Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich: 6 Things We Learned

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Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich: 6 Things We Learned
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Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich looked on paper to be the more attractive of the two Champions League semi-finals, and so it proved. Real Madrid won Wednesday’s first leg 1-0 in a match with far more goal-mouth action than the previous night’s meeting between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.

Carlo Ancelotti maintained his unbeaten record against Bayern Munich, and in the process, subjected his opposite number Pep Guardiola to a first-ever defeat at the Bernabeu as a coach.

It was an intriguing tactical battle. Bayern dominated possession, while Madrid stayed compact in defence and counter-attacked dangerously, with their goal and a few other presentable chances coming from quick breaks forward.

Here are six things we learned from Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich.

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