Bayern Munich suffered another setback against Spanish opposition in the Champions League after Real Madrid came from a goal down to earn a 2-1 victory in the semifinal first leg on Wednesday.
Bayern, on the cusp of another treble of titles, squandered a succession of good chances that could have seen them take the advantage to the Santiago Bernabeu next week, while Los Blancos continued their ruthless streak in the competition with goals from Marcelo and Marco Asensio.
The Bavarians lost Arjen Robben after eight minutes and Jerome Boateng followed soon afterwards with a suspected adductor muscle injury, but Bayern had chances to increase their lead through Franck Ribery, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller after Joshua Kimmich had put them ahead in the 28th minute.
The Germans have only themselves to blame for not killing off the game before Marcelo drew level with an opportunistic long-range strike, paving the way for Asensio to score the winner in the 57th minute to give Real a significant advantage for Tuesday’s return leg.
The Bavarians have been eliminated by Spanish clubs in the competition in the past four seasons, including Real last year.
They however eliminated Real in a shootout at this same stage during their treble season in 2013, incidentally, the last time they were led by Juup Heynckes.