Pep Guardiola suffered his worst defeat last night as Bayern manager at the Allianz Arena as Real Madrid ran amok and put four goals past the current champions to clinch the second leg tie a resounding 5 goals to nil.
Although Bayern had around 68% of the ball possession, it didn’t mean much to Carlo Ancelotti’s men who scored two goals in quick succession via the head of Sergio Ramos early in the first half.
Most of that possession was tippy tappy football in their own half as Real Madrid frustrated the Germans with their organised defensive play.The speed of Bale and Ronaldo also proved a problem for the Munich side. Real Madrid on the counter attack is a hard side to catch and Guardiola knew it.
CR7 got the last two goals, the first one coming courtesy of a Gareth Bale assist thus recording his 50th Champions League goal as a Real Madrid player.
After the first two goals from Ramos, the normally composed Germans began to lash out and lose the plot. They gave away free kicks in dangerous places, one of which gifted Ronaldo with his second goal of the evening, a clever strike from Ronaldo went low as the German wall jumped high leaving keeper Manuel Neuer no chance.
One had the feeling that the Germans could pull 3 goals out of the hat in the first half but that sensation petered out in the second as Real Madrid grew in confidence and snuffed out the Germans completely. Casillas never looked in trouble while his counterpart Neuer had to rush out on numerous occasions to snuff out Real Madrid’s blistering counter attacks – often ending up halfway up the pitch in his own half. It was as if the usual composed Bayern defense wasn’t present last night.
If truth be told, Pep Guardiola didn’t really have any answers to last night’s game as the current Champions lose out on a chance to regain their title.