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PESHAWAR ZALMI 170/7 ( 16 OVERS)

  • Kamran Akmal 77 ( 27 )
  • ADS Fletcher 34 ( 30 )
  • RS Bopara 3 / 35 ( 3 )
  • TS Mills 2 / 23 ( 3 )

KARACHI KINGS 157/2 ( 16 OVERS)

  • JL Denly * 79 ( 46 )
  • Babar Azam 63 ( 45 )
  • Hasan Ali 1 / 41 ( 4 )
  • Sameen Gul 1 / 20 ( 3 )

Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:

  • CA Ingram 5 (3b)
  • JL Denly 79 (46b)
  • Wahab Riaz 3-0-36-0
  • Hasan Ali 4-0-41-1

Over to the final on March 25 then. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Hope to see you for the grand finale. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore and Akshay Gopalakrishnan saying goodbye.

11.30pm No home final for Karachi. Instead, Peshawar Zalmi will have an opportunity to defend their crown on Sunday at the National Stadium. The difference between both sides tonight: Kamran Akmal. Much-maligned in these parts of the world, but the impact he’s had on Zalmi can’t be understated.

Peshawar Zalmi had to win four games on a trot at one stage to get to the final and they did. Daren Sammy has literally hobbled on one leg for a better part of the last four days to lead them into the final. Can they cap off with the ultimate crowning glory on Sunday?

Time for the presentation:

Kamran Akmal , who smashed a 27-ball 77, PSL’s fastest half-century, proved to be the X factor on the night. No surprises than that he’s Player of the Match too. He started the tournament poorly, made three ducks along the way but boy, didn’t he rev up when it mattered most? He receives the Hanif Mohammed cap from Younis Khan for being the highest run-getter in the tournament at the moment.

Peshawar Zalmi captain Daren Sammy: Akmal’s partnership with Fletchee was exceptional. The guys have shown good character. The strength of this team is all of us stick together. Coming here, the support we had from the fans was amazing. Two exciting games, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Karachi Kings’ stand-in captain Mohammad Amir: Today was Kamran Akmal’s day. Whatever he hit connected today. It would’ve been fun to play the final in Karachi. For now, we’ll have to learn from our mistakes.

Kapil: “Hindsight is beautiful but Azam’s innings actually lost Karachi the game. He starts off ridiculously slowly and keeping Ingram in hut and sending Azam was the poorest decision by Arthur. Remember they were chasing 171 in 16, not 20 overs. And in PP, overs 2-4, they scored only 12 runs”

faisal : “Champion Vs Champion, Ronchi Vs Kamran, Sami Vs Wahab, Sammy Vs Misbah The Most Suited Final For PSL2018 “

Hamza: “What a final there is going to be it will also be the contest between Kamran vs Ronchi for top scorer and Faheem vs Wahab for leading wickets.”

Visakh: “Completely agree with Kapil. Babar faced nearly half of the 96 balls and got 63 runs.. other batsmen needed to get 107 runs off the other half balls left.”

Hasan Ali on Zalmi’s qualification: I returned to play after a month, it seems like I’ve found my rhythm back. Today, the way Kamran Akmal played, no praise is enough for him. He’s been batting well all tournament. Third PSL in a row that he’s contributed.

Soham Sarkhel says: “Having wickets in hand very much overrated in T20s. Karachi Kings failed to match up to the pace. A batsman has to keep taking the occasional risks, resources not fully utilised otherwise.”

Sikendar: “Please someone bring Carlos Brathwaite.”

Need a six off each and every delivery now.

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#Asia Cup 2018 Schedule |Teams |Venues| Dates | India Pakistan | Sri Lanka | Bangladesh | Afghanistan

2018 Asia Cup
Tournament
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The 2018 Asia Cup will be a One Day International cricket tournament
scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates in September 2018.

