Real Madrid go back to the Bernabeu with a 2-1 lead in the marquee matchup of the quarterfinals.
Atletico hope to avoid Leicester magic at the King Power. They take a 1-0 lead to England against the lone British team in the quarterfinals
Isco in for Bale is a good change for Real. They'll be essentially a 4-3-1-2 with Isco working in between the lines. He's already created a turnover and a half chance in that role. Gonna be tough to keep Real scoreless here.
And as I type that Isco draws a foul on the edge of the area.
Leicester look a lot livelier - need to push for a goal without conceding.
... so it's likely curtains.
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| ... so it's likely curtains.
Leicester now need 3 goals
He's wasted numerous crossing opportunities and just put a free kick into the street outside the Bernabeu. Brutal.
A 2-1 Bayern win forces extra time, a 3-2 or 4-3 Bayern win means they win by away goals. Long, long way from that though. A 1-0 Bayern win and Real wins on away goals
Madrid, even registering shots on goal! Nevertheless, its going to take a magical 2nd half to come back and score 3. I haven't really been wowed by Atletico, but I guess that's the way it goes with them, brutally efficient and get the job done. At this point they don't need to attack so I expect more frustration trying to break down a 10 man defense, along with standard time wasting, 'injuries' etc.
Saul is really promising for Spain. Got major hopes for him.
time for Real to get a little worried
2-1 Atletico on aggregate. Leicester need 2 more to win
scores.. 2 more in 30????
haven't been able to get the second yet to really pressure Atletico
on a header. Bayern now needs to score to force extra time instead of win outright
Thomas Muller forces some pressure and Sergio Ramos kicked it into his own net! Tied on aggregate and it's going to extra time if nobody scores from here
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Kyle in NY said:
Advantage Bayern now, if they score 1 Real has to score 2
Real in particular needs to tighten shit up.
No way in hell that's a red
Second yellow. Not a foul IMO. Rough on Bayern.
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Go Terps said:
Especially when the ref could have easily sent Casemiro off
Bayern have been very close with some long balls, where Boateng excels in delivering the ball long. Robben is an uber threat in this situation; Spain's national team has been victimized by this in 2010 and again in 2014. Got to be careful here even a man up.
They put up a spirited fight but no Premier League team in the semis this year. Real and Bayern to extra time, which Bayern has to survive playing with 10 men
I don't believe I don't know this, but if Bayern scores in extra time does that still count as an "away goal"? It shouldn't, you would think.
blocked. It was a damn good try, can hold their heads high. The BS first leg penalty aside.
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We know, Terps is making the argument that it's unfair to count the extra time as time where an away goal can be scored because it gives the away team more time to score in the second leg
as well - away goals isn't perfect but makes sense here I think. Or make it golden (ha)
It's unlikely Real equalizes if Bayern to score...but if they did, it would still end in Bayern's favor overall.
So agreed, it's a bit odd, but a small advantage to play the 2nd leg away, as there is no chance for extra time in the 1st leg.
Diving like that on a yellow.
but their going out makes Liverpool's Champions league chances better.
Bayern with 10 men have about 15 minutes to find a goal. No penalties, either Real holds this lead or Bayern finds another goal to win
I'm throwing in with Dortmund and the American Messi the rest of the way.
Asensio - that one was onside.
down the tunnel after the final whistle
this play out with Vidal not shown a red and Bayern at full strength.
Ronaldo is just a clinical finisher though. Can't deny it
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| No way in hell that's a red
To be fair he should have been sent off like 20-25 minutes prior to that for a foul on Casemiro just outside the box. The refs were not good in this game at all. Missed a Ronaldo offside. Missed a Boateng penalty in the box.
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| down the tunnel after the final whistle
Should be none. They got away with quite a few missed calls as did Madrid. Madrid should have played for a good half an hour up a man. Bad officiating overall. Two very entertaining games though. Definitely wasn't expecting Madrid to win back to back Champions League trophies so I'm not even getting angry with these games. Basically playing with house money.
Good young attacking team.
Atletico or Juventus. Godin, Bonucci, and Chiellini are among the very best defenders in the world. Buffon and Oblak two of the best keepers. And all of those guys have played about a million huge matches.
I'm hoping Atletico and Real Madrid are paired up in the semifinals. Besides being a fascinating matchup, I also think it's the most likely way to get Real eliminated.
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I don't see that happening. I don't think they have the firepower.
Hope they win it all somehow before they get raided this Summer.
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| Hope they win it all somehow before they get raided this Summer.
You're right, the striker and right back are as good as gone in June.