Real Madrid 4 Bayern Munich 2 AET (6-3 on aggregate): Referee decisions take centre stage despite Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick as Real reach semis

JJ Bull
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his sides second goal  - 2017 Getty Images

 

10:20PM

Owen Hargreaves is in rage mode

"Why do we not have technology in football? I find it virtually unacceptable at this level to have that many decisions... this game was decided by the referees."

10:15PM

Ronaldo the hero

 

10:13PM

ACTUAL FULL TIME

A Ronaldo hat-trick, a red card, an extra time explosion of goals and a lot of referee errors - Bayern have been dumped out of the Champions League in cruel fashion. Real Madrid power on to the semi-finals and could be the first team to win back-to-back Champions League trophies. 

10:10PM

ET 117 mins

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 To be fair to Bayern, the referee has had a bit of a mare here. Shouldn't have sent off Vidal - which changed everything - and should never have allowed Ronaldo's goal. There's not much Ancelotti can do about that.

10:07PM

ET 115 mins

Kroos comes off for Mateo Kovacic. Ancelotti looks as stern as I think I've ever seen him, standing resolutely still on the touchline. Just staring.

10:05PM

GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL!

Woof! Bayern Munich are absolutely knackered - Asensio has just scored an absolute peach, running rings around the defence to fire in low past the goalkeeper.

Madrid 4 - 2 FC Bayern (Marco Asensio, 112 min)

You can basically see the steam coming out of Hummels as he rumbles along trying to catch Asensio.

10:02PM

RONALDOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

What a goal. What a run by Marcelo - that is ridiculous.

Madrid 3 - 2 FC Bayern (Cristiano Ronaldo, 109 min)

Make no mistake - that was Marcelo's goal. He picks the ball up, nips forward, Kimmich can't get close to him and the back four stays static. Marcelo just chips it over/through them and runs onto his own through-ball, waits for Neuer to come out and passes sideways to Ronaldo to tap into an empty net. Absolutely brilliant from Marceloa.

10:00PM

ET 18 mins

Real Madrid won't let them try and attack. Bayern are pinned back, Marcelo is essentially a forward at the moment and working the ball around the final third. The move breaks down and Bayern attack, Costa whips in a brilliant ball from wide left and Nacho slides in to turn it behind before Muller had a tap in. What a ball that was!

Madrid vs FC Bayern shots on goal

 That is a mental amount of shots.

9:58PM

KICK-OFF 4

We're back for the final half of football. Bayern Munich HAVE to score. Will they go all out?!

9:54PM

RONALDOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Madrid 2 - 2 FC Bayern (Cristiano Ronaldo, 104 min)

HE'S DONE IT!

Ronaldo scores but offside

Ohhhhh but he's offside. Great ball from Ramos, calm control, composed finish... but he's offside.

 

9:53PM

ET 15 mins

Thiago is so good. He turns and sprints over about 10 yards, turning slow possession into a quick attack. I can't believe Barcelona let him go. Anyway, Costa wins a corner, Kimmich swings it in and Navas is fouled by Hummels. Clear free-kick.

9:52PM

ET 13 mins

Robben is booked for swearing very loudly at the linesman as he is knocked to the ground at the corner flag. He was definitely looking for contact, but that doesn't mean he doesn't deserve a free-kick when he actually gets it.

Real Madrid look dangerous with crosses from wide at t he moment.

9:50PM

ET 11 mins

CONTROVERSY! Casemiro definitely dives in the box - it is obvious - and the referee waves play on. But surely Casemiro should be shown a second yellow for simulation? Regardless, Bayern counter quickly and Robben brings the ball forward... but waits too long to play in Costa on his left and his low shot is wide of the post.

Out: Madrid 1 - 2 FC Bayern (Douglas Costa, 98 min)

 Ronaldo is now furious with himself for trying to score from an impossible angle in the box but putting too much on the shot and slamming into the advertising boards.

9:48PM

ET 8 mins

Thiago is something else. He controls a punted ball that drops from miles out of the air on his chest and cushions a volleyed pass while three Real Madrid players close him down. 

