Champions League: Real knockout 10-man Bayern; Leicester fairytale run halted
Real Madrid and their city rivals Atletico Madrid secured Champions League semifinal berths on Wednesday by defeating Bayern Munich and Leicester City respectively.
Real Madrid were made to work hard on their own turf by their German opponents. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, Bayern were quicker off the blocks troubling Keylor Navas in goal with Robben and Thiago going close in a pulsating first half.
The deadlock was eventually broken from the penalty spot by Robert Lewandowski close to the hour mark. Madrid equalised through Cristiano Ronaldo but parity lasted just two minutes as Bayern took the lead again via a Sergio Ramos own goal.
For the second time in as many matches, Bayern finished the match with ten men. This time it was Arturo Vidal who received his marching orders from the referee. The disadvantage proved too much and Real Madrid scored three times in extra time via Ronaldo (2) and Marco Asensio to send the German side packing.
FT Real Madrid 4-2 Bayern Munich (agg 6-3)
Leicester 1-1 Atletico (agg 1-2)
Atletico Madrid qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third time in four editions by holding Leicester City to a one-all draw at the King Power Stadium in England.
The Spanish side took a first-half lead from a stunning Saul Niguez header before Jamie Vardy drew the Foxes level on the night around the hour mark.
Leicester could, however, not find the two extra goals they needed and so their fairytale run comes to an end.