Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid, 2012 Champions League Semifinal: Late Free Kick For Bayern Comes To Naught

Down 1-0 just before the half, Real Madrid are... playing like they have for most of the match, dominating possession before being met with a wave of impenetrable-seeming red shirts as soon as they try to press the attack. Bayern Munich are defending their lead very well indeed, and right now it's looking as though something special will be required if the visitors are going to get that critical away goal today.

Nothing special appears to be forthcoming, however, at least on the Madrid end. The chances are actually coming for Bayern, where Mario Gomez has just managed to win a free kick on the edge of the box while surrounded by no less than three white shirts. This looks like it'll probably be the last chance of the half. Toni Kroos stands over the ball...

...and hits the wall. That was anticlimactic. Halftime now.

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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