Date Match Details
Sep 15, Sat
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Match, Group B
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

Sep 16, Sun
Pakistan vs TBC, 2nd Match, Group A
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

Sep 17, Mon
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 3rd Match, Group B
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Sep 18, Tue
India vs TBC, 4th Match, Group A
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

Sep 19, Wed
India vs Pakistan, 5th Match, Group A
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

Sep 20, Thu Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 6th Match, Group B
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Sep 21, Fri
TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 1
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 2
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Sep 23, Sun
TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 3
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 4
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Sep 25, Tue
TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 5
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

Sep 26, Wed
TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 6
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Sep 28, Fri
TBC vs TBC, Final
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Qualifier 2 – Live Cricket Score, Commentary

SRH have broken their four-match losing streak, giving themselves another crack at the men in yellow. They might be 0-3 against them this season, but this is the one which matters, as the 2017 season showed. Back to the Wankhede it is then. Until then, it’s Sagar Chawla signing off on behalf of Akshay Maanay, Rishi Roy, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Nikhil Jadhav and our scorer Naga. Cheers!

Rashid, MoM: “It was much needed for me, just tried my best to give 100% in bowling, batting and fielding. Full focus was to believe in my skills. Much happy with the batting today which was needed at the end. Started my career as a batsman, and I have the belief. Just try my best to look into the length and play according to the length. Focus was to play straight, that’s what the coaches said. So where the slower ball or anything, played straight and got runs. Can’t have excuses in fielding department. Just try to give my best. Working hard on that and it’s good so far. Want to dedicate my award to those people who lost their lives in a blast back home.”

Williamson, SRH captain: It was a great fighting effort from the lads, game ebbed and flowed. Kolkata are an outstanding side. Game could have gone either way. Credit to the way the boys finished off the first innings to get a competitive total. Game was slipping away a bit at the start, but we knew if we held firm, we could squeeze back in the middle. He (Rashid) was brilliant but he’s got another game, so we’re going to keep him wrapped up. He’s had a great season for us. Important we move on and focus on the final. As a team we fight to the very last ball and we showed that again today. Someone like Rashid is the perfect example. Outstanding talent, but he has a great attitude. Real team effort. That’s the attitude we want to see from the Sunrisers outfit. He was certainly the MoM and he was brilliant, but a number of guys chipped in. The thing we didn’t change was our balance. We had injuries obviously, Saha was injured. He came back in, was nice to have his experience. Goswami contributed well, but that was the big thing for us to have that experience in the final. There were a couple of other changes, and that’s the way it goes. Everyone of those guys have played a big part, whether contributing on the field or off the field. It’s been a huge collective effort, but we still have another game of cricket left. They’ve been playing good cricket (CSK), and they certainly deserve to be in the final. It’s a great occasion, something that the guys will be looking forward to. It is about focussing on the next match now, one which the guys are excited for.

Shakib Al Hasan: “Feels great. Third IPL final for me. The franchise gave me the opportunity to play all games and treated me so well. There were some games we didn’t do well, but all in all a great tournament for SRH. We always knew these things happen in T20 and momentum can change in 2-3 balls. We had to hold our nerves, and we got the experience from the other day (1st Qualifier vs. CSK), and held our nerves today. Carlos will be happy because he might have thought he was responsible for the loss against CSK, even though he really wasn’t, and might have taken it personally and the way he came back today was terrific. CSK are a great side and hopefully it will be a fantastic final on Sunday. In the middle overs, when Rashid and I were bowling, that was the turning point for us when we piled on the wickets and hardly gave any runs.”

Dinesh Karthik, KKR captain: “It’s hard to digest. We played a good tournament, but to finish on the losing side doesn’t feel good. We had the game during the chase, but a couple of bad shots and one run-out changed the course of the game. Me, Nitish and Robin should have finished it off, but me not carrying it through is a mistake on my part. Plenty of positives, youngsters have grabbed their opportunities and done quite well so that’s great for the franchise.”

22:58 Local Time, 17:28 GMT, 22:58 IST: How can anyone be this good? Rashid Khan is ridiculously good, probably the most valuable player of the IPL. He has almost single-handedly driven SRH into the final, and that’s not to take anything away from how good their pacers were at the death. And it’s not just with the ball that Rashid made a difference. Sunrisers were gone with the bat, before he arrived and blitzed away to a sensational 10-ball 34. What came with the ball was only secondary, that’s just second nature to him. He spins matches on their heads all the time. KKR weren’t very smart in how they played him either. They had the rate under control, but rather than playing him out, they played reverse-sweeps, sweeps, and got out. Watch out CSK, SRH are coming again.

