Bayern Munich started the evening looking awesome, but after Real took the lead and as time passed the Germans looked less and less impression.
A solitary strike from Karim Benzema, coming in the 19th minute from a swift Madrid attack down the left, proved the difference between the sides in their Champions League semifinal first leg on Wednesday night.
Bayern had load of possession, thoroughly out-passing the Spanish hosts, but at the end of the evening Carlo Ancelotti was ahead of Pep Guardiola in the only scoreline that mattered.
Bayern are definitely not out of the tie, but the reigning champions are on the ropes after their impotent performance at the Bernbaeu.
Below are the best tweets after REal Madrid 1 – Bayern Munich 0.
FULL TIME: The end of Gary Lineker's big ears. pic.twitter.com/pcb2ioBckg
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) April 23, 2014
Not starting Muller was a mistake for me. It always is.
— Janusz Michallik (@JanuszESPN) April 23, 2014
Luka Modric has been fantastic tonight. He looks frail when you stand alongside him, but he has the heart of a lion #RealMadridBayern
— Kevin Palmer (@kpsundayworld) April 23, 2014
Bayern are a great footballing side, but Madrid’s defence was up to the task and they are lethal on the counter. 1-0.
— AS English (@English_AS) April 23, 2014
That was an exceptional performance from Madrid. Midfield and defence were a shining example of discipline. Modric is particular was great.
— Ian McCourt (@ianmccourt) April 23, 2014
Probably about right that result. Madrid could have done with another and will need to improve on their Dortmund display. Still wide open.
— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) April 23, 2014
Ancelotti's record against Bayern as a coach: 5 wins, 2 draws 0 defeats. Bravo @MrAncelotti.
— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) April 23, 2014
Bayern have lost a 1st leg away match in Europe 6 times before by 1-0 and were eliminated only once (SF Champions Cup 89/90 v Milan) #rmafcb
— Infostrada Sports (@InfostradaLive) April 23, 2014
Bayern Munich: After a run of 1 defeat in 44 matches in all competitions, Bayern have now lost 3 of their last 6 matches #RMAFCB
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 23, 2014
The proof that possession stats don't always matter. Bayern 73% first half, 64% second. Every kind of pass apart from the killer one.
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) April 23, 2014