MUNICH, Germany -- Sergio Ramos has his redemption, Cristiano Ronaldo has his goal record and Real Madrid is one win away from the long-awaited "Decima. Air Force 1 China ." Real Madrid carried out coach Carlo Ancelottis game plan to perfection and routed title holder Bayern Munich 4-0 on Tuesday to reach its first Champions League final in 12 years. Madrid will play either Chelsea or city rival Atletico Madrid in the May 24 final in Lisbon. Madrid, a 5-0 aggregate winner over Bayern, will be seeking a record 10th title -- "La Decima" in Spanish. "We played a perfect game in the first half, we defended very well and pressed very high," Ancelotti said. "We used the space we had for counters, with some great passing." Madrid had never won in Munich in 10 previous matches, losing nine of them. But this time, Ancelottis team put its stamp on the game early and struck with awesome efficiency -- something its Italian coach had promised ahead of the match. Madrids sweeping, fast counterattacks paced by Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Angel Di Maria, along with its tenacious tackling when Bayern tried to come out of the hosts own half, were a huge problem for Bayerns defence. However, the first two goals came from set pieces, as well as the last. Ramos, who missed the crucial penalty when Madrid lost to Bayern at the same stage in 2012 in a shootout, scored those first two goals and Ronaldo added two more to break the Champions League season record with a tally of 16. Ramos headed the first from a corner taken by Luka Modric in the 16th and nodded in the second four minutes later after a free kick from Angel Di Maria. "We prepared the set pieces and we used them to make things easy for us," Ancelotti said. "We knew they defend with a zone, not man to man." Ronaldo made it 3-0 to Madrid in the 34th minute after a perfectly executed counterattack and completed the victory with a free kick in the 89th as he shattered Barcelona star Lionel Messis record of 14 goals in a season. "Goals are great, satisfying on a personal level, but what matters is what we did as a team. The overall result was deserved," Ramos said. "Its a dream come true. Its a dream game, fantastic for all Madrid fans." After the final whistle, Madrid players put on T-shirts with the words Now for the 10th. It was a bitter defeat for Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, who had enjoyed so much success against Madrid when he was in charge of Barcelona. Bayern was seeking to become the first team to defend the Champions League title but instead slumped to its worst home defeat in the competition, and equaled its heaviest loss overall -- 4-0 away to Barcelona in 2009. Guardiola bemoaned the lack of possession in the first half -- although UEFA statistics show Bayern had two-thirds of possession for the game. "We didnt have ball possession and thats why we had no control," Guardiola said. "Its a great disappointment. 0-4 sounds very bitter," Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said. "We wanted a lot, but we failed tactically in the first half." Madrid had lost three consecutive semifinals, including a 2012 shootout when Ramos missed a penalty. Of five previous semifinal series against Bayern, Madrid had won only one. Coming into the match, Madrid had only two wins in 27 outings in Germany, with six draws. But Ancelotti had won with AC Milan in Bavaria and believed he could do it again. "Id won here, so thats why I felt confident about our chances here," the Italian said. "After 12 years to return to the Champions League final is very good for us." Holding midfielder Xabi Alonso will miss Madrids 13th final because of accumulated yellow cards. There is a good omen for Madrid: every time it had defeated a title holder, it went on to win the title -- in 1998, 2000 and 2002, the last two times getting through past Bayern, it the semifinals and quarterfinals, respectively. Madrid had won only two of its 27 previous matches in Germany, with six draws, but it has eliminated three German teams this season in succession -- Schalke, last seasons runner-up Borussia Dortmund and now Bayern. Ancelotti won the competition twice as a player with AC Milan in 1989 and 1990 -- under the European Cup format -- and then twice as coach of Milan in 2003 and 2007. Air Force 1 On Sale . Cleveland released the troubled wide receiver on Wednesday, an expected ending after Bess was arrested in January for assaulting a law enforcement officer at an airport and other bizarre behaviour. Air Force 1 Replica .com) - The San Antonio Spurs will try to even their series with the Dallas Mavericks Monday night when the two teams collide at American Airlines Arena for Game 4.MONTREAL – James van Riemsdyk shakes his head with a growing grin and hearty chuckle when talk of 30 goals comes up