18 Apr 2012

Real have boots stolen before Champions League clash

9:18 am on 18 April 2012

Real Madrid suffered a nasty surprise in the build-up to their Champions League football semi-final clash at Bayern Munich as three of their stars had their boots stolen.

Just before kick-off, with the Spanish giants preparing for their first-leg clash at Munich's Allianz Arena, a thief stole six pairs of boots and some shirts from Real's dressing room in the stadium.

Christiano Ronaldo had three pairs of boots stolen while a total of three pairs belonging to either Germany's Mesut Ozil or France's Karim Benzema were also pinched.

Real have already complained to European football's governing body UEFA.