Ronaldo has it 30 yards out, looks up and rattles one towards goal! Neuer is at full stretch to turn it behind!

Miss: Madrid 1 - 2 FC Bayern (Marcelo, 97 min)

 

9:44PM

ET 5 mins

 Both teams are sitting back here. Ronaldo waves his defenders forward - they do have a man advantage, after all.

9:42PM

ET 3 mins

Kimmich tries a smart bit of skill just outside the Real box as Bayern attack down the right. Robben skips past his man but has a shot blocked, Bayern keep passing the ball about until Lahm fouls Marcelo.

9:40PM

KICK-OFF 3

And we're back! Can Bayern hang on for 30 minutes of this?

9:37PM

What a photo this is

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That's Navas desperate to stop Ramos' back-pass/mis-hit from going in his own net. Fear in his eyes.

9:35PM

FULL TIME BUT NOT REALLY

And that's the end of 90 minutes. 

9:34PM

90 mins +4

Asensio is a fantastic player. He leads a counter-attack started by Ronaldo, finds Marcelo, who bursts forward at speed and completely pies Robben with a step over but crosses over Ronaldo's head. 

9:33PM

90 mins +2

Real Madrid are in control now, as you'd expect, and passing the ball around the final third. Modric tries one from long range but doesn't quite hit it as he'd like.

Out: Madrid 1 - 2 FC Bayern (Luka Modric, 90 + 1 min)

 

9:30PM

90 mins

 

9:29PM

88 mins

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 Is this going to go to penalties? Bayern need to chill out and try to maintain the score as it is - they don't want to risk getting humped again like they did in the first leg when down to 10 men.

Kimmich comes on for Lewandowski for the final few minutes, and extra time.

9:24PM

RED CARD!

Vidal has been sent off! 

That's a bad decision. A really poor one. Vidal slides in and nicks the ball away but sends the Real player flying and the referee deems it a foul. Real players and the crowd probably don't help with the decision making.

9:24PM

84 mins

Costa gets a bit excited and tries a shot form 20 yards which flies way over the bar as Bayern try and ping passes back and forth on the edge of the Real box.

VAZQUEZ! OOOOOF! He goes for a Steve McManaman style scissor kick from inside the penalty area at the back post but hits the side netting! He should have put that back across the area. Oocha that was a good chance.

9:21PM

81 mins

Casemiro has to be careful here. He fouls Robben on the edge of the box... is already on a yellow card... but the referee says the free-kick is enough. It's chipped in... and headed away.

9:19PM

GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!

IT'S AN OWN GOAL FROM SERGIO RAMOS! THE TIE IS COMPLETELY LEVEL!

Madrid 1 - 2 FC Bayern (Sergio Ramos, 77 min)

That is bizarre! Ramos drags the ball into his own net, Navas scrambles to chase it and stop it crossing the line but he can't quite reach! This could be a game that goes into extra time. 

9:16PM

GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!

RONALDOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Madrid 1 - 1 FC Bayern (Cristiano Ronaldo, 76 min)

Ronaldo spots the space and the run about a second before Philipp Lahm does and moves behind Boateng to send a brilliant header past Neuer. What a goalscorer this boy is. Unbelievable.

9:16PM

76 mins

Alonso off, Muller on. Bayern have shifted into WE NEED TO SCORE MODE.

9:15PM

75 mins

Oooooh that is poor vision from Carvajal. Real break at speed and it's three on two. Isco makes a great run on his left but Carvajal uses him as a dummy run so he can get a shot away himself, then overruns it and has to pass, but puts too much power on that attempt to get it to his side.

Hummels is booked for chopping down Modric during another Real counter.

9:13PM

73 mins

Alonso is booked for a foul in the middle of the pitch on Isco and Costa comes on for Ribery, just like he did in the first leg. Ribery is 34 years old now, which feels weird.

Lucas Vazquez is on for Isco now as well. That means even more pace on the counter-attack for Real, who are sitting extremely deep now and trying to play this one out. 

9:10PM

70 mins

All of a sudden Real have found their touch and keep the ball a while. Ronaldo is also veeeeery nearly played in behind but wanders just offside. Douglas Costa is about to come on for Bayern.

