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Cristiano Ronaldo slices dreadful shot out for throw-in and Keylor Navas is hammered on Twitter

Real Madrid overcame Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in a game packed full of action and drama. 

Cristiano Ronaldo is now level with Xavi in second place for Champions League appearances and Keylor Navas was mocked on Twitter for his nervous display. 

Sportsmail were on hand to cover all the bases and anything you may have missed from the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.  

Real Madrid secured a 2-1 victory at Allianz Arena but Cristiano Ronaldo had a quiet night 

Familiar foes

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have 17 European Cup wins between them.

Both sides are steeped in history and tradition with frequent appearances at the business end of the tournament. 

This was their 25th meeting in the competition, a fixture played more than any other.

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have played more than any other two sides in the competition

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have played more than any other two sides in the competition

Navas slated on Twitter

Keylor Navas looked extremely nervy in the early going and was at fault for Joshua Kimmich’s opener. 

The Costa Rican goalkeeper was beaten at his near post, anticipating the defender would square it.

He then flapped at a cross and the 31-year-old’s performance came in for plenty of criticism on Twitter.  

Keylor Navas was easily beaten at his near post by Joshua Kimmich in the first half

Keylor Navas was easily beaten at his near post by Joshua Kimmich in the first half

Navas committed to stopping the cross and the ball was smashed past him for the opener

Navas committed to stopping the cross and the ball was smashed past him for the opener

Evergreen Ronaldo 

Cristiano Ronaldo seems to break new ground in some respect whenever he takes to the pitch. 

He is on course to break the appearance record for the Champions League, moving level with Xavi on 151 games and 16 short of Iker Casillas’ record. 

With the way Ronaldo looks after his body, there’s still plenty of huge European nights in his future.  

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE APPEARANCE MAKERS – TOP FIVE  
Player  Appearances
Iker Casillas 167
Xavi   151 
Cristiano Ronaldo   151 
Raul   142 
Ryan Giggs   141 
Cristiano Ronaldo has made the same number of Champions League appearances as Xavi

Cristiano Ronaldo has made the same number of Champions League appearances as Xavi

Ballack and girlfriend Natacha Tannous watch on

Former Bayern and Germany stalwart Michael Ballack was in the stands with his girlfriend Natacha Tannous for the game. 

Ballack played more than 100 games for the Bavarians and clearly still holds plenty of affection for his former side. 

He shared photo with Tannous on Twitter just before the game kicked off.  

Michael Ballack and his girlfriend Natacha Tannous watched the game from the stands

Michael Ballack and his girlfriend Natacha Tannous watched the game from the stands

Ronaldo shot goes out for throw 

A collector’s item. Usually when Ronaldo cuts inside and lines up a shot from outside the box he at least works the keeper. 

This time his effort was so badly sliced that it rolled harmlessly out for a throw in on the far side. 

The Bayern fans took particular delight in jeering a rare moment of weakness from the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. 

Cristiano Ronaldo lined up a shot from long range but it went horribly wrong

Cristiano Ronaldo lined up a shot from long range but it went horribly wrong

The Real Madrid talisman cut across it and the ball flew miles off target for a throw in

The Real Madrid talisman cut across it and the ball flew miles off target for a throw in

Ronaldo looked nonplussed at his effort as he struggled to get himself in the game

Ronaldo looked nonplussed at his effort as he struggled to get himself in the game



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