Champions League: Karim Benzema Brace Helps Real Madrid To 4-3 Aggregate Win Over Bayern Munich (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

1st, May 2018


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Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third consecutive Champions League triumph after the La Liga giants played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu.

Coming into the game 2-1 down after the first-leg, Bayern got off to a great start, with full-back Joshua Kimmich scoring after just three minutes.

Soon after, the hosts drew level on the night, with Karim Benzema heading home from a superb Marcelo centre.

In a tight game with such high stakes, any mistake would be costly and just after the half-time break, goalkeeper Sven Ulreich’s major ricket allowed Benzema to bag his second of the game and put Real 2-1 up in the night and 4-2 up on aggregate.

However, just after the hour-mark, Real loanee James Rodriguez made it 2-2 at the Bernabeu to set up a tense finale.

Bayern pushed for a winner, with Corentin Tolisso and Thomas Muller both testing Keylor Navas in the Madrid goal.

At the other end, Mats Hummels headed wide for the visitors.

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However, Zinedine Zidane’s charges stood firm to win 4-3 on aggregate and book their place in the final for the third consecutive season.

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While Real wait to see whether Liverpool or Roma will face them in the final at the end of May, Bayern will rue another fruitless Champions League campaign.

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