9:08PM

67 mins

Asensio is the player to come on! Not Morata. He replaces Benzema, which means Ronaldo will go through the middle as a central striker and Isco and Asensio will play either side of him, perhaps in a more defensive 4-5-1 shape.

He gets his first touch of the ball soon after on the left wing and curls a tricky, curling cross into the six yard box but Neuer saves. That's the first time Real have been near the Bayern half for ages.

Possession: Madrid vs FC Bayern

 

9:04PM

64 mins

Alvaro Morata is getting ready to come on, Real have lost their grip on the match and changing something makes sense. 

9:02PM

61 mins

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 The Bernabeu sounds nervous. In other news, that photo is of Lewandowski's no-look penalty and also Leicester have just scored against Atletico in tonight's other Champions League tie.

8:58PM

58 mins

Bayern still need one more to win this game and they're looking for it. Real Madrid know they're in a match now - it's a high press, passes going down the wings and crosses being put into the middle. Ribery gets a volley on goal but it's never actually going in - Navas dives and saves.

8:55PM

55 mins

IT SHOULD BE TWO! Wow! Vidal is chipped into the box, tries to hit the shot on the volley and skies it miles over. He really ought to have hit the target at least there.

Out: Madrid 0 - 1 FC Bayern (Arturo Vidal, 54 min)

 

8:53PM

GOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL!

Lewandowski scores from the spot, Bayern are right back in the tie!

Madrid 0 - 1 FC Bayern (Robert Lewandowski, 53 min)

The striker stares out Navas until he takes the kick, planting it straight down the middle. 

8:52PM

51 mins

PENALTY! Marcelo clears off the line... it's an incredible read too... Bayern come forward, Robben goes down under a challenge from Casemiro... and the referee gives it!

8:51PM

50 mins

Real are taking their time with setting up corners, wasting a few seconds here and there. Kroos takes the latest effort, it bends into the box and is headed away. Isco takes a touch and then fires a low, powerful shot at goal but it fizzes wide of the post.

8:49PM

48 mins

Hmmmm. Vidal goes in on Casemiro, pulls out when he's not reaching it and Casemiro goes flying in the air, then clutches his legs on the ground. The crowd start chanting to get Vidal sent off but nothing happens, other than the free-kick.

8:46PM

KICK-OFF 2

We're back!

8:45PM

The players are back out the tunnel

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8:31PM

HALF TIME

Bayern still just need one to win this, Real are very dangerous.

8:31PM

45 mins

It's another chance for Kroos! He keeps turning up into space in the D of Bayern's penalty area. And that's it for the first half!

8:29PM

44 mins

End to end stuff. Bayern throw men forward, can't break down the defence and Marcelo emerges from a mass of bodies with the ball. He's very quick, gets to the other end and Benzema and Ronaldo are either side of him as Bayern's three defenders scramble backwards to try and keep it tight. Marcelo skips past a challenge, finds Ronaldo.... and he shoots high and wide.

Miss: Madrid 0 - 0 FC Bayern (Cristiano Ronaldo, 42 min)

 

8:26PM

42 mins

Bayern Munich win a free-kick about 35 yards from goal, spend ages setting it up, and then Alaba launches his shot about 80 yards over the bar.

8:25PM

40 mins

Wow Real Madrid are good. Pass, move, pass, move, Modric turns his man twice, pass, move and eventually they work it all the way to the Bayern final third and Kroos is set up for the shot. It's blocked by an excellent tackle and Bayern try to counter.

Attempt Saved: Madrid 0 - 0 FC Bayern (Toni Kroos, 38 min)

 

8:22PM

38 mins

That's incredibly selfish from Ronaldo. As in so selfish you can't help but moan at your teammate at five-a-side selfish. The ball breaks to him, it's two on two, Benzema peels away into space and Ronaldo waits forever until he can take his shot (you know he's never passing) and hits one at far too wide an angle to score. Neuer saves well.

Attempt Saved: Madrid 0 - 0 FC Bayern (Cristiano Ronaldo, 36 min)

 

8:21PM

36 mins

Ronaldo is flattened as he tries to attack a cross with a header. Hummels nails into him but he's fine... or at he is after he realises he's not getting a foul and his team are still on the attack.

