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England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
World Cup 2018 absentees: An XI of each of the top sides
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
World Cup 2018 absentees: An XI of each of the top sides
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
World Cup 2018 absentees: An XI of each of the top sides
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
World Cup 2018 absentees: An XI of each of the top sides
England GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley FC) LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton FC) CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United FC) CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley FC) RB: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool FC) LM: Adam Lallana (Liverpool FC) CM: Jack Wilshere (Arsenal FC) CM: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United FC) RM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool FC) ST: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool FC) ST: Jemain Defoe (Bournemouth FC) Gareth Southgate made some bold decisions when choosing his squad for the 2018 World Cup. Leaving out former number 1 goalkeeper Joe Hart and fan favourites Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana were among some of his most controversial picks. Jonjo Shelvey has had a great second half of the season for Newcastle United, leaving him hopeful of selection. One breakthrough star this year has been Burnley's James Tarkowski, a pivotal player at the back in his team's 7th place finish. Ryan Bertrand is unfortunate to not earn a place on the plane, possibly a result of being a consistent player in a disappointing Southampton side. Injury has been a massive blow for Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge meaning game time was sparse and a place in the squad was unlikely. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked certain to go to Russia until a knee injury picked up in the champions league semi final first leg against Roma, at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's world cup dreams were dashed in the champions league semi final tie against Roma after he picked up a knee injury Credit: Jan Kruger - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images/UEFA Germany GK: Bernd Leno (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LB: Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) CB: Jonathon Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) CB: Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04/Juventus F.C.) RB: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) LM: Leroy Sane (Manchester City FC) CM: Emre Can (Liverpool FC) CM: Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) RM: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ST: Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern Munich) ST: Nils Peterson (SC Freiburg) Germany and Joachim Löw have an abundance of talent to choose from, however, the choice to leave out Manchester City star Leroy Sane is possibly the most controversial selection decision of all of the World Cup squads. Sane has been a crucial part of Pep Guardiola's record breaking title winning side, with 10 goals and 15 assists in 27 league appearances. Bayer Leverkusen pair Jonathon Tah and Bernd Leno have been impressive this season in the Bundesliga, however this proved to be not enough due to Germany's great depth of talent in their positions. Mario Gotze and Nils Peterson, were also hopeful of making it to Russia, but Joachim Löw believed they were not needed. Mario Goetze scored the goal that won the 2014 world cup for Germany, but there was no place for him, in this year's squad Credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/Getty Images France GK: Stéphane Ruffier (AS Saint-Étienne) LB: Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CB: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal FC) CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City FC) RB: Sébastien Corchia (Sevilla FC ) LM: Anthony Martial (Manchester United FC) CM: Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) CM: Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla FC) RM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille) ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC) ST: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid C.F.) Long term France manager, Didier Deschamps has had possibly the biggest abundance of players to choose from since getting the job in 2012. Unfortunately for him, that means many difficult decisions had to be made in order to whittle his squad down to just 23. Laurent Koscielny was likely to have been picked, before getting injured in the Europa League semi final. Luckily for France, centre back is not a position where they are short staffed, explaining the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte. Adrien Rabiot had a good season for Paris Saint-Germain, only to be picked for the standby list, leading him to withdraw from selection completely. The signing of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United really put an end to Anthony Martial's season, finding himself on the subs bench and out of contention for the France squad. Striker Alexandre Lacazette hit impressive form for Arsenal towards the end of the season, but it was too little, too late to make the French squad. Home-based players | World Cup 2018 squads Spain GK: Sergio Asenjo (Villareal CF) LB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC) CB: Javi Martinez (FC Bayern Munich) CB: Marc Bartra (Real Betis) RB: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal FC) LM: Pedro (Chelsea FC) CM: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea FC) CM: Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) RM: José Callejón (S.S.C. Napoli) AM: Juan Mata (Manchester United FC) ST: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea FC) After a disappointing World Cup in 2014 and an only slightly less awful Euro's in 2016, Spain should be looking to get back their previous form in this summer's competition. They certainly have the depth in most positions, with players such as Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas and Juan Mata missing out. Hector Bellerin has had a disappointing campaign, but would have still been hopeful of securing a space on the plane. Alvaro Morata's season was more than disappointing after his big money move to Chelsea last summer, leaving him unable to compete with Diego Costa and Rodrigo for a place. Of Chelsea's Spanish contingent, only Cesar Azpilicueta made the final 23. Cesc Fabregas (right), Alvaro Morata (centre right), Marcos Alonso (centre left) and Pedro (left) were not selected Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Brazil GK: Neto (Valencia CF) LB: Alex Sandro (Juventus F.C.) CB: David Luiz (Chelsea FC) CB: Naldo (Schalke 04) RB: Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) LM: Malcom (FC Girondins de Bordeaux) CM: Luiz Gustavo (Olympique de Marseille) CM: Fabinho (Liverpool FC) CM: Allan (S.S.C. Napoli) RM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur FC) ST: Jonas Oliveira (S.L. Benfica) Brazil will be aiming to make people forget about their disappointing 2014 World Cup, when they crashed out with a 7-1 loss to Germany. One player they may regret not taking is Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, who is considered one of the best in the world in his position. David Luiz looked likely to earn a place in the squad until he fell out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, and as a result was benched for the rest of the season. Comfortably top goalscorer in Portugal, Jonas Oliveira would have thought his chances of going to the World Cup were pretty good. However it wasn't meant to be, possibly due to the standard of opposition he plays against for his club, but most likely due to the competition in his position, with Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino fighting it out to lead the line for Brazil. Other notable absentees include Dani Alves, a regular in most recent Brazil squads, as well as Malcom and Allan, who both showed great form for their respective clubs. World Cup whatsapp promo Other notable mentions: Joe Hart (Manchester City FC/West Ham FC & England), Radja Naingolan (AS Roma & Belgium), Mauco Icardi (Inter Milan & Argentina), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace FC & Belgium), Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur FC & Argentina), Ander Herrera (Manchester United FC & Spain), Shkodran Mutafi (Arsenal FC & Germany), Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich & France) World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage
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)
WORLD CUP: Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title
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)
Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi, top, and Bayern's James 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 Steven N'Zonzi, top, and Bayern's James 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 Steven N'Zonzi, top, and Bayern's James 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, 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)
Bayern Munich beats Sevilla 2-1 in Champions League
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)
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 Munich beats Sevilla 2-1 in Champions League
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, 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 Munich beats Sevilla 2-1 in Champions League
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, 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 Munich beats Sevilla 2-1 in Champions League
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)
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 Munich beats Sevilla 2-1 in Champions League
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 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 Munich beats Sevilla 2-1 in Champions League
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)
Bayern Munich beats Sevilla 2-1 in Champions League
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)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - MARCH 31: Ever Banega of Sevilla FC (L) competes for the ball with Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona (R) during the La Liga match between Sevilla CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on March 31, 2018 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)
Sevilla v FC Barcelona - La Liga
SEVILLE, SPAIN - MARCH 31: Ever Banega of Sevilla FC (L) competes for the ball with Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona (R) during the La Liga match between Sevilla CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on March 31, 2018 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: GRADIENT ADDED - COMPOSITE OF TWO IMAGES - Image numbers (L) 877088496 and 907945656) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Bayern Munich Head Coach, Jupp Heynckes (L) and Vincenzo Montella, manager of Sevilla. Sevilla FC and Bayern Munich meet in a UEFA Champions League Quarter Final over 2 legs. ***LEFT IMAGE*** BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 21: Bayern Munich Head Coach / Manager, Jupp Heynckes speaks to the media during the Press Conference held at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on November 21, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. R.S.C. Anderlecht will play Bayern Munich in their Group B, Champions League match on the 22nd of November, 2017. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: Vincenzo Montella, manager of Sevilla looks on before the Copa del Rey, Quarter Final, First Leg match between Atletico de Madrid and Sevilla at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on January 17, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Sevilla FC v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: GRADIENT ADDED - COMPOSITE OF TWO IMAGES - Image numbers (L) 877088496 and 907945656) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Bayern Munich Head Coach, Jupp Heynckes (L) and Vincenzo Montella, manager of Sevilla. Sevilla FC and Bayern Munich meet in a UEFA Champions League Quarter Final over 2 legs. ***LEFT IMAGE*** BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 21: Bayern Munich Head Coach / Manager, Jupp Heynckes speaks to the media during the Press Conference held at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on November 21, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. R.S.C. Anderlecht will play Bayern Munich in their Group B, Champions League match on the 22nd of November, 2017. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: Vincenzo Montella, manager of Sevilla looks on before the Copa del Rey, Quarter Final, First Leg match between Atletico de Madrid and Sevilla at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on January 17, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Jose Mourinho made his reputation as a manager who always seemed to know the right performance for the right game, although as he watched his Champions League campaign turn to dust against a club who were last Spanish title winners in 1946, he may wonder if this old trick is wearing thin. Against Liverpool on Saturday his team dug in to defend a two-goal lead and were lauded for it, and then three days later, when their superiority should have told against such a modest Sevilla side, United could not conjure a coherent attacking performance. They stuttered and they stumbled and then, in the space of four second-half minutes, they conceded two goals to a French substitute who is becoming one of the unlikely heroes of this season’s Champions League. