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Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 2-1 in Champions League semi-final first leg

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

*A last-minute winner from Mario Gomez gave Bayern Munich a 2-1 lead to take into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.*

Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez celebrates the second goal with his team mates (Picture: Getty)

Gomez struck in the 90th minute to move Bayern a step closer to appearing in the Champions League final on home turf after a close contest.Franck Ribery fired the hosts in front in the 17th minute but Real pulled level when German international Mesut Ozil scored from close range in the second half.Philipp Lahm crossed for Gomez’s late clincher, which was deserved by Bayern who had dominated large parts of the game.Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring Real Madrid's equaliser (Picture: Action Images)

Despite the loss, Madrid coach Jose Mourinho remains confident his team can progress to the final, which is at the Allianz Arena on May 19th.'A draw would have been a fairer result but this is football, whoever scores wins and the game ends when it ends,' he said.'It's not a terrible result. It's not as if we need an historic comeback with crazy numbers in the second leg, we need a normal result, 1-0 or 2-0, which we are capable of getting with our fans behind us.'The Portuguuse manager also refused to criticise the referee over the decision to award the first Bayern goal, despite Luiz Gustavo seeming to be in an offside position.'I don't want to criticise the referee,' he said.'I will just accept his decision, even if [the goal] should have been ruled out.'

Franck Ribery fires Bayern Munich in front (Picture: Getty)

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes believes his side carried out their game plan perfectly and thought his team reacted well following poor results in the Bundesliga, which effectively meant they were out of the title race.'My players showed what I had demanded from them yesterday: lust and hunger for success,' he told Sky.'I think we more than deserved the win because we played cleverly and intelligently.'
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