Cristiano Ronaldo starred for reigning champions Real Madrid as they came from behind to seal a 2-1 win at Bayern Munich.
Arturo Vidal had put Bayern ahead, but Ronaldo levelled just after the break for Real.
Bayern then saw Javi Martinez red-carded on the hour as he picked up two yellow cards in five minutes and that put Real on the front-foot. Manuel Neuer kept Real at bay but he could not keep them out as Ronaldo then claimed his second goal – his 100th club goal in Europe – to put Madrid in the driving seat.
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Madrid are now the 15/8 favourites to lift the trophy again, which would create history as no club has ever retained the Champions League, and no club since AC Milan in 1990 has retained Europe’s top club prize. Bayern have now drifted to 12/1.
Atletico remain 4/1 after they claimed a hard fought 1-0 win over Leicester City. The only goal came just before the hour when Antoine Griezmann fired home from the penalty after he was fouled by Marc Albrighton.
Leicester, though, will believe they have given themselves a huge chance ahead of the second-leg at the King Power Stadium.
Monaco produced another superb European display with the brilliant Kylian Mbappe again adding to his burgeoning with two goals in a 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund.
The match at the Signal Iduna Park was being played nearly 24 hours after it should have been following the bomb attacks near Dortmund’s team hotel.
Dortmund were on the back foot early on as Mbappe opened the scoring just 19-minutes in, then ten-minutes before the beak Sven Bender put through his own goal.
The home side gained some hope on the hour when Ousmane Dembele finished nicely but the two goal lead was restored by Mbappe not long after with a clinical finish into the corner of the net.
Dortmund grabbed a second just five-minutes from time when Shinji Kagawa converted to give the German side some hope going into the second-leg, but they have a tough task on their hands to win at the Stade Louis II.
On the back of the result Monaco have been cut to 6/1 from 14/1 to lift the trophy. Dortmund have been drifted to 25/1.
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