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals than Wissam Ben Yedder in this season’s competition and even that did not guarantee the Frenchman a place in the Sevilla starting XI, instead he had to wait to come on with 20 minutes left and then heaped embarrassment on United. The first of his two goals came just three minutes after the Stretford End had volubly demanded their team attack, and you wondered, at a club where it once seemed second nature, if they have had that instinct coached out of them. Everything Mourinho tried to do to make it better only seemed to achieve the opposite, including the introduction of substitute Paul Pogba - left out in favour of Marouane Fellaini, and then thrown on only to look even less effective than the man he had replaced. If the victory over Liverpool was held up as evidence of Mourinho’s cunning, then it begs the question how they failed to beat a side even further behind the La Liga’s leaders Barcelona in their domestic league than United are behind City. Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal The dawning reality is that Mourinho’s gameplan against Liverpool, that plunder-and-lockdown approach, might work occasionally but what about the nights like these when the stage is set for United to play as United are supposed to play at home? You could make a case for defending against the free-scoring Liverpool on Saturday but there was no justification to play with the handbrake on against a spirited but mediocre Sevilla side who United could have overwhelmed if only they knew how. Man Utd fans must hope Alexis Sanchez has at least hit rock bottom and cannot slip any further United have committed to Mourinho with that new contract and they will hope that a new style evolves that is more tangible for the future of the team than this performance in one of their biggest games of the season. What approach, for instance, does Mourinho take when Brighton come to Old Trafford on Saturday in the FA Cup quarter-final, a competition that is United’s last hope of progressing to a trophy this season? The mood changes very quickly at this club in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era and it could yet get worse. Man Utd 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 74 min) It could be that Manchester City seal the league title next month when they play their old rivals at home and both they and Liverpool have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League with ease. For the United manager it was a result that he brushed off as one of those things that happen in football, recalling times when, as Porto and Real Madrid manager, he had eliminated United, but this is one of those things that happens to teams that have no discernible style of dominating games. They hit the ball early and long to Romelu Lukaku, who had one of his better games, eventually claiming the goal that gave some faint hope to the supporters who had stayed after Ben Yedder’s second. In the first half, Fellaini, recalled for his first start since November 22, operated in a no-man’s-land between a deep midfield and a distant attack, trying to head the ball down into the path of Lukaku or chase shadows in Sevilla’s midfield. Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 78 min) Fellaini tried to get forward and he tried to get back and in the meantime Steven N’Zonzi and Ever Banega had the upper hand in the centre of midfield, although until Ben Yedder’s arrival there was no cutting edge to their attack. Ben Yedder was a futsal international for France, a footballer who developed without the benefit of a traditional academy education, and perhaps Vincenzo Montella’s reservations were about the physicality of this man who now has eight goals to Ronaldo’s 12 this season. He took his first goal beautifully after United, trying to build a move from their own half, lost possession and had it turned back on them swiftly by Sevilla as the ball went from Banega to Pablo Sarabia and then Ben Yedder. He took a fine touch to keep it away from Eric Bailly and then slotted a shot past David De Gea’s left hand. United’s response was instructive, insomuch as they fell apart. On the touchline, Mourinho was demanding his last two substitutions like a man ordering drinks at closing time. Anthony Martial and Juan Mata came on and immediately United seemed to get worse. A cross slung into the area and headed on by Joaquin Correa was steered over the line at the back post by Ben Yedder. Romelu Lukaku celebrates his goal Credit: AFP The warning signs had been there before then when Sevilla had created chances for their Colombian striker Luis Muriel, who had been largely ineffective. Alexis Sanchez had created the best United chance of the first half for Fellaini, which goalkeeper Sergio Rico saved, but this was another poor show from the Chilean who seemed largely to be on the ball a long way from goal. He has not had the transformative effect on the team that was anticipated, unless Mourinho always saw him as an auxiliary midfielder. Lukaku volleyed a Marcus Rashford corner from close proximity for the goal but it is difficult to be a defensive team for the best part of two games and then transition to an all-out attack when your life depends upon it. If United had a plan to win this game then it never quite revealed itself, rather they were a side who spent far too much of the evening trying not to lose until at last even that was beyond them. 10:35PM Reaction Credit: GETTY IMAGES Credit: GETTY IMAGES Credit: AP 10:27PM Are United Mourinho's worst team? This is largely a group of individuals. Mourinho has had success in the past building teams but it's not all about spending big money, it's about getting the right balance of players in the team and to do that is incredibly difficult, especially when you consider how much United have to pay to get anyone. Mourinho's greatest strength is making a group of players better as a team, but that group has to have the desire and determination to battle in every single match. Too many of those United players aren't at it, they're there to perform for cameras rather than as a functioning part of the team. The style of football isn't exciting, that's clear, but despite the many millions Man Utd have spent for Mourinho, this is the least balanced team he's ever had. Paul Scholes says no matter who they buy, how much money they spend, United always look three or four players away from being a team. 10:20PM Mourinho on the wind up Mou: "I've sat in this chair twice before, with Porto - Man Utd out, with Real Madrid - Man Utd out, so this is nothing new for this football club." #MUFC— Kris Voakes (@krisvoakes) March 13, 2018 10:13PM Steven Gerrard defending Mourinho "I think it's just an off-night! They've been good at home!" says Steven Gerrard, the only manager in training out of all the pundits. Having that experience seems to have help him stop himself jumping to conclusions. Scholes and Ferdinand look like they've just been told their houses have burned down. 10:05PM Jose Mourinho reaction "I think the first goal would be always important in this match, not just because of the first leg. We try to be aggressive and intense and I could see some similarities between this and Liverpool but hten we didn't score then Sevilla progressively kept hte ball and controlled the game well. "In second half we had good chances, good approaches to their box, they score one goal and form that moment everything becomes more emotional and much more difficult. The second goal impossible. "The players were completely free for that, we had good situations, we had one good move with Lingard, Rashford and Valencia before end of first half which is exactly what we wanted. I can't say my players had something wrong with their attitude and intention to play. "Fantastic team like Tottenham has the same as us to do that. Liverpool has the Champions League but doesn't have the FA Cup. That's football, that's life, we lost. Tomorrow is another day, Saturday is another match. We have no time for dramas, we have to work because we have an important match on Saturday." 9:59PM Man Utd's shape Average touch positions (0 min) I agree with Scholes there. The shape is all over the place. Sanchez should be wide left but was nowhere near, Rashford was doing his best to make things happen but Lukaku kept dropping deeper and the midfield was way too empty. It's basically a 4-1-4-1 but with all the midfielders trying to occupy the same space. As for players, here's Sanchez's pass map. So wasteful. 9:55PM Paul Scholes says "They were all over the place all night. There was no shape, no nothing. Nothing happened during the game." 9:50PM Rio Ferdinand tearing Man Utd apart The onus is on you to attack. The team started conservative, this team looked like a team who didn't have it in them to win it today. Sanchez looks like a shadow of what he was. Here he looks like a stranger. When you go to a new team you don't lose all your talent. 9:47PM Sevilla wasteful in front of goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:45PM A lot of underestimation of Sevilla going on The BT Sport pundits really don't seem to rate Sevilla. They kept United entirely quiet over two legs and should have won the first, but for De Gea's magical save they would have. In the second, they were patient, waiting for United to come out of their shell... and then punished them once the space was open. A lot of people seem a little Premier League focused - it's not the only league in the world. Can see where Ray Wilkins was coming from about Seville being a bottom 6 Premier League level side. #PunditPower— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) March 13, 2018 9:42PM Dreadful result Paul Scholes "I think that's the way the manager likes to play. It's very difficult watching that. There's no desire, no speed no energy abotu the team. I can't explain it. It'll be interesting to see what the manager had said. The modern game teams go to places and try to score goals. Steven Gerrard "I don't think you can say that about Mourinho, he's more than capable at his level he's a world class manager. I don't think this players have turned up tonight, his big players were poor, Sanchez was poor, Rashford was poor. If you want to get through you need your big players to turn up and none of them were good enough tonight. "United showed them far too much respect." Rio Ferdinand "Top teams don't pick and choose when they play." 9:36PM FULL TIME! MAN UTD ARE OUT OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE! Sevilla deservedly go through to the quarter finals! That's a massive result and one entirely of Man Utd's own making. They approached this far negatively, never got into the game and will look back at this one with embarrassment. 9:35PM 90 mins +4 United are beaten. All over the place, they've left it too late, most of the crowd has already left. Mourinho's going to struggle to spin this one. 9:34PM 90 mins +2 WHAT A MISS! HOW HAS HE MISSED? Ben Yedder is completely through on goal. One on one. The defending is worse than abysmal - Mata is the last man!!!! Yedder gets one on one with De Gea, takes his time, then shoots directly at De Gea's foot. That should be game over. It already is really though. 9:32PM 90 mins +1 Imagine if United had tried to attack at any point during the first leg? It looks very much like they'd have at least scored once. Pogba puts a pass straight out for a throw. That's embarrassing. 9:31PM 89 mins Credit: OFFSIDE Correa is replaced now. He takes his time to leave the pitch, Mourinho has a word with the fourth official. 9:30PM 88 mins Correa slides into a poor challenge on Bailly from behind and then lies on his back for a while. Correa is booked and hobbles away because he's very injured from hacking Bailly. From behind. 9:28PM 87 mins United are on all out attack. Rashford gets a lot of power on a header but is too far from goal to challenge the goalkeeper. It's nice of Man Utd to turn up for the final 10 minutes. 9:27PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! lukaku goal Or is it all over?! Lukaku smashes in from a corner. United fans busy leaving the ground turn back to watch on. What a finish we'll have now! Man Utd 1 - 2 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 84 min) 9:24PM 83 mins Announce De Boer @ManUtd— Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) March 13, 2018 9:24PM 82 mins Those Man Utd substitutions. I cannot believe Moutinho has left Sanchez on. He's done absolutely nothing. Mata and Martial came on for Lingard and Valencia and they've looked worse off for it. Or do they?! Sanchez spreads the play out to the right, Mata puts the ball low to the near post for Lukaku and he shoots over from six yards! Out: Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 82 min) 9:22PM 80 mins SMAALLLLING! He has to score! He has to score there! The ball comes over from the left, it's headed on and Smalling is at the back post in space and slides in. He puts the ball wide of the goal, never threatening the goalkeeper. 9:21PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!! Yedder scores 2 OH WOW! Sevilla have a second! United have left this far too late, not approached the game with anywhere near the drive and focus needed and are, I'd say, deservedly behind. The fans are not happy. Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 78 min) 9:19PM 77 mins Mourinho reacts! On comes Martial. 9:18PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! sevilla goal He's made an instant impact! Man Utd aren't awake to the danger, one well taken touch to set himself up and Ben Yedder has fired Sevilla into the lead! United need two goals now! Man Utd 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 74 min) 9:14PM 73 mins Pogba tries a shot from 30 something yards on his left foot and it's actually pretty close! Rico gets across to save it but let's it go. Out: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Paul Pogba, 72 min) Muriel off, Ben Yedder on. 9:12PM 71 mins Rashford gets a kick to the back of his leg and goes down. Oh and look, here comes Ben Yedder. Vincenzo Montella is obviously reading this liveblog. Everyone wave at Montella. Do it now! 9:09PM 68 mins Rashford skips past Mercado without even really trying and is then brought down on the edge of the box. It's wide left of the goal and might be a crossing situation but Rashford is lining up. He bends it high and wide of the far post. Possession: Man Utd vs Sevilla 9:08PM 66 mins Bailly is in the right place to clear a low cross into the box. Sevilla are great at their buildup play and get in attacking positions hang on a minute Pogba has almost given the ball away by his own box and he's gotten away with it again. Anyway, sorry, where was I. Oh - Pogba's given it away again at half way. My point was that Sevilla get into the final third really well but then have absolutely no idea what to do with the ball. Ben Yedder's on the ball and if I recall FIFA 17 well, he's pretty good. 9:06PM 65 mins Credit: GETTY IMAGES Rashford has moved over to the left, Sanchez has gone to the right. 