Apr 25, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Allianz Arena (München)
Attendance: 70,000
Bayern Munich
1-2
Real Madrid
Kimmich (28')
Ribery (52'), Alcantara (89')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Marcelo (44'), Asensio (57')
Casemiro (78')

Live Commentary: Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid - as it happened

Live Commentary: Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
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Relive Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Bayern Munich as Zinedine Zidane's side take a big step towards the final with an away triumph in the first leg of their semi.

Real Madrid took a giant step towards a third consecutive Champions League final courtesy of a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena this evening.

Bayern took the lead through Joshua Kimmich shortly before the half-hour mark, but the hosts were ultimately made to rue missed chances on their way to a damaging defeat.

Marcelo levelled things up against the run of play right on the stroke of the interval, before half-time sub Marco Asensio scored what proved to be the winning goal shortly before the hour mark to send Madrid into next week's second leg with a significant advantage.

Find out how all of the action unfolded courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute coverage below.


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6.45pmGood evening! What a treat we have in store tonight as two of football's biggest heavyweights go toe to toe for an unparalleled 25th time in European competition!

The first leg of the first Champions League semi-final certainly did not disappoint, with Liverpool running riot against Roma before handing them a glimmer of hope late on in their 5-2 win last night, and with the level of talent on show tonight we will hopefully be in for some more world-class action.

It is Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena with a place in the final on the line; it doesn't get too much bigger than this, so let's waste no time in bringing you some team news...


6.47pmBAYERN MUNICH STARTING XI: Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Rafinha; Javi Martinez, Robben, Muller, Rodriguez, Ribery; Lewandowski

6.47pmBAYERN MUNICH SUBS: Wagner, Sule, Thiago, Bernat, Rudy, Starke, Tolisso

6.49pmREAL MADRID STARTING XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Ronaldo, Isco

6.49pmREAL MADRID SUBS: Casilla, Vallejo, Benzema, Bale, Hernandez, Asensio, Kovacic

6.51pmTwo star-studded teams, then, but there is really only one place to start and that is with the incredible Cristiano Ronaldo, who continues to break records on a game-by-game basis, particularly in this competition.

Ronaldo's tally of 42 goals in all competitions this season is not out of the ordinary for his standards, but his recent form must be up there with the very best of his career. He has evolved into the most potent of penalty-box strikers, and comes into this match having scored in each of Real Madrid's last 12 games, netting a staggering 22 goals in that time - not to mention four assists.

Ronaldo has also scored in his last 11 Champions League games - including all 10 so far this season - which is another record, and his last 15 outings in this competition have yielded no fewer than 25 goals. He is the only Madrid player to have played every minute of this season's competition so far.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores an overhead goal during Real Madrid's 3-0 win at Juventus in the Champions League on April 3, 2018© Offside


6.53pmTonight will mark Ronaldo's 151st Champions League appearance, drawing him level with Xavi in second on the all-time list, now behind only Iker Casillas (167). His tally of 15 goals in this season's competition has only ever been bettered twice, and both were by the man himself, netting 17 times in 2013-14 and 16 times in 2015-16.

The 33-year-old has been the scourge of Bayern Munich in the past too, scoring seven goals in his last three appearances and nine overall. The only player to have scored more goals against a single opponent in the competition is... Ronaldo against Juventus (10).

He truly is an incredible talent, and this competition in particular seems to bring out the best in him.


6.55pmAside from Ronaldo, the Real Madrid team news headlines will focus on two players missing for Los Blancos as both Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are omitted from the starting lineup, being left on the bench.

Lucas Vazquez and Isco look like they will be playing in a three up front with Ronaldo, while Modric, Casemiro and Kroos make up the midfield trio behind them. Kroos is, of course, a former Bayern player, turning out 130 times for the club between 2007 and 2014.


6.57pmThere is a notable return for Madrid's defensive general Sergio Ramos at the back after he missed the second leg of the quarter-final through suspension, slotting back in alongside Varane at the heart of the defence.

That is one of only two changes from that scare against Juventus, with Vallejo dropping out along with Bale as Ramos and Vazquez come into the team.


