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Bayern Munich 2-2 Real Madrid: Match Report and Player Ratings as Los Blancos escaped with a draw

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich drew 2-2 at the Allianz Arena in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. The outcome will be decided in the Bernabeu next week.

The hosts started the match better and had some chances through Leroy Sane and Harry Kane, but they couldn’t convert any of them. Although Bayern was in control, it was the visitors who opened the score. Vinicius put Madrid ahead from Toni Kroos’ great pass and the first half ended 1-0.

Early in the second half, Bayern changed things completely in three minutes. First Leroy Leveled the match with a fine individual goal and then Kane scored from the spot after Fernandez fouled Musiala inside the box. In the 83rd minute, Madrid awarded a penalty when Kim brought down Rodrygo in the area. Vinicius scored his second goal of the night from the spot and the match ended 2-2.

The hosts were the better side against Madrid and could be 3-1 ahead on two occasions. The missed chances proved costly as the visitors snatched a draw in the Allianz Arena. The two European giants will face each other in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium next Wednesday.

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid: Play-by-Play

The hosts started the game aggressively and had their first chance in the first minute. Harry Kane passed the ball to Leroy Sane, but Lunin saved the winger’s shot. A few minutes later, the Madrid keeper saved Kane’s shot from almost the same position. In the 10th minute, Kane shot toward goal from the center of the field and almost caught Lunin off his line, but it was not on target.

Bayern was controlling the match well against Real Madrid, but the visitors scored against the run of play in the 24th minute. Toni Kroos’s great pass beat Bayern’s defense, finding Vinicius Jr one-on-one with Neuer, and the Brazilian made no mistake to make it 1-0.

In the 43rd minute, Harry Kane’s powerful free-kick went closely wide of the post. Moments later, on the other side of the pitch, Mazraoui was booked for his tackle on Jude Bellingham. Nothing important happened in the last moments and Real Madrid led Bayern Munich 1-0 at the half-time.

Second Half Report

Thomas Tuchel made a change and Raphael Guerreiro came in for Leon Goretzka. In the 51st minute, Neuer made a vital save from Kroos to keep Bayern Munich in the game. Two minutes later, the hosts’ attacks finally paid off and they scored through Sane’s individual skills. The winger drove past Mendy, before powering a left-foot strike into the right corner.

Just after the equalizer, the match turned around completely as Vazquez fouled Jamal Musiala inside the box. Referee Clement Turpin pointed to the spot right away. Harry Kane stepped up and sent Lunin the wrong way to put Bayern Munich ahead against Real Madrid for the first time in the match.

Carlo Ancelotti responded with a substitution and Eduardo Camavinga replaced Nacho Fernandez. The hosts were the better team and could score their third goal through Muller and Eric Dier, but they missed their chances. In the 75th minute, Madrid made two changes. Luka Modric and Brahim Diaz came onto the pitch for Toni Kroos and Jude Bellingham. For Bayern, Serge Gnabry replaced Thomas Muller.

The visitors aimed to push for an equalizer and they got a penalty after Kim fouled Rodrygo in the area in the 83rd minute. Vinicius made no mistake to score his second goal from the spot. In the final minutes, the host tried to score the winner but they could not create a real chance. The match ended 2-2 and Madrid will be the happy side.

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Bayern Munich Player Ratings (4-2-3-1)

Manuel Neuer (GK) – 7/10: Made a vital save from Kroos early in the second half to keep his side in the game. He could do little on the first goal.

Joshua Kimmich (RB) – 7/10: Good performance. He helped the team in defense but was not at his best in offense.

Eric Dier (CB) – 6/10: Made good tackles and well positioning. Though, he could do better on Vinicius’ first goal.

Min-Jae Kim (CB) – 4/10: A disaster. He let Vinicius escape on the first goal and caused the penalty.

Noussair Mazraoui (LB) – 6/10: Normal display in defense, could offer more in offense.

Konrad Laimer (CM) – 8/10: A force in the Bayern midfield throughout the game. He assisted Sane for the equalizer.

Leon Goretzka (CM) – 5/10: He was not at his best, unlike the recent games, and was subbed at half-time.

Thomas Muller (CAM) – 6/10: The veteran was not involved much in the game, but he created a chance for Kane in the first half.

Jamal Musiala (LW) – 7/10: His footwork led to the penalty that put the hosts ahead. He was quiet in the first half.

Leroy Sane (LW) – 8/10: Always dangerous. He scored the important first goal to bring back his team in the tie.

Harry Kane (ST) – 7/10: Did his job well from the midfield going forward. He was calm and scored the penalty by sending the keeper the wrong way.

Substitutes

Raphael Guerreiro (For Goretzka – 46′) – 7/10: Came onto the pitch at the right time and made an impact to save his team.

Serge Gnabry (For Thomas Muller – 80′) – N/A: Did not have enough time to impact the game.

Alphonso Davies (For Sane – 87′) – N/A: On for the last few minutes.

Manager

Thomas Tuchel – 8/10: His team controlled the game well throughout the match and they had better chances. The German coach got the strategy well, but individual mistakes let him down.

Real Madrid Player Ratings (4-2-3-1)

Andriy Lunin (GK) – 6/10: Could do better on the first goal in the near post, but made some saves, especially in the first half.

Lucas Vazquez (RB) – 5/10: The El Clasico hero was far from his best. He conceded the penalty on Musiala.

Antonio Rudiger (CB) – 6/10: Normal display by the Greman defender. He could organized the team’s defense better.

Nacho Fernandez (CB) – 6/10: Normal display like his partner. He came forward at times that could cost his team.

Ferland Mendy (LB) – 5/10: Could not keep Sane quiet and should do better on Bayern’s first goal.

Aurelien Tchouameni (CM) – 7/10: Good performance from the Frenchman. He played as a center-back in the last 30 minutes and did well.

Toni Kroos (CM) – 8/10: Showed his class again. Assisted Vinicius with a precise pass and could make it 2-0 if it wasn’t for Neuer.

Federico Valverde (CM) – 6/10: Normal display from the box-to-box midfielder. He had a tough night against the German’s attack.

Jude Bellingham (CAM) – 5/10: The young star was far from his best. Ancelotti subbed him when Bayern took the lead.

Vinicius Jr (FW) – 8/10: Scored both goals for Madrid and was dangerous throughout the night. Man of the match.

Rodrygo (FW) – 6/10: Earned the penalty late in the game. However, he was very quiet on the pitch before.

Substitutes

Eduardo Camavinga (For Fernandez – 65) – 6/10: Came into the game after the hosts’ second goal and helped his team going forward.

Luka Modric (For Bellingham – 75) – 7/10: His presence was vital again. He turned the game tempo around in the last 15 minutes.

Brahim Diaz (For Kroos – 75) – 7/10: Came late into the game and did his job well.

Joselu (For Rodrygo – 87) – 6/10: On for the last few minutes.

Manager

Carlo Ancelotti – 7/10: His counter-attack system worked again, but the team was lucky to be ahead in the first half. He responded well to Bayern’s goals and should be happy about the result.

Enzo Mastroianni
Enzo Mastroianni
As a lifelong football fan, Enzo directs his attention to Italian football and the history of the game. He also indulges in exploring diverse pragmatic views on football tactics. Aside from football, he adores classic literature and Japanese cinema.
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