How It Happened: Real Madrid 4-2 Bayern Munich

How It Happened: Real Madrid 4-2 Bayern Munich
Good evening and welcome to Nigerianeye’s live commentary of the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich from the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid will enter tonight’s match holding a 2-1 advantage from the first leg at the Allianz Arena last week.
Indeed, Arturo Vidal sent Bayern ahead on the night, but a second-half double from Cristiano Ronaldo has placed the Spanish giants in a strong position to make the semi-finals of the competition once again.
Follow our live minute-by-minute coverage of the action below.

Real Madrid book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League after recording a 4-2 win over Bayern Munich in the second leg of their quarter-final. It was a brave effort from Bayern after they went down to 10 men, but the holders march on to the final four. Thanks for joining Nigerianeye for another night of wonderful European action.

ET 30 min+1 FULL-TIME: Real Madrid 4-2 Bayern Munich (Real Madrid win 6-3 on aggregate)

ET 30 min Casemiro misses the target with an effort from a wide angle.

ET 28 min Half-chance for the visitors as Hummels meets a deep free kick from Robben, but the centre-back’s effort is wide of the post. Real Madrid are indeed marching to the semi-finals here.

ET 25 min REAL MADRID SUB! Kovacic replaces Kroos for Real Madrid.

ET 23 min Real Madrid are cruising clear now as Asensio sweeps the ball into the bottom corner following a brilliant run from deep. You have to feel for Bayern from this position.

ET 22 min GOAL! Real Madrid 4-2 Bayern Munich (Asensio)

ET 20 min Incredible, it is 100 Champions League goals for Ronaldo as the Real Madrid attacker sweeps home from close range after a sensational piece of work from Marcelo had given the Portuguese a tap-in!

ET 19 min GOAL! Real Madrid 3-2 Bayern Munich (Ronaldo)

ET 18 min… Casemiro misses the post as Real Madrid flood players forward.

ET 16 min RESTART! Real Madrid resume the action…

ET 15 min+1 HALF-TIME EXTRA-TIME: Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich

ET 15 min+1 Ronaldo was offside! Awful decision! But it counts!

ET 15 min It is his stage! Ronaldo scores his second of the night, sending Real Madrid ahead in the tie, as the Portuguese international hammers home from close range after collecting a pass from Ramos.

ET 14 min GOAL! Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich (Ronaldo)

ET 14 min Still nothing to add in extra-time, although chances have started to arrive for Real Madrid. We will have a penalty shootout unless there is another goal in this quarter-final second-leg tie.

ET 11 min BOOKING! Robben (Bayern) is booked for dissent.

ET 10 min Ronaldo fires wide of the post as Bayern start to look extremely tired here.

ET 9 min SAVE! Wonderful save from Neuer to keep out Asensio’s low effort!

ET 9 min WIDE! Costa sends a low effort wide of the Real Madrid post.

ET 8 min SAVE! Flying save from Neuer to keep out Ronaldo’s effort!

ET 7 min Not an awful lot to report in terms of chances during extra-time, although Bayern have been the team on the front foot as they force a couple of set pieces in quick succession here.

ET 5 min Impressive stuff from Bayern at the moment as they force Real Madrid deep into their own half with a period of possession. The work-rate from the German champions has been so impressive tonight.

ET 3 min... Bayern have some very tired legs out there at the moment. Real Madrid have to be the favourites to progress from this position, but they were the favourites before the second leg kicked off here.

ET 1 min RESTART! Bayern get this extra-time period underway in Madrid…

Bayern beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu to force extra-time in this Champions League quarter-final. Incredible night of football in Madrid, and we are far from finished here.

90 min+5 END OF 90 MINUTES: Real Madrid 1-2 Bayern Munich (3-3 on aggregate)

90 min+3 Well, Bayern might be down to 10 men and without their leading scorer, but the German side have found a way to win this 2-1 and we will be forced to play another 30 minutes of football here.

90 min+2 We are into the second of four additional minutes at the end of the 90 here.

90 min This quarter-final seems to be heading for extra-time.

88 min BAYERN SUB! Kimmich replaces Lewandowski for Bayern.

87 min What a game of football at the Bernabeu. Who is to stay what will happen next?!

85 min Bayern are down to 10 men as Vidal picks up his second yellow for a late challenge on Asensio.


84 min CHANCE! Vasquez hits the side-netting from a narrow angle!

