Real Madrid Vs. Bayern Munich, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Arbeloa Booked For Ribery Foul

Hey, a booking! It's not for a player at risk of suspension, however - a Real Madrid corner is cleared out and Bastian Schweinsteiger sets up Franck Ribery for a rapid Bayern Munich counterattack. The winger flicks the ball past Alvaro Arbeloa, who then kicks him over rather than having to chase him down the wing. That's your quintessential professional foul, and Arbeloa's rightly booked for it.

Bayern then get a sustained spell of possession - they look really assured on the ball, despite being the away (and nominally worse) side. They've had the ball for at least three minutes before finally getting bored and trying a long ball to Arjen Robben, which doesn't work at all. Real Madrid can regroup, but Marcelo is ruled offside after a really telling pass from Xabi Alonso. Unless someone changed the laws of the game in the last few minutes, he wasn't.

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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