9:04PM 63 mins Lukaku runs onto a chipped ball over the top and wins a corner with a smashed volley off the defender. Rashford takes the corner as an inswinger but it's headed away at the near post. 9:02PM 61 mins Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Sooner or later Sevilla are going to get another one of these on target. 9:02PM 60 mins Sanchez moves inside the pitch again, tries to dictate where the ball should go and then doesn't read a pass, which has to be played with pace because Sanchez is standing right next to a midfielder. He's in the wrong position, disrupting United's width and losing the ball. Hmmm. Pogba is on for Fellaini, which sounds about right. A different sort of player. Fellaini was getting into some decent positions too. 9:00PM 58 mins Sanchez brings the ball up the pitch, doesn't play the through-ball to Lukaku that he wants, keeps going and finds Rashford to his right. Rashford steps over the ball, moves into the box and he could go down here! He's been caught! He stays on his feet and lays it to Sanchez, who toe pokes at goal and hits the defenders. Sevilla counter quickly and are in a decent position here! The ball comes across from wide AND OH MY WORD that is incredible close to finding its way into the bottom corner. Confusion in the defence! Here comes Pogba. 8:58PM 56 mins That's much better from Sanchez! He uses his close control and speed to get away from a midfielder, moves inside and finds Rashford with a pass out to the wing. Rashford looks up, sees Lukaku and tries to bend the ball ahead of him but instead puts it out for a goal kick. United come forward after another probing Sevilla counter-attack and Young plays a clever pass inside the full-back and centre-back for Lukaku. He crosses straight into the goalkeeper's hands. 8:55PM 54 mins Lukaku tries to make something happen, nearly gives the ball away in a dangerous situation but recovers and bursts away from three midfielders. He crosses into the near post, Lingard controls and sets himself up! Another touch... he's too wide now! Lingard shoots and the goalkeeper gets a hand to it. Attempt Saved: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesse Lingard, 51 min) Rashford takes over, drives to the byline and smashes the ball across the box. Nobody reads it - Lukaku drops deeper to look for a cut back. Man Utd poachers are supposed to go on the hunt for the Rashford cross! 8:52PM 51 mins Sanchez takes the ball to feet and turns inside. He's supposed to be the left winger, Young is trapped by the halfway line and can't overlap... and that means United have no width that side. Sanchez wins a free-kick about 30 yards out. Pogba has started warming up. He's exactly what this game needs. 8:50PM 49 mins WHAT A TACKLE! ROOOOAAAAAARRRRR! Correa has space in the middle of the United box, turns Rashford (why is he defending?!) and is about to shoot from inside 18 yards and Bailly flies in with a perfectly timed challenge. Brilliant recovery but United's defending was exposed too easily - that's what happens when you go on the attack at the other end! Is what Mourinho might say. 8:49PM 48 mins Lukaku wins a high ball, flicks it on and Lingard's touch lets him down a little. United seem to have stepped it up. They're pressing in the Sevilla half and everything. 8:47PM KICK OFF 2 kick off 2 We're back! 8:45PM What should United do? Average touch positions (half time) I agree with the pundits. I'd take Sanchez off and stick McTominay or Mata on to act as a bridge between Matic and the attack, move the defensive line about 15/20 yards higher up the pitch and move Rashford to the left so he can run down that wing, or possibly Lingard out there. With those two nailing it down the wings and Lukaku looking for direct passes over the Sevilla midfield (look how much of the ball those central midfielders are having!) Fellaini can do some damage. I just don't get why Sanchez keeps being given game time - he's been dreadful in every game he's played so far, giving away the ball far too often and not doing the defensive work he needs to. The most common excuse I've heard for him is that he was out of form at Arsenal so you can't suddenly turn it on. I'm not sure I buy that. He's doing too much, with no thought behind it like a wasp charging at the same window over and again. 8:40PM Paul Scholes seems sad Credit: OFFSIDE For a change, Paul Scholes sounds all down and old manish about Man Utd. On Sanchez: "You can say it's good the manager is giving him chances but he must be coming to the end of his tether with him now. "They've got quick players in the team, use them! Smash the ball up to Lukaku and run off him!" Rio Ferdinand is similarly unimpressed. "It's so slow and conservative and cautious." Steven Gerrard: "I don't think Sevilla are even any good!" 8:32PM HALF TIME Dear god please don't give us more of that. Subdued, timid, fearful... this can only get better in the second half. I hope. Please. "Here's the highlight at half time - the players walking off," says Gary Lineker. 8:31PM 45 mins Fellaini is getting into better attacking positions than Lukaku at the moment. He's meant to be a holding midfielder! Rashford comes across to take a corner, it's headed away well in the six yard box and United go backwards. Fellaini must have been moved forward here because now he's the target of long balls too. Sevilla win the ball back but Muriel's forward pass is nowhere near good enough and Valencia can easily clear. "Possession without punch" is how Ian Darke has described Sevilla and he's dead right. Nzonzi tries a shot that is about 20 miles over the bar. 8:28PM 42 mins It's getting a little feisty now! At last! United attack, Fellaini goes in hard to win the ball and leaves a Sevilla player down. He considers whether to be injured for a second or two but sees play has continued and gets up. Young crosses into the head of a defender, Lingard swings at dropped ball and swipes the defender in the shins, Valencia clashes boots with another defender and gives him a shove because he's annoyed about it. The referee had already given a free-kick for the Lingard bit. 8:26PM 40 mins Credit: AFP 8:25PM 39 mins Great save Rico! Sanchez hits a terrible pass way too hard straight at Lukaku, who unsurprisingly can't control it. United keep the pressure up though and Fellaini is played in down the left! He's in the box! Only the goalkeeper to beat... and he smashes it at goal! Saved! Attempt Saved: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Marouane Fellaini, 38 min) 8:23PM 37 mins Sanchez chests the ball down on the left, cuts onto his right and then hits a... I'm honestly not sure what that is. A cross maybe? Possibly a lame effort at a shot? He's been awful for Man Utd since joining. Pogba gets slagged off to high heaven after a single mistake - Sanchez has been nowhere near good enough and seems to be avoiding the criticism. 8:21PM 35 mins Urgh. Sevilla are wasting a lot of chances here. And United are slow to react and close down the opposition. The crowd are restless and quiet, there's no real energy in the match... 8:17PM 32 mins Rashford is the most likely to make something happen here. He drops deeper, surges past one defender with his pace and then some lovely control to tap the ball onto one foot and take it forward with the other. The crowd loves it when he runs at people but don't seem to enjoy Sanchez's aimless chipped balls into the box and sloppy passing. United are making the pitch big now. Sevilla have dropped behind the half way line as a result of the United defensive line pushing higher up too. 8:15PM 30 mins Sanchez gives the ball away while looking for Lingard but at least the crowd wakes up a bit since United are in the Sevilla half. Fellaini fouls Correa in the final third and they go quiet again. 8:14PM 28 mins Muriel goes close again! Miss: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Luis Muriel, 27 min) United look woefully uninspired here. 8:11PM 26 mins Sanchez looks up and crosses into the area, winning a corner. Rashford comes across to take it as an outswinger from the right. Nzonzi heads away at the near post and then there's an offside. 8:08PM 23 mins Possession: Man Utd vs Sevilla Sanchez tracks back, cuts out a poor pass and sends a pretty shoddy one forward to Lukaku, who does really well to control it. Lukaku then spreads play out wide to Rashford who turns the volume up in the stands with some stepovers... and then a cross that doesn't really do anything. United are sitting really deep but want to attack with a forward four. It looks pretty disjointed so far. Average touch positions (22 min) 8:06PM 20 mins Fellaini almost plays his way into trouble but is able to pass back to De Gea. Old Trafford is reeeeeeally quiet. United being forced to pass around their own half near their own box. This isn't the most exciting game I've ever seen Manchester United play and the crowd seem to agree. 8:03PM 17 mins Sevilla have a lot of space to move into in the United half and have already had five shots at goal. Out: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Franco Vázquez, 16 min) None have really threatened but United's tempo has dropped from the first five minutes already! "They haven't got going!" says Steve McManaman. "They look very easy to play against." Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal 8:01PM 15 mins Credit: REUTERS 8:00PM 14 mins Muriel is in! Bailly passes straight to the Sevilla midfield! Correa spins and plays in Muriel and he tries to bend it into the top corner but leans back and skies it. United started with real energy but are now about as cool and calm as the crowd. It's a little quiet in Old Trafford. 7:58PM 12 mins Sevilla have come into this now. They have the ball in the United box again but Bailly blocks a shot. Vasquez is blocked by Smalling, United pass from the back s l o w l y. 7:55PM 10 mins Sevilla win a corner as Vasquez knocks the ball off Valencia. It'll just take one goal to make this incredibly difficult for United... and that's close! Correa attacks at the near post and flicks a header at goal! That's a good effort and he's unlucky to put it over the bar. A warning shot! 7:52PM 7 mins Lingard has the ball on the left, cuts back onto his right and is so close to finding Lukaku at the near post! Banega catches Sanchez with a "naughty challenge" (McManaman's words, not mine) and is booked. If Sevilla get through this game he misses the next one now. Rashford stands over the set piece. It's a fair distance out... and he shoots! Hits the wall... and the goalkeeper has to dive to palm it away. 7:50PM 5 mins United are right up for this. Rashford has started on the right wing, Sanchez the left and Rashford gets forward into the Sevilla box and has a shot blocked. It's a high tempo start from Mourinho's side. 7:48PM 2 mins United have started well! A direct ball forward to Lukaku, who wins the chase and is aggressive with his pressure on Kjaer. He passes inside, the ball comes back and he has the chance to shoot from 20 yards on his right foot! Over the bar. Miss: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 2 min) 7:46PM KICK OFF Man Utd kick off Man Utd get us started! 7:44PM Here come the players! 7:44PM Marouane Fellaini Credit: REUTERS Fellaini was excellent in United's last game, coming off the bench to help them get over the line against Liverpool. He's had a lot of criticism over the years but in my opinion, is one of the most useful and versatile players in the Premier League. A strong, powerful midfielder who can win aerial battles and break up play but who is also fairly adept when attacking through central areas. He rarely gives the ball away too. He's really good. 7:20PM We've found a weakness in De Gea's game He wears contact lenses apparently. 7:19PM Three top lads The BT Sport panel have been effusing over the form of David De Gea, the best goalkeeper in the history of life. "It's a fact. He's the best, I don't care. Top level, so quick, so sharp, his decision making is exquisite. He must be 17 points a season this guy," says Rio Ferdinand. It's nuts how much he's improved since joining. People were calling for his head early on in his Man Utd career but look at him now. The scout who spotted him (Eric Harrison) has incredible potential spotting skills. 6:58PM Pogba on the bench Credit: GETTY IMAGES 6:35PM Starting lineups As expected, Man Utd go with that 4-2-3-1 formation. Sanchez close to Lukaku. How #MUFC line up for tonight's #UCL clash... pic.twitter.com/a7OsKpvmhD— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 13, 2018 Sevilla Here is our starting eleven to face @ManUtd#vamosmisevilla#UCLpic.twitter.com/aU0I8a8yD6— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) March 13, 2018 Rico, Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero, N’Zonzi, Banega, Sarabia, Vasquez, Correa, Muriel 6:09PM Good evening! Hello! Welcome to our liveblog for tonight's match between Man Utd and Sevilla. The first leg was... what was it? Sevilla missed a whole bunch of chances, David De Gea rescued them twice and Jose Mourinho's team was fairly timid. Hmmm. But they've come back to Old Trafford with a 0-0 draw and Mourinho knows how to win European competitions. In actual fact, that first leg performance reminded me a lot of the Fergie days - they weren't all swashbuckling football. Pragmatic, driven to get the result and cautious about giving themselves too much to do. They got the result, now they're at home. And look how nice that home looks. Credit: REUTERS The teams should be with us shortly and we can evaluate how Mourinho plans to approach this one. I'd imagine it'll be that 4-2-3-1 shape which Alexis Sanchez is turning into a 4-2-2-2 (4-2-4? too many numbers pal, help me please) and the emphasis will be on doing nothing stupid. Win the ball at halfway and punish those visiting Spaniards as often as possible on the counter-attack. Will it work? Only football can decide! And the referee. But not the utterly useless ones who stand behind the goal. They can go in the bin.