82 min You just get the feeling that there is another goal in the final 10 minutes or so of normal time. Extra-time will occur as things stand, but Bayern want a third goal as they continue to press forward.

80 min Little over 10 minutes of the second period remaining at the Bernabeu, and we are heading for extra-time as things stand. It has been a quite incredible second period in the Spanish capital.

78 min Just incredible! Bayern take a 2-1 lead on the night as Ramos scores one of the most bizarre own goals that you will ever see! He dragged it past Navas following a mix-up at the back!

77 min GOAL! Real Madrid 1-2 Bayern Munich (Ramos OG)

77 min Real Madrid level the scores on the night and take a 3-2 lead in the tie as Ronaldo – of course – heads a wonderful Casemiro pass into the bottom corner. The hosts have breathing space!

76 min GOAL! Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich (Ronaldo)

76 min BAYERN SUB! Thomas Muller replaces Alonso for Bayern.

75 min BOOKING! Hummels (Bayern) is booked for a foul on Modric.

73 min Bayern continue to press players forward, although we have not had a clear chance for some time now. The counter-attack is on for Real Madrid as Carvajal breaks through, but Hummels blocks.

71 min REAL MADRID SUB! Vasquez replaces Isco for Real Madrid.

71 min BAYERN SUB! Costa replaces Ribery for the home side.

71 min BOOKING! Alonso (Bayern) is booked for a foul on Isco.

70 min Possession football from Real Madrid in the last couple of minutes, which is exactly what they needed during a period of domination from Bayern. It is a dangerous game at this stage of the match, however, with one goal taking the visitors through. The tension at the Bernabeu is unbearable!

67 min Still an awful lot of football to play at the Bernabeu, and I would be surprised if we had seen the last of the goals in this match. As it stands, one goal for Bayern would see the Germans advance.

65 min REAL MADRID SUB! Asensio replaces Benzema for Real Madrid.

64 min We are entering the stage of the match where both managers will be considering changes, and Morata seems to be having a chat with Zidane. Benzema has really struggled to get into this match, and it would not be a surprise to see Morata introduced in the next couple of minutes.

62 min There is a real nervousness inside this stadium at the moment, which is not much of a surprise. Bayern remain on the front foot as they continue to find space in wide positions.

60 min You just cannot take your eyes off this game at the moment as both teams continue to commit players in the final third of the field. It could not be more delicately poised at this stage.

58 min Little over 30 minutes of the second period remaining, although 2-1 Bayern would bring extra-time and potentially penalties. The away side are very much on the front foot at the moment, and Navas has to spring across his goal to keep out an effort from Ribery as the pressure continues here.

56 min Wonderful game at the moment as both teams look to settle in the middle of the park. Bayern need one more to take the lead in this tie, but Real Madrid simply always find the back of the net.

54 min CHANCE! Vidal scoops over the crossbar from close range!

54 min Game on! Lewandowski fires his penalty into the far corner!

53 min GOAL! Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich (Lewandowski, pen)

52 min Bayern have a penalty as Robben goes down in the box under a challenge from Casemiro!


51 min OFF-THE-LINE! Incredible defending from Marcelo as the Real Madrid left-back clears a Robben effort off the line. The Dutchman’s close-range shot simply had to go in!

50 min CLOSE! Isco’s low effort is just wide of the Bayern box.

50 min Danger inside the Bayern box as Ronaldo flicks a free kick towards Nacho, but the visitors manage to clear their lines. The home supporters are in fine voice as this second period ticks on here.

49 min Just a reminder that Bayern need to score at least twice tonight to stand a chance of making the semi-finals. Real Madrid had the better chances in the first 45 minutes, but Bayern were dangerous on the counter-attack. Still a lot of football to be played in the Spanish capital tonight.

47 min… no changes from either side at the break, which is not too much of a surprise. However, I suspect that both managers will have alterations in mind as the second period develops in Madrid.

46 min RESTART! Real Madrid resume the action at the Bernabeu…

The referee brings the first period to a close with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich level at 0-0 on the night. Los Blancos still lead this tie 2-1 on aggregate, while Bayern still need two goals in order to stand a chance of making the semi-finals. Big second period to come.

45 min+1 HALF-TIME: Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

45 min Alonso is fortunate to escape a yellow card following a late challenge on Ronaldo.

44 min Ronaldo misses the crossbar after Marcelo had led a counter-attack for the home side.