6.59pmWhile Madrid have Ronaldo, Bayern Munich have their own goalscoring extraordinaire in the shape of Robert Lewandowski, who is once again in fine form coming into this match.

The Polish striker has scored 18 goals in 17 games for Bayern so far this calendar year and has been particularly prolific here at the Allianz Arena, finding the back of the net 25 times in his 21 home games this season.

Indeed, this match actually pits the two top scorers in Champions League semi-final history against each other, with Lewandowski's tally of six bettered only by Ronaldo's whopping 13-goal haul at this stage.

Robert Lewandowski in action for Bayern Munich in March 2017© SilverHub


7.01pmThe biggest fitness question mark for Bayern heading into this match was over David Alaba, but he failed a late fitness test and has been left out of the squad entirely for this evening's game.

As expected, Rafinha - who played on the right side of defence at the weekend - switches back to the left, as he did in the quarter-final against Sevilla. That allows Joshua Kimmich to return at right-back, while Boateng and Hummels remain in the middle.


7.03pmThere are a few especially familiar names for Real Madrid in the opposition lineup, including James Rodriguez, who is currently on a two-year loan spell at Bayern from Madrid. The Colombian made 77 La Liga appearances for Madrid between 2014 and 2017, scoring 28 times, but eventually left due to a lack of first-team football, so he may well have a point to prove to manager Zinedine Zidane this evening.

Arjen Robben is another with ties to the opposition, having scored 11 goals in 50 games for the club between 2007 and 2009.


7.05pmRobben and James Rodriguez are just two of the players who could inflict plenty of damage on Real Madrid this evening, and it is a Bayern side packed with attacking talent - including big-game player Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery too.

Indeed, it is exactly the same lineup that Jupp Heynckes chose in his side's last match in this competition as they confirmed their place in this semi-final with a 0-0 draw against Sevilla.


7.07pmIt sounds strange for a team packed with such talent, but Bayern have uncharacteristically flown under the radar a little in this season's competition, which seems to have suited them quite nicely.

A 3-0 defeat to PSG earlier in the campaign left many doubting their chances to add another title to their collection, while there have been enough major stories elsewhere - from the early exits of Barcelona, PSG and Manchester City, Madrid chasing their third consecutive title and Liverpool and Roma both upsetting the odds on their way to the semi-finals - to distract from what Bayern have been doing so far.


7.09pmIt is impossible for the Bavarian giants to be overlooked now, though, with Jupp Heynckes having steadied the ship since regaining the reins and steering the club towards another treble - a feat he also achieved in 2013 before stepping down.

Bayern have already wrapped up a record sixth straight Bundesliga title - doing so with five games to spare - and reached the DFB-Pokal final in emphatic fashion last Tuesday too, thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 6-2. Many fans would not have expected that when they began the campaign so poorly that they sacked Carlo Ancelotti, but Heynckes has turned them into a major force once again.


7.11pmIndeed, Bayern have won 32 of their 36 matches since Heynckes succeeded Ancelotti as interim boss until the end of the season, with only two draws and two defeats in that time too.

Heynckes started with a nine-game winning streak and now comes into this one having lost just one of this last 26 outings - including 23 wins. That defeat came at the hands of RB Leipzig, but since then Bayern have won six and drawn one of their last seven games across all competitions.

Jupp Heynckes pictured in 2011© Offside


7.13pmThat draw came against Sevilla in the second leg of the quarter-final as Bayern just about did what they needed to make it through to the last four, playing out a stalemate with the Spanish outfit following their 2-1 win in the first leg.

Bayern had won seven Champions League games in a row prior to that draw, although they have already been beaten in this season's competition - and in handsome fashion too as PSG ran out 3-0 winners in the group stages. Indeed, Bayern only went on to finish second in their group, before thrashing Besiktas and squeezing past Sevilla in the knockout rounds.


7.15pmTonight's match will give them a chance to exact some revenge on Real Madrid after they were eliminated by Zidane's side last season, losing 6-3 on aggregate in the quarter-finals - although three of Madrid's goals did come in extra time when Bayern were down to 10 men.