Man Utd 1 Sevilla 2: Woeful United dumped out of Europe as Ben Yedder punishes Mourinho's negative tactics
Jose Mourinho made his reputation as a manager who always seemed to know the right performance for the right game, although as he watched his Champions League campaign turn to dust against a club who were last Spanish title winners in 1946, he may wonder if this old trick is wearing thin. Against Liverpool on Saturday his team dug in to defend a two-goal lead and were lauded for it, and then three days later, when their superiority should have told against such a modest Sevilla side, United could not conjure a coherent attacking performance. They stuttered and they stumbled and then, in the space of four second-half minutes, they conceded two goals to a French substitute who is becoming one of the unlikely heroes of this season’s Champions League. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals than Wissam Ben Yedder in this season’s competition and even that did not guarantee the Frenchman a place in the Sevilla starting XI, instead he had to wait to come on with 20 minutes left and then heaped embarrassment on United. The first of his two goals came just three minutes after the Stretford End had volubly demanded their team attack, and you wondered, at a club where it once seemed second nature, if they have had that instinct coached out of them. Everything Mourinho tried to do to make it better only seemed to achieve the opposite, including the introduction of substitute Paul Pogba - left out in favour of Marouane Fellaini, and then thrown on only to look even less effective than the man he had replaced. If the victory over Liverpool was held up as evidence of Mourinho’s cunning, then it begs the question how they failed to beat a side even further behind the La Liga’s leaders Barcelona in their domestic league than United are behind City. Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal The dawning reality is that Mourinho’s gameplan against Liverpool, that plunder-and-lockdown approach, might work occasionally but what about the nights like these when the stage is set for United to play as United are supposed to play at home? You could make a case for defending against the free-scoring Liverpool on Saturday but there was no justification to play with the handbrake on against a spirited but mediocre Sevilla side who United could have overwhelmed if only they knew how. Man Utd fans must hope Alexis Sanchez has at least hit rock bottom and cannot slip any further United have committed to Mourinho with that new contract and they will hope that a new style evolves that is more tangible for the future of the team than this performance in one of their biggest games of the season. What approach, for instance, does Mourinho take when Brighton come to Old Trafford on Saturday in the FA Cup quarter-final, a competition that is United’s last hope of progressing to a trophy this season? The mood changes very quickly at this club in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era and it could yet get worse. Man Utd 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 74 min) It could be that Manchester City seal the league title next month when they play their old rivals at home and both they and Liverpool have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League with ease. For the United manager it was a result that he brushed off as one of those things that happen in football, recalling times when, as Porto and Real Madrid manager, he had eliminated United, but this is one of those things that happens to teams that have no discernible style of dominating games. They hit the ball early and long to Romelu Lukaku, who had one of his better games, eventually claiming the goal that gave some faint hope to the supporters who had stayed after Ben Yedder’s second. In the first half, Fellaini, recalled for his first start since November 22, operated in a no-man’s-land between a deep midfield and a distant attack, trying to head the ball down into the path of Lukaku or chase shadows in Sevilla’s midfield. Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 78 min) Fellaini tried to get forward and he tried to get back and in the meantime Steven N’Zonzi and Ever Banega had the upper hand in the centre of midfield, although until Ben Yedder’s arrival there was no cutting edge to their attack. Ben Yedder was a futsal international for France, a footballer who developed without the benefit of a traditional academy education, and perhaps Vincenzo Montella’s reservations were about the physicality of this man who now has eight goals to Ronaldo’s 12 this season. He took his first goal beautifully after United, trying to build a move from their own half, lost possession and had it turned back on them swiftly by Sevilla as the ball went from Banega to Pablo Sarabia and then Ben Yedder. He took a fine touch to keep it away from Eric Bailly and then slotted a shot past David De Gea’s left hand. United’s response was instructive, insomuch as they fell apart. On the touchline, Mourinho was demanding his last two substitutions like a man ordering drinks at closing time. Anthony Martial and Juan Mata came on and immediately United seemed to get worse. A cross slung into the area and headed on by Joaquin Correa was steered over the line at the back post by Ben Yedder. Romelu Lukaku celebrates his goal Credit: AFP The warning signs had been there before then when Sevilla had created chances for their Colombian striker Luis Muriel, who had been largely ineffective. Alexis Sanchez had created the best United chance of the first half for Fellaini, which goalkeeper Sergio Rico saved, but this was another poor show from the Chilean who seemed largely to be on the ball a long way from goal. He has not had the transformative effect on the team that was anticipated, unless Mourinho always saw him as an auxiliary midfielder. Lukaku volleyed a Marcus Rashford corner from close proximity for the goal but it is difficult to be a defensive team for the best part of two games and then transition to an all-out attack when your life depends upon it. If United had a plan to win this game then it never quite revealed itself, rather they were a side who spent far too much of the evening trying not to lose until at last even that was beyond them. 10:35PM Reaction Credit: GETTY IMAGES Credit: GETTY IMAGES Credit: AP 10:27PM Are United Mourinho's worst team? This is largely a group of individuals. Mourinho has had success in the past building teams but it's not all about spending big money, it's about getting the right balance of players in the team and to do that is incredibly difficult, especially when you consider how much United have to pay to get anyone. Mourinho's greatest strength is making a group of players better as a team, but that group has to have the desire and determination to battle in every single match. Too many of those United players aren't at it, they're there to perform for cameras rather than as a functioning part of the team. The style of football isn't exciting, that's clear, but despite the many millions Man Utd have spent for Mourinho, this is the least balanced team he's ever had. Paul Scholes says no matter who they buy, how much money they spend, United always look three or four players away from being a team. 10:20PM Mourinho on the wind up Mou: "I've sat in this chair twice before, with Porto - Man Utd out, with Real Madrid - Man Utd out, so this is nothing new for this football club." #MUFC— Kris Voakes (@krisvoakes) March 13, 2018 10:13PM Steven Gerrard defending Mourinho "I think it's just an off-night! They've been good at home!" says Steven Gerrard, the only manager in training out of all the pundits. Having that experience seems to have help him stop himself jumping to conclusions. Scholes and Ferdinand look like they've just been told their houses have burned down. 10:05PM Jose Mourinho reaction "I think the first goal would be always important in this match, not just because of the first leg. We try to be aggressive and intense and I could see some similarities between this and Liverpool but hten we didn't score then Sevilla progressively kept hte ball and controlled the game well. "In second half we had good chances, good approaches to their box, they score one goal and form that moment everything becomes more emotional and much more difficult. The second goal impossible. "The players were completely free for that, we had good situations, we had one good move with Lingard, Rashford and Valencia before end of first half which is exactly what we wanted. I can't say my players had something wrong with their attitude and intention to play. "Fantastic team like Tottenham has the same as us to do that. Liverpool has the Champions League but doesn't have the FA Cup. That's football, that's life, we lost. Tomorrow is another day, Saturday is another match. We have no time for dramas, we have to work because we have an important match on Saturday." 9:59PM Man Utd's shape Average touch positions (0 min) I agree with Scholes there. The shape is all over the place. Sanchez should be wide left but was nowhere near, Rashford was doing his best to make things happen but Lukaku kept dropping deeper and the midfield was way too empty. It's basically a 4-1-4-1 but with all the midfielders trying to occupy the same space. As for players, here's Sanchez's pass map. So wasteful. 9:55PM Paul Scholes says "They were all over the place all night. There was no shape, no nothing. Nothing happened during the game." 9:50PM Rio Ferdinand tearing Man Utd apart The onus is on you to attack. The team started conservative, this team looked like a team who didn't have it in them to win it today. Sanchez looks like a shadow of what he was. Here he looks like a stranger. When you go to a new team you don't lose all your talent. 9:47PM Sevilla wasteful in front of goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:45PM A lot of underestimation of Sevilla going on The BT Sport pundits really don't seem to rate Sevilla. They kept United entirely quiet over two legs and should have won the first, but for De Gea's magical save they would have. In the second, they were patient, waiting for United to come out of their shell... and then punished them once the space was open. A lot of people seem a little Premier League focused - it's not the only league in the world. Can see where Ray Wilkins was coming from about Seville being a bottom 6 Premier League level side. #PunditPower— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) March 13, 2018 9:42PM Dreadful result Paul Scholes "I think that's the way the manager likes to play. It's very difficult watching that. There's no desire, no speed no energy abotu the team. I can't explain it. It'll be interesting to see what the manager had said. The modern game teams go to places and try to score goals. Steven Gerrard "I don't think you can say that about Mourinho, he's more than capable at his level he's a world class manager. I don't think this players have turned up tonight, his big players were poor, Sanchez was poor, Rashford was poor. If you want to get through you need your big players to turn up and none of them were good enough tonight. "United showed them far too much respect." Rio Ferdinand "Top teams don't pick and choose when they play." 9:36PM FULL TIME! MAN UTD ARE OUT OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE! Sevilla deservedly go through to the quarter finals! That's a massive result and one entirely of Man Utd's own making. They approached this far negatively, never got into the game and will look back at this one with embarrassment. 9:35PM 90 mins +4 United are beaten. All over the place, they've left it too late, most of the crowd has already left. Mourinho's going to struggle to spin this one. 9:34PM 90 mins +2 WHAT A MISS! HOW HAS HE MISSED? Ben Yedder is completely through on goal. One on one. The defending is worse than abysmal - Mata is the last man!!!! Yedder gets one on one with De Gea, takes his time, then shoots directly at De Gea's foot. That should be game over. It already is really though. 9:32PM 90 mins +1 Imagine if United had tried to attack at any point during the first leg? It looks very much like they'd have at least scored once. Pogba puts a pass straight out for a throw. That's embarrassing. 9:31PM 89 mins Credit: OFFSIDE Correa is replaced now. He takes his time to leave the pitch, Mourinho has a word with the fourth official. 9:30PM 88 mins Correa slides into a poor challenge on Bailly from behind and then lies on his back for a while. Correa is booked and hobbles away because he's very injured from hacking Bailly. From behind. 9:28PM 87 mins United are on all out attack. Rashford gets a lot of power on a header but is too far from goal to challenge the goalkeeper. It's nice of Man Utd to turn up for the final 10 minutes. 9:27PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! lukaku goal Or is it all over?! Lukaku smashes in from a corner. United fans busy leaving the ground turn back to watch on. What a finish we'll have now! Man Utd 1 - 2 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 84 min) 9:24PM 83 mins Announce De Boer @ManUtd— Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) March 13, 2018 9:24PM 82 mins Those Man Utd substitutions. I cannot believe Moutinho has left Sanchez on. He's done absolutely nothing. Mata and Martial came on for Lingard and Valencia and they've looked worse off for it. Or do they?! Sanchez spreads the play out to the right, Mata puts the ball low to the near post for Lukaku and he shoots over from six yards! Out: Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 82 min) 9:22PM 80 mins SMAALLLLING! He has to score! He has to score there! The ball comes over from the left, it's headed on and Smalling is at the back post in space and slides in. He puts the ball wide of the goal, never threatening the goalkeeper. 9:21PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!! Yedder scores 2 OH WOW! Sevilla have a second! United have left this far too late, not approached the game with anywhere near the drive and focus needed and are, I'd say, deservedly behind. The fans are not happy. Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 78 min) 9:19PM 77 mins Mourinho reacts! On comes Martial. 