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FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi kisses his wife Antonella Roccuzzo as they celebrate after winning the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi put up impressive numbers, in life and on the field, going into a fourth World Cup for each. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament left both still lacking the game's most coveted prize. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi kisses his wife Antonella Roccuzzo as they celebrate after winning the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi put up impressive numbers, in life and on the field, going into a fourth World Cup for each. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament left both still lacking the game's most coveted prize. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi kisses his wife Antonella Roccuzzo as they celebrate after winning the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi put up impressive numbers, in life and on the field, going into a fourth World Cup for each. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament left both still lacking the game's most coveted prize. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi kisses his wife Antonella Roccuzzo as they celebrate after winning the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi put up impressive numbers, in life and on the field, going into a fourth World Cup for each. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament left both still lacking the game's most coveted prize. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi kisses his wife Antonella Roccuzzo as they celebrate after winning the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi put up impressive numbers, in life and on the field, going into a fourth World Cup for each. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament left both still lacking the game's most coveted prize. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
GRAF5649. Sevilla (Spain), 12/05/2018.- Real Betis' supporters cheer up their team prior to the Spanish Primera Division soccer match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, 12 May 2018. (España, Sevilla) EFE/EPA/Jose Manuel Vidal
GRAF5649. Sevilla (Spain), 12/05/2018.- Real Betis' supporters cheer up their team prior to the Spanish Primera Division soccer match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, 12 May 2018. (España, Sevilla) EFE/EPA/Jose Manuel Vidal
GRAF5649. Sevilla (Spain), 12/05/2018.- Real Betis' supporters cheer up their team prior to the Spanish Primera Division soccer match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, 12 May 2018. (España, Sevilla) EFE/EPA/Jose Manuel Vidal
GRAF5649. Sevilla (Spain), 12/05/2018.- Real Betis' supporters cheer up their team prior to the Spanish Primera Division soccer match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, 12 May 2018. (España, Sevilla) EFE/EPA/Jose Manuel Vidal
GRAF5649. Sevilla (Spain), 12/05/2018.- Real Betis' supporters cheer up their team prior to the Spanish Primera Division soccer match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, 12 May 2018. (España, Sevilla) EFE/EPA/Jose Manuel Vidal
GRAF5649. Sevilla (Spain), 12/05/2018.- Real Betis' supporters cheer up their team prior to the Spanish Primera Division soccer match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, 12 May 2018. (España, Sevilla) EFE/EPA/Jose Manuel Vidal
GRAF5649. Sevilla (Spain), 12/05/2018.- Real Betis' supporters cheer up their team prior to the Spanish Primera Division soccer match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, 12 May 2018. (España, Sevilla) EFE/EPA/Jose Manuel Vidal
GRAF5649. Sevilla (Spain), 12/05/2018.- Real Betis' supporters cheer up their team prior to the Spanish Primera Division soccer match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, 12 May 2018. (España, Sevilla) EFE/EPA/Jose Manuel Vidal
GRAF5649. Sevilla (Spain), 12/05/2018.- Real Betis' supporters cheer up their team prior to the Spanish Primera Division soccer match between Real Betis and Sevilla FC at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, 12 May 2018. (España, Sevilla) EFE/EPA/Jose Manuel Vidal
GRAF9220. Madrid (Spain), 21/04/2018.- Sevilla FC's supporters arrive at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, 21 April 2018, prior to the Spanish King's Cup final soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona. (España) EFE/EPA/Kiko Huesca
GRAF9220. Madrid (Spain), 21/04/2018.- Sevilla FC's supporters arrive at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, 21 April 2018, prior to the Spanish King's Cup final soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona. (España) EFE/EPA/Kiko Huesca
GRAF9220. Madrid (Spain), 21/04/2018.- Sevilla FC's supporters arrive at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, 21 April 2018, prior to the Spanish King's Cup final soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona. (España) EFE/EPA/Kiko Huesca
Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes reacts during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes reacts during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes reacts during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern's Arjen Robben falls during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern Munich reaches Champions League semifinals
Bayern's Arjen Robben falls during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern's Javi Martinez, left, and Sevilla's Ever Banega challenge for the ball as Bayern's Rafinha, right, looks on during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern Munich reaches Champions League semifinals
Bayern's Javi Martinez, left, and Sevilla's Ever Banega challenge for the ball as Bayern's Rafinha, right, looks on during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, right, and Sevilla's Franco Damian Vazquez go for a header during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
Bayern Munich reaches Champions League semifinals
