Bayern 1-2 Real Madrid: Heynckes rues missed chances

Bayern 1-2 Real Madrid: Heynckes rues missed chances

Bayern Munich manager, Jupp Heynckes is a disappointed man after his side were defeated 2-1 by Real Madrid in their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg.

Goals from Marcelo and Marco Asencio handed the defending champions an important win at the Allianz Arena.

But Zinedine Zidane’s men had to do it the hard way, having to withstand a barrage of attacks from their dominant hosts, who went ahead courtesy of Joshua Kimmich’s superb strike which had the Bavarians in front.

Bayern dominated the encounter, creating countless of chances but were undone by the profligacy of some of their star players, Robert Lewandowski, Franck Ribery, and Thomas Muller, who were all guilty of missing glaring chances.

Despite their obvious dominance, the home side were made to regret their missed opportunities, as Marcelo and Asencio struck to give Los Blancos the advantage heading into the second leg next week.

“We had so many chances, it was strange,” Heynckes told uefa.com after the match. “I’ve never seen us have so many chances in a semi-final, especially against a team like Real Madrid. We simply weren’t clinical enough and we gifted Real their goals.”

The victory means Bayern continue their terrible record against the La Liga giants, as they have now lost for the sixth consecutive time against the 12-time champions.

With that in mind, Heynckes believes there is all to play for and says his team will have to give it their all when they take on Real in the second leg next week.

“We want to do whatever it takes to put this result right next week,” he added. “It’s our duty. The semi-finals are two legs so we need to see what happens after two games. We didn’t deserve to lose today, so I’m confident”

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