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Champions League 185 8 Six of the match: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30941585 Six of the match Six+of+the+match Champions League

Bayern Munich will fight Chelsea for the Champions league trophy on home soil after knocking off Real Madrid in Spain in a penalty shoot-out. It was a thrilling game full of skill, speed and controversy, and rounded out the semifinals in superb fashion. Here’s six key men from the game:

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Champions League 185 8 Six of the match: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30941586 Cristiano Ronaldo, F, Real Madrid Cristiano+Ronaldo%2C+F%2C+Real+Madrid Champions League

Two chances, two goals. If the storyline had stopped there, he’d be a hero. It didn’t: he had his penalty kick in the shootout saved well by Manuel Neuer and utterly disappeared in the second half. Credit Bayern for throttling him, but CR’s habit of fading under pressure remains a killer.

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Champions League 185 8 Six of the match: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30943444 Sergio Ramos, F, Real Madrid Sergio+Ramos%2C+F%2C+Real+Madrid Champions League

The Real Madrid defender has a lot to answer for. He booted his penalty attempt into the stands and was suspect over the two legs. Often out of position, he looks more comfortable trying to go forward than he does doing the dirty work in back. A very costly performance.

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Champions League 185 8 Six of the match: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30943447 Mesut Ozil, MF, Real Madrid Mesut+Ozil%2C+MF%2C+Real+Madrid Champions League

Deserved better. Was tireless and set up Ronaldo’s second goal. Was very good tracking back on defense tonight and was easily Real’s most influential player over the two legs. Made several superb passes including a 50-yard beauty that Luis Gustavo had to sprint to clean up.

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Champions League 185 8 Six of the match: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30941601 David Alaba, D, Bayern Munich David+Alaba%2C+D%2C+Bayern+Munich Champions League

The young left back had a nightmare start, after he was harshly called for a penalty kick when a shot from Angel Di Maria hit his arm as he was falling down. He was truly at fault on the second goal but grew in confidence from there and was a force as the game went on. He capped it by stepping up and taking the first penalty kick in the shootout, and sunk it well.

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Champions League 185 8 Six of the match: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30936887 Mario Gomez, F, Bayern Munich Mario+Gomez%2C+F%2C+Bayern+Munich Champions League

The frustrating Mario Gomez had all kinds of chances tonight, and fluffed all but one: he sunk his attempt from the spot to pile the pressure on Real. It was some redemption for a night when he often looked unsure what to do on the ball, and step slow once he figured it out. He got in good positions, but some of his whiffs were unforgivable.

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Champions League 185 8 Six of the match: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich 30936888 Arjen Robben, MF, Bayern Munich Arjen+Robben%2C+MF%2C+Bayern+Munich Champions League

The Dutchman’s miss in 7th minute was painful but his penalty kick to give Bayern that precious away goal was just the tonic. He was far better tonight than he had been in Munich, giving Real’s back line all they could handle for the better part of an hour before the game became static.

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