Germany has a reputation as being a great footballing nation. Its national team have been world champions three times. But why are the Germans so football crazy? Find out in the third part of our series: "Those Germans!"
Champions League favorites Bayern Munich were beaten 1-0 by Real Madrid in a riveting clash in the Bernabeu stadium. The result leaves next week's second leg perfectly poised.
The La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw by an ultra-defensive Chelsea side in the Champions League semifinal first leg. The main black marks for Jose Mourinho were suspensions to key players.
Bayern Munich made short work of a vigorous but thoroughly outclassed Kaiserslautern in their German Cup semi-final. The Bavarians trounced the Red Devils 5-1 at home, setting up a final against Borussia Dortmund.
The German Cup semifinal against Bayern Munich has put Bundesliga's second-division club Kaiserslautern back in the public eye. They have a long history - and a firm place in the hearts and minds of German football fans.
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