Video: Real Madrid 1, Bayern Munich 0


Let the celebration begin: Karim Benzema beats goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 19th minute at Estadio Bernabeu. (By Mike Hewitt — Getty Images)

Karim Benzema‘s first-half goal lifts Real Madrid to a 1-0 home victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal. The second leg is Tuesday in Germany.

Goal video …

Match highlights …

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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