26 Apr 2012

Bayern stun Real in shootout to set up Chelsea final

11:26 am on 26 April 2012

Bayern Munich ended Real Madrid's bid for a 10th European football crown when they eliminated the Spaniards 3-1 on penalties in a nerve-wrecking semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu in the Spanish capital.

With the sides locked at 3-3 on aggregate after Real's 2-1 win, Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was the hero for the side when he saved Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka's spot kicks in a dramatic shootout.

Real keeper Iker Casillas then revived Real's hopes by saving efforts from Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm but after Sergio Ramos skied his penalty over the bar, Bastian Schweinsteiger rifled home to send the German club through.

Bayern will play Chelsea in next month's final in Munich after the London club eliminated holders Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate on Wednesday.