in conversation. "Im not going to give up that number," he laughed of setting a hard goal for the upcoming season. van Riemsdyk fronts a class of young Leafs looking to scale new heights this season. The 24-year-old American winger managed 18 markers in 48 games last season – a 30-goal pace for an 82-game schedule – his first in Toronto, demanding the spotlight yet again with an explosive playoff against the Bruins. What follows this season could be a very pronounced step toward elite status at the power forward position, a realizing of potential for the player picked second in the 2007 Draft. "Obviously I had some success last year, but it was a 48-game season," said van Riemsdyk, ahead of the season opener in Montreal on Tuesday. "This will be a full season to really, I dont know if prove myself is the right word, but just keep continuing to take strides as far as consistency. "I think thats the big thing you find that separates guys in this league is their consistency. If youre able to be consistent night in and night out I think thats what makes you a better player and more reliable player so thats what Im going to continue to try to do." Just as Nazem Kadri, Cody Franson and James Reimer thrived with breakout campaigns in the lockout-shortened schedule of 2013, van Riemsdyk too will be challenged with demonstrating similar production over 82 games this winter. With an imposing stature, speedy wheels and easy hands, the tools are certainly there for him to become a dominant power winger, an evolution Joffrey Lupul realized in totality upon his arrival in Toronto. "With his size and his skill, he can score that pretty goal where he dangles a [defender] and goes in and snipes, but he also gets a lot of greasy goals; battling in front, hes not afraid to stand in there," James Reimer observed. Leafs coach Randy Carlyle prodded van Riemsdyk to put those to gifts to use with greater consistency early last season, preaching that he establish a Holmstrom-like presence around the net. Evident in stretches a year ago, the test will be to become more consistent in that regard this season. "Hes impressed me," said David Clarkson, who faced off against van Riemsdyk as a Devil. "I think you dont really see what a player has until you practice with him. "Hes got the size, hes got the hands and hes shown what he can do in this league. Air Force 1 Discount. " While conceding that he has more to offer in the future, van Riemsdyk also suggested that his performance in Toronto last season was more a by-product of opportunity after being wedged behind a talented group of forwards with the Flyers for the three seasons prior. "…in my time in Philadelphia I showed when I was given the opportunity that I was able to produce and here I got a more consistent opportunity and I think I was able to consistently produce a little bit more," said van Riemsdyk, who averaged upwards of 19 minutes last season, substantially more than the 15 or so he garnered in Philly. Taking full advantage of the increased ice-time at the outset, van Riemsdyk scored 12 goals in his first 22 games as a Leaf before cooling down the stretch with only six snipes in the final 26 games. When the playoffs began, however, it was the playoff-tested van Riemsdyk that emerged to the forefront once more. He was perhaps the lone player in blue who appeared at home in a chaotic Game 1 loss. Much like the tease he offered in the 2011 playoffs – 7 goals in 11 games – van Riemsdyk showed signs of domination against the Bruins over the course of the first round matchup, finishing with seven points in what proved a heartbreaking 7-game series. Inked to what now looks to be a cap-friendly deal stretching beyond the 2016-2017 season – $4.25 million annual cap hit – van Riemsdyk is in line to take another leap this season, perhaps even adding responsibility on the penalty kill for Carlyle. "I got an opportunity last year to play in some key roles and some key minutes and I think I was able to take advantage of that and now Im going to have to continue to do that this year," he said. Whether the Leafs can climb to another level this season will in part lie in how the class of emerging youth in the lineup rises or falls. Can van Riemsdyk knock down the door with 30 goals? Can Kadri and Franson re-establish impressive 2013 production over a full 82-game slate? Can Jake Gardiner regain his rookie form and inject a whirling offensive force on the back-end? Can Jonathan Bernier realize the pedigree and potential he offered in glimpses with the Kings? And what of Reimer, can he stave off a challenger to the crease and cast aside doubts once more? Answers to those questions will help determine whether the Leafs can build on a surprising 2013 and climb new heights this season. ' ' '
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