Anelka gives Real final impetus
Real Madrid ensured that the Stade de France will Best Prada Outlet In Florence host an all-Spanish final to the Champions League when they completed their semi-final win over Bayern Munich by 3-2 on aggregate after losing 2-1 in the Olympic Stadium. Valencia, leading 4-1, meet Barcelona tonight to decide who Real will meet on May 24.
Bayern, last year’s losing finalists, had started the match with high hopes of overturning their two-goal deficit from the first leg, mainly stemming from the return of their talismanic midfielder Stefan Effenberg, who had missed the match at the Bernabeu with a calf strain.
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Jancker had earlier seen a close-range header cleared off the line, but he was at fault when Bayern’s clearest chance of the half to level the tie was ruled out. Elber calmly finished after Iker Casillas had only parried a shot from Jeremies, but Jancker had strayed marginally offside and the goal was correctly disallowed.
This let-off served to galvanise Real. Raul headed on to the top of the net and shot narrowly wide from a rebound after Roberto Carlos had seen his swerving free-kick fumbled by Oliver Kahn. Their pressure finally told on the half-hour. Authentic Prada Bags For Cheap
Savio manouevred himself space to cross and picked out Nicolas Anelka. The former Arsenal striker levelled the match with a terrific header from eight yards which left Kahn stranded.
Geremi twice stretched Kahn after that and Anelka showed his renewed confidence by beating three defenders and forcing Kahn to scramble the ball away from his top corner.
Real would have happily done without half-time such was their ascendancy and sure enough Bayern, needing three further goals, threw everything at Vicente del Bosque’s side in the second half.
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Despite some prolonged Are Prada Handbags Cheaper In Italy pressure Bayern could not narrow the advantage still further and Anelka almost sealed a more decisive win for the seven-time European champions when he shot over from close range after 71 minutes. For Bayern, once again it was a case of so near, yet so far.
Authentic Prada Americas Cup Sneakers Bayern Munich (4-4-2):Kahn; Babbel, Kuffour, Andersson, Lizarazu; Sergio, Scholl, Effenberg, Jeremies; Jancker (Santa Cruz, 79min), Elber.
Real Madrid (4-4-2): Casillas; Geremi, Campo, Julio Cesar, Carlos; Helguera, Redondo, McManaman (Balic, 90), Savio (Karembeu, 81); Raul replica, Anelka (Sanchis, 89).
Referee: G Poll (Tring).