Bayern Munich are through to the final of the Champions League after beating Real Madrid last night. They will now face Chelsea, who triumphed to victory against Barcelona the previous evening.
Bayern found themselves 2-0 down and trailing 3-2 on aggregate early on in the first half after a Cristiano Ronaldo double. But an Arjen Robben penalty levelled the tie, and the visitors then held their nerve in a penalty shootout.
Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was the hero when he saved Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka’s spot kicks in a dramatic shootout. Real’s latest failure in Europe’s elite club competition is a huge blow for the La Liga leaders, whose president Florentino Perez has spent hundreds of millions of euros on players and coaching staff. He lured coach Jose Mourinho from Inter Milan in 2010 but they have tripped up at the semi-final stage for a second consecutive season after falling to Barca in 2011.