Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich: 5 things we learned

Real Madrid have made it their fourth Champions League final in five years after withstanding a Bayern Munich onslaught

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Real Madrid have made their fourth final in five years, after narrowly defeating Bayern Munich in the semi-final. This is a dominance of Europe’s Premier competition not seen since Rinus Michels Ajax team of the early 1970s.

But they were made to sweat, after Bayern Munich produced a dominant display at The Bernabeu. Again, taking the lead through Joshua Kimmich but saw their lead slip, this time with two goals from Karim Benzema. 

The first, a header from a perfectly placed Marcelo cross and the second capitalising on a terrible error from Sven Ulreich, latching onto the ball after the German goalkeeper totally missed the ball.

Unlike last week, there looked to be more of a cutting edge about Bayern Munich. They were good value for the equaliser, scored by former Madrid man James Rodriguez and pushed hard for a third, which would have taken them to Kyiv. 

Keylor Navas made up for the errors of recent weeks with a man of the match display as his team just held onto their aggregate lead.

Here are five things we learned:

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