Indeed, Bayern have had pretty miserable luck against Spanish teams in the last few years, with their elimination from this competition coming at the hands of a team from La Liga in each of the past four seasons - including twice by Real Madrid.


7.17pmBayern come into this match unbeaten in their 21 home games across all competitions this season, scoring a whopping 17 goals in their last four. They have been held to goalless draws in two of their last five home outings, but they have also scored four or more goals in six of their last nine, so once they get one they usually go on to get more.

Bayern's home record in the Champions League has also been good with just one defeat in their last 22, stretching back to April 2014. However, that solitary defeat did come at the hands of Real Madrid last season, ending Bayern's Champions League-record run of 16 successive home wins.

Indeed, Madrid have now inflicted Bayern's last two home defeats in this competition, and you have to go back to December 2013 for their last loss against visiting opposition other than Los Blancos.


7.19pmThis is the sixth time in the past seven seasons that Bayern have reached the semi-finals, which is a remarkable record, but they have also lost their last three - having won four in a row before that.

In all this will be their 19th European Cup/Champions League semi-final, and they have won 10 of the previous 18. They are under the stewardship of a man who has won this competition twice before, though, and it just so happens that his titles came with the two teams on show tonight - Real Madrid in 1998 and Bayern in 2013.


7.21pmIt was actually under Heynckes that Madrid were finally crowned kings of Europe again after a 32-year drought in this competition and, while they sacked him just a week later, they perhaps have him to partially thank for their incredible success in this competition over the past few years.

Madrid last year became the first time to retain the trophy in the Champions League era, and they are now looking to become the first team to lift it three years in a row since Bayern managed the feat between 1974 and 1976.


7.23pmIt is difficult to back against a Real Madrid side with such pedigree in this competition, but Los Blancos also need this trophy to salvage what has otherwise been a poor season by their standards.

Madrid surrendered their La Liga title meekly to fierce rivals Barcelona some time ago and were also dumped out of the Copa del Rey relatively early, so this is really all that is left for them, despite having also won the Club World Cup this season.

A Champions League victory may still give them some bragging rights over Barcelona, despite sitting 15 points behind them in La Liga.


7.25pmBayern actually come into this match in the better form, with Madrid having won just one of their last four games in all competitions and - perhaps more significantly - keeping only four clean sheets in their last 24 outings.

Madrid were also forced to survive an almighty scare in their quarter-final, despite seemingly wrapping the tie up in the first leg. A 3-0 win over Juventus in Turin should have been enough to allow Madrid to coast into the last four, but they then found themselves 3-0 down going into the stoppage time of the second leg.

A controversial penalty followed, though, and after Gianluigi Buffon had been sent off for his protests, Ronaldo picked out the top corner with ice-cold accuracy to give his side a 97rth-minute passage through to the semis.

Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018© Offside


7.27pmIt was a statement that Real Madrid are far from invincible in this season's competition, though, and indeed they - like Bayern - only managed to finish second in their group behind Tottenham Hotspur.

Madrid have lost twice already in the Champions League this term, against Spurs and Juventus, although if they do manage to reach their final then it would be hard to argue with it as they have had a very difficult route so far.

After being drawn alongside Spurs and Borussia Dortmund in the groups, Madrid then faced tournament favourites PSG in the last 16, winning 5-2 on aggregate before their dramatic triumph over last season's runners-up Juve.


7.29pmWhile Madrid's overall form has slipped a little in recent weeks, on the road they have won five in a row across all competitions and have lost only one of their last 16 - although their next two come against Bayern tonight and Barcelona in next month's Clasico.

Madrid have, however, already beaten the likes of Dortmund, PSG and Juventus on the road in this competition already this season, with their only defeat coming at the hands of Spurs. Victory tonight would see Madrid win four Champions League away games in a row for the first time since 2015.


7.31pmReal Madrid's hopes of getting a crucial away goal tonight will be high considering they have found the back of the net in their last 11 Champions League away games, stretching back almost exactly two years.

