SPORTS: UCL: We gave ‘lucky’ Real Madrid two gifts as goals – Mats Hummels

Bayern Munich defender, Mats Hummels has stated that his side failed to qualify for the finals of the UEFA Champions League because, they handed down two gifts goals to Real even though the ‘lucky’ Real Madrid side were not at their best.

Following the outcome of the second leg of the semi-finals tie, Hummels, lauded his teammate’s efforts for coming close despite the squad dealing with a number of injuries after they were knocked out from the Champions League by Zinedine Zidane’s men on Tuesday night.

A 2-2 draw in the second leg meant Jupp Heynckes’s men were one goal shy of reaching the final as Madrid went through 4-3 on aggregate.

“Over the two games we gave them two gifts as goals. Real didn’t play at their maximum at all,” Hummels told German broadcaster Zdf.

“This hurts a lot, we had loads of chances in their area. We did manage to score twice but this was one or two less than we merited on the chances we created.

“We were the more dangerous side but they made less grave mistakes. But we made a game of it without Arjen Robben, Kingsley Coman, Manuel Neuer; Jerome Boateng and Arturo Vidal.”

The Bundesliga champions travelled to Spanish capital trailing 2-1 from the first leg at home.

Joshua Kimmich put them in front at the Santiago Bernabeu, before Karim Benzema scored a brace. James Rodriguez’s equalizer was not enough to take Bayern through to the finals of the competition.

Bayern lifted the trophy in 2013 but have now failed to go pass the semifinals in four of the last five seasons.