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Real Madrid beat holders Bayern Munich to reach Champions League final

Real Madrid beat holders Bayern Munich to reach Champions League final
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Real Madrid cruised into the final of the Champions League for the first time in 12 years on Tuesday after the Spaniards beat holders Bayern Munich 5-0 on aggregate in their semi-final contest.

Real were leading one nil after the first leg in Spain but Sergio Ramos scored twice in the space of four first half minutes at the Allianz Arena to put his side firmly in control of the encounter.

The Spaniards made it 3-0 on the night on the 33rd minute when, on the break, Gareth Bale selflessly passed to Cristiano Ronaldo who easily blasted in for his 15th goal this campaign.

The Portuguese goal-scoring machine was at it again with one minute of the tie remaining when his low driving free kick found its way under the wall and into the back of the net.

Ramos silenced the packed-out Allianz Arena after just 16 minutes when he headed home a Luca Modric corner to open up the scoring on the night.

Real Madrid were two up four minutes later and once again it was Ramos heading past Manuel Neuer from six yards but this time finishing off an Angel Di Maria free kick which was flicked on by Pepe.

It was a terrible start to the tie for Bayern and coach pep Guardiola and 12 minutes before the break it got worse.

A well-worked counter attack ended with Ronaldo hitting the mark in what turned out to be the last goal of the evening.

Ronaldo hit his record 16th goal of the European campaign on 89 minutes to end a miserable day for Guardiola and his defending champions.

It’s the first time since winning their last title in the competition 12 years ago that Real will contest the final for European club football’s most coveted prize.

In the May 24th final in Lisbon Carlo Ancelotti’s men will meet either Chelsea or fellow La Liga side Atletico Madrid who meet on Wednesday in their second leg at Stamford bridge.