Bayern are no rookies in this competition, but Los Blancos do still have the experience on their side - this will be their eighth successive semi-final in the Champions League and 29th overall, winning 15 of the previous 28, including each of the last two.


7.33pmIndeed, victory tonight would see Madrid become the first team to register 150 wins in the Champions League, and they had a week-long rest ahead of the game having not been in action at the weekend, so they could also have an advantage on that front.

Interestingly, this game pits two of the top three managers in Champions League history against each other when looking at win percentages. Of people to have taken charge of more than 20 Champions League games, only Luis Enrique (73%) has a higher percentage than Heynckes (71%) and Zidane (67%).


7.35pmPREDICTION! Right, we're 10 minutes away from kickoff at the Allianz Arena, so it is time for a prediction!

This should be a cracking contest, and it is one which could go either way. Bayern are ruthlessly efficient under Heynckes, but it is so hard to back against Madrid in this competition - particularly with Ronaldo in such blistering form. I'm going to have to sit on the fence and go for a draw as it is just too hard to call.

SPORTS MOLE SAYS: Bayern Munich 2-2 Real Madrid


7.37pmThis is, incidentally, the most played fixture in the history of European football, with this contest being the 25th time these two sides have come up against each other - all in the Champions League.

Indeed, it will be the seventh time the two sides have met in the semi-finals, with Bayern edging that record 4-2. Overall it is very even, though, with both sides having won 11 of the 24 previous contests and Real Madrid scoring 37 goals to Bayern's 36.


7.39pmThis will be the fourth two-legged tie between these two clubs in the space of seven seasons, so they will be very familiar with each other. Bayern generally fare well against Madrid in Munich, winning nine and losing just two of their previous 12 home meetings, but both of those defeats have come in the last two such matches.

Overall against Spanish opposition Bayern have won 18 and lost just three of their 27 home games, while in two-legged ties they have won 10 and lost 10 - including their victory over Sevilla in the last round.


7.41pmThe recent history lies with Real Madrid, though, as they have won their last five meetings with Bayern on the bounce - Bayern's worst record against any opponent in this competition.

That also includes Madrid inflicting Bayern's heaviest ever home European defeat as recently as the 2013-14 semi-finals, when Los Blancos ran out 4-0 winners en route to La Decima. Overall, though, Madrid record in Germany is fairly poor, with 19 defeats from their 32 previous visits - despite winning their last six ties against German opposition.


7.43pmRight, the players are out, the atmosphere is electric and we're almost ready to go at the Allianz Arena. Let's have a quick reminder of the team news before kickoff...

BAYERN MUNICH STARTING XI: Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Rafinha; Javi Martinez, Robben, Muller, Rodriguez, Ribery; Lewandowski


REAL MADRID STARTING XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Ronaldo, Isco


1 minKICKOFF Here we go then! Bayern Munich get us underway for what should be a cracker!

1 minWithin 30 seconds Bayern have their first hint of a chance as Carvajal's error gifts the ball to Lewandowski, whose cross is just too high for Muller to make a good connection with at the far post.

2 minThis match has started at an incredible tempo. Bayern's defence goes to sleep as Marcelo's pass forward releases Kroos down the left flank, but his cross into the box goes all the way through to safety.

4 minBayern go straight up at the other end and have a penalty appeal as Ribery hits the ball against Carvajal, but the referee waves it away. Non-stop action in these opening exchanges!

5 minFinally there is a stoppage in play, but it is worrying news for Bayern Munich. Robben has gone down and Javi Martinez appeared to suggest that he will not be able to continue.

7 minRobben is back on his feet and looks like he wants to continue, but Thiago is stripped and it looks as though Bayern will be forced to make a very early change.

8 minBAYERN MUNICH SUB: Sure enough there is the change, with Thiago replacing the injured Robben.

10 minAfter a breakneck start to the match, it has just been a little stop-start in the last few minutes. This time Lewandowski and Ramos are both down after a painful clash of the shins.

12 minWe haven't seen much from Cristiano Ronaldo in these opening exchanges, but he only needs one chance to change the game. It is a tense and cagey affair right now, but still one of very high quality.

