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Champions League: Bayern Munich held to draw by Real Madrid

Update : 01 May 2024, 10:18

Bayern Munich was forced to settle for a 2-2 draw in their Champions League semifinal first leg against Real Madrid after a late Vinicius Junior penalty canceled out goals from Leroy Sané and Harry Kane which had put Bayern ahead.

Still, having at least avoided defeat in Munich, Bayern will head to Madrid for the return leg next Wednesday confident that they are very much in the tie.

Freshly-crowned Spanish champions Real took the lead against the run of play midway through the first half when recently recalled German international Toni Kroos found Vinicius Junior with a pinpoint pass from midfield, and the Brazilian striker slotted home past Manuel Neuer.

But Bayern came flying out of the blocks after half-time and drew level through Sané, the German winger driving inside from the right wing before firing home emphatically at the near post.

Just three minutes later, Bayern were awarded a penalty when Jamal Musiala was brought down in the box, and Kane converted to put them ahead.

A 2-1 win would have been a dream result for Bayern to take to Spain, but Real was awarded a penalty of their own seven minutes from time when Bayern defender Min-jae Kim brought down Rodrygo, and Vinicius Junior stepped up to score his second as the game ended all-square. 

 

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