Marcelo, Asensio score as Real Madrid beat Bayern 2-1 in Champions League

Marcelo, Asensio score as Real Madrid beat Bayern 2-1 in Champions League

- Real Madrid wins first leg Champions League semi final tie to Bayern Munich

- Kimmich got the Bavarians goal while Marcelo and Asensio scored for Los Blancos

- The second leg will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu next Tuesday

Real Madrid have again proved they are strong contenders for a third straight Champions League title as they defeated Bayern Munich by 2-1 at the Allianz Arena.

The Bavarians started the game brightly as Lewandowski missed a chance from the blast of the whistle.

Jupp Heynckes side suffered a major blow as Arjen Robben suffered from a groin injury as he was taken off in the eighth minute for Thiago Alcantra.

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The German champions set the ball rolling as a well organized counter attack from the keeper found James Rodriguez whose pass puts Joshua Kimmich one-on-one with Keylor Navas.

The young defender's shot completely beat Navas in goal as Bayern went up by a 1-0 in the 28th minute.

Jeremy Boateng was also substituted for Niklas Sule as the German center back continued to struggle from recurring injury problems this season.

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The defending champions responded from Marcelo a minute before half time as he rifled in his shot into the left hand corner.

It was substitute Marco Asensio who got the winner for Los Blancos after dreadful defending saw Vasquez steal the ball from the Brazilian who found the Spaniard one-on-one with the keeper.

The 22-year-old scored from 12-yards out to give Madrid a 2-1 advantage going into the second leg next Tuesday at the Bernabeu.

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Read live updates of the match below the report.

90+4 The referee blows the final whistle as Real Madrid carry the day winning Bayern Munich by 2-1 at the Allianz Arena.

90+3' Ronaldo slightly caught off side as he is about to he is about to end his scoring streak.

90' Kovacic set to break for the counter but was impeded by Alcantra as he is shown the yellow card.

87' Ronaldo defends as he clears the danger. The scoreline still 2-1 in favour of Zidane's men who have played excellently well.

85' Ribery wins a free kick on the left flank.

83' Casemiro comes off as Kovacic come on.

81' A neat one-two from Vasquez to Modric but a covering tackle from Hummels stops the move.

79' The tempo of match has gone down as Bayern's for an equalizer but Real stand their ground.

76' The score still at 2-1 in favour of Los Blancos

74' Corentin Collisso comes on for Javi Martinez

73' Real given a free kick in a dangerous area but headed away as Bayern takes over possession.

70' Ronaldo controls the ball with his hand as he blasts the ball past the goalkeeper but the referee spots the infringement and the goal was not given.

67' Bayern with another corner as Lewandowski and Muller get into each other's way but a timely intervention from Ramos saves Real again.

66' Cavajal suffers an injury as Benzema is brought on.

64' Still 2-1 to Real Madrid as Bayern need to act fast to pull one back to keep them in the contest.

61' A corner for Bayern but the cross eludes everyone in the box as the ball goes into throw-in for the Spanish side.

59' Navas has been kept busy again as Ribery is a thorn in the flesh of the defending champions. A powerful save from the Costa Rican keeps Madrid in the game.

58' A defensive catastrophe from Rafinha as Real steals the ball. Lucas Vasquez finds Asensio as his buries the ball in the right hand corner giving the keeper no chance.

58' GOOOOOOAAAAAL!

52' Bayern Munich 1-1 Real Madrid.

49' Ribery dazzles Cavajal as he drives in a low cross but the ball flashes wide across the post and Muller have his hand in his head.

47' Ronaldo shoots from distance but the ball goes way off target as Bayern have the possession. Asensio has replaced Isco.

45' The second half kick is underway as Real Madrid controls the game attacking from right to left.

45+3' Referee ends the first half as both sides heads for the tunnel.

45+2' Bayern with another chance but the ball goes wide for a goal kick.

45' Muller heads a free kick but Navas spills it as Ramos comes for the cover.

44' Marcelo scores with a shot from his left boot. A loose ball falls into his part in the 18-yard box as he finishes in into the right corner.

44' GOOOOOAAAAAL!

41' Zidane's side are totally in disarray as Bayern are creating more chances in the final third.

39' Bayern are becoming the stronger side as chances come begging. Another shot from Muller is blocked into the corner.

35' Boateng is injured and taken off. Bayern are leading by 1-0 but have two players down at the moment.

33' Ribery is set loose on the left but his touch is too heavy as Keylor Navas come to collect the ball.

30' Real Madrid tries to respond quickly as Ronaldo was flanked off-side again.

28' Bayern makes the break as Lewandowski finds Kimmich on the right flank but the the young defender decides to shoot and gives Bayern the lead.

28' GOOOOOAAAAAAL!

23' Madrid pushing forward as they gain control of the game. Isco drives into the box but well defended by the Germans.

19' the resulting corner is cleared to safety as the home side have the possession. The match is equally balanced as both team match each other strength for strength.

18' Ronaldo beats the off-side trap as he runs into the 18-yard box but Boateng quickly provides cover to put the ball into a corner.

16' Ronaldo launches an attack from the left but was brought down by Boateng and the referee says play on.

11' The scores remain 0-0 as both team try to get hold of the midfield but surprisingly Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are on the bench for Zidane's side.

9' Bad news to the Bavarians as Robben gets injured and Alcantra is brought on for the Dutchman.

7' A lovely aerial ball to Ronaldo into the box but he was caught offside by the fourth official as Bayern are given the free-kick.

5' Real Madrid try to settle into the match as they control possession.

3' There are claims for hand ball in the box by Ribery but the referee says play on as the match continues.

1' Match kicks-off as Bayern launch the early the attack and Lewandowski almost gets his head into Ribery's cross but flew past him.

Bayern Munich XI vs. Real Madrid: Ulreich; Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Rafinha; Martinez; Robben, James, Ribery; Müller; Lewandowski.

Real Madrid XI vs. Bayern Munich: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Isco, Cristiano, Lucas Vazquez

Venue: Allianz Arena

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers

Time: 7:45pm

Source: Naija.ng

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