On Wednesday, April, 12, Real Madrid played Bayern Munich as visitors. This was one of the most anticipated games of the season, Both of these teams take part of a short list of favorites to win the Champions League Final. They are also arguably the best two teams in the world right now. Everyone that watches soccer was motivated to see the game and it did not disappoint in a fan’s perspective. This was a huge test for Real Madrid because they were playing in Germany in which Bayern Munich has an amazing record. They were also very cautious because they saw what happened to their Spanish rivals the day before in which they also played as a visitor.
Barcelona lost against Juventus 3-0 as a visitor and that is a scary thing to watch for Real Madrid because they are about to play a harder team and in a harder place. But Real Madrid impresses throughout the entire game. In the first half, they had a few shots but did not attack very well but were very good defensively. They permitted a goal from Arturo Vidal by a corner. It seemed like Bayern had Madrid on the ropes win they had unfairly awarded them a penalty right before the half but luckily Vidal missed the penalty.
Madrid had to come out aggressive in the second half because they knew scoring an away goal was very Important. When the second half started it was all Real Madrid and Ronaldo made a wonderful goal from a great cross that Carvajal made. Real Madrid seemed to take over the match after their goal and what also helped was Javi Martinez second yellow card which made Bayern play with 10 players only. After the red card, Real Madrid took over and was hoping to capitalize once again and score a second away goal and win the game. Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved he is still one of the best players in the world and scored for the second time in the 77th minute of the game.
The game ended with a score of 2-1 in favor of Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo had one of the most impressive performances of this season but the team’s defense also impressed. Bayern Munich had many attacking options even without Robert Lewandowski and Madrid excelled defensively. Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery were Bayern most dangerous players. Ribery was completely shut down and Bayern tried to play through Robben who was the clear threat against Madrid but Real was great to always triple team Robben and not let him shoot. Robben’s left shot is very dangerous and letting him shoot is the worst you could do as a Bayern opponent.
Arjen Robben only shot twice on goal and they were all contested which made the shots, not threats. Real Madrid had a perfect result as an away team against Bayern Munich because they were able to score two away goals and now they will come back to Spain with an advantage. Real Madrid has positioned themselves to pass to the semifinal but they cannot be overconfident. Bayern Munich is still one of the best teams and they will probably have Lewandowski playing the nest game which is another threat against Madrid. If Madrid plays as well as this game especially on the defensive side they will be able to win their next game against Bayern but nothing is for sure. Hopefully, it will be another great game and that Real Madrid can demonstrate they can win the Champions League and a League title in the same year.