FC Bayern Edges into the Champions League Semi-Finals
It was considered a given that perennial Bundesliga titles Bayern Munich would be a shoo-in to keep their quest for international hardware intact.
The German dynamo ran into more resistance than they or the pundits expected, but they managed a 2-2 draw in Lisbon over Benfica, advancing on their 3-2 aggregate.
Die Stern des Süden can only hope this was their token close call that serves as a wake-up call.
The alarm started ringing 27 minutes into it when Benfica struck with an effort that was a real treat to the eye:
But Die Roten came back with an equally impressive goal when Arturo Vidal smashed a heatseeker:
That almost broke the net.
Dude likes to secure his spot on highlight reels..
Tense moments remained, though, as Anderson Talisca scored a beautiful free kick to level it all up in the 76th minute:
However, the only fairy tale ending in Europe these days is still in Leicester.