9:18PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! sevilla goal He's made an instant impact! Man Utd aren't awake to the danger, one well taken touch to set himself up and Ben Yedder has fired Sevilla into the lead! United need two goals now! Man Utd 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 74 min) 9:14PM 73 mins Pogba tries a shot from 30 something yards on his left foot and it's actually pretty close! Rico gets across to save it but let's it go. Out: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Paul Pogba, 72 min) Muriel off, Ben Yedder on. 9:12PM 71 mins Rashford gets a kick to the back of his leg and goes down. Oh and look, here comes Ben Yedder. Vincenzo Montella is obviously reading this liveblog. Everyone wave at Montella. Do it now! 9:09PM 68 mins Rashford skips past Mercado without even really trying and is then brought down on the edge of the box. It's wide left of the goal and might be a crossing situation but Rashford is lining up. He bends it high and wide of the far post. Possession: Man Utd vs Sevilla 9:08PM 66 mins Bailly is in the right place to clear a low cross into the box. Sevilla are great at their buildup play and get in attacking positions hang on a minute Pogba has almost given the ball away by his own box and he's gotten away with it again. Anyway, sorry, where was I. Oh - Pogba's given it away again at half way. My point was that Sevilla get into the final third really well but then have absolutely no idea what to do with the ball. Ben Yedder's on the ball and if I recall FIFA 17 well, he's pretty good. 9:06PM 65 mins Credit: GETTY IMAGES Rashford has moved over to the left, Sanchez has gone to the right. 9:04PM 63 mins Lukaku runs onto a chipped ball over the top and wins a corner with a smashed volley off the defender. Rashford takes the corner as an inswinger but it's headed away at the near post. 9:02PM 61 mins Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Sooner or later Sevilla are going to get another one of these on target. 9:02PM 60 mins Sanchez moves inside the pitch again, tries to dictate where the ball should go and then doesn't read a pass, which has to be played with pace because Sanchez is standing right next to a midfielder. He's in the wrong position, disrupting United's width and losing the ball. Hmmm. Pogba is on for Fellaini, which sounds about right. A different sort of player. Fellaini was getting into some decent positions too. 9:00PM 58 mins Sanchez brings the ball up the pitch, doesn't play the through-ball to Lukaku that he wants, keeps going and finds Rashford to his right. Rashford steps over the ball, moves into the box and he could go down here! He's been caught! He stays on his feet and lays it to Sanchez, who toe pokes at goal and hits the defenders. Sevilla counter quickly and are in a decent position here! The ball comes across from wide AND OH MY WORD that is incredible close to finding its way into the bottom corner. Confusion in the defence! Here comes Pogba. 8:58PM 56 mins That's much better from Sanchez! He uses his close control and speed to get away from a midfielder, moves inside and finds Rashford with a pass out to the wing. Rashford looks up, sees Lukaku and tries to bend the ball ahead of him but instead puts it out for a goal kick. United come forward after another probing Sevilla counter-attack and Young plays a clever pass inside the full-back and centre-back for Lukaku. He crosses straight into the goalkeeper's hands. 8:55PM 54 mins Lukaku tries to make something happen, nearly gives the ball away in a dangerous situation but recovers and bursts away from three midfielders. He crosses into the near post, Lingard controls and sets himself up! Another touch... he's too wide now! Lingard shoots and the goalkeeper gets a hand to it. Attempt Saved: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesse Lingard, 51 min) Rashford takes over, drives to the byline and smashes the ball across the box. Nobody reads it - Lukaku drops deeper to look for a cut back. Man Utd poachers are supposed to go on the hunt for the Rashford cross! 8:52PM 51 mins Sanchez takes the ball to feet and turns inside. He's supposed to be the left winger, Young is trapped by the halfway line and can't overlap... and that means United have no width that side. Sanchez wins a free-kick about 30 yards out. Pogba has started warming up. He's exactly what this game needs. 8:50PM 49 mins WHAT A TACKLE! ROOOOAAAAAARRRRR! Correa has space in the middle of the United box, turns Rashford (why is he defending?!) and is about to shoot from inside 18 yards and Bailly flies in with a perfectly timed challenge. Brilliant recovery but United's defending was exposed too easily - that's what happens when you go on the attack at the other end! Is what Mourinho might say. 8:49PM 48 mins Lukaku wins a high ball, flicks it on and Lingard's touch lets him down a little. United seem to have stepped it up. They're pressing in the Sevilla half and everything. 8:47PM KICK OFF 2 kick off 2 We're back! 8:45PM What should United do? Average touch positions (half time) I agree with the pundits. I'd take Sanchez off and stick McTominay or Mata on to act as a bridge between Matic and the attack, move the defensive line about 15/20 yards higher up the pitch and move Rashford to the left so he can run down that wing, or possibly Lingard out there. With those two nailing it down the wings and Lukaku looking for direct passes over the Sevilla midfield (look how much of the ball those central midfielders are having!) Fellaini can do some damage. I just don't get why Sanchez keeps being given game time - he's been dreadful in every game he's played so far, giving away the ball far too often and not doing the defensive work he needs to. The most common excuse I've heard for him is that he was out of form at Arsenal so you can't suddenly turn it on. I'm not sure I buy that. He's doing too much, with no thought behind it like a wasp charging at the same window over and again. 8:40PM Paul Scholes seems sad Credit: OFFSIDE For a change, Paul Scholes sounds all down and old manish about Man Utd. On Sanchez: "You can say it's good the manager is giving him chances but he must be coming to the end of his tether with him now. "They've got quick players in the team, use them! Smash the ball up to Lukaku and run off him!" Rio Ferdinand is similarly unimpressed. "It's so slow and conservative and cautious." Steven Gerrard: "I don't think Sevilla are even any good!" 8:32PM HALF TIME Dear god please don't give us more of that. Subdued, timid, fearful... this can only get better in the second half. I hope. Please. "Here's the highlight at half time - the players walking off," says Gary Lineker. 8:31PM 45 mins Fellaini is getting into better attacking positions than Lukaku at the moment. He's meant to be a holding midfielder! Rashford comes across to take a corner, it's headed away well in the six yard box and United go backwards. Fellaini must have been moved forward here because now he's the target of long balls too. Sevilla win the ball back but Muriel's forward pass is nowhere near good enough and Valencia can easily clear. "Possession without punch" is how Ian Darke has described Sevilla and he's dead right. Nzonzi tries a shot that is about 20 miles over the bar. 8:28PM 42 mins It's getting a little feisty now! At last! United attack, Fellaini goes in hard to win the ball and leaves a Sevilla player down. He considers whether to be injured for a second or two but sees play has continued and gets up. Young crosses into the head of a defender, Lingard swings at dropped ball and swipes the defender in the shins, Valencia clashes boots with another defender and gives him a shove because he's annoyed about it. The referee had already given a free-kick for the Lingard bit. 8:26PM 40 mins Credit: AFP 8:25PM 39 mins Great save Rico! Sanchez hits a terrible pass way too hard straight at Lukaku, who unsurprisingly can't control it. United keep the pressure up though and Fellaini is played in down the left! He's in the box! Only the goalkeeper to beat... and he smashes it at goal! Saved! Attempt Saved: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Marouane Fellaini, 38 min) 8:23PM 37 mins Sanchez chests the ball down on the left, cuts onto his right and then hits a... I'm honestly not sure what that is. A cross maybe? Possibly a lame effort at a shot? He's been awful for Man Utd since joining. Pogba gets slagged off to high heaven after a single mistake - Sanchez has been nowhere near good enough and seems to be avoiding the criticism. 8:21PM 35 mins Urgh. Sevilla are wasting a lot of chances here. And United are slow to react and close down the opposition. The crowd are restless and quiet, there's no real energy in the match... 8:17PM 32 mins Rashford is the most likely to make something happen here. He drops deeper, surges past one defender with his pace and then some lovely control to tap the ball onto one foot and take it forward with the other. The crowd loves it when he runs at people but don't seem to enjoy Sanchez's aimless chipped balls into the box and sloppy passing. United are making the pitch big now. Sevilla have dropped behind the half way line as a result of the United defensive line pushing higher up too. 8:15PM 30 mins Sanchez gives the ball away while looking for Lingard but at least the crowd wakes up a bit since United are in the Sevilla half. Fellaini fouls Correa in the final third and they go quiet again. 8:14PM 28 mins Muriel goes close again! Miss: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Luis Muriel, 27 min) United look woefully uninspired here. 8:11PM 26 mins Sanchez looks up and crosses into the area, winning a corner. Rashford comes across to take it as an outswinger from the right. Nzonzi heads away at the near post and then there's an offside. 8:08PM 23 mins Possession: Man Utd vs Sevilla Sanchez tracks back, cuts out a poor pass and sends a pretty shoddy one forward to Lukaku, who does really well to control it. Lukaku then spreads play out wide to Rashford who turns the volume up in the stands with some stepovers... and then a cross that doesn't really do anything. United are sitting really deep but want to attack with a forward four. It looks pretty disjointed so far. Average touch positions (22 min) 8:06PM 20 mins Fellaini almost plays his way into trouble but is able to pass back to De Gea. Old Trafford is reeeeeeally quiet. United being forced to pass around their own half near their own box. This isn't the most exciting game I've ever seen Manchester United play and the crowd seem to agree. 8:03PM 17 mins Sevilla have a lot of space to move into in the United half and have already had five shots at goal. Out: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Franco Vázquez, 16 min) None have really threatened but United's tempo has dropped from the first five minutes already! "They haven't got going!" says Steve McManaman. "They look very easy to play against." Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal 8:01PM 15 mins Credit: REUTERS 8:00PM 14 mins Muriel is in! Bailly passes straight to the Sevilla midfield! Correa spins and plays in Muriel and he tries to bend it into the top corner but leans back and skies it. United started with real energy but are now about as cool and calm as the crowd. It's a little quiet in Old Trafford. 7:58PM 12 mins Sevilla have come into this now. They have the ball in the United box again but Bailly blocks a shot. Vasquez is blocked by Smalling, United pass from the back s l o w l y. 7:55PM 10 mins Sevilla win a corner as Vasquez knocks the ball off Valencia. It'll just take one goal to make this incredibly difficult for United... and that's close! Correa attacks at the near post and flicks a header at goal! That's a good effort and he's unlucky to put it over the bar. A warning shot! 7:52PM 7 mins Lingard has the ball on the left, cuts back onto his right and is so close to finding Lukaku at the near post! Banega catches Sanchez with a "naughty challenge" (McManaman's words, not mine) and is booked. If Sevilla get through this game he misses the next one now. Rashford stands over the set piece. It's a fair distance out... and he shoots! Hits the wall... and the goalkeeper has to dive to palm it away. 7:50PM 5 mins United are right up for this. Rashford has started on the right wing, Sanchez the left and Rashford gets forward into the Sevilla box and has a shot blocked. It's a high tempo start from Mourinho's side. 7:48PM 2 mins United have started well! A direct ball forward to Lukaku, who wins the chase and is aggressive with his pressure on Kjaer. He passes inside, the ball comes back and he has the chance to shoot from 20 yards on his right foot! Over the bar. Miss: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 2 min) 7:46PM KICK OFF Man Utd kick off Man Utd get us started! 7:44PM Here come the players! 7:44PM Marouane Fellaini Credit: REUTERS Fellaini was excellent in United's last game, coming off the bench to help them get over the line against Liverpool. He's had a lot of criticism over the years but in my opinion, is one of the most useful and versatile players in the Premier League. A strong, powerful midfielder who can win aerial battles and break up play but who is also fairly adept when attacking through central areas. He rarely gives the ball away too. He's really good. 7:20PM We've found a weakness in De Gea's game He wears contact lenses apparently. 7:19PM Three top lads The BT Sport panel have been effusing over the form of David De Gea, the best goalkeeper in the history of life. "It's a fact. He's the best, I don't care. Top level, so quick, so sharp, his decision making is exquisite. He must be 17 points a season this guy," says Rio Ferdinand. It's nuts how much he's improved since joining. People were calling for his head early on in his Man Utd career but look at him now. The scout who spotted him (Eric Harrison) has incredible potential spotting skills. 6:58PM Pogba on the bench Credit: GETTY IMAGES 6:35PM Starting lineups As expected, Man Utd go with that 4-2-3-1 formation. Sanchez close to Lukaku. How #MUFC line up for tonight's #UCL clash... pic.twitter.com/a7OsKpvmhD— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 13, 2018 Sevilla Here is our starting eleven to face @ManUtd#vamosmisevilla#UCLpic.twitter.com/aU0I8a8yD6— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) March 13, 2018 Rico, Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero, N’Zonzi, Banega, Sarabia, Vasquez, Correa, Muriel 6:09PM Good evening! Hello! Welcome to our liveblog for tonight's match between Man Utd and Sevilla. The first leg was... what was it? Sevilla missed a whole bunch of chances, David De Gea rescued them twice and Jose Mourinho's team was fairly timid. Hmmm. But they've come back to Old Trafford with a 0-0 draw and Mourinho knows how to win European competitions. In actual fact, that first leg performance reminded me a lot of the Fergie days - they weren't all swashbuckling football. Pragmatic, driven to get the result and cautious about giving themselves too much to do. They got the result, now they're at home. And look how nice that home looks. Credit: REUTERS The teams should be with us shortly and we can evaluate how Mourinho plans to approach this one. I'd imagine it'll be that 4-2-3-1 shape which Alexis Sanchez is turning into a 4-2-2-2 (4-2-4? too many numbers pal, help me please) and the emphasis will be on doing nothing stupid. Win the ball at halfway and punish those visiting Spaniards as often as possible on the counter-attack. Will it work? Only football can decide! And the referee. But not the utterly useless ones who stand behind the goal. They can go in the bin.
