Real Madrid Vs. Bayern Munich, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Higuain Comes On For Benzema

So, with fifteen minutes left Real Madrid have made their second substitution, introducing the excellent Gonzalo Higuain for the equally excellent - but much more tired - Karim Benzema. They go on the attack instantly, with Phillipp Lahm having to put in yet another excellent tackle on Cristiano Ronaldo. Considering the Bayern Munich captain is a booking away from suspension, he's been very brave in his tackling, which has had to have been essentially perfect all night.

Madrid keep attacking, and Mario Gomez has to rush back in order to provide some help on defence, dispossessing Kaka at the edge of his own penalty box. Real get the ball back eventually, but an exhausted Ronaldo shanks a shot well wide from distance. That was all a bit limp, but after the week he's had you can hardly blame him. Real look dead on their feet.

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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