Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals but it was not enough to stave off elimination as Bayern Munich edged Real Madrid on penalty kicks, 3-1 to secure its place in the finals of UEFA Champions League.
Bayern Munich arranged a tasty showdown with Chelsea in the finals of the 2012 UEFA Champions League after coming through with a gutty win against Real Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
Ronaldo nailed a penalty kick goal in the 6th minute and followed it up with another tally in the 14th minute but the Portuguese star failed to convert a much more important penalty kick in the shootout period.
Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer stood up as the hero of the series against Real Madrid, stopping high profile strikers like Ronaldo, Kaka and Sergio Ramos in the nail-biting shootout.
Arjen Robben, who bungled a penalty kick that could have given Bayern Munich the Bundesliga title in a game against Borussia Dortmund, redeemed himself with a nifty penalty kick goal in the 27th minute.
Xabi Alonzo converted the lone penalty kick goal for Real Madrid but Bastian Schweinsteiger's spot-kick keyed Bayern Munich to victory in the shootout affair.
With Bayern Munich's victory, the much-anticipated duel between Real Madrid and Barcelona ended the other way around as the German ballclub faces Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League finals.
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