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Real Madrid 4-2 Bayern Munich - What the stats say.

Thursday 20th April 2017
Los Blanco's won 4-2 in their Champions League clash against Bayern Munich thanks to a hat-trick from their talismanic forward Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese forward rose up to the challenge against the Germans to steer his side to the Semi-final stages in a bid to retain their Champions League crown they won last season at the expense of City rivals Atletico Madrid.

Ronaldo kept alive the hopes of his side achieving the feat before Marco Asensio scored to make it 4-2 on the night. It went well for Real, winning the game 6-3 on aggregate after winning the first leg 1-2 away at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern have themselves to blame for the result as they squandered their 1-2 lead in the game as Ronaldo equalised to level matters in the extra time.

The Spanish giants showed their superiority in the attacking third as they bombarded the Bayern goal with a huge number of shots on goal.

The attacking trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Isco Alcaron was devastating going forward as Bayern had a tough time to deal with the hosts attacking foray. The Los Blanco's had 11 shots on goal despite the absence of Gareth Bale in the game.

The game was really an end to end contest as 22 shots were squandered in front of goal during the game. The Bayern side was dominated by Real's attempts on goal which was a ratio of 11:3. In the shots off target, both sides drew even with 11 strikes each in the game.

Real had 47% of the possession compared to Bayern Munich' 53%. This was due to ball retentive ability of Bayern trio of Thiago Alcantara, Arturo Vidal (despite been sent off before the extra time in the 84 and veteran midfielder Xabi Alonso in the middle of the park.

Unfortunately, the Bavarian giants were not able to convert their dominance on the pitch to victory as Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show on the night with an individual hat-trick to put his side through to the next round.

The intensity of the game ensured that plenty of corner kicks were recorded in the game. A total of 17 were notched up as both sides sought to utilise the set-plays to gain the advantage in the game. Despite Real Madrid superior attempts on goal, it was Bayern who had more corner kicks in the tie, as winning 10 corner kicks compared to the seven recorded by Real Madrid.

The game produced five offsides calls in the game as spotted by the match officials. Real Madrid recorded three infractions as they attempted to sneak in behind the visitor's defence while the Bayern side accounted for two offsides due to their superiority in the ball possession.

The game produced a total of 29 fouls as both sides entered into physical challenges during the games. This saw the Bayern side booked more than the hosts in the game due to their outrageous number of fouls in the entire match.

The game recorded five yellow cards, with the visitors earning the most. Real Madrid's defensive midfielder Casemiro was booked in the 40th minute, while the Bayern quartet of Arturo Vidal, Xabi Alonso, Mats Hummel and Arjen Robben were all booked on the 6th,70th,75th and 101st minutes respectively. This, in turn, produced one red card in the game as Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal was sent off in the 84th minute for a second bookable offence after he was initially received a yellow card in the 6th minute of play.

Real MadridBayern Munich
Shots on target113
Shots off target1111
Possession (%)4753
Yellow cards14
Red cards01
Obiweluozo Martins

A passionate sports writer who looks around the world for football matches. I follow the major leagues in Europe and of course the Champions League. I'm also a lover of International football as well as watching the beautiful game from South America and Africa.

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