Real Madrid Vs. Bayern Munich, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Controversial Penalty Call For Madrid

Well that's going to be controversial. Kaka does very well do get past Phillipp Lahm on the Real Madrid left and sends in a cross that evades the entirety of the Bayern Munich defence - but not for new substitute Esteban Granero. With nobody near him, Manuel Neuer's forced out of his net to close him down, and after a second of dancing around puts his hand on the midfielder's back.

Granero goes to ground and a hush falls on the stadium... before the free kick is awarded in the other direction and Granero is booked for diving. That would have been an incredibly soft penalty, but you've seen them given. In this game, in fact.

Meanwhile, Gonzalo Higuain has rather thwarted Marcelo's neat through ball for Cristiano Ronaldo, touching the ball from an offside position, much to his teammates' disgust - Ronaldo would have been clear through there. Two 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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