Bayern's Franck Ribery, right, and Sevilla's Franco Damian Vazquez go for a header during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
Bayern's Javi Martinez, left, and Sevilla's Ever Banega challenge for the ball as Bayern's Rafinha, right, looks on during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern's Javi Martinez, left, and Sevilla's Ever Banega challenge for the ball as Bayern's Rafinha, right, looks on during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern's Javi Martinez, left, and Sevilla's Ever Banega challenge for the ball as Bayern's Rafinha, right, looks on during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern's Arjen Robben falls during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern's Arjen Robben falls during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern's Arjen Robben falls during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, right, and Sevilla's Franco Damian Vazquez go for a header during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, right, and Sevilla's Franco Damian Vazquez go for a header during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, right, and Sevilla's Franco Damian Vazquez go for a header during the Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Sevilla FC at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich battle through to semi-finals to keep treble hopes alive after tense draw against 10-man Sevilla
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents' box. The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons. Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez. The result, however, meant Sevilla, in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, still managed to snap Heynckes' 12-game record winning run in the competition. "Sevilla have a good team and they proved it," Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. "But we had enough chances and we should have scored. Defensively everything has to work in the Champions League and it did for us tonight. "In the Champions League you always have to bring your top performance and we will need to improve, that's clear." In a physical first half, Bayern, fresh from securing the Bundesliga title last weekend, were by far the more dangerous team with Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery coming close. Poland forward Lewandowski, who was sporting a swollen eye after some robust defending, also narrowly headed wide four minutes after the restart. Sevilla at times looked to be lacking a sense of urgency and were badly let down by their final pass, stumbling time and again at the edge of the box and failing to get a shot on target in the entire first half. "We are a bit upset," said Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero. "We came here, tried, believed in the comeback but it was not to be. "In the first half, we had chances. Maybe we could have scored and changed the tie. We go home upset." They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed. As Sevilla ran out of ideas, the match ended with a touch of uproar as Correa was shown a straight red card for a poor and late challenge on Martinez. Bayern, though, having won 20 of their last 21 Champions League matches at home going into the game, could once again celebrate a familiar last-four ticket with a degree of comfort. 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
 9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern Munich vs Sevilla, Champions League: live score updates
9:44PM Key stats Average touch positions (full time) Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:40PM BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE SEMI-FINAL! That's it! The referee blows his final whistle! 9:39PM RED CARD! Correa goes into a challenge on the touchline, catches Martinez and the staff all go nuts. Collum decides it's a red card - it's NEVER a red card - and now the atmosphere has turned. Montella is acting like a lunatic on the sidelines. 9:37PM 90 mins +2 Wagner wants a penalty. It'd be harsh as a foul, let alone a penalty, considering it took place outside the area. And suddenly it's all kicking off on the sidelines! What's happened here?! 9:33PM 89 mins Bayern are still winning the ball high up the pitch but choosing not to attack. It's all about possession and seeing the game out. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:32PM 87 mins Credit: REUTERS And now Rafinha is taken off for Niklas Sule, the incredibly talented young centre-back. Bayern just want to get the job done, which makes sense since all the other European giants have been throwing away first leg leads over the last day or so. 9:30PM 86 mins Wagner tries to stop a quick free-kick being taken and goes down under Nolito's strong arm. The referee lets Sevilla retake the kick, which is a good decision. Sevilla players are starting to get a little wound up now. Rafinha has decided he needs to sit down for a mysterious, and clearly very serious, injury. 9:27PM 83 mins Martinez goes down holding his face from what looked like a fairly innocuous challenge. Banega's reached his hand out while turning sharply and gently caught the Bayern man with his fingers. Booking! How?! Another dreadful decision by Willie Collum. We get him every week in Scotland. 9:25PM 81 mins James swings a corner out and Sevilla head it away. Here comes another forward! Vasquez off, Nolito - ex of Man City - on. They're throwing everything they've got at it now. 9:23PM 78 mins Nzonzi is, of course, already on a yellow card. That would have been red. And Nzonzi has just punted a shot miles over the bar as the Sevilla high press wins them the ball. Lewandowski is being taken off for Wagner. Presumably, Lewandowski will now be placed in one of those flotation tanks like Luke Skywalker goes in in Empire, having been kicked, bounced, knocked, and generally bashed all night. 