Created on 26-04-2012 at 00:00 AM
Jupp Heynckes said it was “a magical night," and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge felt he had witnessed “the most emotion-laden match of my career." Bayern's Champions League semi-final return away to Real Madrid called for strong nerves – and the men from Munich held theirs to book a date with Chelsea at the Allianz Arena on 19 May. “We're at home and we want to win," declared Bastian Schweinsteiger, scorer of the decisive penalty in the shootout.
Reaction to Real Madrid v Bayern
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “We're incredibly happy and incredibly proud. The team deserves huge credit because it's an unbelievable achievement. That was football at its very best, at the highest level. All in all, it was the most intense and emotional-laden match I've witnessed in my career, and that's almost 40 years."
Uli Hoeneß: “When Lahm missed, I thought I was going to die. It's turned out to be a fantastic season after all. I've never seen so many clear-cut chances in a semi-final before, unbelievable. This was the game to end all games. Real against Bayern, that's obviously a highlight you'll only experience a couple of times in your life."