Possession: Madrid vs FC Bayern

Bayern cannot keep hold of the ball at the moment and Real work another shooting chance - this time Kroos gets too much under his shot and puts it high.

Madrid vs FC Bayern shots on goal

 

8:18PM

33 mins

Ronaldo reads the game so well, or at least he works out where the ball will land when he's trying to score. Modric chips a really high cross to the back post and it looks to be missing everyone but Ronaldo anticipates and is already about 20 feet high in the air trying to header it. He can't get a shot away but it's cool how he does it. 

8:14PM

30 mins

A mistake by Neuer! Real should be 1-0 up! 

Madrid vs FC Bayern

A cross from Carvajal is saved by the keeper but he lets it spill and the ball drops perfectly for Ramos to strike. It's cleared off the line! Real are causing all sorts of problems with these counter-attacks - they've grown into the game.

8:12PM

27 mins

SO CLOSE CARVAJAL! It should be a corner (but isn't) as Carvajal takes a shot from 25 yards, putting his foot through the ball and swerving it with the outside of his foot. Neuer gets a good hand to it to turn it behind but no corner. Real win a corner shortly after anyway.

8:10PM

24 mins

Finally Real keep the ball for a bit and work it forward well to find Benzema moving into the channel. Marcelo comes up to join in the fun, is allowed time to turn wide of the box and cross into the middle... and Benzema has a decent chance to header at goal! He shoots into the ground and the ball goes wide.

Miss: Madrid 0 - 0 FC Bayern (Karim Benzema, 23 min)

Real are so dangerous on the counter-attack. Also, I thought this tweet was funny.

8:06PM

21 mins

Some of Bayern's forward passing is fantastic. They know exactly where a teammate is going to go as soon as he makes the pass - there's a lot of movement off the ball.

Real are staying very narrow and compact in defense and looking to counter-attack but they just can't keep the ball. Bayern are playing a high line and blocking any out balls.

Average touch positions (21 min)

 

8:02PM

18 mins

Great anticipation by Navas! Bayern steal the ball near their own box and a forward pass finds Robben completely free of the last man! The goalie comes racing off his line and boots the ball out for a throw. 

Ribery has just nutmegged Modric and it was beautiful. Can't confirm whether he shouted MEGS while doing it... because he's French. Presumably, "les megs" then.

8:00PM

15 mins

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 Real win a corner with a quick counter-attack, Nacho wins the header... it's deflected and Real have a throw.

7:59PM

13 mins

Great run by Lewandowski. He peels away towards the corner of the pitch and Ribery spots it, sending a long ball over the top to him from inside Real's half. Ramos gets across to block and gives away a corner, Bayern keep the ball and have Real pinned back near their own box.

It feels like Bayern have a match strategy, clear tactics and - crucially - the belief they'll win this. Real are just... a bunch of decent players on the pitch. 

Vidal shoots over from 30 yards but Navas never really looked too worried about it.

Miss: Madrid 0 - 0 FC Bayern (Arturo Vidal, 13 min)

 

7:55PM

10 mins

Lovely passing football from Bayern. They're trying to stretch Real in wide areas and SUDDENLY THEY'RE IN BEHIND! Alaba slips a pass back to Ribery, he passes it low and Thiago can't finish... and it drops to Robben in the box! He must hit the target with space and time... but smashes the shot into the side netting. 

Miss: Madrid 0 - 0 FC Bayern (Arjen Robben, 9 min)

That was close. Bayern are going to score at some point tonight - that's the only thing I'm definitely sure about.

7:52PM

7 mins

Ronaldo shocks the world of football by hitting his free-kick directly into the wall.

7:51PM

6 mins

Vidal is booked! It's a bit of a stupid tackle as Isco dribbles towards goal, is clearly looking for the pass, plays it wide and is taken from behind by Vidal's slide tackle. That means Vidal will miss the next game, if Bayern get through.

Ronaldo stands over the free-kick...

