25 April 2012 22:59 | By Carlo R. Coloma
In pictures: Real Madrid fall to Bayern Munich on penalties

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Football fans were treated to another gripping match during the second leg of the Champions League semi-final tie between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. For the second night in a row, fans also saw a Spanish giant fall to a determined visiting team.

Things started off well for the home side as Cristiano Ronaldo slotted in a penalty less than ten minutes into the game. Ronaldo would quickly score again afterwards, completing a brace that seemingly set the stage for a Madrid rout with a 2-0 lead with only 15 minutes gone in the game.

However, Bayern Munich would then win its own penalty, and Arjen Robben would coolly inch the ball past a diving Iker Casillas just before the 30 minute mark. That set the stage for a furious battle for the rest of the game.

The next 90 minutes (including extra time) were fruitless for both teams, as both sides missed key chances that would have led their side to final. The end of 120 minutes would see the score finish at 2-1 (3-3 on aggregate), forcing the sides to go to a penalty shootout.

The penalty shootout would not end well for the Spanish Giants, and misses from Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Sergio Ramos would doom them to lose the shootout 3-1.

Click on the pictures above to see highlights from the match.


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