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Bayern & Real Madrid draw 2-2 in the UCL semi-final 1st Leg

Vinicius Junior celebrates after scoring Real Madrid's late equaliser

Vinicius Junior scored a late penalty to earn Real Madrid a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Bayern Munich.

The Brazilian forward gave the visitors the lead against the run of play in the first half after Bayern had dominated the opening 20 minutes, with Leroy Sane denied inside 60 seconds by goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

But Sane sparked the hosts into life early in the second half, beating Lunin at his near post with a piledriver before Harry Kane slotted home from the penalty spot to complete the four-minute turnaround.

Bayern controlled the game from then on yet squandered their lead with seven minutes left when Min-Jae Kim brought down Rodrygo in the box and Vinicius sent Manuel Neuer the wrong way to leave the tie all square.

Vinicius scores his second goal from the penalty spot

Real Madrid will now host Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday May 8. Kick-off 8pm.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain renew acquaintances for the first leg of an enticing semi-final showdown at Westfalenstadion on Wednesday night.

Dortmund players celebrate after qualifying for the semi-finals of UCL. Photo by Leon Kuegeler/Getty Images

Both teams came from behind in their UEFA Champions league quarter-final ties against Spanish opposition to punch their ticket to the last four, with BVB edging past Atletico Madrid and PSG coming out on top against Barcelona.

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