UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid Show Bayern Munich That Possession Doesn't Win Games

Ryan BaileyFeatured ColumnistApril 24, 2014

The Champions League semi-final first legs have now concluded, and we have seen two very different games with one common theme: the use of counter-attack.

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are both renowned for their counter-attacking styles, but they cancelled each other out, while Chelsea defended doggedly and didn't take their chances on the break. 

In Madrid the following evening at the Bernabeu, we saw Real Madrid counter-attack time and time again as Bayern seemed happy to play out their beautiful—but ultimately fruitless—passing game. 

Clearly, the moral of Die Roten's trip to Madrid is that possession does not win games. But have Madrid done enough to hold off the Germans in the second leg, or will they lament their missed chances? Let me know in the comments below.


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