From Benzema brilliance to Guardiola outsmarted – Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich in pics

Carlo Ancelotti’s men won 1-0 in the semi-final opening leg, ensuring that the holders need to triumph in Allianz Arena clash if they want to retain their European title

Goal looks at the best imagery as Real Madrid defeated Bayern Munich 1-0 in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg…

Dani Carvajal faced Franck Ribery last season when he spent a year with Bayer Leverkusen

Despite die Roten’s early dominance, Karim Benzema’s goal on the counter put Madrid ahead

Fabio Coentrao tries to touch Benzema’s face with joy, while Pepe has other ideas…

Pep Guardiola directs Bayern left-back David Alaba as the visitors chase an equaliser

Cristiano Ronaldo has been in mesmeric form this campaign, but he missed a gilt-edged chance

Former Real Madrid winger Arjen Robben holds off Xabi Alonso as he tries to inspire a fightback

Carlo Ancelotti, a coach with immense European experience, points his team towards victory

Philipp Lahm playing in the middle allowed the Blancos to exploit Rafinha on Bayern’s right flank

Pepe helped Madrid keep a clean sheet before being substituted through injury late on

The longer the game went on, the more likely Benzema’s early goal would settle matters

Iker Casillas, fresh from winning the Copa del Rey last week, denied Maro Gotze a late, late goal

Gareth Bale had been a doubt with flu, but made a late appearance off the bench in place of Ronaldo

Guardiola was outsmarted tactically by Ancelotti on his return to Spain in his first Santiago Bernabeu defeat

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