Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid, 2012 Champions League Semifinal: Mesut Ozil Is Too Smart For Us Mere Mortals

Mesut Ozil attempts to give Real Madrid, who are down 1-0 against Bayern Munich a little over half an hour into the first leg of their Champions League semifinal, some sort of spark. He opts to do this by running over to the touchline and falling down. They say Ozil's a footballing genius, and I have to admit that the rationale behind running the ball out of play under minimal pressure is just too much for my puny intellect to grasp.

Anyway, Madrid still haven't mounted much in the way of an effective attack since Franck Ribery's goal, and the only player who looks particularly threatening is the dynamic Angel di Maria, who's already beaten at least ten defenders with his dribbling. Oh, this is interesting, though - Arjen Robben fouls Cristiano Ronaldo in a dangerous position and then accusses the Madrid star of diving. That's really really really funny.

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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