9:21PM 75 mins FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal Robben is still working hard defensively, Sevilla beginning to find space out wide. Banega swings a corner in, it's headed away and Nzonzi, who is on a yellow absolutely launches into a tackle from behind on James. It's about as clear a yellow card as you will ever see. Willie Collum decides to let it go. 9:17PM 72 mins Ribery is off for Thiago, which will mean either a change of shape or Muller moving out to the left or right. Sandro comes on for Sarabia. Sevilla have 20 minutes! ROBBEN HAS CUT ONTO HIS RIGHT! Wow. This is something else. He completely fools the full-back and wins space to cross but shoots into the side-netting instead. 9:14PM 69 mins Here comes Thiago. Ribery wins a corner and has a laugh with Navas as they disagree over who it came off last. Nothing really comes of the corner and Sevilla look to build from the back. Bayern's high press stops that happening. 9:10PM 66 mins Credit: REUTERS Muriel comes on for Ben Yedder. 9:09PM 64 mins Robben is on the right and.... and... and.... AND>>>>>>>>>> HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT FOOT but keeps going all the way along the box and runs out of options. He's so one footed he opts for a chipped pass to his right and James cuts onto his left, looks for space to shoot but Sevilla get in the way and block. Lewandowski is getting kicked to bits tonight. I can't tell if Sevilla are targeting him or he's just a natural victim of going into so many challenges. 9:07PM 62 mins Kimmich has been excellent on the Bayern right tonight. Weirdly, Navas has been brilliant too! He should have been a right-back all along. FC Bayern vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:05PM 60 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla Wow, in other news, Juventus have just gone 3-0 up against Real Madrid! And Sevilla hit the crossbar! Bayern can relax as Correa heads a free-kick from wide right towards the top corner but it just doesn't drop in time. Banega tries a shot from distance but drags it wide. Another decent effort. 9:02PM 57 mins The referee has to sort out a bit of nonsense between Martinez and Banega as the latter bumps the former while picking the ball up for a free-kick. Children, behave. Robben runs down the right and then... AND THEN... HE CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT, waits a bit and finds Kimmich on the right. His cross is caught by the goalkeeper. James puts in the best tackle of the night, sliding in and winning it near the halfway line. Bayern beginning to turn up the pressure. 8:59PM 54 mins Credit: BONGARTS Bayern have gone up a gear and are moving the ball around with speed and purpose in the Sevilla half. Ribery is still doing that thing he does where he runs at goal, keeps the ball close and then does nothing with it. 8:57PM 52 mins Ben Yedder is in! It's a great counter from Sevilla, Yedder steps inside his man and can shoot here! The defender comes across and Yedder's leg gets caught between his. The referee blows for a free-kick to Bayern. 8:56PM 51 mins There's a bit more speed to Bayern's attacking play now. Rafinha overlaps on the left and drifts a cross to the back post... LEWANDOWSKI MEETS IT! But he heads wide, clipping the side netting. Bayern have a corner, Robben gets it short and chips to the back post... but the goalkeeper catches Rafinha's cross. 8:53PM 48 mins Sevilla launch it long from the restart, Bayern come forward and Martinez tries an ambitious shot from distance. It's way over. Still a bit of a flat atmosphere in the Allianz. Sevilla work passes around the final third, Correa runs into the box onto a pass into space... and he looks for a penalty, falling to the ground. Booooooooo! 8:50PM KICK OFF 2 bayern kick off 2 We're back! No changes by either side, Bayern are 45 minutes away from the semi-finals. 8:36PM Average positions Average touch positions (half time) You can see how Sevilla are trying to work the ball in a compact shape while Bayern are looking for forward passes in that graphic. Sevilla have been decent so far but they need two goals. It's not enough at the moment. Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:34PM HALF TIME Credit: GETTY IMAGES No goals yet, both sides have gone close and the referee - Willie Collum, ladies and gentlemen - has had a really good game. 8:31PM 45 mins +2 Mistake! Sevilla are in! Sarabia is played in by a genius little pass from Yedder on the edge of the box and Rafinha flies in to block. He's taken a real knock to his shoulder or collar bone and looks in a bit of pain here. He's up on his feet but might not come back for the second half. And I know that because I once met a doctor. 8:28PM 44 mins Free-kick for Bayern wide left about 30 yards from goal. James swings it in... the goalkeeper collects. Bayern have stepped up their defensive game and are pressing higher up the pitch. Sevilla's passing is being broken up as a result and they're making mistakes in their own half. 8:26PM 42 mins More top defending, even if it is last-ditch, by Sevilla. Bayern have space on the right and Lewandowski peels off at the back post waiting for the low cross. It comes... but just as the striker is about to tap in, Navas stretches and slides in to put it behind. 8:25PM 40 mins WHAT A SAVE BY SORIA! Ribery is sharp, controls the ball well and completely bins Lenglet on the edge of the area. He can shoot... another dummy... and then he lashes at the shot but hits it down the middle. It swerves in the air and the goalkeeper is equal to it. And that's a brilliant pass! Robben is played in with an absolutely ridiculous switched pass into his feet. He runs at goal, CUTS ONTO HIS LEFT and tries a little reverse pass into the box but the defender reads it and blocks. Superb defending. 