Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid: Harry Kane scores from the spot to hand the hosts the lead

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid: Harry Kane scores from the spot to hand the hosts the lead

Bayern Munich’s new superhero, Harry Kane, stepped up to score from the spot in the UEFA Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid. The striker notched his 43rd goal of the season to give the home side the lead against the Spanish side. 

The Englishman made it 2-1 just before the hour mark to turn the tie around. He sent Andrey Lunin to the wrong side before slotting the ball into the net. Watch the goal below:

Real Madrid went into the break with a 1-0 lead after Vinicius Jr scored in the 24th minute against the run of play. However, a belter from Leroy Sane helped Thomas Tuchel’s get back on level terms in the 53rd minute. 

Harry Kane urged to step up in Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid clash

Bayern Munich legend Holger Badstuber sent a strong message to Harry Kane ahead of the match against Real Madrid. He urged the Englishman to prove that he was a great striker by delivering under pressure. 

He was talking to The Mirror on Tuesday when he claimed that Kane needed to prove that he is one of the best in the world. He admitted the impact from the Tottenham star has been great this season so far and said:

“Yes, there is pressure but when you think about great strikers, they perform in these matches. When you want to win the Champions League like Bayern, you need a player like Kane and in both semifinal matches, they will need his goals. That’s why I think he’s very important now and while there’s a lot of pressure on his shoulders, I think he can handle it. I think his impact has been great, especially at the beginning of the season. He quickly integrated into the team and also adapted to the German culture and that’s not as easy as it sounds. But in the second half of the season, I think especially in the big games against Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen, his impact was not as big.”

Real Madrid were also interested in signing Harry Kane, however, the striker moved to Bayern Munich instead. Relevo have reported that Carlo Ancelotti wanted the Englishman signed, but club president Florentino Perez blocked the move.