Real Madrid Defeats Bayern Munich and Becomes a Champions League Finalist

Real Madrid defeats Bayern Munich and becomes a Champions League finalist
Real Madrid defeats Bayern Munich (Credit: Getty Images)

Real Madrid did it again: they got up from the canvas, drew strength from their weakness, and knocked out their rival. In the second leg semi-final of the UEFA Champions League, the white club took advantage of Bayern Munich in the final stretch of the match, leaving history with an epic comeback that began in the 88th minute.

The match started with Real Madrid taking the lead and Bayern Munich trying to measure their rival to finish them off in a counterattack. The first 20 minutes were completely white, with Vinícius as the most dangerous man on offense and the Germans’ goalkeeper Manuel Neuer becoming a titan and preventing the goal from being broken at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Little by little, Bayern balanced things, perhaps because they realized that they would not last the entire game at the back and managed to corner the Spaniards for a few minutes.

In the last minutes of the first half the game became back and forth and both teams were close to opening the scoring, but neither managed to do so.

The second half began with the first, with Real Madrid becoming a gale that wanted victory at any cost, but the German wall continued to prevent it and it was not until the 68th minute that the score was broken, but surprisingly it was in favor of those from Munich.

Just what Bayern expected was a counterattack and it came. Alphonso Davies did not waste the opportunity he had and shot with his right foot from the left side to beat Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

It was not the time to hesitate and Carlo Ancelotti looked to have freshmen and brought in Joselu and Brahim Diaz, who entered the field to replace Fede Valverde and Rodrygo.

From this, although they only had ten minutes left on the clock, Madrid began to look better on offense and string together dangerous plays again with Vinícius as the axis of attack.

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However, the Spanish team could not penetrate the Bavarian goal, but they did not despair and continued to insist. They got their reward in the 88th minute when Joselu equalized the scores with a shot from his right foot after a serious error by Neuer who rejected the ball and it fell to the forward, who drilled the goal next to the left post.

Two minutes from the end, Real Madrid and the Santiago Bernabéu exploded in unison with Joselu’s shout for a goal, but there would be more.

They say that Madrid can never be considered dead and, like the phoenix, it once again revived from the ashes and was not satisfied with a draw. They knew they deserved the victory and they went all out to find it in the final minutes of the game.

What was the surprise that at 90+1′ minute, Joselu signed his double and the victory of the meringues with a shot from point-blank range after a corner kick?

The unimaginable happened: Real Madrid got up and in 3 minutes ended the series that had come from a 2-2 draw in Germany. Three minutes were enough for him to achieve an epic comeback that put him in the grand final of the UEFA Champions League.

There were protests from Bayern Munich and the goal was reviewed by the VAR, but there was no change in decision and the victory was sealed after 90 +14′ of play.

Now Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund, who defeated PSG, at Wembley on June 1; There we will meet the great champion of Europe in the 2023-24 campaign.

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