Madrid Crushes Bayern Munich to Advance to Champions League Final
Bayern Munich hoped to cash in on their home advantage, but Real Madrid had other plans. The Spanish club torched Bayern’s defense, chalking up an extraordinary 4-0 win. They advance to the Champions League Final — for the first time since 2002 — against either Chelsea or Atletico Madrid. Sergio Ramos found the net twice on headers, while Cristiano Ronaldo shattered the record for goals in a Champions League campaign, scoring his 16th. Meanwhile, Bayern’s hopes of becoming the first back-to-back champion in history were dashed. “This is incredibly bitter and disappointing,” lamented Bayern captain Philipp Lahm.