Real Madrid Vs. Bayern Munich, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Granero Introduced

Jose Mourinho finally makes good on his pre-game press conference promise: Estaban Granero is playing. Real Madrid have made their third and final substitution, yanking off Mesut Ozil to introduce the scrappy midfielder. There are ten minutes left in this match, and Real now have three fresh players on. They look like they're making a difference, too, with Gonzalo Higuain and Kaka causing real problems for the Bayern Munich defence.

That said, Kaka could do a lot better when he's clear in the six yard box, hesitating before attempting a cross straight into Jerome Boateng's stomach. If he'd been able to get the ball to Cristiano Ronaldo there, Real Madrid would almost certainly be ahead. The tension is palpable, but the game's not quite as fun as it was in the first half, when all 22 players were fresh. Five minutes until penalties now.

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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