Real Madrid are through to the Champions League final after thrashing defending champions Bayern Munich 4-0 at the Allianz Arena.
have knocked out defending champions Real Madrid in the Bayern Munich following a 4-0 win at the Allianz Arena this evening, giving them a 5-0 win on aggregate. Champions League © Getty Images
The Spanish side added an away goal to their one-goal lead from the first leg just 16 minutes into the tie when
headed in from a Sergio Ramos corner. Luka Modric
The defender claimed his second of the night four minutes later with another header, this time converting from a
flick forward following an Pepe free kick. Angel di Maria was able to increase the visitors' lead further before the break, scoring his 15th goal in the competition this season after Cristiano Ronaldo pulled the ball back to him on a counter-attack. Gareth Bale © Getty Images and Arjen Robben both tried to apply the pressure inside the Real final third during the first half, but had no real chances before the half-time whistle. Franck Ribery
Needing five goals to progress to the final, the defending champions started the second half brightly, as
curled the ball in for Philipp Lahm , but his header was deflected behind. David Alaba
Robben continued to look lively, and came within inches of getting one back for the Bundesliga champions just before the hour mark, but his 25-yard effort was just wide.
© Getty Images continued to come under pressure in the Real goal as the home side piled forward, but the keeper saved efforts from Ribery and Iker Casillas just three minutes apart. Toni Kroos had a chance to add a fourth for Fabio Coentrao 's side, trying to smash the ball past Carlo Ancelotti after the Bayern defence failed to clear, but the keeper made the stop. Manuel Neuer
The hosts continued to push for a consolation as the final 10 minutes approached, but they were unable to get the better of the Madrid defence.
However, it was the Spanish side that finished with a flourish as Ronaldo claimed his second of the evening, sealing an emphatic victory.
However, Real will be without
in the final, after he picked up a yellow card in the first half. Xabi Alonso
Half-Time Report: Real close in on final