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Atletico Madrid wins eliminated Bayern after Barcelona now going to final of the Champions League!

 Champions League semi-final encounter between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid which is being played at the Allianz arena.
Atletico won the first leg 1 – 0.

FT: Bayern 2 – 1 Atletico (2 – 2) 


The Spanish team are into the final of the Champions League for the second time in three years

90′ SUB: Koke off, Savic on

90′ There should be a fair bit of stoppage time added on, as Oblak has stayed down following the save on Alaba. The medical staff has been out there for two minutes now as we hit the 90th minute.

87′ SAVE: The importance of that save cannot be understated! The ball comes to Alaba atop the area following a corner, and his half-volley is deflected by Partey. The change in direction goes against the momentum of Oblak, but the keeper somehow reacts to get down and keep it out!

85′ Replays show the foul took place outside the box, before Torres took a tumble inside. Justice done, somewhat. Poor decision from Martinez to dive in. Woeful penalty from Torres. Almost identical to Muller’s in the first half.

84′ SAAAAAVED!!! Neuer goes the right way to keep out Torres with a stunning stop!

83′ PENALTY TO ATLETICO. Foul on Torres by Martinez.

82′ SUB: Griezmann off, Thomas Partey on

80′ STAT: Atlético Madrid have reached the European Cup/Champions League final twice (1974 and 2014), losing on both occasions

79′ CHANCE! Lahm surges forward, Muller helps his cross into the path of Lewandowski, but it’s just behind the striker and Atleti survive…

75′ GOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Lewandowski makes it 2 – 1 for Bayern and 2 – 2 on aggregate. A free header for the Pole who met Vidal’s headed pass from an Alaba cross

73′ SUB: Coman on, Douglas Costa off

72′ OBLAK SAVES! The keeper continues to prove instrumental for this Atletico side as he scurries over to his near post to deny Lewandowski from in close after a clever move from the hosts! That will serve as a bit of encouragement for Bayern, however.

70′ Like the first half, the second half has a lot of tempo to it wwith Bayern with all the possession but Atletico with the better attacking intent

68′ Xabi Alonso tries to get Bayern back in business again with a long-range strike, but Oblak gets everything behind it.

61′ SHOT from Juanfran!!! Juanfran gets on the end of a pass from Luis, but the right-back’s effort is sent wide of the far post. That looked like it was going in from wherever you were looking at it

58′ STAT: Atletico Madrid have always progressed in their last six home/away knockout encounters with German sides in European competition.
Dynamo Dresden were the last German team to eliminate them, back in the 1979/80 UEFA Cup first round.

56′ Extra time not possible now

54′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL! Bayern Munich 1-1 Atletico Madrid. Antoine Griezmann beats the offside trap to snatch that vital away goal. Torres picks out a terrific throughball to play Griezmann in behind the defence. That’s the sort of class we’ve come accustomed to see from the ex-Liverpool striker!

Griezmann celebrates his goal against Bayern Munich

50′ Costa gets his cross all wrong, and that is too close to Oblak. Hit with real venom, however.

49′ VITAL BLOCK! Uncharacteristic play from Atletico as they take a few chances in some dangerous areas in defence, playing around with the ball rather recklessly. It allows Costa to win it back high up the pitch before pulling it back for Vidal, but the Chilean’s first-time effort is turned aside by Godin!

47′ Carrasco does well to win a free-kick off Costa, the resulting set-piece is easily caught by Neuer

46′ SUB: Yannick Carrasco on, Fernandez off

HT: Bayern Munich 1 – 0 Atletico Madrid…Xabi Alonso scored a wonderful free-kick as Thomas Muller missed a penalty which was saved by Jan Oblak. The scores are (1 – 1 agg)

43′ Lahm whips the ball into the middle, but it is headed clear. Koke gets up well to win the header.

40′ Atleti trying to see it out until half time here. Bayern pressing very well, though, and not relenting

38′ Am almost losing my breath here, this game is being played at a frantic pace….Bayern with all the possession

36′ Tensions are running high. Guardiola and Simeone are at each other’s throats on the touchline, as their players leave their foot in whenever they can.