Before this IPL season, SRH had lost all their five previous games at the Eden Gardens. This year, they beat KKR in both their games at Eden.

Teams finishing top two in the IPL Finals:
RCB v CSK, 2011
CSK v MI, 2013
KXIP v KKR, 2014
CSK v MI, 2015
MI v RPS, 2017
CSK v SRH, 2018*

First time since 2013 KKR lost a game at Eden chasing to an opponent other than MI.

Brathwaite to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, full ball, slapped down to long-off and the duo don’t bother to run. SRH are through to the IPL final, and they owe a great deal of thanks to their Afghanistani sensation Rashid Khan

Brathwaite to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, now skips across the stumps for the paddle, and misses. The ball goes behind his legs, while still being far enough of off

Brathwaite to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, they’ve gone up for a review, but whatever the result, it will be a dot ball. KKR are almost done. Brilliant yorker outside off, Kuldeep looks to slice it away, but can only bump it back off a thick inside edge. Definite bump-ball back to the bowler

Swansea 0-3 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino’s side cruise into second successive FA Cup semi-final

By Oliver Yew

Last Updated: 17/03/18 4:57pm

Tottenham remained on course for a first FA Cup success since 1991 following a dominant 3-0 quarter-final victory over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

In the absence of the injured Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen (11) and Erik Lamela (45+1) sent Spurs on their way with superb long-range strikes.

Eriksen extended Spurs’ advantage in the 62nd minute after some poor defending from Carlos Carvalhal’s side, whose focus will now switch back to Premier League survival after the upcoming international break.

For Spurs, who are the first name into the hat for Sunday’s semi-final draw, they reach the last four for the second successive season for the first time in 36 years as Mauricio Pochettino looks to win his first trophy as Tottenham manager.

Player ratings

Swansea: Nordfeldt (7), Naughton (5), Van der Hoor (6), Bartley (5), Mawson (6), Olsson (6), Ki (5), Carroll (5), Clucas (5), Dyer (5), Abraham (5).

Subs: Roberts (n/a), Routledge (n/a), Narsingh (6).

Tottenham: Vorm (7), Trippier (7), Sanchez (7), Vertonghen (7), Davies (7), Dier (7), Sissoko (7), Lamela (8), Eriksen (9), Lucas Moura (7), Son (8).

Subs: Alli (n/a), Llorente (6).

Man of the match: Christian Eriksen.

Spurs’ task was helped by an early breakthrough as Swansea stood off Eriksen and the Denmark international punished them, producing a superb strike to beat Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

The visitors thought they had a second in the 23rd minute through Heung-min Son but the flag was raised for offside against South Korean forward after he latched onto Eriksen’s through ball. With VAR in use referee Kevin Friend checked in but with replays showing how tight it was, the decision stayed with the on-field official.

Pochettino’s side did eventually get the second they deserved just before the break. The Swansea defence stood off again, this time allowing Lamela time and space to pick his spot from the edge of the area.

Carvalhal reacted by sending on Luciano Narsingh for Kyle Naughton at the break and they almost found a way back into the game through Martin Olsson then Tammy Abraham, but former Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm made a superb double stop to preserve his side’s two-goal advantage.

Tammy Abraham returned in attack as Swansea made five changes from the side that drew 0-0 with Huddersfield last weekend. Nordfeldt, Bartley, Carroll, Dyer and Abraham replaced Fabianski, Fernandez, King and Jordan and Andre Ayew brothers dropping out. Spurs made seven changes with Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Moura and Lamela replacing Lloris, Aurier, Rose, Dembele, Wanyama, Alli and Kane.

Nordfeldt responded with a fine save of his own to deny Eric Dier but he couldn’t keep out Eriksen’s 62nd-minute strike as Spurs made sure of victory.

