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Bayern Munich 0-0 Sevilla: Full time. Bayern advance!

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It was a gritty match—especially for Robert Lewandowski—but Bayern maintained its composure and will advance to the semifinals.

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FULL TIME: 0-0 Bayern vs Sevilla. Bayern advance to the semifinals of the Champions League after a tense match against Sevilla. The fans were not rewarded with a goal, but the team lives to fight another day.


(90+): Joachin Correa is sent off for a horrible tackle on Javi Martiney. The bench jumped to its feet as Robben tried in vain to score. Sandro Wagner sees yellow for doing his part to stand up for his teammate. Tempers are flaring on the sidelines, as Vincenzo Montella seethes. Thankfully, Javi Martinez is unhurt.


(87’): Rafinha has put in a hero’s shift at left-back, but he’s taken all the beating he can take. Niklas Süle will now replace him, as Bayern seemingly are content to play for the 0-0 draw.


(77’): Sandro Wagner is on for Robert Lewandowski. Lewy has been battered the entire match. He leaves sporting bandages on his left cheekbone, which had noticeably swollen earlier.


(76’): Double N’Zonzi: he is lucky not to have been sent off the pitch with a second yellow card after a blatant foul on James. Then seconds later, he blasts a chance into the air over Bayern’s goal.


Meanwhile... Michael Ballack is in the building!


(71’): Thiago replaces Franck Ribery. James will probably shift out to the left. Meanwhile, Sevilla’s Sarabia has been replaced by Sandro Ramirez.

Thiago finds Robben right away, but Robben makes a go at the near post and fires the ball into the side netting.


(67’): Jupp Heynckes is giving instructions to Thiago, who has been warmed up since halftime. It looks like he will soon come on.


(64’): Bayern again flirt with a goal, but can’t produce anything. Robben cuts in from the right and just keeps on dribbling until he runs out of room. Eventually, the ball comes to an unmarked James, but Soria is ready. Meanwhile, Lewandowski has again been fouled by Lenglet and is lying on the sideline.


(59'): Sevilla win a free kick outside the box. A well struck ball by Banega finds, Correa whose header hits the crossbar. Bayern are lucky not to have conceded.


(54’): Great effort by Kimmich, keeping an overhit pass inbounds. He passes the ball inside to Müller, but the captain's shot is caught by Soria. Bayern still can't break through Sevilla's defense.


SECOND HALF: We’re underway yet again. No substitutions at halftime.


HALFTIME: Some quick hit thoughts...

  • Sevilla is not playing as if they need to score. They seem content to absorb pressure and hope like hell for a successful counter-attack.
  • Bayern has not played poorly, but is not capitalizing on its chances offensively. I don’t want to say they are gripping, but possibly just thinking too much instead of playing instinctual.
  • Lewandowski has been mauled, which is really the only way Sevilla is able to contain him. If he stays in the game (I’d expect him to), he could be primed to score.
  • The Bayern defensive end is still prone to some lapses in judgement or decisiveness.
  • Rafinha seemed injured enough to possibly leave the game. It will be interesting to see if Juan Bernat, who struggled mightily in the opening leg, takes the field after the break.

(45’+2): Lewandowski has just been obliterated physically this half. Bruised face, stepped on, kicked...it’s amazing he is still standing.


(45’): After a sliding tackle deep in his own end, Rafinha’s left should appears to be banged up and walked off the field. For as much as Bayern has put pressure on Sevilla, they have had a few lapses defensively that could have been costly.


(42’): The free kick game of James is not on-point today as he curls one too far for an easy catch.


(40’): More Bayern pressure! This time Muller to Robery, but it’s broken up and sent out of bounds. Great stretch of attacking here for Bayern...now they just need to FINISH!


(39’): Ribery with a tremendous ball to a charging Robben, but the Dutchman airmailed it!


(37’): Robbery in action! Robben with a great pass to Ribery, but a great save! Bayern is inching closer to getting on the scoreboard.


(35’): Boateng....come on. You are better than that. Floated one too far inside the box that was fielded by the GK and subsequently giving up possession.


(31’): Sevilla is not being as aggressive as they need to be. Not that I am complaining about it. Bayern is trying to get this game out of the muck, but despite some good opportunities just has not converted...yet.


(26’): Escudero is banged up for Sevilla and is off the field.


(24’): Big touch there by Ribery costs Bayern an opportunity. Bayern has been the more assertive team, but Sevilla has been a complete pest.


(21’): Kimmich and Robben are just looking very comfortable together. So dangerous.


(17’): Sevilla yellow cards so far are Gabriel Mercado (2’) and Steven Nzonzi (10’). Bayern has had solid offensive pressure, but Sevilla is picking their spots and making life hard on Die Roten.


(10’): Lewandowski is getting beat up. Has a quality mouse already.


(6’): Kimmich lofts a cross up-high for Lewandowski, who headed it toward the goal where it was knocked away for a corner. Good start for Die Roten as far as pressure goes.


(5’): Robben with the patented cut-in and shoots just wide! If Sevilla keeps giving him that much space, it will be a LONG game for them.


(2’): Müller with a beautiful through ball to Lewandowski, who is hauled down outside the box. Yellow card to Sevilla. James missed the free kick with a shot over the crossbar.


KICKOFF! Bayern Munich 0-0 Sevilla: Come join us in the comments section below. It’s not the same as the Allianz Arena, but we’re a jolly little community here! Say hi and get right into the action, we won’t bite (unless Jupp sends word...then all bets are off).

The Allianza Arena sounds like a HUGE party. Mia San Mia.


8 minutes until kick: Get yourself loose!


35 minutes until kickoff: Jupp is not messing around.


59 minutes until kickoff: Thomas Muller and Jerome Boateng reach career milestones!


Lineup analysis: Looks like Jupp Heynckes is going for the jugular. Kill them off ASAP is the plan. James Rodriguez, Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery, and Robert Lewandowski all on the pitch at the same time = ded Sevilla. At least, that’s the plan.


One hour until kickoff: We have lineups!


THE CHAAAAAAMPIOOOOONS!!! Sorry, had to get that off my chest. After yesterday’s unbelievable elimination of Barcelona by AS Roma, it’s safe to say that a new zest has been injected into this UEFA Champions League tie. Bayern Munich face Sevilla in the Champions League quarter finals, and a spot amongst the top four of Europe is at stake.

Bayern Munich come into the game with the advantage, having secured a 2-1 away win at Seville the week before. However, Sevilla will likely be galvanized by Roma’s performace the other day, and might seek to make a comeback. The Bavarians will have to be on their toes. Kingsley Coman and Manuel Neuer remain sidelined, while Arturo Vidal and David Alaba are doubtful for the game. Therefore, expect Thiago Alcantara to pair up with Javi Martinez in midfield.

In attack, Robert Lewandowski is one of several Bayern players one yellow away from missing the first leg of the semis, so it is possible that Jupp Heynckes might start Sandro Wagner in his stead. However, that is very unlikely, as Bayern would prefer to kill the game off as early as possible, and then sub the players at risk of suspension.

It’s Bayern time.


Match Info

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Time: 8:45 pm local time, 2:45 pm EST

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