8:22PM 37 mins Hummels has the ball on the right of the Sevilla box, moves it onto his left and sends a bullet of a shot flying at goal. Just over the far corner! Miss: FC Bayern ( 34 min ) Lewandowski runs onto a long through-ball between right-back and centre-back but is just offside again. That pass is on from time to time and at some point it'll work. 8:18PM 34 mins Bayern attack, Rafinha crosses from left on his right foot and Lewandowski goes down in the area. It's never a penalty and Robben can't reach the ball when it's nearest him either. Goal kick. It's a fairly tame atmosphere in the Allianz. The crowd are about as chilled as the Bayern players look. 8:16PM 32 mins Possession: FC Bayern vs Sevilla 8:15PM 30 mins Sevilla are really impressive with the ball but just don't seem to know how, or when, to shoot. They create chances, defend well and Bayern clearly respect them after a difficult first leg. Bayern are letting Sevilla keep the ball but I'm not sure that's the actual plan. The back four aren't pleased with the lack of forward pressing. 8:12PM 27 mins Ribery loses control of the ball as he attempts to run through the middle of the Sevilla defence and is blocked out of it. Auf geht’s Bayern schießt ein Tor! ⚽️ #FCBSFC#RoadtoKyiv#packmaspic.twitter.com/l3XUGnBlx6— FCB-Fanbetreuung (@FCBayern_FB) April 11, 2018 Sevilla come forward and Bayern drop back. They're waiting for Sevilla to approach the final third before pressing and then hitting them on the counter-attack but the passing has been excellent so far. And all of a sudden Escudero runs in behind and can shoot from inside the box! He drags it wide. 8:08PM 24 mins Kimmich overlaps and sends a low cross into the area but the Sevilla defenders read it and clear at the near post. James runs into a forward position but is just offside as the final ball is played by Lewandowski. Sevilla's offside trap works this time but that was close too. 8:06PM 22 mins Credit: AFP 8:05PM 21 mins Ribery attacks down the left, Navas blocks the cross and it's a corner. Corner Awarded: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesús Navas, 19 min) James takes it and a centre-back powers the header away. Bayern come back down the left channel but are forced back. Sevilla doing well to keep the home side quiet at the moment. 8:02PM 18 mins Navas is down the right and sends a fizzing cross into the box. Correa attacks it but doesn't get quite enough on it and then goes in quickly to the 50/50 with Ulreich... and the goalkeeper is fouled. Although, really, when you watch the replay it does seem like Correa plays the ball and it's Ulreich's fault for diving in. They need protection, I guess. 8:00PM 15 mins Bayern move the ball so well. The passing is quick, crisp and smart and they're dragging Sevilla all over the place, switching play with long passes. 7:57PM 13 mins Sevilla pass their way through Bayern's half and the ball is threaded into Sarabia. His first touch is superb! It takes him past the defender and now he can shoot! But he blasts it way over the bar. A dismal effort. That was Sevilla's problem in the first leg, they need to learn how to finish chances. Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Pablo Sarabia, 11 min) 7:55PM 11 mins Willie Collum deserves a bit of praise here early on, he's not letting players earn themselves free-kicks by going down easily and it means the game is flowing. Both sides are at it. Nzonzi leaves a little too much on Lewandowski in a 50/50 and puts his weight on the striker's foot at an awkward ankle. He might have jarred his ankle a wee bit there. Nzonzi is booked, Lewandowski is back on his feet. 7:54PM 9 mins Kimmich gets forward down the right, sends a high cross into the box and Lewandowski is there! He heads at goal but is just a little underneath it and the goalkeeper tips over the bar. Lewandowski has taken a wee knock to the cheek there too. The referee spots a foul - somewhere - in the box and gives Sevilla a free-kick. Credit: BONGARTS Heynces is watching on. His record is insane - 29 wins from 32 games this season. 7:51PM 7 mins Sevilla keep the ball again and pass patiently around their own half. Both teams are sitting pretty deep, Bayern want to counter-attack, Sevilla want to build from the back slowly. Robben - guess what - CUTS INSIDE onto his left foot from wide right and manages to get a shot away. He bends a long-range effort wide of the far post! How does that guy keep skinning people with the same move? It's every single time. They must know! Miss: FC Bayern 0 - 0 Sevilla (Arjen Robben, 5 min) 7:49PM 5 mins Rodriguez shoots from the free-kick but puts it just over the top corner! Great effort. Bayern look dangerous from the start. 7:48PM 3 mins Sevilla are in possession from the start and pass around a bit but suddenly Lewandowski is away! A through-ball is sent ahead of the striker between the centre-backs and he is clean through! But he's been wiped out! That must be a red card... no! The referee says yellow and a free-kick 25 yards out. Big moment early on! 7:45PM KICK OFF Bayerh kick off Here we go! Bayern get us started. Will we see another European shock comeback tonight? 7:44PM WILLIE COLLUM! Oh my word. This game just got twice as good - Willie Collum has made some astonishing decisions in his usual job refereeing in Scotland and he takes charge this evening! Good luck, Willie. 7:42PM The Chaaaaaaaaampions "These are the chaaaaampions, Bayern Munich, it's football, something something.... the chaaaaaaampions" 7:35PM Sevilla's pre-match feast Credit: UEFA Sevilla's healthy pre-match supplies. Coincidentally, this is also what we livebloggers must consume before launching into action on the big European nights. 7:32PM Atmosphere is building Credit: BONGARTS This is cool! Check the watch on the left - that's what the referee actually sees when the ball goes over the line for the GLT (goal line technology). Nobody calls it GLT. BLT? Yes please. But not now - there's soccer to watch. 6:43PM Starting lineups Bayern Unsere 1⃣1⃣ gegen Sevilla! #packmas#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/bpxoDN8WQT— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) April 11, 2018 Sevilla ONCE del #SevillaFC ante el @FCBayernES en la VUELTA de cuartos de final de la @LigadeCampeones#vamosmisevilla#UCL#FCBSFCpic.twitter.com/5RWZiVN21v— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) April 11, 2018 6:43PM Hello! Good evening and welcome to our liveblog for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. The first one was great fun to watch and this should be no different. Bayern have already won the Bundesliga, while Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit. Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals. Surely. Credit: BONGARTS In more disturbing news, strange alien creatures have landed inside the Bayern Munich stadium and are currently preparing their attack of the players using water. More on that when we get it.
