Why did Bayern Munich fail against Real Madrid?

Bayern Munich have one of the best squads in the entirety of Europe. In fact, they probably have the best squad in the world. With players such as Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Javi Martinez, Arturo Vidal, Thiago and Mats Hummels, Bayern are certainly a match for the strongest teams anywhere on the planet.

However, Bayern still came short against Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti’s side lost the first leg of the tie 2-1 at the Allianz Arena and the second leg 4-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu after extra time. This means that for the fourth successive season, the Bavarian giants have failed to progress to the final of the Champions League.

Carlo Ancelotti Calls for Video Technology after Champions League Exit

Bayern Munich suffered a 4-2 loss against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu after extra time.


This second leg defeat in the Champions League quarter-final was extremely disappointing for the German club, as they felt that they were the wrong end of several poor refereeing decisions. Bayern Munich made an exit from the competition after the 6-3 loss. The team had earlier suffered a 2-1 loss at the Allianz Arena. Yet, Bayern did produce one of the best performances, but it was not enough against a Madrid team, which were termed as lucky.

Carlo Ancelotti Admits Bayern’s Struggles Against Frankfurt

Carlo Ancelotti admitted that Bayern Munich were lucky to get a 2-0 advantage over Frankfurt going into the halftime.


The club managed a 3-0 win over the German outfit in order to retain top spot in the German Bundesliga. Goals from Douglas Costa and Robert Lewandowski were crucial in getting this lead going into halftime. However, Bayern Munich were second best in the game and it was only after these goals that they tightened the grip. This was the fifth consecutive win for Bayern in all competitions. The club have a 10-point advantage over RB Leipzig, whose title challenge has been fizzing out over the last few weeks.

Champions League Preview: Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

Despite the early promises of RB Leipzig and the strength of Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich seem set to win the Bundesliga title this season. With a sizeable lead at the top of the league table at the moment, Bayern should wrap up the championship in a matter of weeks.

The main target now for Bayern is to win the Champions League. The Bavarian giants last claimed Europe’s premier club competition in 2013 and reached the semi-finals in each of the past three seasons. Could Bayern under Carlo Ancelotti do the same this campaign?

Carlo Ancelotti Confident about Alcantara and Thomas Muller Combination

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has once again stressed that Thomas Muller and Thiago Alcantara are capable of playing with each other as they are compatible.


Muller has faced the first serious threat for his first team spot since becoming a professional. He has been unable to reproduce the same kind of form as he did a few years ago. This compounded with former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara being an excellent form, while playing in the hole behind Robert Lewandowski, has reduced the number of first-team opportunities for Muller. Muller watched Alcantara perform exceptionally well in the 5-1 win over Arsenal.

Arturo Vidal will not play until their upcoming Champions League match

The last competitive appearance that Arturo Vidal made with Bayern Munich was on January 20 of 2017 when his team faced off with Freiburg and came out on top with a 2-1 triumph.


Unfortunately for the Chilean player, he picked up a rib injury which forced him to be subbed off from the pitch at the 54th minute.

Can RB Leipzig end Bayern's dominance?

If anyone is going to break Bayern Munich’s stranglehold on the Bundesliga title this season, it is going to be Ralph Hasenhuttl’s RB Leipzig. Their journey since the club’s formation back in 2009 has been nothing short of astronomical but success in Germany’s top flight would send shockwaves across European football’s elite divisions.

The likes of Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg have all pushed Bayern close in the last few years but the Bavarians are a class above their German rivals. When it comes to the domestic campaign, Bayern are simply too strong for the vast majority of clubs and Carlo Ancelotti’s side could probably finish in the top half of the table if they played their reserves for the entire campaign.

Carlo Ancelotti Happy with Every Aspect of Win over RB Leipzig

Bayern Munich managed to defeat surprise title rivals RB Leipzig to head into the winter break with a lot of confidence.


RB Leipzig have become a surprise outfit to challenge Bayern Munich in a season when the likes of Borussia Dortmund have not been seen near the top of the table. The game against Bayern Munich just before the winter break was seen as a crucial game for the underdogs in their efforts to sustain the title challenge. However, it did not provide the results as expected with Bayern Munich running out comfortable winners after a brilliant first-half performance.

Sane Scores for Manchester City

Leroy Sane was signed from German club Schalke in the summer for a whopping transfer fee of € 37 million despite the fact that he was only 20. The astonishing transfer fee was for the immense talent that he possessed.

However, Sane has found it difficult to adapt to life in the Premier League straight away. He has not been helped by manager Pep Guardiola rotating him in a number of positions and even asking him to play as a wing back on certain occasions. Sane, though, proved that he remains a hugely talented player after scoring the equaliser against Arsenal.

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