Jose Mourinho made his reputation as a manager who always seemed to know the right performance for the right game, although as he watched his Champions League campaign turn to dust against a club who were last Spanish title winners in 1946, he may wonder if this old trick is wearing thin. Against Liverpool on Saturday his team dug in to defend a two-goal lead and were lauded for it, and then three days later, when their superiority should have told against such a modest Sevilla side, United could not conjure a coherent attacking performance. They stuttered and they stumbled and then, in the space of four second-half minutes, they conceded two goals to a French substitute who is becoming one of the unlikely heroes of this season’s Champions League. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals than Wissam Ben Yedder in this season’s competition and even that did not guarantee the Frenchman a place in the Sevilla starting XI, instead he had to wait to come on with 20 minutes left and then heaped embarrassment on United. The first of his two goals came just three minutes after the Stretford End had volubly demanded their team attack, and you wondered, at a club where it once seemed second nature, if they have had that instinct coached out of them. Everything Mourinho tried to do to make it better only seemed to achieve the opposite, including the introduction of substitute Paul Pogba - left out in favour of Marouane Fellaini, and then thrown on only to look even less effective than the man he had replaced. If the victory over Liverpool was held up as evidence of Mourinho’s cunning, then it begs the question how they failed to beat a side even further behind the La Liga’s leaders Barcelona in their domestic league than United are behind City. Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal The dawning reality is that Mourinho’s gameplan against Liverpool, that plunder-and-lockdown approach, might work occasionally but what about the nights like these when the stage is set for United to play as United are supposed to play at home? You could make a case for defending against the free-scoring Liverpool on Saturday but there was no justification to play with the handbrake on against a spirited but mediocre Sevilla side who United could have overwhelmed if only they knew how. Man Utd fans must hope Alexis Sanchez has at least hit rock bottom and cannot slip any further United have committed to Mourinho with that new contract and they will hope that a new style evolves that is more tangible for the future of the team than this performance in one of their biggest games of the season. What approach, for instance, does Mourinho take when Brighton come to Old Trafford on Saturday in the FA Cup quarter-final, a competition that is United’s last hope of progressing to a trophy this season? The mood changes very quickly at this club in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era and it could yet get worse. Man Utd 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 74 min) It could be that Manchester City seal the league title next month when they play their old rivals at home and both they and Liverpool have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League with ease. For the United manager it was a result that he brushed off as one of those things that happen in football, recalling times when, as Porto and Real Madrid manager, he had eliminated United, but this is one of those things that happens to teams that have no discernible style of dominating games. They hit the ball early and long to Romelu Lukaku, who had one of his better games, eventually claiming the goal that gave some faint hope to the supporters who had stayed after Ben Yedder’s second. In the first half, Fellaini, recalled for his first start since November 22, operated in a no-man’s-land between a deep midfield and a distant attack, trying to head the ball down into the path of Lukaku or chase shadows in Sevilla’s midfield. Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 78 min) Fellaini tried to get forward and he tried to get back and in the meantime Steven N’Zonzi and Ever Banega had the upper hand in the centre of midfield, although until Ben Yedder’s arrival there was no cutting edge to their attack. Ben Yedder was a futsal international for France, a footballer who developed without the benefit of a traditional academy education, and perhaps Vincenzo Montella’s reservations were about the physicality of this man who now has eight goals to Ronaldo’s 12 this season. He took his first goal beautifully after United, trying to build a move from their own half, lost possession and had it turned back on them swiftly by Sevilla as the ball went from Banega to Pablo Sarabia and then Ben Yedder. He took a fine touch to keep it away from Eric Bailly and then slotted a shot past David De Gea’s left hand. United’s response was instructive, insomuch as they fell apart. On the touchline, Mourinho was demanding his last two substitutions like a man ordering drinks at closing time. Anthony Martial and Juan Mata came on and immediately United seemed to get worse. A cross slung into the area and headed on by Joaquin Correa was steered over the line at the back post by Ben Yedder. Romelu Lukaku celebrates his goal Credit: AFP The warning signs had been there before then when Sevilla had created chances for their Colombian striker Luis Muriel, who had been largely ineffective. Alexis Sanchez had created the best United chance of the first half for Fellaini, which goalkeeper Sergio Rico saved, but this was another poor show from the Chilean who seemed largely to be on the ball a long way from goal. He has not had the transformative effect on the team that was anticipated, unless Mourinho always saw him as an auxiliary midfielder. Lukaku volleyed a Marcus Rashford corner from close proximity for the goal but it is difficult to be a defensive team for the best part of two games and then transition to an all-out attack when your life depends upon it. If United had a plan to win this game then it never quite revealed itself, rather they were a side who spent far too much of the evening trying not to lose until at last even that was beyond them. 10:35PM Reaction Credit: GETTY IMAGES Credit: GETTY IMAGES Credit: AP 10:27PM Are United Mourinho's worst team? This is largely a group of individuals. Mourinho has had success in the past building teams but it's not all about spending big money, it's about getting the right balance of players in the team and to do that is incredibly difficult, especially when you consider how much United have to pay to get anyone. Mourinho's greatest strength is making a group of players better as a team, but that group has to have the desire and determination to battle in every single match. Too many of those United players aren't at it, they're there to perform for cameras rather than as a functioning part of the team. The style of football isn't exciting, that's clear, but despite the many millions Man Utd have spent for Mourinho, this is the least balanced team he's ever had. Paul Scholes says no matter who they buy, how much money they spend, United always look three or four players away from being a team. 10:20PM Mourinho on the wind up Mou: "I've sat in this chair twice before, with Porto - Man Utd out, with Real Madrid - Man Utd out, so this is nothing new for this football club." #MUFC— Kris Voakes (@krisvoakes) March 13, 2018 10:13PM Steven Gerrard defending Mourinho "I think it's just an off-night! They've been good at home!" says Steven Gerrard, the only manager in training out of all the pundits. Having that experience seems to have help him stop himself jumping to conclusions. Scholes and Ferdinand look like they've just been told their houses have burned down. 10:05PM Jose Mourinho reaction "I think the first goal would be always important in this match, not just because of the first leg. We try to be aggressive and intense and I could see some similarities between this and Liverpool but hten we didn't score then Sevilla progressively kept hte ball and controlled the game well. "In second half we had good chances, good approaches to their box, they score one goal and form that moment everything becomes more emotional and much more difficult. The second goal impossible. "The players were completely free for that, we had good situations, we had one good move with Lingard, Rashford and Valencia before end of first half which is exactly what we wanted. I can't say my players had something wrong with their attitude and intention to play. "Fantastic team like Tottenham has the same as us to do that. Liverpool has the Champions League but doesn't have the FA Cup. That's football, that's life, we lost. Tomorrow is another day, Saturday is another match. We have no time for dramas, we have to work because we have an important match on Saturday." 9:59PM Man Utd's shape Average touch positions (0 min) I agree with Scholes there. The shape is all over the place. Sanchez should be wide left but was nowhere near, Rashford was doing his best to make things happen but Lukaku kept dropping deeper and the midfield was way too empty. It's basically a 4-1-4-1 but with all the midfielders trying to occupy the same space. As for players, here's Sanchez's pass map. So wasteful. 9:55PM Paul Scholes says "They were all over the place all night. There was no shape, no nothing. Nothing happened during the game." 9:50PM Rio Ferdinand tearing Man Utd apart The onus is on you to attack. The team started conservative, this team looked like a team who didn't have it in them to win it today. Sanchez looks like a shadow of what he was. Here he looks like a stranger. When you go to a new team you don't lose all your talent. 9:47PM Sevilla wasteful in front of goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:45PM A lot of underestimation of Sevilla going on The BT Sport pundits really don't seem to rate Sevilla. They kept United entirely quiet over two legs and should have won the first, but for De Gea's magical save they would have. In the second, they were patient, waiting for United to come out of their shell... and then punished them once the space was open. A lot of people seem a little Premier League focused - it's not the only league in the world. Can see where Ray Wilkins was coming from about Seville being a bottom 6 Premier League level side. #PunditPower— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) March 13, 2018 9:42PM Dreadful result Paul Scholes "I think that's the way the manager likes to play. It's very difficult watching that. There's no desire, no speed no energy abotu the team. I can't explain it. It'll be interesting to see what the manager had said. The modern game teams go to places and try to score goals. Steven Gerrard "I don't think you can say that about Mourinho, he's more than capable at his level he's a world class manager. I don't think this players have turned up tonight, his big players were poor, Sanchez was poor, Rashford was poor. If you want to get through you need your big players to turn up and none of them were good enough tonight. "United showed them far too much respect." Rio Ferdinand "Top teams don't pick and choose when they play." 9:36PM FULL TIME! MAN UTD ARE OUT OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE! Sevilla deservedly go through to the quarter finals! That's a massive result and one entirely of Man Utd's own making. They approached this far negatively, never got into the game and will look back at this one with embarrassment. 9:35PM 90 mins +4 United are beaten. All over the place, they've left it too late, most of the crowd has already left. Mourinho's going to struggle to spin this one. 9:34PM 90 mins +2 WHAT A MISS! HOW HAS HE MISSED? Ben Yedder is completely through on goal. One on one. The defending is worse than abysmal - Mata is the last man!!!! Yedder gets one on one with De Gea, takes his time, then shoots directly at De Gea's foot. That should be game over. It already is really though. 9:32PM 90 mins +1 Imagine if United had tried to attack at any point during the first leg? It looks very much like they'd have at least scored once. Pogba puts a pass straight out for a throw. That's embarrassing. 9:31PM 89 mins Credit: OFFSIDE Correa is replaced now. He takes his time to leave the pitch, Mourinho has a word with the fourth official. 9:30PM 88 mins Correa slides into a poor challenge on Bailly from behind and then lies on his back for a while. Correa is booked and hobbles away because he's very injured from hacking Bailly. From behind. 9:28PM 87 mins United are on all out attack. Rashford gets a lot of power on a header but is too far from goal to challenge the goalkeeper. It's nice of Man Utd to turn up for the final 10 minutes. 9:27PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! lukaku goal Or is it all over?! Lukaku smashes in from a corner. United fans busy leaving the ground turn back to watch on. What a finish we'll have now! Man Utd 1 - 2 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 84 min) 9:24PM 83 mins Announce De Boer @ManUtd— Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) March 13, 2018 9:24PM 82 mins Those Man Utd substitutions. I cannot believe Moutinho has left Sanchez on. He's done absolutely nothing. Mata and Martial came on for Lingard and Valencia and they've looked worse off for it. Or do they?! Sanchez spreads the play out to the right, Mata puts the ball low to the near post for Lukaku and he shoots over from six yards! Out: Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 82 min) 9:22PM 80 mins SMAALLLLING! He has to score! He has to score there! The ball comes over from the left, it's headed on and Smalling is at the back post in space and slides in. He puts the ball wide of the goal, never threatening the goalkeeper. 9:21PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!! Yedder scores 2 OH WOW! Sevilla have a second! United have left this far too late, not approached the game with anywhere near the drive and focus needed and are, I'd say, deservedly behind. The fans are not happy. Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 78 min) 9:19PM 77 mins Mourinho reacts! On comes Martial. 