Christian Giske (@CGGiske) May 1, 2018
Taxi for ulreich. Oh my days #RMABAY
— Bravo 1 Niner (@Bravo1Niner) May 1, 2018
Oh dear Bayern what an absolute clanger!! #RMABAY
— Joe Taylor (@iamjoetaylor) May 1, 2018
The goalkeeper has money on the game mad ting #RMABAY
— Times 2 (@Chu_Times2) May 1, 2018
Steven Gerrard on Sven Ulreich: ” I’ve been there meself, where you lose your footing in a crucial moment…” LOVE IT. #RMAFCB#RMABAY
— Kavan Flavius (@KavanFlavius) May 1, 2018
How to throw away a place in the CL final by Sven Ulreich, available in stores now! #RMABAY
— WiredWicky (@WiredWicky) May 1, 2018
Goalkeeper went to pick the ball up, then realized that it was a back pass so fumbled & let it go . Howler
Credit to Benzema for he was alert.#RMABAY#RealMadridBayern#UCL
— Samarth (@beingBlanco) May 1, 2018
James Rodriguez top three best players on the pitch over the two legs, but apparently Pedro is the better option to have for us. I still can’t get over that man.
— BK (@CFCBrano) May 1, 2018
James Rodriguez not celebrating in a Champions League semi-final. I was hoping he’d give it the full Adebayor, doesn’t seem the type though.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 1, 2018
Real Madrid player James Rodriguez….
⚽️ ….scores against Real Madrid….
….whilst playing at Real Madrid….
路♂️ ….but not for Real Madrid. pic.twitter.com/1CABgdNp5e
— SPORF (@Sporf) May 1, 2018
Bayern are the football definition of letting yourself go, used to have such a fantastic squad in 2013.
Today, a 35 year old Ribery and the fullbacks, Alaba especially, were their best attacking threat.#RMAFCB#RMABAY#UCL
— Robby Mutahi♣ (@Fixation__) May 1, 2018
In fairness, Real Madrid have now beaten the champions of France, Italy and Germany to get to the Champions League final.#RMAFCB
— Paddy Johnston (@blueeyedfloozy) May 1, 2018
Madrid very fortunate to go through. Second best in both legs. Mistakes cost Bayern #RMAFCB
— Steven Blake (@schue81) May 1, 2018
Real madrid beating Bayern Juventus and PSG to get to the final while Messi FC couldn’t make it pass Roma in the quarter final. #RMAFCB
— ASAD (@awowga) May 1, 2018
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