14 minBayern have seen most of the ball in this match so far and will perhaps be the slightly happier team right now. Zidane's team selection was a show of respect for Bayern, and they are showing why.

16 minRonaldo gets his first chance on the ball tonight but is quickly left on the floor following a challenge from Boateng just outside the area. The referee is having none of it, though.

17 minNavas was shaky in the quarter-finals, but here he pings a magnificent 80-yard pass to Isco, whose first touch is equally divine. Isco works space to shoot, but his effort from outside the box is blocked.

19 minSAVE! The first save of the night is made by Keylor Navas as Rafinha lines up a long-range effort which bounces just in front of the Real Madrid keeper. His handling is good on this occasion, though, as he gathers it with minimum fuss.

20 minModric finds Ronaldo in a bit of space down the right channel before bursting into the box in search of the return ball, but Boateng makes a crucial interception to block the cross.

22 minStill not much to separate these two sides as we approach the midway point of the first half. Madrid have begun to creep further and further up the pitch, with Ronaldo beginning to become a bit more involved.

23 minCHANCE! A Real Madrid chance has been coming, and sure enough it happens here. A Rafinha challenge inside the box only succeeds in taking the ball into the path of Carvajal, who unleashes a first-time effort which flies straight into the arms of Ulreich.

25 minThere haven't been any major scares at either end of the pitch so far, but there is a growing feeling that the tide is turning in Madrid's favour right now. The visitors are seeing more and more of the ball, while Bayern have been a little sloppy in the past 10 minutes or so.

27 minCHANCE! This is half a chance by Ronaldo's standards as he attacks a Vazquez cross really well, but he cannot get enough on his header.

28 minGOAL! Bayern Munich 1-0 Real Madrid (Joshua Kimmich)

28 minOh Keylor Navas, what are you doing here?! The Real Madrid keeper came under huge scrutiny after the quarters, and he will do so again after this. Bayern suddenly cut through Bayern as Kimmich finds himself clean through on goal down the right flank following a burst forward. Navas gambles thinking that Kimmich will cross the ball, but he instead goes for goal and beats the keeper at his near post. That would have been a simple save had he just stood there!

29 minSeconds after going ahead Lewandowski breaks into the Madrid box again, but Varane does enough to shepherd the ball back as the appeals for a penalty fall on deaf ears.

31 minThis could be more bad news for Bayern, who have already lost one key player in Robben. Boateng is now down with what looks like a hamstring injury, and they could be forced into a second first-half sub here.

33 minAnother nervy moment for Navas as he punches the ball out from Ribery's cross when it was an easy catch. Bayern will feel that they can get at him tonight.

34 minBAYERN SUB: The hosts are indeed forced into another early change, with Niklas Sule replacing Boateng.

34 minCHANCE! Oh what a chance this is for Bayern to double their lead! Isco loses the ball and that allows Bayern to give the ball to Ribery, who looks to have only Navas to beat. However, it is a really poor first touch from the Frenchman and the chance goes begging.

36 minBayern will really feel that they need to make the most of this. Real are rocking at the moment and Bayern are very much on top after that opening goal.

38 minThe Bayern bench is in uproar here as Carvajal brings down Rafinha, prompting deafening whistles from the home fans. There was very little in it, in truth, and the referee keeps his head to avoid further punishment.

40 minHere is the only goal of the game so far, complete with another error from Navas...



41 minCHANCE! Another big chance for Bayern to double their lead! Lewandowski's flick at the front post from a corner takes the ball through to Hummels, but it is an awkward height for him and his volley goes over the crossbar.

43 minCHANCE! Real Madrid are just hanging on until half time now. Rafinha's cross into the box should be attacked by a defender, but instead they all stand watching as Muller meets it with a clean volley which is blocked before it tests the keeper.

44 minGOAL! Bayern Munich 1-1 Real Madrid (Marcelo)

44 minWhere did that come from?! Real Madrid have been on the back foot since falling behind, but suddenly they level things up right on the stroke of half time as Marcelo scores in the semi-finals - having also netted in the last 16 and quarter-finals.