9:18PM GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! sevilla goal He's made an instant impact! Man Utd aren't awake to the danger, one well taken touch to set himself up and Ben Yedder has fired Sevilla into the lead! United need two goals now! Man Utd 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 74 min) 9:14PM 73 mins Pogba tries a shot from 30 something yards on his left foot and it's actually pretty close! Rico gets across to save it but let's it go. Out: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Paul Pogba, 72 min) Muriel off, Ben Yedder on. 9:12PM 71 mins Rashford gets a kick to the back of his leg and goes down. Oh and look, here comes Ben Yedder. Vincenzo Montella is obviously reading this liveblog. Everyone wave at Montella. Do it now! 9:09PM 68 mins Rashford skips past Mercado without even really trying and is then brought down on the edge of the box. It's wide left of the goal and might be a crossing situation but Rashford is lining up. He bends it high and wide of the far post. Possession: Man Utd vs Sevilla 9:08PM 66 mins Bailly is in the right place to clear a low cross into the box. Sevilla are great at their buildup play and get in attacking positions hang on a minute Pogba has almost given the ball away by his own box and he's gotten away with it again. Anyway, sorry, where was I. Oh - Pogba's given it away again at half way. My point was that Sevilla get into the final third really well but then have absolutely no idea what to do with the ball. Ben Yedder's on the ball and if I recall FIFA 17 well, he's pretty good. 9:06PM 65 mins Credit: GETTY IMAGES Rashford has moved over to the left, Sanchez has gone to the right. 9:04PM 63 mins Lukaku runs onto a chipped ball over the top and wins a corner with a smashed volley off the defender. Rashford takes the corner as an inswinger but it's headed away at the near post. 9:02PM 61 mins Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Sooner or later Sevilla are going to get another one of these on target. 9:02PM 60 mins Sanchez moves inside the pitch again, tries to dictate where the ball should go and then doesn't read a pass, which has to be played with pace because Sanchez is standing right next to a midfielder. He's in the wrong position, disrupting United's width and losing the ball. Hmmm. Pogba is on for Fellaini, which sounds about right. A different sort of player. Fellaini was getting into some decent positions too. 9:00PM 58 mins Sanchez brings the ball up the pitch, doesn't play the through-ball to Lukaku that he wants, keeps going and finds Rashford to his right. Rashford steps over the ball, moves into the box and he could go down here! He's been caught! He stays on his feet and lays it to Sanchez, who toe pokes at goal and hits the defenders. Sevilla counter quickly and are in a decent position here! The ball comes across from wide AND OH MY WORD that is incredible close to finding its way into the bottom corner. Confusion in the defence! Here comes Pogba. 8:58PM 56 mins That's much better from Sanchez! He uses his close control and speed to get away from a midfielder, moves inside and finds Rashford with a pass out to the wing. Rashford looks up, sees Lukaku and tries to bend the ball ahead of him but instead puts it out for a goal kick. United come forward after another probing Sevilla counter-attack and Young plays a clever pass inside the full-back and centre-back for Lukaku. He crosses straight into the goalkeeper's hands. 8:55PM 54 mins Lukaku tries to make something happen, nearly gives the ball away in a dangerous situation but recovers and bursts away from three midfielders. He crosses into the near post, Lingard controls and sets himself up! Another touch... he's too wide now! Lingard shoots and the goalkeeper gets a hand to it. Attempt Saved: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Jesse Lingard, 51 min) Rashford takes over, drives to the byline and smashes the ball across the box. Nobody reads it - Lukaku drops deeper to look for a cut back. Man Utd poachers are supposed to go on the hunt for the Rashford cross! 8:52PM 51 mins Sanchez takes the ball to feet and turns inside. He's supposed to be the left winger, Young is trapped by the halfway line and can't overlap... and that means United have no width that side. Sanchez wins a free-kick about 30 yards out. Pogba has started warming up. He's exactly what this game needs. 8:50PM 49 mins WHAT A TACKLE! ROOOOAAAAAARRRRR! Correa has space in the middle of the United box, turns Rashford (why is he defending?!) and is about to shoot from inside 18 yards and Bailly flies in with a perfectly timed challenge. Brilliant recovery but United's defending was exposed too easily - that's what happens when you go on the attack at the other end! Is what Mourinho might say. 8:49PM 48 mins Lukaku wins a high ball, flicks it on and Lingard's touch lets him down a little. United seem to have stepped it up. They're pressing in the Sevilla half and everything. 8:47PM KICK OFF 2 kick off 2 We're back! 8:45PM What should United do? Average touch positions (half time) I agree with the pundits. I'd take Sanchez off and stick McTominay or Mata on to act as a bridge between Matic and the attack, move the defensive line about 15/20 yards higher up the pitch and move Rashford to the left so he can run down that wing, or possibly Lingard out there. With those two nailing it down the wings and Lukaku looking for direct passes over the Sevilla midfield (look how much of the ball those central midfielders are having!) Fellaini can do some damage. I just don't get why Sanchez keeps being given game time - he's been dreadful in every game he's played so far, giving away the ball far too often and not doing the defensive work he needs to. The most common excuse I've heard for him is that he was out of form at Arsenal so you can't suddenly turn it on. I'm not sure I buy that. He's doing too much, with no thought behind it like a wasp charging at the same window over and again. 8:40PM Paul Scholes seems sad Credit: OFFSIDE For a change, Paul Scholes sounds all down and old manish about Man Utd. On Sanchez: "You can say it's good the manager is giving him chances but he must be coming to the end of his tether with him now. "They've got quick players in the team, use them! Smash the ball up to Lukaku and run off him!" Rio Ferdinand is similarly unimpressed. "It's so slow and conservative and cautious." Steven Gerrard: "I don't think Sevilla are even any good!" 8:32PM HALF TIME Dear god please don't give us more of that. Subdued, timid, fearful... this can only get better in the second half. I hope. Please. "Here's the highlight at half time - the players walking off," says Gary Lineker. 8:31PM 45 mins Fellaini is getting into better attacking positions than Lukaku at the moment. He's meant to be a holding midfielder! Rashford comes across to take a corner, it's headed away well in the six yard box and United go backwards. Fellaini must have been moved forward here because now he's the target of long balls too. Sevilla win the ball back but Muriel's forward pass is nowhere near good enough and Valencia can easily clear. "Possession without punch" is how Ian Darke has described Sevilla and he's dead right. Nzonzi tries a shot that is about 20 miles over the bar. 8:28PM 42 mins It's getting a little feisty now! At last! United attack, Fellaini goes in hard to win the ball and leaves a Sevilla player down. He considers whether to be injured for a second or two but sees play has continued and gets up. Young crosses into the head of a defender, Lingard swings at dropped ball and swipes the defender in the shins, Valencia clashes boots with another defender and gives him a shove because he's annoyed about it. The referee had already given a free-kick for the Lingard bit. 8:26PM 40 mins Credit: AFP 8:25PM 39 mins Great save Rico! Sanchez hits a terrible pass way too hard straight at Lukaku, who unsurprisingly can't control it. United keep the pressure up though and Fellaini is played in down the left! He's in the box! Only the goalkeeper to beat... and he smashes it at goal! Saved! Attempt Saved: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Marouane Fellaini, 38 min) 8:23PM 37 mins Sanchez chests the ball down on the left, cuts onto his right and then hits a... I'm honestly not sure what that is. A cross maybe? Possibly a lame effort at a shot? He's been awful for Man Utd since joining. Pogba gets slagged off to high heaven after a single mistake - Sanchez has been nowhere near good enough and seems to be avoiding the criticism. 8:21PM 35 mins Urgh. Sevilla are wasting a lot of chances here. And United are slow to react and close down the opposition. The crowd are restless and quiet, there's no real energy in the match... 8:17PM 32 mins Rashford is the most likely to make something happen here. He drops deeper, surges past one defender with his pace and then some lovely control to tap the ball onto one foot and take it forward with the other. The crowd loves it when he runs at people but don't seem to enjoy Sanchez's aimless chipped balls into the box and sloppy passing. United are making the pitch big now. Sevilla have dropped behind the half way line as a result of the United defensive line pushing higher up too. 8:15PM 30 mins Sanchez gives the ball away while looking for Lingard but at least the crowd wakes up a bit since United are in the Sevilla half. Fellaini fouls Correa in the final third and they go quiet again. 8:14PM 28 mins Muriel goes close again! Miss: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Luis Muriel, 27 min) United look woefully uninspired here. 8:11PM 26 mins Sanchez looks up and crosses into the area, winning a corner. Rashford comes across to take it as an outswinger from the right. Nzonzi heads away at the near post and then there's an offside. 8:08PM 23 mins Possession: Man Utd vs Sevilla Sanchez tracks back, cuts out a poor pass and sends a pretty shoddy one forward to Lukaku, who does really well to control it. Lukaku then spreads play out wide to Rashford who turns the volume up in the stands with some stepovers... and then a cross that doesn't really do anything. United are sitting really deep but want to attack with a forward four. It looks pretty disjointed so far. Average touch positions (22 min) 8:06PM 20 mins Fellaini almost plays his way into trouble but is able to pass back to De Gea. Old Trafford is reeeeeeally quiet. United being forced to pass around their own half near their own box. This isn't the most exciting game I've ever seen Manchester United play and the crowd seem to agree. 8:03PM 17 mins Sevilla have a lot of space to move into in the United half and have already had five shots at goal. Out: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Franco Vázquez, 16 min) None have really threatened but United's tempo has dropped from the first five minutes already! "They haven't got going!" says Steve McManaman. "They look very easy to play against." Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal 8:01PM 15 mins Credit: REUTERS 8:00PM 14 mins Muriel is in! Bailly passes straight to the Sevilla midfield! Correa spins and plays in Muriel and he tries to bend it into the top corner but leans back and skies it. United started with real energy but are now about as cool and calm as the crowd. It's a little quiet in Old Trafford. 7:58PM 12 mins Sevilla have come into this now. They have the ball in the United box again but Bailly blocks a shot. Vasquez is blocked by Smalling, United pass from the back s l o w l y. 7:55PM 10 mins Sevilla win a corner as Vasquez knocks the ball off Valencia. It'll just take one goal to make this incredibly difficult for United... and that's close! Correa attacks at the near post and flicks a header at goal! That's a good effort and he's unlucky to put it over the bar. A warning shot! 7:52PM 7 mins Lingard has the ball on the left, cuts back onto his right and is so close to finding Lukaku at the near post! Banega catches Sanchez with a "naughty challenge" (McManaman's words, not mine) and is booked. If Sevilla get through this game he misses the next one now. Rashford stands over the set piece. It's a fair distance out... and he shoots! Hits the wall... and the goalkeeper has to dive to palm it away. 7:50PM 5 mins United are right up for this. Rashford has started on the right wing, Sanchez the left and Rashford gets forward into the Sevilla box and has a shot blocked. It's a high tempo start from Mourinho's side. 7:48PM 2 mins United have started well! A direct ball forward to Lukaku, who wins the chase and is aggressive with his pressure on Kjaer. He passes inside, the ball comes back and he has the chance to shoot from 20 yards on his right foot! Over the bar. Miss: Man Utd 0 - 0 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 2 min) 7:46PM KICK OFF Man Utd kick off Man Utd get us started! 7:44PM Here come the players! 7:44PM Marouane Fellaini Credit: REUTERS Fellaini was excellent in United's last game, coming off the bench to help them get over the line against Liverpool. He's had a lot of criticism over the years but in my opinion, is one of the most useful and versatile players in the Premier League. A strong, powerful midfielder who can win aerial battles and break up play but who is also fairly adept when attacking through central areas. He rarely gives the ball away too. He's really good. 7:20PM We've found a weakness in De Gea's game He wears contact lenses apparently. 7:19PM Three top lads The BT Sport panel have been effusing over the form of David De Gea, the best goalkeeper in the history of life. "It's a fact. He's the best, I don't care. Top level, so quick, so sharp, his decision making is exquisite. He must be 17 points a season this guy," says Rio Ferdinand. It's nuts how much he's improved since joining. People were calling for his head early on in his Man Utd career but look at him now. The scout who spotted him (Eric Harrison) has incredible potential spotting skills. 6:58PM Pogba on the bench Credit: GETTY IMAGES 6:35PM Starting lineups As expected, Man Utd go with that 4-2-3-1 formation. Sanchez close to Lukaku. How #MUFC line up for tonight's #UCL clash... pic.twitter.com/a7OsKpvmhD— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 13, 2018 Sevilla Here is our starting eleven to face @ManUtd#vamosmisevilla#UCLpic.twitter.com/aU0I8a8yD6— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) March 13, 2018 Rico, Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero, N’Zonzi, Banega, Sarabia, Vasquez, Correa, Muriel 6:09PM Good evening! Hello! Welcome to our liveblog for tonight's match between Man Utd and Sevilla. The first leg was... what was it? Sevilla missed a whole bunch of chances, David De Gea rescued them twice and Jose Mourinho's team was fairly timid. Hmmm. But they've come back to Old Trafford with a 0-0 draw and Mourinho knows how to win European competitions. In actual fact, that first leg performance reminded me a lot of the Fergie days - they weren't all swashbuckling football. Pragmatic, driven to get the result and cautious about giving themselves too much to do. They got the result, now they're at home. And look how nice that home looks. Credit: REUTERS The teams should be with us shortly and we can evaluate how Mourinho plans to approach this one. I'd imagine it'll be that 4-2-3-1 shape which Alexis Sanchez is turning into a 4-2-2-2 (4-2-4? too many numbers pal, help me please) and the emphasis will be on doing nothing stupid. Win the ball at halfway and punish those visiting Spaniards as often as possible on the counter-attack. Will it work? Only football can decide! And the referee. But not the utterly useless ones who stand behind the goal. They can go in the bin.
