Holders Real Madrid took control of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich as goals from Marcelo and Marco Asensio sealed a scrappy 2-1 first-leg win at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo heads the ball during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg football match FC Bayern Munich v Real Madrid CF in Munich, southern Germany on April 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO 

Bayern dominated the first half and took a 28th-minute lead through Joshua Kimmich, but Marcelo levelled against the run of play shortly before the interval with a thunderous strike.

Visiting coach Zinedine Zidane sent on Asensio at half-time, and the winger grabbed the winner as Real moved a step closer to a third straight European crown.


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