Bayern beat Real in shootout

2012-04-25 23:32

Madrid - Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 3-1 on penalties on Wednesday to secure their place against Chelsea in the Champions League final.

Four-time champions Bayern will become the first team to play the final at their home ground after Bastian Schweinsteiger beat goalkeeper Iker Casillas with the final spot kick for the Germans to reach their second final in three seasons.

In the shootout, Manuel Neuer saved from Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka to put Bayern on course before counterpart Iker Casillas denied Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm to drag Madrid back into it.

But after Xabi Alonso scored Madrid's first, Sergio Ramos sent his shot high over the bar and Schweinsteiger sent his shot straight down the middle to secure Bayern's place in the final at the Allianz Arena on May 19.

Bayern's fourth victory in five semi-final meetings over Madrid capped an exciting second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium which Madrid won 2-1 to level the aggregate score at 3-3 following Bayern's victory by the same margin last week.

Ronaldo followed up a sixth-minute penalty with his 56th goal of the season in the 14th minute to put Madrid on course for the May 19 final, only for Arjen Robben to reply with a 27th-minute penalty.


Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo 6 penalty, 14

Bayern Munich: Arjen Robben 27 penalty

Halftime: 2-1; 90 minutes: 2-1; 120 minutes: 2-1


Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo missed, Kaka missed, Xabi Alonso scored, Sergio Ramos missed

Bayern Munich: David Alaba scored, Mario Gomez scored, Toni Kroos missed, Philipp Lahm missed, Bastian Schweinsteiger scored

Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)


Real Madrid: 1-Iker Casillas; 17-Alvaro Arbeloa, 4-Sergio Ramos, 3-Pepe, 12-Marcelo; 14-Xabi Alonso, 6-Sami Khedira; 22-Angel Di Maria (8-Kaka 75), 10-Mesut Ozil (11-Esteban Granero 111), 7-Cristiano Ronaldo; 9-Karim Benzema (20-Gonzalo Higuain 106)

Bayern Munich: 1-Manuel Neuer; 21-Philipp Lahm, 17-Jerome Boateng, 28-Holger Badstuber, 27-David Alaba; 31-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 30-Luiz Gustavo; 10-Arjen Robben, 39-Toni Kroos, 7-Franck Ribery (25-Thomas Mueller 95); 33-Mario Gomez

First leg: Bayern Munich 2 Real Madrid 1


  • Johnny - 2012-04-26 01:06

    WTF 80m 50m =ronaldo

      Sean - 2012-04-26 02:19

      Your point is ??? Well done Bayern !!

  • thabane.dladla - 2012-04-26 01:34

    Bayern all the way!!! Pathetic Chelsea here we come!!!!

  • Andries Mogomotsi Tumane - 2012-04-26 05:12

    there wil be next foreva 2 get out of race of fail is not mean life is finish,jst get in ur en go 4 da next 1.

  • rivalani.mabasa - 2012-04-26 06:08

    What an amazing final, although Chelsea will be without Ramires and da captain Terry.

  • tebogo.manala - 2012-04-26 06:14

    ths final wil b 1 of th most electrifying game of all tym,bt I hope Chelsea taks it bck to th English.

  • Olebogeng - 2012-04-26 06:41


  • trust.katsumbe - 2012-04-26 07:55

    good luck next my boys real madrid

  • trust.katsumbe - 2012-04-26 07:56

    good luck my boys next time real madrid

  • lance.ernest - 2012-04-26 07:58

    It jst shows wot determination can do. Bayern played ar a team and won most of the balls. The did penalt practices in anticipation of penalt shootouts.

  • Gunner - 2012-04-26 08:01

    Anybody seen Dhirshan....where is your spanish sides now boy???