Ramos pings a ball across to the right side of the field where Carvajal nods it back across the edge of the area. Ronaldo decides against another bicycle kick, but the loose ball drops to Marcelo, who picks out the bottom corner with a lovely crisp strike.


45+1 minThere will be two minutes of added time at the end of this first half.

45+1 minCHANCE! Almost an immediate response from Bayern as Lewandowski attacks a free kick and meets the ball with a towering header. It is one he would expect to score, but he nods it too close to Navas, who spills it but is still able to collect at the second attempt.

45+3 minCHANCE! One final first-half chance for Bayern as Muller is just short of turning the ball home at the back post following another cross into the box.

45+3 minHALF TIME: Bayern Munich 1-1 Real Madrid

8.42pmWell, that was a strange half in many ways. It has been surprisingly sloppy for two teams of such high quality, but Real Madrid in particular have been poor for the most part.

Bayern have created the vast majority of the chances, but somehow they find themselves level at the break following a late goal from Marcelo just before half time. The first goal changed the game in Bayern's favour, and the hosts will not be hoping the opposite is not true of the Madrid goal.


8.44pmThe opener came out of the blue really as neither side had been particularly impressive prior to the deadlock being broken shortly before the half-hour mark.

Bayern suddenly burst into life and hit Madrid with a quick counter, though, as Kimmich raced through down the right channel. Madrid still had the situation under some semblance of control at that stage, but Navas gambled that Kimmich would cross the ball, allowing the German to beat the keeper at his near post. It was another shocker from Navas, and one that could prove important.


8.46pmIt was almost one-way traffic after that as Bayern went in search of a second, but they were wasteful and could be forced to rue those chances courtesy of Marcelo's opener right on the stroke of half time.

A long pass forward from Ramos picked out Carvajal, whose header should not have been allowed to go as far as Marcelo. There was some static defending from Bayern, though, and when it eventually fell to Marcelo the Brazilian drilled a fine finish into the bottom corner.



8.48pmEven after that goal in the 44th minute, Bayern had a couple of chances to go back ahead before half time, but first Lewandowski and then Muller could not make the most of clear aerial openings.

Muller, Ribery and Hummels have all squandered other openings for Bayern, who suddenly came to life after their opening goal. The hosts will be scratching their heads and wondering just how they are not ahead at this halfway stage.


46 minKICKOFF: Real Madrid get us back underway for the second half, and the visitors have made a change at the break with Marco Asensio replacing Isco.

48 minThis first leg is fascinatingly poised now. Bayern need one or two more goals at least you'd think considering Real now have that away goal, whereas 1-1 is a pretty good scoreline for the visitors, so it could be attack vs. defence for long spells.

50 minCHANCE! This is a crucial piece of defending from Varane as he denies Ribery a certain goal! It is lovely play from Muller as he dances past his marker before playing a low ball into the box, but Varane's touch just takes it away from the waiting Ribery.

52 minYELLOW CARD! The first yellow card of the evening is shown to Ribery for a challenge on Varane, much to the chagrin of the home fans.

54 minThe Bayern fans, players and coach seem to be getting more and more frustrated with the referee over what they perceive to be a lenient showing tonight, but in truth he hasn't done much wrong at all.

56 minMuller bends a cross to the back post for Lewandowski, who manages to use every inch of his height to knock it back into a dangerous area. There is no red shirt waiting there to knock it in, though.

57 minGOAL! Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid (Marco Asensio)

57 minReal Madrid have a second away goal as they take full advantage of a terrible mistake from Rafinha - one which could prove to be decisive in this tie.

Bayern have the situation in control until Rafinha plays a suicidal square ball straight to Asensio, leaving Real Madrid with a two-on-one scenario. Asensio gives it to Vazquez before receiving the return ball and keeping his composure to clip his finish past the keeper.


59 minCHANCE! Ribery has looked the most likely for Bayern tonight, and he comes close again here as he twists and turns to create space to shoot. Navas is quickly off his line to close the angle, though, and he makes a good save.

