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Bye-bye Bayern Munich – Atletico Madrid reach Champions League Final

May 3rd, 2016

Bayern Munich pummelled Atletico Madrid in the return leg of their Champions League semi-final but conceded an away goal and were eliminated on away goals despite winning the match 2-1.

Xabi Alonso opened the scoring in the 31st minute via a deflected free-kick to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 lead on the night and level the aggregate scores a 1-1, and the German side poured on the pressure with  73% of possession and 33 shots to 7 over the course of the match.

Atletico Madrid “parked the bus” in front of goal for much of the match, but were always quick to counter-attack and a 53rd minute goal from Antoine Griezmann did the damage, as it meant that Bayern Munich needed to win by two clear goals in order to progress.

Robert Lewandoski scored from a header in the 74th minute to give the Germans a 2-1 lead on the night, but they still needed another goal to progress and they just could not find another way past Attletico keeper Jan Oblak.

Atletico Madrid will meet Manchester City or Real Madrid in the final in Milan on 28 May.

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