Real Madrid Vs. Bayern Munich, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Casillas Saves Robben Free Kick

That is a brilliant save from Iker Casillas right at the end of first half stoppage time! With the tie dead even, the Real Madrid goalkeeper is called into action from an Arjen Robben free kick, won after the Dutch winger managed to fall over a Pepe challenge at the edge of the box. It was a dive, incidentally, but Pepe could easily have been sent off if the referee thought it was a foul - he's already been booked for conceding the earlier penalty.

Anyway, Robben tries to curl into the far corner with his left boot, but Casillas flies across his goal to push the ball clear - the replays showing that the ball took a deflection off Karim Benzema's raised arm on its way to the goalkeeper, which is interesting. Regardless of whether that was handball or not, the halftime whistle blows immediately thereafter, bringing to an end a really fun spell of football. All-out attack here at the Santiago Bernabeu, where Real Madrid are winning 2-1 on the night, but are level 3-3 on aggregate.

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

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