An intense UEFA Champions League second leg between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich left supporters sitting on the edge of their seat. Going into the game with a 2-1 aggregate meant that it could have gone in favour of either team. There was a lovely tempo to the game, with both teams showing good skill. Bayern had more of the play whereas Madrid seemed to be more threatening on the field.
The game heats up as Neuer showed much determination with a fingertip save to counter Carvajal’s attempt to score. Robben proved as much skill from the right side once again, placing the ball on target with a powerful shot. His use of his left and right foot not only added to suspense, but also proved his abilities. Marcelo however counterattacked it with a defensive in-box header, leaving Robben unsatisfied and Madrid still at an advantage. Minutes later Robben was fouled by Casemiro, giving the penalty shot to Lewandowski to score a goal for Bayern.
As the match heightens with game changers and players coming on and off the field, Ronaldo comes through for Real in the 76th minute. As he basks in this moment, his stardom is short-lived with Real captain Sergio Ramos scoring an own goal, putting Bayern back in the game. The fate of Bayern changes as Vidal gets a red card and is unfairly sent off the field, forcing manager Ancelotti to work out his strategy.
The game goes into extra time with a 3-3 score but is momentary with Ronaldo scoring the 4th goal for Madrid to get the lead into extra time. The goal results in being offside but does not affect the referee’s decision to give Real the goal. Minutes later Marcelo proves his skills as a team player, passing the ball to Ronaldo to complete his hat-trick; a glorious occasion for him in football. As Bayern doubts the possibility of winning their match, Asensio reaffirms this by scoring a goal to bring the game to a devastating end for Bayern Munich.
The final score stands as 4-2 on match night and a 6-3 aggregate, with Real Madrid sailing into the semi-finals.