first_imgA fuming Jupp Heynckes criticised his players for “gifting” two goals to Real Madrid on Wednesday night while failing to capitalise on their own chancesAiming to make their first appearance in the final of the Champions League since 2013, Bayern Munich hosted the title-holders for the first leg of their semi-final at the Allianz Arena.But the Bundesliga champions missed a host of chances to score and paid the price for their mistakes with Marcelo and Marco Asensio scoring either side of half-time.“We went ahead, but there was a turning point with their first goal, which was a gift,” said Heynckes, according to Marca.“And their second was a gift too.“We’ve rarely had so many chances to score and haven’t done so, but we didn’t know how to take advantage of our opportunities.“Madrid were more effective.”Bayern had more bad news at the end of the game with Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng getting injured before the break and Javi Martinez being forced off later with a head injury.“I can’t say if today’s injuries are serious,” the coach continued.“Javi Martinez was hit on the temple, but that was anecdotal after Robben and Boateng’s injuries.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“We have to wait until Thursday for the results, but it would be two big casualties to lose.“Bayern will do everything we can to correct the result of the first leg.“Madrid has a great advantage after the victory, but we lost undeservedly.”But the outgoing Bayern coach did hold praise for Franck Ribery, who was a constant threat against Real throughout the whole match.“Ribery is 35 years old, yes, but he has played excellently,” he added.“It must be said that in the first half he had a great chance, and if we went ahead we would have won the game, no doubt.“He is a great professional and he has great self-motivation.“We have known each other since 2012 and it’s very important for him to feel the confidence of the coach.“The results of the quarter and semifinals are atypical, Wednesday’s match has shown that Madrid is vulnerable, so we can be optimistic.”last_img