Bayern Munich Vs. Real Madrid, 2012 Champions League Semifinal: Gomez Blows 2 Chances

Oh, dearie me, Mario Gomez. The big striker's just blown a great chance to get Bayern Munich back in front -- and I mean gilt-edged.

Franck Ribery was brought down by Álvaro Arbeloa near the left touchline, and the free kick was misjudged by Sergio Ramos and given straight to Gomez all of four yards from the net. Sure, he didn't have much time, but he should have done better than simply blasting well over in that situation.

And there's another chance for Gomez, and another miss! Arjen Robben's cross found him unmarked all of eight yards from goal, and Gomez hit it at least six feet over the bar. Shades of Euro 2008 there from the Bayern Munich man.

Incidentally, it looks as though the Marcelo substitution means a bit of a strange shape for Madrid, because the Brazilian isn't playing left back. Instead, he's at left wing, with Cristiano Ronaldo going to the right and Ángel di María in the middle. It's odd, but Jose Mourinho knows what he's doing.

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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