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The earliest goal conceded in the history of the Champions League or the last-minute exit in the semi-finals. Munich has been anything but a good hunting ground for Real Madrid in the past. In the first ten matches at FC Bayern, Madrid lost nine and drew one. But the tables have been turned by Real with two wins at Bayern in the last two visits. Ahead of the Champions League semi-final, fcbayern.com looks back at the legendary encounters between FCB and Real in Munich.


8 March 2000: Second group stage -- Matthäus' farewell
Even before the kick-off, it was clear the first meeting in the Champions League between the Spanish and German record champions at the Olympic Stadium would be a special night. It was the last game for Lothar Matthäus in a Bayern shirt -- and he had a fitting farewell. When Matthäus was substituted on 90 minutes to a standing ovation from the 60,000 fans, the clearly superior FCB were leading 3-1 with goals from Scholl, Elber and Zickler and one from Helguara in reply for Real. Zickler then made it 4-1 in added time.

The earliest goal conceded in the history of the Champions League or the last-minute exit in the semi-finals. Munich has been anything but a good hunting ground for Real Madrid in the past. In the first ten matches at FC Bayern, Madrid lost nine and drew one. But the tables have been turned by Real with two wins at Bayern in the last two visits. Ahead of the Champions League semi-final, fcbayern.com looks back at the legendary encounters between FCB and Real in Munich.


8 March 2000: Second group stage -- Matthäus' farewell
Even before the kick-off, it was clear the first meeting in the Champions League between the Spanish and German record champions at the Olympic Stadium would be a special night. It was the last game for Lothar Matthäus in a Bayern shirt -- and he had a fitting farewell. When Matthäus was substituted on 90 minutes to a standing ovation from the 60,000 fans, the clearly superior FCB were leading 3-1 with goals from Scholl, Elber and Zickler and one from Helguara in reply for Real. Zickler then made it 4-1 in added time.

9 May 2000: Semi-final second leg -- going out on a win
The two clubs faced each other again at the Olympic Stadium in Munich two months later. This time in the semi-final second leg with FC Bayern under pressure following a 2-0 defeat in Madrid. "Real will go through hell and high water," said Uli Hoeneß ahead of the match and that spurred on the team from the kick-off against the Spaniards. After twelve minutes, Bayern's tactic of playing three strikers (Jancker, Elber, Sergio) proved to be a success when Jancker opened the scoring with a scissor-kick. FCB continued to press forward towards the Madrid goal but Anelka took advantage of one the few Real counter-attacks to level at 1-1. Elber netted the winner after the break but the Real keeper Casillas kept it down to 2-1. That meant Real Madrid rather than FC Bayern progressed to the final.

9 May 2001: Semi-final second leg -- Jeremies' goal
Exactly a year to the day, there was a repeat of the previous season's semi-final in Munich. But this time FC Bayern were in a much better position. FCB won 1-0 in the first leg in Madrid -- and also ran out winners in the return match. After an opener from Elber there was a surprise leveller from Figo but Jeremies, who underwent an operation on his knee twelve days before, netted the winner at 2-1 to secure progress to the final. Unfortunately, Jeremies had to pay a heavy price for perhaps the most important goal of his career. He watched the victory in the final against Valencia from the bench and his knee continued to cause him problems until the end of his career in 2006. "I was prepared to risk a lot for my dream of winning the Champions League. So I don't have any regrets because of that," said Jerry looking back. Another player also remembers this match against Real: Owen Hargreaves made his first start in the Champions League for FC Bayern.

2 April 2002: Quarter-final first leg -- The bar, Casillas and two late goals
FC Bayern went behind for the first time in a Champions League home game against Real Madrid. Geremi gave Madrid an early lead with Bayern struggling to get into the game. To cap it all, Elber hit the bar and Casillas saved an Effenberg penalty. However, Bayern did not give up and were rewarded for their efforts eight minutes from full-time. Effenberg scored the equaliser and, with two minutes to play, Pizarro netted the winner at 2-1 to send Real home empty-handed for the fourth time in succession.

24 February 2004: Round of 16 first leg -- All square

Once again FC Bayern are in charge at home to Real Madrid. However, the Spaniards left the Olympic Stadium undefeated for the first time. After a goal from Makaay, It looked like Bayern would be the winners with seven minutes to play but a 30-yard free-kick from Roberto Carlos that slipped through the arms of Oliver Kahn into the back of the net to see the Madrid team secure a 1-1 draw. "We were really lucky," said Zinedine Zidane after the game. FCB coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said: "We gave Real a scare."

7 March 2007: Round of 16 second leg -- Makaay's lightning strike
Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena went down in the history of the Champions League. "Brazzo down the right, square ball, bang, in the net," said Thomas Müller in recalling FC Bayern's opening goal from Roy Makaay -- after just 10.12 seconds! To date that is the fastest goal in the history of the Champions League. In the second half, Lucio made it 2-0 from a corner before a questionable penalty converted by Ruud van Nistelrooy made the game exciting again. Mark van Bommel and Madrid's Mahamadou Diarra were both dismissed for two bookable offences. In a hard-fought finish to the game, Sergio Ramos put the ball in the back of the Bayer net but the goal was rightly ruled out due to a handball. FCB ran out 2-1 winners on the night (first leg 2-3) and went through to the quarter-finals on away goals.

 

17 April 2012: Semi-final first leg -- Gomez lets FCB dream
The team from the Spanish capital return to Munich five years later and it was another thriller right up to the last kick of the game. Thanks to a 2-1 win, FCB could continue to dream of a final on their own turf. The terrific Franck Ribéry put Bayern ahead on 70 minutes in front of 66,000 enthusiastic fans but Mesut Özil levelled for Real Madrid eight minutes after the restart in a first-class encounter. Just as it was looking like the game would end in a draw, Mario Gomez scored a last-minute winner on 90 minutes that got the fans out of their seats. "It was an emotional game. Real showed they're a great team. In the end, luck was on our side and we won 2-1. We can be proud of the win today," said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after full time.


29 April 2014: Semi-final second leg -- First win for Real at Bayern
Following a 1-0 defeat at Real Madrid, FC Bayern faced an uphill task in the second leg. "We'll be fired up in Munich," announced FCB chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in an emotional call for a comeback performance. But it all turned out differently: FCB were two down after 20 minutes thanks to a brace from the Real captain Sergio Ramos (16', 20'). "We set out to get a result but we were caught out at two set pieces," was the assessment of Philipp Lahm. Cristiano Ronaldo (34') made it 3-0 for Real Madrid before half-time -- the game was up. The Portugal international scored again in added time to inflict the heaviest defeat on Bayern in a Champions League semi-final. Real continued with their winning run beating local rivals Atlético in the final to achieve the long-awaited tenth title win in Europe's premier club competition --La Décima.


12 April 2017: Quarter-final first leg -- Real turn it round in Munich
The most recent home game against Real turned out to be extremely unlucky for Bayern. It did look promising at the start: Arturo Vidal powered in a header to make it 1-0 on 25 minutes in front of a 70,000-strong crowd at the Allianz Arena. The Chilean had a great chance to double the lead just before half-time and open up the way to the semi-finals -- but Vidal failed to convert a penalty awarded for handball. FC Bayern came to rue that missed opportunity. Cristiano Ronaldo equalised just after the restart (47') and Bayern were a man down on 61 minutes when Javi Martinez was shown a red card and then Ronaldo scored a second goal to secure a 2-1 win for Real Madrid in Munich. "The turning point came with the equaliser at 1-1 and the red card settled it," said the Bayern captain Philipp Lahm after the game.


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