Benzema strike gives Real edge over holders Bayern

Real Madrid struck early through Karim Benzema and comfortably held Bayern Munich at bay to beat the holders 1-0 on Wednesday and move a step closer to a first Champions League final in 12 years. Chasing a record-extending 10th European crown, Real were content to cede possession to the slick Bundesliga champions in the... Read More

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Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos jumps to block a pass from Bayern Munich's Frank Ribery as Pepe watches during their Champions League semi-final first leg match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. – Reuters pic, April 23, 2014.

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