Thursday, September 3, 2015   

(Champions League) Benzema leads Madrid past Bayern
(04-24 14:59)

A goal from Karim Benzema gave Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over title holder Bayern Munich on Wednesday and a slender advantage in their Champions League semifinal.
Madrid endured plenty of pressure in the first leg match, but scored from a 19th-minute counter-attack when Cristiano Ronaldo found Fabio Coentrao speeding down left to cross into the box for Benzema to tap beyond goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Ronaldo returned from a left leg injury but missed a number of scoring opportunities, eventually giving way to Gareth Bale who started on the bench after battling with `flu.
Bayern pressed for an equalizer in the closing stages, forcing Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas to deny Mario Goetze in the 84th minute while fellow substitute Thomas Mueller had no better luck with his late effort from inside the area.
Nine-time champion Madrid will rue a number of missed opportunities to extend its lead going into Tuesday's return leg in Germany. Madrid is bidding to end a three-season semifinal losing streak and reach the final for the first time since winning in 2002. --AP   
Other Sports breaking news:
(NFL) Redskins manager’s wife sorry for vulgar tweets (2 hrs 50 mins ago)
(Boxing) German heavyweight shot (09-02 21:20)
(Rugby Union) Welsh doping cheat banned (09-02 21:17)
(Football) Nigerian eager to join Fifa race (09-02 21:16)
(Football) Government minister takes over Russian game (09-02 21:14)
(Cricket) Clarke calls for a time out (09-02 17:07)
(US Open tennis) Antics of a spoiled brat (09-02 17:00)
(US Open tennis) Antics of a spoiled brat (09-02 16:59)
(US Open tennis) Antics of a spoiled brat (09-02 16:57)
(US Open tennis) Aussie Kyrgios back to his old antics (09-02 16:55)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.