Bayern's Thiago celebrates after the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago celebrates after the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago celebrates after the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla's Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia covers his face during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Sevilla FC and Bayern Munich at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla on April 3, 2018. (AFP Photo/Jorge GUERRERO)
Sevilla's Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia covers his face during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Sevilla FC and Bayern Munich at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla on April 3, 2018
Sevilla's Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia covers his face during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Sevilla FC and Bayern Munich at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla on April 3, 2018. (AFP Photo/Jorge GUERRERO)
Sevilla's Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia covers his face during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Sevilla FC and Bayern Munich at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla on April 3, 2018
Sevilla's Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia covers his face during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Sevilla FC and Bayern Munich at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla on April 3, 2018
Sevilla's Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia covers his face during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Sevilla FC and Bayern Munich at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla on April 3, 2018
Bayern's Arturo Vidal reacts during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Arturo Vidal reacts during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Arturo Vidal reacts during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, left, Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia, right, and Sevilla's Jesus Navas, background, challenge for the ball during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, left, Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia, right, and Sevilla's Jesus Navas, background, challenge for the ball during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, left, Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia, right, and Sevilla's Jesus Navas, background, challenge for the ball during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago, background, scores his side's second goal behind Sevilla's Sergio Escudero during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago, background, scores his side's second goal behind Sevilla's Sergio Escudero during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago, background, scores his side's second goal behind Sevilla's Sergio Escudero during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, center, celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, center, celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, center, celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia, left, and Bayern's Thiago challenge for the ball during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia, left, and Bayern's Thiago challenge for the ball during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia, left, and Bayern's Thiago challenge for the ball during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, left, celebrates with team mates Joshua Kimmich, center, and Thiago after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, left, celebrates with team mates Joshua Kimmich, center, and Thiago after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Franck Ribery, left, celebrates with team mates Joshua Kimmich, center, and Thiago after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria lies on the ground besides team mates Sergio Escudero, right, and Clement Lenglet after Bayern's Thiago scored his side's second goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria lies on the ground besides team mates Sergio Escudero, right, and Clement Lenglet after Bayern's Thiago scored his side's second goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria lies on the ground besides team mates Sergio Escudero, right, and Clement Lenglet after Bayern's Thiago scored his side's second goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago, background, scores his side's second goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago, background, scores his side's second goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago, background, scores his side's second goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia, right, scores his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia, right, scores his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia, right, scores his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria watches the ball as Bayern's Franck Ribery scores his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria watches the ball as Bayern's Franck Ribery scores his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria watches the ball as Bayern's Franck Ribery scores his side's opening goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago, 3rd left, celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago, 3rd left, celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
Bayern's Thiago, 3rd left, celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Sevilla FC and FC Bayern Munich at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

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