Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 4/17/12
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A late goal from Mario Gomez gave Bayern Munich a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid , and kept the Germans on course to be the first team to host and win a Champions League final since 1960. It was absorbing, scintillating show at the Allianz that dealt Real Madrid only its first loss of this Champions League campaign. Steered by a magnificent performance from Franck Ribery and aided by some inept defending on Real's part, this was a game that felt raw from the opening whistle. Madrid have a long record of futility in Munich. Yet, a side boasting Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Mesut Ozil was widely thought to have been superior to a Bundesliga side that has seen much diminished. Yes, the tandem of Arjen Robben and Ribery is one of the most potent axes in the sport. Plus, Gomez trails only Lionel Messi in the golden boot race in this year's European Cup. But somehow, the Bavarians don't seem to have the sheen of any of the remaining sides in this tournament, and they seemed a wou...
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