Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:8AM
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez (top L) and Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos (top R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match FC Bayern Munich v Real Madrid in Munich, southen Germany on April 12, 2017. © AFP
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez (top L) and Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos (top R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League 1st leg quarter-final football match FC Bayern Munich v Real Madrid in Munich, southen Germany on April 12, 2017. © AFP

The UEFA Champions League and La Liga leaders Real Madrid have come back from a goal down to defeat their German hosts Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their quarter final tie at the Allianz Arena.

The Bavarians were looking pretty good in the first half and got themselves ahead after 25 minutes of play on Wednesday when Arturo Vidal powered a header into the net following a great delivery from Thiago Alcantara to make it 1-0.

After the goal, Bayern were still in control before Vidal missed a penalty on the brink of halftime which allowed Los Blancos to come back to the game shortly after the break. The visitors leveled the scoring at 1-piece when Daniel Carvajal’s cross was expertly swept into the bottom-left corner by Portuguese ace Cristiano Ronaldo.

Things then got even worse for the German giants as they were reduced to 10 men when Javi Martinez was dismissed for fouling Ronaldo. Real took advantage and CR7 himself made it a brace in the 77th minute, prodding the ball through the keeper’s legs to make it 2-1 and seal the win for the Spanish giants.