Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid, 2012 Champions League Semifinal: Badstuber Earns Game's First Booking

We've had ten minutes since Franck Ribery's opening goal here at the Allianz Arena, and it's Bayern Munich, not Real Madrid, who've come closest to scoring since. It's Bastian Schweinsteiger who makes the chance with a driving run forward that eventually ends with the midfielder unleashing a vicious long-range shot that buzzes perilously close to Iker Casillas' right-hand post. That was a pretty nice piece of work.

Real are trying to come up with some sort of answer, and any reply will probably come from goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo. They know it, too - Angel di Maria carves a path down the centre of the pitch for Ronaldo to exploit, but instead of getting a curling effort on target he goes for power and blasts over the crossbar instead. Not that useful from Ronaldo there. Second later, another di Maria run draws Holger Badstuber into a silly challenge that earns him the game's first yellow card.

We have live coverage of the game in our Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League StoryStream. For more on the two teams, head over to Bayern Munich blog Bavarian Football Works and Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid.

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