Football fans stunned after exceptional Champions League semi-final sees Atletico Madrid beat Bayern Munich 6 years ago

Football fans stunned after exceptional Champions League semi-final sees Atletico Madrid beat Bayern Munich

It was one of those great nights.

It was one of those oh so few European football nights that had absolutely everything you could want.

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It was the Munster hurling final, on steroids, in German and Spanish.

And it was football at its very best, and we now know at least one side who will be lining up in the Champions League final later this month.

Atletico Madrid is through to their second Champions League finale in three years, after a 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich,  saw them progress 2-2 on aggregate, via the away goals rule.

The game began at 90mph and only got faster as a goal from Xabi Alonso got Bayern back into the tie, before Thomas Mueller missed a penalty kick to make it 2-0.

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It was 14th time unlucky for the German champions, who were dominating the game.

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Half time was a welcome break for a game that was a bit filthy, a bit hectic, and a whole lot of entertaining.

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And then Antoine Grizemann did what everyone hoped for, as he scored for the La Liga side to really make for a frantic last 20 minutes, as a crucial away goal meant we would not have penalties.

Even if he was offside. Or maybe he wasn't.

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Then the drama continued as Bayern Munich scored through Lewandowski, but conceded a penalty when Torres was fouled outside the area.

He missed, and it was set up for a savage finish.

And the trolls were out.

Diego Simeone even lost the plot on the sideline with a match official in the five extra minutes at the end of the 90.

After an incredible match, everybody was feeling the same way.

And Pep's failure in Europe again was mentioned.

Roll on Wednesday night.

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