Bayern Munich qualifies for the UEFA Champions League final after beating Real Madrid in an epic Semifinal penalty shoot out. World two most expensive players Ronaldo and KAKA , missed the first two penalties for Real Madrid and Bayern scored on their first two. Then Madrid captain Iker Cassilas saved two penalties in a row to put real back in the shoot out but Sergio Ramos missed chance proved to be the last nail in the coffin of Real Madrid’s champions league dreams. Bastian Schweinsteiger beats Iker Cassilas for the 5th penalty and puts his side in the Champions League final against Chelsea in their home ground at Allianz Arena.
This is a match that has every thing goals, fouls and emotions. After seeing his team getting beat on penalties Jose Mourinho walks straight to the tunnel, he must be disappointed after missing on another Champions League final.
Real Madrid get the lead in the match under 10 minutes, when Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot and leveled the score on aggregate. In the 14th minute of the match Ronaldo scored again and gave Real a 2-0. But Bayern soon come back in the match when Pepe fouled Gomez in the penalty area and referee awarded Bayern the spot kick. Robbin scored from the spot and put Bayern back on level term on aggregate. At half time score was 2-1.
In the second half both teams has multiple chances but failed to convert them into goal. Through out the 90 minutes of the match both teams play a very open counter attacking game. Perhaps the best counter attacking game in the recent years. But that was not enough the get the result in regular time between these two European heavyweights.
Match then went on to extra time. Real Madrid made some substitutions, but the most talked put point in the extra time when Grenero was denied a penalty when Bayern keeper made a tackle on him. Referee made a big error there, perhaps that was the luck Bayern need to qualify for the finals. At the end of extra time score was 2-1 and crowed is ready for a thrilling penalty shootout.
In the penalty shoot out Bayern scored the first penalty , in response to that Ronaldo came up but he failed to put the ball in the net. After that Bayern score another penalty , this time KAKA came up from Madrid but he missed the penalty just like Ronaldo. After that it looks like that night is over for Real , but their skipper Iker Cassilas bring them back in the match bu saving two penalties in a row. But Ramos miss proved to be too much for Madrid as Bastian Schweinsteigerscored from the final penalty kick of Bayern and puts them in the final.
- David Alaba (Bayern) – scored 1-0
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real) – saved 1-0
- Mario Gomez (Bayern) – scored 2-0
- Kaka (Real) – saved 2-0
- Toni Kroos (Bayern) – saved 2-0
- Xabi Alonso (Real) – scored 2-1
- Phillip Lahm (Bayern) – saved 2-1
- Sergio Ramos (Real) – missed 2-1
- Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern) – scored 3-1
Bayern will now face Chelsea in the final of UEFA Champions League. Due to suspensions Bayern will play Champions League final without David Alaba, Holger Badstuber and Luiz Gustavo.