The second half is underway as Real Madrid take on Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal. The visitors are trailing 1-0, and if you want a recap of how the first half went, look no further than the .gif below:
Or you could read the rest of this Story Stream. It's all in there. Anyway, Madrid kick us off to start the second half, and they're going to have to do much better if they're going to get that away goal they'd like, because apart from a couple of Karim Benzema chances they've been pretty tame. Their first piece of possession lasts all of ten seconds and ends with the ball being belted out of play for some reason, so that's not going to be particularly helpful.
The visitors do get into the Bayern Munich half, however, where Fabio Coentrao wastes a rather good opportunity by blasting a speculative shot straight at a defender's foot from 30 yards when he had Cristiano Ronaldo free on the left wing. Some odd decision-making going on here.
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.