61 min

63 minCHANCE! Another chance for Ribery as he collects the ball on the left side of the area, but once again Navas is equal to his subsequent effort as Ribery tries to sneak it in at the near post.

65 minThis is a bizarre incident as Carvajal goes down and needs treatment, but then wonders over and takes the throw in! He had been expected to come off as it looks like a hamstring problem, but now he is playing on while Benzema is ready to come on.

67 minREAL MADRID SUB: That must have been some wily time-wasting tactics from Madrid as Carvajal does now skulk off to be replaced by Karim Benzema.

67 minCHANCE! This is unbelievable how Bayern have only scored once in this match. Another cross to the back post is nodded back across goal and Muller looks certain to tap it home from close range, but Ramos thwarts him at the final second! Muller and Lewandowski got in each other's way there!

69 minAgain Ribery cuts inside and goes for goal, but this time his effort takes a deflection on its way behind.

71 minDISALLOWED GOAL! Ronaldo has the ball in the back of the net as he brings the ball down and rifles it across goal and into the bottom corner, but the referee calls it back for a handball. Ronaldo is furious, but it is the right decision.

73 minThis has been a really strange game in many ways. These are two brilliant footballing teams, but they have both been shambolic at times.

75 minBAYERN MUNICH SUB: The hosts make their third and final change as Corentin Tolisso replaces Javi Martinez.

76 minCHANCE! Benzema breaks in behind the Real Madrid defence here and, despite the angle being against him he manages to get a good shot away. Ulreich spreads himself well to make a good save, though.

78 minYELLOW CARD! Casemiro becomes only the second player in the book tonight for a late challenge on James.

80 minBayern are seeing more and more of the ball again now as Real Madrid look to defend this lead, but the hosts look very tired now. This is a huge final 10 minutes for this tie.

82 minBayern will kick themselves if it stays like this. They have had the chances to win this game and give themselves a good lead to take to the Bernabeu, but injuries look to have taken their toll.

84 minREAL MADRID SUB: A third and final change for the hosts sees Mateo Kovacic replace Casemiro.

86 minBayern have not really looked like scoring in the last 20 minutes or so, with Madrid doing a good job of seeing this one out so far. You'd have to think that this would be almost tie over if Bayern cannot get one back, particularly with all their injuries.

88 minCHANCE! This could have been the chance! Tolisso slips a lovely ball into the box for Lewandowski, who looks certain to score, but he clips his finish well wide of the target! He really should have scored there!

90 minYELLOW CARD! Thiago goes into the book for a cynical challenge on Kovacic.

90+1 minThere will be four minutes of added time at the end of this match.

90+4 minFULL TIME: Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid

9.43pmWell, Real Madrid were far from their best, but it takes a certain skill to be like that and still pick up an away win in a Champions League semi-final.

Bayern Munich took the lead through Joshua Kimmich in the first half, but they were made to rue a string of missed opportunities when Marcelo levelled things up just before half time. Marco Asensio then came off the bench to score the winner in the second half, putting Real well in the driving seat to reach yet another final.


9.45pmRight, that it is all we have time for this evening!

Thank you very much for joining Sports Mole for tonight's match as Real Madrid take a giant stride towards the final of the Champions League courtesy of a 2-1 win over Bayern in Munich. I will leave you with our match report, and be sure to stick around for reaction too.

From me, though, it is goodbye for now!


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona38289199297093
2Atletico MadridAtletico382310558223679
3Real Madrid382210694445076
4Valencia38227965382773
5Villarreal38187135750761
6Real Betis38186146061-160
7Sevilla38177144958-958
8Getafe381510134233955
9EibarEibar38149154450-651
10GironaGirona38149155059-951
11Espanyol381213133642-649
12Real Sociedad38147176659749
13Celta Vigo381310155960-149
14AlavesAlaves38152214050-1047
15Levante381113144458-1446
16Athletic Bilbao381013154149-843
17Leganes38127193451-1743
RDeportivo La CorunaDeportivo38611213876-3829
RLas PalmasLas Palmas3857262474-5022
RMalaga3855282461-3720

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