35′ Jose Gimenez was shown a yellow card for pulling Javi Martinez which led to the penalty. Atletico have a life line

34′ PENALTY SAVE by Oblak Muller doubles the lead

30′ GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!! Xabi Alonso scores from the spot

Xabi Alonso celebrates his goal

26′ PENALTY APPEALS DENIED! More great interplay from Bayern down the right, as Lahm and Costa work a clever move to get into the area. The Brazilian’s cross attempt is deflected into the arm of Augusto, but he knew little about it and the Turkish referee waves play on.

25′ 76% possession for Bayern but can they make it count?

24′ NO PENALTY! Oblak fumbles a stinging Ribery effort from distance, Lewandowski reacts, tries to beat Oblak to the loose ball, but can only divert the ball well wide, taking a tumble in the process. The Turkish referee is having none of it.

22′ CHANCE!!! Lewandowski swivels and shoots for goal, but his effort is blocked.

20′ Over 70% possession for the hosts so far, but Simeone won’t mind – he doesn’t even like having the ball

19′ WHAT A CHANCE!!! Muller lays off a long pass from Alonso for Lewandowski but the Pole’s effort from a tight angle is cleared

17′ Vidal has another go from distance with his left foot, but Oblak gets everything behind it. That save was all about confidence

16′ Costa is swarmed by Atletico defenders on the flank but still manages to get a cross in. It takes a deflection into the path of Muller, whose shot winds up being a flick on for Lewandowski. The striker has a clean look at goal from in close, but can’t adjust his body to make contact!

14′ SHOT!!! Gabi’s stinging shot from a lovely layoff is caught by Manuel Neuer….Atletico showing that they can attack themselves

13′ Auturo Vidal just sees a shot go over the bar after some nice fancy work form Ribery releases him

13′ CHANCE! Great ball in from Costa lands right on the head of Lewandowski, but the Bayern top scorer cannot get enough purchase on the header and he glances wide. Juanfran did well to put the Poland international off.

13′ Douglas Costa does well to close down Felipe Luis but as the clearance hits his leg, Oblak quickly comes out to get it

10′ Incredible pace to the game. Bayern very much on top, and are not letting Atleti break whenever they have time on the ball.

9′ Xabi Alonso’s second corner of the game is cleared by Atletico. The ball falls to Franck Ribery on the edge of the box, but his effort is charged down in typically rapid fashion.

6′ Lewandowski does well to rob the ball off Felipe Luiz to win a corner but the resulting set piece is easily handled by Oblak

4′ Torres almost breaks the offside trap and shoots from a tight angle but the referee rightly awards an offside against the Spaniard

3′ The atmosphere at the stadium is electrifying with the Bayern fans trying to get behind their team

2′ Gabi is forced to foul a raging Ribery who was carry out an attacking move

1′ This match has started at great intensity with the two sides looking for a quick attack

1′ Kick off


– Bayern Munich have it all to play for in their Champions League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid
– Atletico won the first leg 1 – 0 at the Vicente Calderon thanks to Saul Niguez spectacular solo goal
– Bayern have won 11 successive home matches in the Champions League since 2014
Bayern Munich welcome Atletico Madrid to the Allianz Arena in a Champions League semi-final tie with the tie in the latter’s favour.
The Germans lost the first leg 1 – 0 at the Vicente Calderon with wonderkid Saul Niguez scoring a spectacular solo goal.

Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez celebrates his goal against Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said his side will look to kill off Bayern by scoring an away goal instead of trying to play for a 0-0 draw, which would take them through.
Bayern XI vs Atletico: Neuer, Lahm, Javi Martínez, Boateng, Alaba, Xabi Alonso, Vidal, Ribéry, Costa, Müller, Lewandowski
Atletico Madrid XI v Bayern Munich: Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Filipe Luis, Gabi, Augusto, Koke, Saul, Griezmann, Torres

Since losing the 2014 semi-final to Real Madrid, Bayern have won 11 successive home matches in the Champions League.
Victory on Tuesday would match Manchester United’s record from 2006-09.

Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich
While Bayern are on the brink of winning their fourth successive Bundesliga title, Atletico remain firmly in the hunt in La Liga.
Simeone’s side are level on points with leaders Barcelona with two matches of the domestic league season remaining.

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