Dier’s cross deflected into the path of Lucas Moura, who laid the ball off for Eriksen, and the Dane’s low strike found the bottom corner despite Nordfeldt getting a touch.

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  • Tottenham have reached the FA Cup semi-finals in consecutive seasons for the first time since the 1980-81 and 1981-82 campaigns, when they won the competition both times.
  • Swansea are now winless in their last 16 games in all competitions against Tottenham (D3 L13).
  • 56 per cent of the home goals Swansea have conceded in all competitions in 2018 have been against Tottenham (5/9).
  • As well as having the most shots of any player in the match (6), Christian Eriksen also created the most goalscoring opportunities for his teammates (also 6).
  • Eriksen has had a hand in 13 goals in 10 games against Swansea in all competitions (8 goals, 5 assists), more than he has vs any other opponent for Spurs.
  • Lamela has had a hand in five goals in five FA Cup games this season (2 goals, 3 assists), compared to just two in 17 Premier League appearances (0 goals, 2 assists).

Man of the Match – Christian Eriksen

Not for the first time this season, Eriksen was Tottenham’s main man.

So often the creative park for Pochettino’s side, the Denmark international stepped up in the absence of Kane, grabbing two goals to book his side a spot in a second successive FA Cup semi-final.

And once again they were excellent strikes from outside the box. There’s surely no better ball striker in English football with four of Eriksen’s last six goals for Tottenham in all competitions coming from outside the box, including each of his last three.

What’s next?

Tottenham are next in action on Easter Sunday (April 1) against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and the game is live on Sky Sports Premier League.

Swansea’s next fixture is in the Premier League when they travel to Manchester United on Saturday, March 31.

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Australia vs Pakistan Tri-Series in Zimbabwe 2018

Join us at Harare Sports Club for Australia v Pakistan cricket live scores as part of Tri-Series in Zimbabwe 2018

Tri-Series in Zimbabwe 2018

Harare Sports Club – Sunday July 8th, 8:00 am

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FOUR! Marcus Stoinis to Asif Ali. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.

Pakistan seal the victory and win the tri-series final! A marvellous chase, their highest ever in T20Is. Fakhar Zaman was the man to do the damage. A brutal 91 runs took the stuffing out the Aussie bowlers, before Shoaib Malik showed composure to get them across the line. Both sides were absolutely atrocious in the field, but Pakistan had that extra edge with the ball and bat. A fantastic game of cricket to end a very enjoyable series.

FOUR! Marcus Stoinis to Asif Ali. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.

Pakistan seal the victory and win the tri-series final! A marvellous chase, their highest ever in T20Is. Fakhar Zaman was the man to do the damage. A brutal 91 runs took the stuffing out the Aussie bowlers, before Shoaib Malik showed composure to get them across the line. Both sides were absolutely atrocious in the field, but Pakistan had that extra edge with the ball and bat. A fantastic game of cricket to end a very enjoyable series.

FOUR! Andrew Tye to Shoaib Malik. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Sliced over backward point by Malik, intentionally scooping it over the infield. Gets the length he was after, and put it away to the fence.

SIX! Jhye Richardson to Asif Ali. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That should settle this game. Asif Ali knew the slower one was coming, waited in position, and unleashed a devastating blow. What a strike.

SIX! Jhye Richardson to Shoaib Malik. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Malik gets a good piece of this. He is such an experienced finisher in this format. Clears the front leg, and dispatches the ball over the mid wicket boundary.

Fakhar Zaman 91 ( 46 ) Caught (Sub) Bowled Jhye Richardson

OUT! Caught (Sub). Jhye Richardson to Fakhar Zaman. Short, down leg side on the back foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward point, by Finch. Fakhar tries to lift the ball over short third man, but ends up dragging the shot a lot squarer than he wanted. Struck quite nicely, but picks out the man on the boundary edge. Super knock from the Pakistan opener. It has given his side a big chance of winning this game.

