SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: AT MADRID 1 BAYERN MUNICH 0 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI - FINAL RESULT

AT MADRID 1 BAYERN MUNICH 0 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI - FINAL RESULT

Spanish Football Club Atletico de Madrid won 1 - 0 German giant Bayern Munich in tonight's 1º leg Champions League semi-final clash. Brilliant & emotional game that had everything & much more. The semi-final tie is still wide open as the Spaniards must travel to Munich for the 2º leg match next week, but the sensations are good for Atletico

Champions League semi-final

Atletico Madrid overpowered Bayern Munich in the first 15 minutes of the game. Their pressure was intense & were awarded with an 11th min goal from youngster Saul. A player who has came of age & has earned himself to be a serious candidate for the Spanish National Team for the upcoming Euro 2016 Championship. Spanish team Coach & Selector Vicente del Bosque was in the crowd watching & must have been delighted with the performance of Saul & his outstanding goal. 

In the second half Bayern Munich showed why they are a top class Football act as they dominated most of the last 45 min. Bayern Brazilian winger Costa is a class act along with team-mates Alba & company. The Germans put under siege the Spanish area & here appeared another name, Atletico goalkeeper Olbak who was outstanding. Two close calls, Alaba hit the bar while Fernando Torres hit the post. Both actions which could have radically changed the course of this semi-final. 

Lastly, the defensive exhibition from Atletico de Madrid during the German Blitzkrieg in the second half was a "Masterclass". A defensive wall which repelled everything thrown at it, standing firm, with every player showing solidarity & intensity. A theoretical lessen that many Coaches will be studying & we were privileged to witness tonight in motion. Mention here to the tireless Atletico midfielder Augusto, along with Central defender Gimenez & Savic. In all fairness it was a total & collective supreme effort.

Now off to Munich to settle the tie, hope we get the same level of game as tonight.

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