Real Madrid's Vinicius scores late penalty after snatching draw at Bayern

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior scored a double, including an 83rd-minute equalising penalty, to snatch a 2-2 draw at Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg.

Vinicius gave Real the lead after 24 minutes but Bayern scored twice in four second-half minutes to wrestle back control of the match, Leroy Sane with a stunning opener and Harry Kane converting a penalty.

Kim Min-jae judo tackled Rodrygo in the box with eight minutes remaining and Vinicius stepped up, drowning out a chorous of boos and whistles to blast home.

"In this competition it's important not to lose, and we're here because we haven't lost yet," said Vinicius.

"I'm very happy that I was able score two goals, and now we need to have a magical night at home," he added.

The draw puts Madrid in the driving seat ahead of next week's return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. Bayern, who dominated large parts of the match, will still have hopes of making it to Wembley's final in June.

"We had a lot of chances, but we were too unclean a few times. They had three chances and scored two goals," said Bayern midfielder Konrad Laimer.

Before the match, the Bayern fans unveiled a giant banner depicting Franz Beckenbauer which spanned all the way from the grass to the rafters. It was a fitting tribute on a night featuring the most-played fixture in European Cup history.

Famed for their composure on the biggest of stages in this competition, the 14-time winners struggled early, Bayern dominating possession and field position while spurred on by a ferocious home crowd.


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