43 min Good pressure from Bayern in the last couple of minutes as they continue to pass and probe in the final third, although Ramos has been very strong aerially tonight, and the centre-back continues to win the physical battles against Lewandowski, who is yet to have a clear chance in this match.

41 min Alaba stands over a Bayern free kick, before sending the ball into the stands.

40 min BOOKING! Casemiro (Real Madrid) is booked for a late challenge on Vidal.

39 min BLOCK! Wonderful defending from Hummels to block a Kroos effort which looked to be heading for the bottom corner. Good grief Bayern are fortunate to still be on terms here.

38 min Vidal heads over the Real Madrid crossbar at the far post under pressure from Carvajal.

37 min SAVE! Neuer saves a strike from Ronaldo, who had driven clear of the Bayern defence!

36 min Wonderful defending from Hummels as the Bayern centre-back beats Ronaldo to a Marcelo cross, leaving the Real Madrid number seven on the deck. Kroos then has a shooting chance for the home side, but his effort was always rising over the crossbar. It remains goalless on the night here.

34 min Robben tries to find Lewandowski with a cute pass, but the weight is too much.

33 min Nervy moment for Bayern at the back as Benzema closes on a loose back-pass, but Neuer just about deals with it. The pressure continues, however, and a deep cross from Carvajal just misses the head of Ronaldo. The home side are really starting to force the issue at the Bernabeu now.

31 min Little under 15 minutes of the first period remaining at the Bernabeu, and it is a really good game at the moment as both teams continue to commit players in the final third of the field. Bayern have to score at least twice tonight, and they are throwing four, five players forward in each attack.

28 min OFF-THE-LINE! Ramos has a shot cleared off-the-line following a scramble inside the Bayern box. This is really starting to heat up as Bayern break down the corner end and win a corner.

26 min SAVE! Wonderful save from Neuer as the German tips a Carvajal strike wide!

24 min CHANCE! First real chance for the home side as Marcelo delivers a cross onto the head of Benzema, but the striker’s effort is wide of the post. Much better from Marcelo there.

23 min Not an awful lot to report in the last couple of minutes, although Real Madrid are enjoying more of the ball as they look to slow down Bayern’s attack, which has been very dangerous so far tonight.

21 min Just a reminder that Bayern need to score at least twice tonight to stand a chance of making the next round. As a result, a goal for Real Madrid does not change a great deal. We are now 21 minutes into the second leg of this quarter-final, and Real Madrid’s 2-1 aggregate lead still stands.

18 min Good goalkeeping from Navas as the Real Madrid goalkeeper anticipates that Nacho is losing a race with Robben, and the Costa Rican comes out to make the clearance. Bayern continue to look the team more likely to make the breakthrough, although the home side are just starting to pass and probe.

16 min Better from Real Madrid as Marcelo breaks down the left before delivering a low cross into the Bayern box, but Hummels is across to make the clearance. Still goalless with 16 minutes on the clock.

13 min OVER! Vidal sends a long-range effort over the Real Madrid crossbar!

13 min Again it is good pressure from Bayern as Alaba finds space down the left before delivering into the Real Madrid box, but Nacho is on hand to make the clearance. The away side are the team looking the most likely at the moment as Robben gets down the opposite side and Ramos is forced across.

11 min Not an awful lot for the home supporters to get excited about in the opening 11 minutes, although a decent passing move has just seen Isco have an effort blocked inside the Bayern box.

9 min CHANCE! Wonderful chance for the away side to take the lead on the night as Robben pounces on a loose ball inside the Real Madrid box, but his effort bounces over the crossbar!

7 min Ronaldo’s free kick from just outside the Bayern penalty box hits the wall.

6 min BOOKING! Vidal (Bayern) is booked for a rash challenge on Isco.

5 min Wonderful header from Ramos as the Real Madrid captain gets in before Lewandowski, who looked favourite to meet a corner from Thiago. The home side then look to break through Modric, but Hummels is across to make the clearance. It has been nip-and-tuck in the opening five minutes.

3 min is comfortable for Navas as the Costa Rican collects. Decent spell for Bayern at the moment as they enjoy some advanced possession.

2 min… neither team has really settled in the opening couple of minutes, which is not much of a surprise. It will be interesting to see which side has more of the ball when the play starts to settle, although that might never happen. The atmosphere inside the Bernabeu is brilliant tonight.

0 minKICKOFF! Bayern kick things off at the Bernabeu…


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