Madrid-Munich battle to a draw; Borussia Dortmund takes first leg vs PSG

Real Madrid leveled from the penalty spot, while Dortmund held home court vs Ligue 1 champs
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid traded blows in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid traded blows in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. / Marcel Engelbrecht - firo sportphoto/GettyImages

The dust has settled on the first legs of the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

The footballing world was treated to riveting clashes as Real Madrid fought to a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich, while Borussia Dortmund edged out visiting Paris Saint-Germain with a narrow victory. With breathtaking goals and tense moments, these encounters set the stage for what should be thrilling rematches.

Bayern Munich 2-2 Real Madrid

The excitement of the UEFA Champions League semifinals started with the Real Madrid at Bayern Munich match. The German team eliminated Arsenal in the quarterfinals, while the Spanish team knocked out the defending champs, Manchester City.

As soon as French referee Clement Turpin blew his whistle, Bayern opened on its front foot, getting two quick looks at goal. The visiting team struck first, however, as Vinicius Junior scored in the 24th minute, running onto a perfect through ball from Toni Kroos. The Brazilian forward sent the ball into the net from the left of goalkeeper Neuer.

Munich's Leroy Sane tied the score in the 53rd minute, and 3 minutes later, Bayern won a penalty when Jamal Musiala was clipped by Lucas Vazquez inside the box. Harry Kane sent the ball into the net and the German team gained the upper hand.

In the 82nd minute, Madrid's Rodrygo was left on the ground due to the intervention of Kim Min-jae, and Turpin pointed to the penalty point for the second time. The equalizer was scored by Vinicius Junior and the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Paris Saint-Germain

In the other semifinal, Bundesliga representative Borussia Dortmund defeated the Liguqe 1 side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) 1-0 at home.

English referee Anthony Taylor was in charge of the game at Signal Iduna Park. The home team took the lead 1-0 with the goal scored by Niclas Füllkrug in the 36th minute.

PSG could not benefit from the clear positions they entered in the second half. Borussia Dortmund won the match 1-0 and gained an advantage before the rematch.


Borussia Dortmund will travel to Paris on Tuesday, May 7, for the second leg against PSG while the Real Madrid-Bayern Munich clash will take place on May 8 at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish capital.