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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." 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. Cam Newton College Jersey . Starters, when they struggle, have to live with it for five days. For Sergio Santos and Steve Delabar, two of the three men who authored one of the ugliest pitched innings in Blue Jays franchise history on Thursday night, the bounce-back chance came right away. 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Johansen scored twice and Derek MacKenzie, Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson also had goals to lead the Blue Jackets to a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, ending a three-game losing skid.Canadas greatest showing at a Grand Slam was a record-breaker for TSN, as historic performances from homegrown tennis stars Genie Bouchard and Milos Raonic catapulted the tournament to the most-watched Wimbldeon on record – highlighted by the most-watched mens and womens finals ever.* Overall, more than 10 million Canadians watched some part of this years Wimbldeon on TSN and RDS. "Genie and Milos have inspired a nation – and the best part is that theyre just getting started," said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. "With their brilliant performances at this years Wimbldeon, along with a phenomenal championship title from Vasek Pospisil, we join all of Canada in anticipation of what they will do next. Its a new era for Canadian tennis and we couldnt be prouder to showcase their Grand Slam performances on TSN." Overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that Bouchards match against Petra Kvitova in Saturdays womens final drew an average audience of 1.8 million viewers to TSN and RDS – making it the most-watched Wimbldeon womens final on record. Overall, 3.6 million unique viewers tuned in to watch Bouchard become the first Canadian singles player to compete in a Grand Slam final, wiith audiences peaking at 1.dddddddddddd million viewers in the last few minutes of the match. Sundays epic mens final that saw Novak Djokovic defeat seven-time Wimbldeon champion Roger Federer in a five-set instant classic attracted an average audience of 823,000 viewers to TSN and RDS and a reach of 3.8 million unique viewers – making it the most-watched Wimbldeon mens final on record. On Friday, Raonic reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career, attracting an average audience of 766,000 viewers to TSN and RDS for his battle against Federer. The Raonic-Federer match reached 2.4 million unique viewers and peaked at 1.1 million viewers as Federer served for the win. Canadas Vasek Pospisil and his partner Jack Sock of the U.S.A. – an unseeded duo playing together for the first time – won the Wimbldeon mens doubles title over defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan in a match that drew an average audience of 319,000 to TSN and RDS and a reach of 2.2 million unique viewers. *For electronic measurement data that dates back to 1994.  Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. 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