Real Madrid book UCL final spot with late rally over Bayern Munich

Real Madrid showed they remain Europe's comeback kings as Joselu's late double rescued them from the brink of elimination to reach the Champions League final with a dramatic 2-1 second-leg win over Bayern Munich at the Bernabéuon Wednesday.

A 4-3 aggregate victorysealed Real's progress to a remarkable sixth Champions League final in 10 years and they will bid for a record-extending 15th title against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on June 1.

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In a repeat of their spectacular semi-final comeback win over Manchester City two years ago, they saw their opponents take the lead after Bayern substitute Alphonso Davies fired home a stunning strike from a counter attack in the 68th minute.

But Joselu climbed off the bench to equalise following a calamitous error from Manuel Neuer in the 88th minute and, two minutes later, he shinned a second into the Bayern goal from a cross by Antonio Rüdiger.

The effort was first ruled out for an apparent offside, but the goal was given following a VAR check.

"We've seen it a lot of times this season when it looked as though we're dead and buried ... it doesn't matter who scores the goals but someone always manages it... that mentality of never say die," Jude Bellingham, who will play against his former club in the final, told TNT Sports.

Davies opened the scoring in spectacular fashion, cutting back on his right foot and curling an unstoppable bullet of a shot into the far corner.

Real Madrid were losing with the final whistle looming, until Joselu scored two goals in quick succession.
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But Madrid, who had dominated proceedings, piled on the pressure with Vinícius Júnior tormenting the visitors down the left channel.

The Brazil forward glided past Matthijs de Ligt and Joshua Kimmich effortlessly and created a number chances for himself and his team mates, who were denied several times by an inspired Neuer.

The Bayern keeper looked on course to be man of the match as he weathered a storm, but with minutes remaining he fumbled a Vinicius strike from the edge of the box to gift Joselu the equaliser.

The goal recharged a raucous Bernabéuunder their spectacular new roof and two minutes later Madrid worked their European magic again, snatching a deserved winner that fired the Spanish giants into another final.