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No love lost between Bayern and Real Madrid
by Paul Kennedy, April 17th, 2012 12:51AM

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[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] To say the least, there is no love lost between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, which meet Tuesday in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League series at Munich's at the Allianz Arena (TV: Fox Soccer, 2:45 pm ET). In a rivalry that dates back more than 30 years, Bayern and Real have met five times in the semifinal stage of Europe's top competition. Roughhouse on the field and incendiary remarks off it have been par for the course in their series.

(Click here to view the Real Madrid-Bayern Munich series.)

1976. Bayern won the European Cup semifinal series when it earned a 1-1 tie in the second leg at the Bernabeu Stadium after winning, 2-0, in Munich. In the second leg, Roberto Martinez broke his nose in a collision with Bayern goalkeeper Sepp Maier. When the game ended, a fan known as "El Loco del Bernabeu" ran on the field and attacked Austrian referee Erich Linemayr and Bayern striker Gerd Mueller.

1980. The Real Madrid-Bayern rivalry extended to the exhibition circuit. After Bayern hammered Real Madrid, 9-1, in a preseason friendly, Real coach Vujadin Boskov shrugged off the loss, saying, "I'd rather lose by nine once than by one nine times."

1981. The next summer Bayern Munich was invited to play in Real Madrid's summer tournament, the Trofeo Bernabeu. In the semifinals against Dinamo Tiblisi, referee Pes Perez red-carded Bayern star Klaus Augenthaler for making obscene gestures into the Madrid crowd and Bayern responded by walking off the field.

1987. Bayern again won the European Cup semifinal series, its 4-1 win at home in the first leg being enough of a cushion to overcome a 1-0 loss in Madrid. Real was furious with Scottish referee for calling a penalty kick on a seemingly legitimate challenge by goalie Francisco Buyo on Hans Dorfner. The first leg will be remembered for Juanito's brutal attack on Bayern star Lothar Matthaeus. The late Juanito earned a five-year ban for stomping on Matthaeus' head.

2004. Before their round-of-16 series, Claudio Pizarro of Bayern Munich boasted: “We’re going to put five past those clowns.” Bayern managed to score only one goal in the two-leg series, and Real Madrid prevailed, 2-1.

2011. At the Ballon d'Or ceremonies in Zurich, former Bayern Munich captain, coach and president Franz Beckenbauer famously ripped into Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho: "He's rude and and uneducated. Just because you wear a cashmere sweater that does not make you a gentleman. He is a rude, loutish man."

2012. About the worse thing you can do to Real Madrid is compare it to Spanish rival Barcelona. Beckenbauer said that Barcelona was in a different class to Real Madrid, which was just a "normal" team. "I have watched Real Madrid in the Champions League, and they only use standard equipment," said Beckenbauer.

2012. Current Bayern president Uli Hoeness blasted Real Madrid, calling it "ridiculous" and "unthinkable" the huge debt Real Madrid has run up while German banks have bailed out Spain's debtors. "Madrid alone owes more money than all the Bundesliga."



1 comment
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: April 17, 2012 at 10:15 a.m.
    Thanks for putting this together, Paul. It pumps me up. I like it!


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