By Chris Wright
A last-minute Mario Gomez snaffler ensured Bayern Munich will be going into the second leg at the Bernabeu next Wednesday with a one-goal advantage, with the Germans winning the first leg 2-1 in the Allianz Arena last night.
Franck Ribery opened the scoring in the 17th minute, thunking a half-volleyed shot past an unsighted Iker Casillas when Toni Kroos’ corner fell kindly amongst a crowded penalty area – with Mesut Ozil equalising for Real, clipping home Ronaldo’s cross from about 30cm out.
Bayern then went hell-for-lederhosen in search of a winner and their pressure finally paid off with the clock ticking over into stoppage time – Mario Gomez scoring his 40-hundredth goal of the season, stabbing Philipp Lahm’s low cross past Casillas in the 91st minute.
Great result for Bayern, but that away goal looks daunting.