      Dhirshan - 2012-04-26 08:23

      hi mate, i am here. well to answer our question : barca are in their trophy room now looking at their 13 cups out of a possible 16 they have won lately, in cluding the 3 already won this season and possibly one to come. they also busy trying to buy a left back and centre back (thiago silva) to be even more formidable than this season real are about to enjoy being crowned la liga champs and also strengthen their squad for next year (i think with bale and maybe aguero in a swop deal with higuain). as for the other spanish teams . . . athletic, athletico and valencia are all playing tonight in the last 4 of the europa league for a place in the final malaga, with their new billionaire owner are the team to watch next term . . . wheres your team arsenal? not in their trophy room i take it? thats if they even have one (cesc wins nothing with arsenal for 7 years, goes to barca and wins 3 in 6 months)

      Gunner - 2012-04-26 08:36

      Champions league 2012 boet...U had a lot to say ....dont talk about trophy room/cabinets now... Dont worry, Arsenal will be competing next season. The difference is I dont go off about my team/teams winning a cup before they even qualify for the final in the first plc.... Yes, and in terms of entertainment the English league is much better than the Spanish...

      Dhirshan - 2012-04-26 08:45

      honestly, they not my teams mate coz i wasnt born in madrid or barca, dont live there and havn't even been to spain let alone europe. the true authentic fans are those spanish people and not glory hounds. i just love spanish football philosophy and style. epl looks great on tv no doubt but i don't like the arrogant english fans (english born i mean), commentataors. owners and players. plus its way too foreign-infused and has no soul in that regard. good luck to your team for next year . . .

      Dhirshan - 2012-04-26 09:00

      @yusuf. point proven. abuse me and call me names coz you have no intelligent reply to all my valid points (google everything i stated if you think i made it up). with all my comments i have never been abusive. it says alot about you and i feel sorry for you . . .

      BJ - 2012-04-26 09:48

      Dhirshan - It's obvious you know nothing about Barcelona when you talk about them being a "Spanish" team. You'd probably get beaten up in Barcelona for saying that. They are Catalans, and as their motto says, they are not just a club but an expression of Catalan identity. Watch this year's King's Cup final to learn something about 'Spanish' football. Barcelona - Bilbao. Same as 3 years ago, when there was a 'technical failure' and the tv didn't show the anthem being played - they knew it would be accompanied by the entire crowd booing and burning Spanish flags.

      Tyrone - 2012-04-26 11:14

      @Dhirshan. HAHAHAHAH living in the past guy?? u sound like a Liverpool fan!! So cocky in the build up to the games! Then BOOM, no spanish teams in the final!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.!

      Bob - 2012-04-26 13:18

      Dhirshan, so you have obviously been to England have you ? you have a lot ot say about the English, what a pity I'm sure they love you, oh and by the way I am not English, me thinks you are just a sad little hater.

      Hanre - 2012-04-26 14:07

      I think Dhirhsan is the most hated soccer troll on news 24... I don't care about how many cups Barca are counting, because it is in the PAST. I can almost reassure you that despite getting 3 cups already this season, that the Champions League Title and that the Spanish title means more to them than anything else, and any other club for that matter. The fact is that PRESENTLY Bayern and Chelsea will be playing the final on May 19th... with no spanish teams in sight. I remember myself saying that it will be Bayern and Chelsea Dhirshan, you remember mate? Stick to your dayjob son.

  • ndabenhle.ngubane - 2012-04-26 08:30

    Chelsea will win the final!!!

  • Louis - 2012-04-26 08:37

    Wow this is Ali Massive... Well done Byern... A Real deserved win over Madrid...

  • Prosper - 2012-04-26 09:09

    Could this be end of an era for Spanish domination in Europe? Evidence on the ground certainly suggests so. No Spanish Club in Europe's Elite Cup Final!

      zetzingane - 2012-04-26 20:52

      you wish

  • Keith - 2012-04-26 09:48

    Is it karma the Blues facing another team in red in a final. Well again it was clear for all to see-teams must be able to defend and attack. Bayern and Chelsea will be a nice contest. With home ground advantage Bayern must be the favourites but never underestimate my team. We will certainly play to win.

  • masingita.makhubela - 2012-04-26 12:45

    i hope baryen munich win the final

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