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Real Madrid Scores Stunning Victory to Knock Out Champions Bayern Munich in Semi-final 2nd Leg

bayernReal Madrid surprised everyone to reach their first Champions League final in 12 years with a 4-0 win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday’s semi-final, second leg to knock the defending champions out.

After their win in last week’s first leg with 1-0 in Madrid, Real won the semi-final 5-0 on aggregate as Pep Guardiola’s Bayern suffered the worst home defeat in European competition. Bayern had never lost at home by more than two goals in Europe.

“We have witnessed a debacle, we didn´t put enough passion into it,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “We have to keep our nerve and stay rational.”

Real Madrid are now just one game away from their 10th European title, for which they will face either Atletico Madrid or Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in the May 24 final in Lisbon.

Real Madrid’s centre-back Sergio Ramos hit 2 early headers to dismiss Bayern’s movet to become the first team to defend the Champions League title in a row.

Cristiano Ronaldo took it to 3-0 at the break and netted his 49th goal of the season with a free-kick just before the final whistle went off.

In fact, Ronaldo had set a new record for the most goals in a single European campaign, surpassing the previous mark of 14 set by Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and ex-AC Milan forward Jose Altafini.
“Today Madrid have gone to a level that will be recognised across the world and to score two goals is a dream,” said Ramos. “The final in Lisbon is a dream. It has been a long time coming.”

The Munich lovers saw their dreams of a repeat of last season’s treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup swept away as Real Madrid threw up a stunning win in the first-half.

Within the first five minutes, Bayern’s centre-back Dante was shown a yellow card for pushing down Ronaldo just before Ramos struck again. When Angel Di Maria went for a free-kick, centre-back Pepe passed it on to Ramos who made the second goal in just four minutes.

Then, it was Bayern’s desperation that was halted by the Real defenders who held firm until Ronaldo put the final ball into the opponents’ net.

“This is a big disappointment which we have to analyse, but there is no need to speak ill of what we have achieved over the last two years,” said Bayern captain Philipp Lahm.

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