FOUR! Marcus Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot cutting, past deep point for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Agar. Oh dear. That sums up Australia‘s last few overs. Cracked out to Agar on the point fence, and he doesn’t take the spin on the ball into account. Tries to adjust to make the stop, but slips over to look even more foolish.

FOUR! Marcus Stoinis to Fakhar Zaman. Off cutter short, down leg side backing away cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Hardly any pace on the ball, so Zaman has to generate it all himself. Slapped over extra cover, and it skips away for another boundary.

SIX! Billy Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman. Short, down leg side backing away cutting, well timed in the air under control over third man for 6 runs. Superb! The pace of Stanlake can be a negative sometimes. Fakhar uses that to ramp the ball over the third man fence for six.

FOUR! Andrew Tye to Shoaib Malik. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. Malik gets lucky now. Swipes at the bouncer, and top edges over the keeper’s head. It is all going Pakistan’s way!

FOUR! Andrew Tye to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front pulling, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Brilliant use of the crease. Walks across his stumps, and heaves the ball over short fine leg. Pakistan are taking control of this run chase.

FOUR! Andrew Tye to Fakhar Zaman. Slower ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Streaky, but Pakistan will take it. Wafts the bat out to the wide delivery, and edges past short third man.

FOUR! Ashton Agar to Fakhar Zaman. Stock ball half volley, to leg backing away driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Fired full and into leg stump. Fakhar crunches it down the ground, splitting the two fielders on the fence.

FOUR! Ashton Agar to Fakhar Zaman. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Same again. Fakhar doesn’t get the distance or elevation to clear the fence on this occasion, but it is straight enough to beat long on.

SIX! Ashton Agar to Fakhar Zaman. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. What a way to go to fifty. He has had a super series with the bat. Charges down to Agar, and hammers it back over the bowler’s head for six.

England vs India – 3rd Test

England 311/9 (102 Ovs) RR: 3.05 | England need 210 runs

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India took the second new ball immediately after 80 overs and straightaway they found the breakthrough. Jasprit Bumrah removed Buttler and Bairstow in successive balls and bounced out Woakes in the very next over. He should have had Rashid too, but Bumrah had overstepped. After Stokes’s wicket, Rashid shared a fifty partnership with Broad. Bumrah came back and bagged the fifer by removing Broad. However, the duo of Rashid and Anderson dug out for 34 balls. How long will the match last tomorrow? That’s the only question to be answered. Could get over in a ball too. We’ll be back for that with our build-up. Until then, it’s goodbye..

England, chasing an almost impossible target, got off to a bad start this morning. The struggling openers were dismissed inside three overs, both falling victim to Ishant Sharma. Root and Pope too were dismissed before lunch. The hosts were heading towards another collapse. That’s when Buttler joined hands with Stokes. The former was dropped on 1 by Pant. Together, the pair batted for four hours – 346 deliveries and 169 runs to be precise. Buttler went onto register his maiden Test ton – a fourth innings century that he won’t forget for a long time.

19:06 Local Time, 18:06 GMT, 23:36 IST: After the last-ball block, Broad in the dressing room, applauded with a beaming smile on his face. Kohli too is pretty happy. So, with one day to go, India need 1 wicket and England require 210 runs. FYI, the weather forecast indicates 12% chances of rain tomorrow.

Three slips, backward point, and forward short leg in place.

Two slips, a gully, a forward short leg, and a leg slip.

Jasprit Bumrah [28.0-8-84-5] is back into the attack

Two slips, leg-gully and FSL in place

Two slips, a leg-gully and forward short leg..

Ravichandran Ashwin [21.0-8-39-0] is back into the attack

Two overs left in the day.

Mohammed Shami [16.0-3-63-1] is back into the attack

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–Sep 16, Sun—————————-
Pakistan vs TBC. 2nd Match, Group A
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai-

Sep 17 Mon Sri Lanka .vs Afghanistan, 3rd Match, Group B
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dubai………………..

Sep 18 Tue
India vs TBC 4th Match Group A
Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

Sep 19 Wed
India vs Pakistan 5th Match Group A
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Sep 20, Thu
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 6th Match, Group B
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi—————

Sep 21 Fri
TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 1——
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai-

-TBC vs TBC Super Four, Match 2-
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dubai.

