Follow the live updates and highlights of goals and important games when Bayern Munich play Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have often fought on the Champions League stage and will renew this continental rivalry on Wednesday in the first leg of the semi-final in Germany.
Bayern welcomes Real in the Allianz Arena, with the two powers for a 25th European Cup match. They are a balanced 11-11-2 so far, with Real Madrid holding a 37-36 edge in goals in that time. Real Madrid will try to improve on this lead and move up to a fourth final in five years ̵
This match brings the fold of James Rodriguez to his home club. The Colombian star is currently completing the first season of a two-year loan from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich, which is expected to bring him straight to the conclusion.
Bayern suffered an early injury back in the opening minutes as Arjen Robben went down with an obvious foot or leg injury. He was forced to call with Thiago Alcantara from the bank to replace him.
After a wide open early few minutes, both teams set in chippy, sentimental patterns. Isco had almost a chance for Real Madrid after a perfect long ball from goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but his shot from 20 meters was blocked before he could reach the Bayern goal in the 18th minute.
Bayern made the breakthrough in the 28th minute of the match, and it came from an unlikely source. Versatile right-back Joshua Kimmich beat Navas with a powerful near-goal and beat the hosts 1-0.
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The good news was softened by a second key injury for Bayern, as Jerome Boateng made an injury to Niklas Sule in the 34th minute.
Thomas Müller thought he had given Bayern a 2-0 lead in the 43rd minute, when Rafinha of Franck Ribéry drew a free-kick from the edge of the box and moved to the right side of the area. Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid headed home a minute later, Marcelo more than made up for his pathetic defense against Kimmich's goal. His left-footed missile hit Ulreich, leveling the outcome and, more importantly, gave Real Madrid an important away goal.
Bayern almost had a free-kick immediately answered the threshold, just to jump with his head directly in Navas & # 39; belly.
Stay tuned for live updates and highlights of goals and key games from the entire game (update for the latest updates) .  Here are the lineups for both teams:
The second leg will take place on Tuesday, May 1st at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. The winner will play either Liverpool or Roma in the final on 26 May in Kiev. Liverpool hold a 5-2 lead after the semi-final first leg.