Man Utd 1 Sevilla 2: Woeful United dumped out of Europe as Ben Yedder punishes Mourinho's negative tactics
Jose Mourinho made his reputation as a manager who always seemed to know the right performance for the right game, although as he watched his Champions League campaign turn to dust against a club who were last Spanish title winners in 1946, he may wonder if this old trick is wearing thin. Against Liverpool on Saturday his team dug in to defend a two-goal lead and were lauded for it, and then three days later, when their superiority should have told against such a modest Sevilla side, United could not conjure a coherent attacking performance. They stuttered and they stumbled and then, in the space of four second-half minutes, they conceded two goals to a French substitute who is becoming one of the unlikely heroes of this season’s Champions League. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals than Wissam Ben Yedder in this season’s competition and even that did not guarantee the Frenchman a place in the Sevilla starting XI, instead he had to wait to come on with 20 minutes left and then heaped embarrassment on United. The first of his two goals came just three minutes after the Stretford End had volubly demanded their team attack, and you wondered, at a club where it once seemed second nature, if they have had that instinct coached out of them. Everything Mourinho tried to do to make it better only seemed to achieve the opposite, including the introduction of substitute Paul Pogba - left out in favour of Marouane Fellaini, and then thrown on only to look even less effective than the man he had replaced. If the victory over Liverpool was held up as evidence of Mourinho’s cunning, then it begs the question how they failed to beat a side even further behind the La Liga’s leaders Barcelona in their domestic league than United are behind City. Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal The dawning reality is that Mourinho’s gameplan against Liverpool, that plunder-and-lockdown approach, might work occasionally but what about the nights like these when the stage is set for United to play as United are supposed to play at home? You could make a case for defending against the free-scoring Liverpool on Saturday but there was no justification to play with the handbrake on against a spirited but mediocre Sevilla side who United could have overwhelmed if only they knew how. Man Utd fans must hope Alexis Sanchez has at least hit rock bottom and cannot slip any further United have committed to Mourinho with that new contract and they will hope that a new style evolves that is more tangible for the future of the team than this performance in one of their biggest games of the season. What approach, for instance, does Mourinho take when Brighton come to Old Trafford on Saturday in the FA Cup quarter-final, a competition that is United’s last hope of progressing to a trophy this season? The mood changes very quickly at this club in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era and it could yet get worse. Man Utd 0 - 1 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 74 min) It could be that Manchester City seal the league title next month when they play their old rivals at home and both they and Liverpool have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League with ease. For the United manager it was a result that he brushed off as one of those things that happen in football, recalling times when, as Porto and Real Madrid manager, he had eliminated United, but this is one of those things that happens to teams that have no discernible style of dominating games. They hit the ball early and long to Romelu Lukaku, who had one of his better games, eventually claiming the goal that gave some faint hope to the supporters who had stayed after Ben Yedder’s second. In the first half, Fellaini, recalled for his first start since November 22, operated in a no-man’s-land between a deep midfield and a distant attack, trying to head the ball down into the path of Lukaku or chase shadows in Sevilla’s midfield. Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Wissam Ben Yedder, 78 min) Fellaini tried to get forward and he tried to get back and in the meantime Steven N’Zonzi and Ever Banega had the upper hand in the centre of midfield, although until Ben Yedder’s arrival there was no cutting edge to their attack. Ben Yedder was a futsal international for France, a footballer who developed without the benefit of a traditional academy education, and perhaps Vincenzo Montella’s reservations were about the physicality of this man who now has eight goals to Ronaldo’s 12 this season. He took his first goal beautifully after United, trying to build a move from their own half, lost possession and had it turned back on them swiftly by Sevilla as the ball went from Banega to Pablo Sarabia and then Ben Yedder. He took a fine touch to keep it away from Eric Bailly and then slotted a shot past David De Gea’s left hand. United’s response was instructive, insomuch as they fell apart. On the touchline, Mourinho was demanding his last two substitutions like a man ordering drinks at closing time. Anthony Martial and Juan Mata came on and immediately United seemed to get worse. A cross slung into the area and headed on by Joaquin Correa was steered over the line at the back post by Ben Yedder. Romelu Lukaku celebrates his goal Credit: AFP The warning signs had been there before then when Sevilla had created chances for their Colombian striker Luis Muriel, who had been largely ineffective. Alexis Sanchez had created the best United chance of the first half for Fellaini, which goalkeeper Sergio Rico saved, but this was another poor show from the Chilean who seemed largely to be on the ball a long way from goal. He has not had the transformative effect on the team that was anticipated, unless Mourinho always saw him as an auxiliary midfielder. Lukaku volleyed a Marcus Rashford corner from close proximity for the goal but it is difficult to be a defensive team for the best part of two games and then transition to an all-out attack when your life depends upon it. If United had a plan to win this game then it never quite revealed itself, rather they were a side who spent far too much of the evening trying not to lose until at last even that was beyond them. 10:35PM Reaction Credit: GETTY IMAGES Credit: GETTY IMAGES Credit: AP 10:27PM Are United Mourinho's worst team? This is largely a group of individuals. Mourinho has had success in the past building teams but it's not all about spending big money, it's about getting the right balance of players in the team and to do that is incredibly difficult, especially when you consider how much United have to pay to get anyone. Mourinho's greatest strength is making a group of players better as a team, but that group has to have the desire and determination to battle in every single match. Too many of those United players aren't at it, they're there to perform for cameras rather than as a functioning part of the team. The style of football isn't exciting, that's clear, but despite the many millions Man Utd have spent for Mourinho, this is the least balanced team he's ever had. Paul Scholes says no matter who they buy, how much money they spend, United always look three or four players away from being a team. 10:20PM Mourinho on the wind up Mou: "I've sat in this chair twice before, with Porto - Man Utd out, with Real Madrid - Man Utd out, so this is nothing new for this football club." #MUFC— Kris Voakes (@krisvoakes) March 13, 2018 10:13PM Steven Gerrard defending Mourinho "I think it's just an off-night! They've been good at home!" says Steven Gerrard, the only manager in training out of all the pundits. Having that experience seems to have help him stop himself jumping to conclusions. Scholes and Ferdinand look like they've just been told their houses have burned down. 10:05PM Jose Mourinho reaction "I think the first goal would be always important in this match, not just because of the first leg. We try to be aggressive and intense and I could see some similarities between this and Liverpool but hten we didn't score then Sevilla progressively kept hte ball and controlled the game well. "In second half we had good chances, good approaches to their box, they score one goal and form that moment everything becomes more emotional and much more difficult. The second goal impossible. "The players were completely free for that, we had good situations, we had one good move with Lingard, Rashford and Valencia before end of first half which is exactly what we wanted. I can't say my players had something wrong with their attitude and intention to play. "Fantastic team like Tottenham has the same as us to do that. Liverpool has the Champions League but doesn't have the FA Cup. That's football, that's life, we lost. Tomorrow is another day, Saturday is another match. We have no time for dramas, we have to work because we have an important match on Saturday." 9:59PM Man Utd's shape Average touch positions (0 min) I agree with Scholes there. The shape is all over the place. Sanchez should be wide left but was nowhere near, Rashford was doing his best to make things happen but Lukaku kept dropping deeper and the midfield was way too empty. It's basically a 4-1-4-1 but with all the midfielders trying to occupy the same space. As for players, here's Sanchez's pass map. So wasteful. 9:55PM Paul Scholes says "They were all over the place all night. There was no shape, no nothing. Nothing happened during the game." 9:50PM Rio Ferdinand tearing Man Utd apart The onus is on you to attack. The team started conservative, this team looked like a team who didn't have it in them to win it today. Sanchez looks like a shadow of what he was. Here he looks like a stranger. When you go to a new team you don't lose all your talent. 9:47PM Sevilla wasteful in front of goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal Man Utd vs Sevilla shots on goal 9:45PM A lot of underestimation of Sevilla going on The BT Sport pundits really don't seem to rate Sevilla. They kept United entirely quiet over two legs and should have won the first, but for De Gea's magical save they would have. In the second, they were patient, waiting for United to come out of their shell... and then punished them once the space was open. A lot of people seem a little Premier League focused - it's not the only league in the world. Can see where Ray Wilkins was coming from about Seville being a bottom 6 Premier League level side. #PunditPower— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) March 13, 2018 9:42PM Dreadful result Paul Scholes "I think that's the way the manager likes to play. It's very difficult watching that. There's no desire, no speed no energy abotu the team. I can't explain it. It'll be interesting to see what the manager had said. The modern game teams go to places and try to score goals. Steven Gerrard "I don't think you can say that about Mourinho, he's more than capable at his level he's a world class manager. I don't think this players have turned up tonight, his big players were poor, Sanchez was poor, Rashford was poor. If you want to get through you need your big players to turn up and none of them were good enough tonight. "United showed them far too much respect." Rio Ferdinand "Top teams don't pick and choose when they play." 9:36PM FULL TIME! MAN UTD ARE OUT OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE! Sevilla deservedly go through to the quarter finals! That's a massive result and one entirely of Man Utd's own making. They approached this far negatively, never got into the game and will look back at this one with embarrassment. 9:35PM 90 mins +4 United are beaten. All over the place, they've left it too late, most of the crowd has already left. Mourinho's going to struggle to spin this one. 9:34PM 90 mins +2 WHAT A MISS! HOW HAS HE MISSED? Ben Yedder is completely through on goal. One on one. The defending is worse than abysmal - Mata is the last man!!!! Yedder gets one on one with De Gea, takes his time, then shoots directly at De Gea's foot. That should be game over. It already is really though. 9:32PM 90 mins +1 Imagine if United had tried to attack at any point during the first leg? It looks very much like they'd have at least scored once. Pogba puts a pass straight out for a throw. That's embarrassing. 9:31PM 89 mins Credit: OFFSIDE Correa is replaced now. He takes his time to leave the pitch, Mourinho has a word with the fourth official. 9:30PM 88 mins Correa slides into a poor challenge on Bailly from behind and then lies on his back for a while. Correa is booked and hobbles away because he's very injured from hacking Bailly. From behind. 9:28PM 87 mins United are on all out attack. Rashford gets a lot of power on a header but is too far from goal to challenge the goalkeeper. It's nice of Man Utd to turn up for the final 10 minutes. 9:27PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! lukaku goal Or is it all over?! Lukaku smashes in from a corner. United fans busy leaving the ground turn back to watch on. What a finish we'll have now! Man Utd 1 - 2 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 84 min) 9:24PM 83 mins Announce De Boer @ManUtd— Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) March 13, 2018 9:24PM 82 mins Those Man Utd substitutions. I cannot believe Moutinho has left Sanchez on. He's done absolutely nothing. Mata and Martial came on for Lingard and Valencia and they've looked worse off for it. Or do they?! Sanchez spreads the play out to the right, Mata puts the ball low to the near post for Lukaku and he shoots over from six yards! Out: Man Utd 0 - 2 Sevilla (Romelu Lukaku, 82 min) 9:22PM 80 mins SMAALLLLING! He has to score! He has to score there! The ball comes over from the left, it's headed on and Smalling is at the back post in space and slides in. He puts the ball wide of the goal, never threatening the goalkeeper. 9:21PM GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLL