Top 5 Most Entertaining Matches In The Champions League This Season
The UEFA Champions League is the most decorated trophy in European club football. This is why you see most of the biggest clubs on the continent fighting for the chance to lay their hands on it every season.
The tournament has been producing moments of entertainment for the past few years as European power-horses lock horns in fantastic battles and deliver entertainment in it's purest form. Incredible goals, electrifying dribbles, brilliant touches and magical skills, the Champions League has never ceased to thrill football fans for a single moment.
Just like the previous years, the Champions League has lived up to its expectations this season by producing yet another set of incredible games that stole the attention of football fans. Let us look at the top-5 most entertaining matches the tournament has produced this season:
#5 Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich (01/05/2018)
On their way to claiming the Champions League trophy for a third consecutive year, Real Madrid faced a very big challenge in the semi-finals. The defending champions were paired with the German club, Bayern Munich to compete for a place in the final of the tournament.
Fortunately, Los Blancos were able to get a vital away victory as they narrowly defeated the Bavarians 2-1 at the Allianz Stadium. Joshua Kimmich scored for the home side while Marcelo and Marco Asensio both saw the back of the net in an intense encounter.
The second leg that took place at the Santigo Bernabeu got football fans elated as they watched one of the most entertaining matches of the season. Joshua Kimmich wasted no time to get on the scoresheet again as he put his team ahead in the 3rd minute of the game. The German International scored a close-range effort early in the match after Sergio Ramos failed to clear a Thomas Muller cross in the box.
Real Madrid responded quickly, with Karim Benzema scoring a nice header in the 11th minute. After receiving a brilliant cross from Marcelo, the striker nodded home from close-range to secure a 1-1 draw for Los Blancos in the first half.
Shortly after the restart, Real Madrid scored another goal to get ahead of their fierce opponents. It was Karim Benzema who was at the center of things again. Corentin Tolisso sent an inaccurate pass to Ulreich which the keeper failed to handle, allowing a sprinting Benzema to score in an empty net.
The game became more interesting as time wore on. Bayern, needing 2 goals to qualify attacked fiercely and came close on a number of occasions. The Bavarians controlled the possession and threatened the Madrid defenders several times. Real Madrid, on the other hand, were calm and composed, waiting for the chance to further destroy their opponents. (though it never came).
After a lot of attacking work, Bayern got the equalizer in the 63rd minute. Real Madrid loanee, James Rodriguez put his team back into the tie by beating Keylor Navas with a low shot from the right side of the box. The Bavarians needed only one goal to qualify. But despite throwing plenty bodies up front in the closing stages, they failed to get winning goal, therefore Los Blancos made it to the final of the tournament one more time.
However, Bayern was the better team in the tie as they dominated the possession and attacked fiercely but a little mistake cost them their deserved victory.