7:49PM

5 mins

A moment of terror there as Alonso gets caught on the ball and Real nearly have a four on two advantage in attack! Ronaldo can't adjust his feet quickly enough and runs straight into a defender. Bayern attack and win a corner, Modric spins on the stop and completely fools the player trying to tackle him... but the counter-attack is stopped as Modric plays a rare poor pass.

7:47PM

2 mins

Bayern start on the attack, throwing men forward and getting the ball out wide. Another attack follows and Alaba gets an early ball into the box which Lewandowski attacks. Bayern are at it here.

7:45PM

KICK-OFF

Bayern get us started!

7:42PM

Here come the players

 It's time for a little sing song. Ramos and Neuer lead out the teams, separated in the tunnel by a sheet of metal.

7:39PM

Bayern Oldich

 

7:28PM

Who will win?

I have no idea. Bayern should have been two up and out of sight before missing that penalty in the first leg, and with Lewandowski back in the side will be able to play the way they want.

However, Ancelotti's side seems to be a little out of form at the moment and Real Madrid are ridiculous. Ronaldo is the only player ever to have 100 European club goals, Modric and Kroos are currently as good a midfield pair as exists in the known universe and if they need a goal, Sergio Ramos will be there to header it in after the clock hits 90.

The key is in how both start. If Real sit back, Bayern will be able to get back into this one. Zidane's tactics for this one will reveal a lot.

7:10PM

Fans getting ready

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The Real Madrid players are on that bus. That'll probably get the nerves jangling, driving towards a sea of people. The bus I mean. I'm sure the players are fine. Go on, bus - I believe in you! 

6:59PM

Team news

Real Madrid

Isco comes in to replace the injured Gareth Bale, despite playing 90 minutes on the weekend. Zidane likes to give attacking players rest before these big European ties...

Bayern Munich

Lewandowski is back!

 

6:53PM

Preview

What is it?

It's Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich, the second leg of the Champions League quarter final - currently 2-1 to the La Liga side.

When is it?

It's on Tuesday April 18.

What time is kick-off?

Another that kicks off at 19.45 BST.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal last week Credit: Reuters

What TV channel is it on?

You can watch this clash on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 3 HD. Alternatively, we will be bringing you live coverage of the match right here.

What is the team news?

Real Madrid

Gareth Bale has been ruled out after a calf injury he picked up in the first leg of this tie.

Bale has had an injury-troubled season and will not be risked against Bayern, a muscle injury now having struck after the injury surgery he had earlier in the campaign.

"He's worked hard to get back with the team and after his injury, three months off, he returned really keen," said Zidane.

"He has some discomfort that is preventing him from being at his best and I hope he'll be back with us soon. He's not going to be with us tomorrow as we don't want to risk him.

"He's keen to return, he's worked hard and deserves to be with us as soon as possible. I hope it'll be in time for El Clasico, but I can't guarantee that. We'll take it day by day."

Bale will not feature in this one, but could still feature in El Clasico Credit: AFP

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is optimistic that defenders Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng will be able to overcome injuries in time to face Real Madrid in the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday.

Bayern, which needs to overturn a 2-1 defeat from last Wednesday's first leg in Munich, is confident Robert Lewandowski will be able to play after the Poland striker took a full part in training on Sunday.

Hummels suffered an ankle injury in training the previous Sunday, while Boateng was also rested for Saturday's scoreless draw at Bayer Leverkusen due to a thigh problem. Both completed individual training exercises on Sunday.

"There'll be a test tonight," Rummenigge said before the team departed for Madrid on Monday. "Everything went well yesterday in training, also with Boateng. Robert was even training with the team. We have to wait. At the end of the day, we're not so pessimistic."

What are they saying?

Zinedine Zidane

"Lewandowski is a real number nine and a bonus for Bayern," Madrid coach Zidane said at a press conference.

"Bayern have a great team in all departments so we have to be focused on what we have to do. We know that they have a lot of ways to cause problems for their opponents and they also have flaws."

What are the odds?

  • Real Madrid 6/4 
  • Draw 29/10
  • Bayern Munich 23/12

What's our prediction?

Real Madrid will head through with a second-leg, and therefore aggregate, win.

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