Immediate reaction: Bayern Munich 2-2 Real Madrid, Champions League 2023-2024

Bayern Munich 2 – 2 real Madrid (Sane, Kane; Vinicius x2). Here's our quick reaction to the final whistle. Coming soon: player ratings, post-game podcast, post-game quotes, stat breakdowns and more.

In a thrilling clash between two European giants, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the first leg of their first leg tie. Champions League tie in the semi-final. The match showcased the best of both teams, with intense pressing, tactical adjustments and moments of individual brilliance.

The match started with Bayern Munich asserting their dominance, using high-intensity pressing and launching waves of attacks in the first 15-20 minutes. Real Madrid found themselves trapped deep in their own half as the Bavarians unleashed a relentless assault. However, Real Madrid's solid defense, led by a calm Toni Kroos, managed to resist the first attacks without conceding a goal.

Kroos, despite being marked at close quarters, showed his class and vision, precisely orchestrating Real Madrid's transitions from defense to attack. It was his assist that unblocked Bayern's defense, allowing Vinicius Jr to give Real Madrid the advantage against the run of play:

As halftime approached, Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel made some astute tactical adjustments to tip the balance in his team's favor. The arrival of Raphael Guerreiro in place of Leon Goretzka brought new impetus to Bayern's attack, while the move of Leroy Sané to the right wing added a new dimension to their game.

Sane was instrumental in Bayern's resurgence, racing past Ferland Mendy to score a crucial equalizer at the near post. Moments later, Bayern were awarded a penalty after Jamal Musiala was fouled in the box by Lucas Vazquez. Harry Kane stepped up and coolly converted from the spot to give Bayern the lead.

However, Real Madrid, so far undefeated in the competition, refused to capitulate. They responded emphatically, with Rodrygo winning a penalty after being brought down by Kim in the box. Vinicius Jr stepped up and confidently sent the penalty, ensuring the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

The second leg is delicately balanced for the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on May 8. We'll break down tonight's match in much more detail in the coming hours. Join Madrid management's Mehedi Hassan and Kiyan Sobhani live on YouTube after the match:

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