Sep 23, Sun
TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 3
Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 4=
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi=

Sep 25 Tue
TBC vs TBC Super Four Match 5
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Dubai

Sep 26 Wed
TBC vs TBC Super Four Match 6
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dubai=

Sep 28 Fri
TBC vs TBC Final
Dubai International Cricket Stadium . Dubai—

Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich (agg 4-3): Player Ratings

Real Madrid have made their way into yet another final of the UEFA Champions League. Zinedine Zidane’s men held their nerves in a feisty yet frantic second leg against Bayern Munich to book their tickets in Kiev. The two sides played out a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu with Real Madrid winning the tie 4-3 on aggregate.

Joshua Kimmich opened the scoring for Bayern Munich. Karim Benzema levelled the proceedings with a header before scoring Real Madrid’s second to give his side the lead going into the break. James Rodriguez made it 2-2 on the night but the Bavarians could not find that one elusive goal at the end that could have send them to the final.

It was a big occasion for both the sides and as expected, some players rose to it while some just bundled under pressure. In this piece, we will discuss every player’s outing in the second leg and rate their performance out of 10:

Bayern Munich

Sven Ulreich: 3/10

Ulreich had a nightmare at the Bernabeu

The Bayern custodian made a hash of a simple back pass that gifted Real Madrid the second on the night which eventually turned out to be the winning goal.

Ulreich did not have much to do other than the two times Real Madrid did threaten on his goal. But when it mattered, Ulreich simply couldn’t make it count.

Joshua Kimmich: 7/10

The fullback scored yet again for Bayern Munich after getting into the box expertly. Kimmich was a constant threat on the right and got the better of Marcelo on numerous occasions.

Niklas Süle: 6/10

The towering centre-back was solid when needed. He made one crucial block on Cristiano Ronaldo when he was getting through on goal. Süle covered for Hummels pretty well and made 3 interceptions.

Mats Hummels: 6/10

Hummels looked out of sorts at the start, losing possession in dangerous positions. He improved as the game went on and was a useful outlet with the ball.

David Alaba: 7/10

Alaba showed why Bayern Munich missed him badly in the first leg. The left-back was brilliant going forward; always being an option and pumping in some delightful crosses.

Thiago Alcantara: 7/10

The midfielder was effective on the ball as usual. He carved out spaces for the forwards and dictated the tempo of the game. With no Martinez in the side, Thiago did the defensive work to perfection as well, tracking and getting the better of Marco Asensio on numerous occasions.

Corentin Tolisso: 5/10

It was his back pass that led to a massive harakiri from the Bavarians for Madrid’s second goal. But he was useful in possession and delivered the assist for the first goal. Tolisso could not create much in the final third barring that assist and was wasteful with his shots.

James Rodriguez: 7/10

James Rodriguez was impressive once again

The Colombian again was Bayern Munich’s creative spark. He wanted to prove a point against his former side and did so by scoring a fine goal in the second half. Rodriguez had five shots on the night and if not for some heroic defending, could have scored the winning goal.

Franck Ribery: 4/10

The veteran got into dangerous positions but could not influence much. Ribery had Lucas Vazquez against him on the left but could not dominate him as much as one would have hoped for. He was also guilty of trying too much at times and subsequently losing possession.

Thomas Müller: 5/10

The captain put in some dangerous crosses from the right flank but other than that, Müller was only seen when appealing for a penalty. The forward again missed his chance to make a mark in the biggest of stages.

Robert Lewandowski: 4/10

The Pole drew a blank

If this was an audition for his move to Real Madrid this summer then Lewandowski has failed that miserably. Losing the ball in dangerous positions, sluggish with his movement and going anonymous for large parts of the game; it is safe to say that the striker had a horrible outing.

Substitutions

Sandro Wagner: 5/10

Wagner was looking to be a menace in the Real Madrid box but could not get the desired service. He had minimal impact after his arrival.

Javi Martinez: N/A

Martinez did not do anything worth mentioning in his short cameo.

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