FULL TIME 2-2 (4-3): Real Madrid advances on aggregate. The players are devastated.
96’ Thiago delivers a beautiful ball for Thomas Müller in the penalty box, but Müller can't hit the volley. That's the game.
93’ Navas makes a crucial save, interrupting a pass to Lewandowski unmarked in the box.
92’ Thiago delivers Bayern’s 11th corner kick to Hummels, but he heads it outside the far post.
89’ Yellow card for Casemiro. Navas punches away the free kick but takes out Varane and himself in doing so. Bayern should have a corner kick.
87' Real makes its final substitution, as Asensio slowly walks off the pitch for Nacho.
85' Real are slowing down the pace of the game, playing for time.
83' James Rodriguez plays the ball out as Asensio goes down with a cramp. He is replaced by Javi Martinez.
80' Bayern take their 10th corner of the night, as they hammer away at Real's defense. Thomas Müller nearly scored on a header, but it was deflected out of bounds by Navas.
78’ Niklas Süle shows his quality as he tackles Ronaldo streaking toward Bayern's goal. Corner kick for Madrid.
75’ Sandro Wagner replaces Corentin Tolisso. Bayern immediately go on the attack. A cross passes just over Wagern’s head, but James nearly scores in the ensuing chaos.
74’ Navas makes yet another spectacular save as Tolisso attempts to score on a cross by Alaba.
72’ Substitutions: Gareth Bale replaces Benzema and Casemiro replaces Kovacic.
67’ Confusion as there are two balls on the pitch. The ref kills the play and a debate ensues. Eventually, the ref just drops the game ball onto the pitch, and Bayern boot it deep into Madrid’s territory.
65’ Yellow card for Lucas Vazquez. Now both players doing the dirty work against Bayern’s left flank are sitting on yellow cards.
63’ BAYERN SCORE! 2-2. James Rodriguez gets it done: yet another hectic scene in front of Real’s goal. After initially protesting for a handball, James collects the ball on the rebound and puts it across the line.
James Rodriguez smashes home the rebound against his former club to give Bayern new hope! pic.twitter.com/JPDJNGI8PD— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 1, 2018
62’ Yellow card for Luka Modric.
59’ Bayern continue to drive at Real’s defense, winning corner after corner. Several chances after the latest one are defeated.
54’ Ronaldo shoots over the crossbar. A perfect cross drifts inside to Ronaldo, but the striker’s one-touch technique shooting off the volley fails him.
50’ David Alaba rockets a shot at the near post from well outside, but Navas spectacularly blocks it with his hand as he makes the diving save.
SECOND HALF, REAL SCORE 2-1 (4-2 aggregate): No changes on either side, but it doesn’t matter. A sloppy back pass by Tolisso trips up Ulreich, who slips up as he realizes he cannot pick the ball up with his hands. Benzema scores into the empty net.
HALFTIME 1-1. Bayern protest in vain for a handball, as a cross by Joshua Kimmich is deflected out of danger by Marcelo’s extended wrist, as he turns away from the ball. Bayern cannot score on the ensuing corner kick.
44’ Tolisso takes a long-range solo shot, but it is well wide of the net—although Navas makes a full strech.
38' Shot by Ronaldo blocked. Ronaldo dribbles around David Alaba and fires at the low inside corner. Ulreich is at hand and blocks it, conceding a corner, which Sergio Ramos heads into the side netting.
34' Bayern nearly had the 2-1: Mats Hummels launched an incredible attack right through the midfield, hitting Lewandowski on a perfect pass through Real's defense. Lewandowski's shot is blocked, Thomas Müller tries to score on the rebound, but it again is deflected toward James, who blasts it over the net.
32' Ribery is not closed down by Luca Modric and dribbles the ball deep into Madrid's penalty area, passing to Thomas Müller. Müller spins on the ball, but can only take a weak shot that is easily scooped up by Navas.
28' Two scares for Bayern: a run by Marcelo into the box creates chaos just in front of Bayern's goal. On the following corner, Kroos dribbles the ball deep into the box yet again, but Mats Hummels clears away the threat.
24' Müller is called for a foul on an aerial challenge with Toni Kroos for no obvious reason. Meanwhile, Nacho is warming up for Real Madrid. Zidane may make a defensive substitution soon.
20’ Ribery finds Thomas Müller in the box, but no one can pick up Müller cross clear through Real's box.
17’ A dangerous throughball reaches Lewandowski at the penalty spot. The striker falls down as he turns. No foul is called.
11’ REAL SCORE: A long cross by Marcelo finds Benzema unmarked at the far post. Ulreich has no chance.
Benzema shakes Alaba at the far post to score just his 2nd goal in his last 19 UCL knockout stage games. pic.twitter.com/aL4yk5inLi— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 1, 2018
6' Real with dangerous chance: Real take a short free kick to Benzema standing outside of David Alaba. Benzema delivers the ball into the box, but the shot goes wide.
3’ BAYERN SCORE! Bayern take control early. David Alaba narrowly missed Thomas Müller on a cross. Just a moment later, Joshua Kimmich finds himself unmarked as a cross is delivered to Tolisso in the box. Madrid fail to clear it, and Kimmich hammers it away.
Joshua Kimmich gives Bayern the early lead with his 2nd goal of the tie and 4th of this UCL this season. Game on! pic.twitter.com/mRPPeacItD— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 1, 2018
KICKOFF: Madrid start with the ball. The match is underway. Auf geht’s!
10 minutes to kickoff: Some love from Boateng:
20 minutes to kickoff: Regarding Tolisso’s place in the lineup, Hasan Salihamidzic told SkySportDE:
Hasan #Salihamidzic bei @SkySportDE:— BILD FC Bayern (@BILD_Bayern) May 1, 2018
„Der Trainer hat sich für die andere Option entschieden. Wir wollen Risiko nehmen, nach vorne spielen und wollen Tore machen.“ @CorentinTolisso statt @Javi8martinez! @Brazzo #RMAFCB
The coach decided in favor of a different option. We want to take a risk, play forwards and score goals.
Hence Tolisso starts instead of Javi Martinez.
35 minutes to kickoff: The teams have emerged from the tunnel and are warming up on the pitch.
59 minutes prior to kickoff: The Bayern Munich starting lineup is and as expected, Javi Martinez is OUT.
And for Real Madrid:
It feels like we’ve been here before. 2-1 down in the first leg, and Bayern Munich once again have a mountain to climb. Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu are no pushovers, and Bayern will be missing key players. However, it’s the Champions League, and Bayern Munich have to show up. There are no ifs or buts. This is the game of the season.
Bayern come into the game with a plethora of injuries. Let’s see — in the long term, we’re missing Jerome Boateng, Arturo Vidal, Kingsley Coman, and Manuel Neuer. Arjen Robben is also confirmed to be out, but for a shorter period of time. Apart from that, David Alaba, who missed the first leg, is back in the squad and should be ready to start. On the other side of the tie, Zinedine Zidane will be without the services of attacking midfielder Isco and right back Dani Carvajal. However, Madrid have more than enough depth to deal with their absences.
It doesn’t look great, but we must have hope. Bayern Munich are a world class team with world class players, and Jupp Heynckes is our coach. If we are ever going to beat Madrid, then today is the day.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
Time: 8:45 pm local time, 2:45 pm EST
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