After last night’s drama, we went minute-by-minute for an equally unmissable Champions League semi. Would Jose Mourinho set up an unexpected reunion with his old mates at Chelsea, or could Bayern make it through to a home final in Munich?
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Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich
(3-3 agg aet, Bayern Munich win 3-1 on penalties)
19.29 – For those of you who like to visualise these things, here’s how my good friends over at UEFA reckon they’ll line out this evening.
19.33 – What’s that? You want some more pub trivia from the UEFA press kit? You got it..
- Bayern hold the upper hand with 11 wins to Madrid’s six from the clubs’ 19 matches. Madrid’s home record is W6 D1 L2.
- The sides have met in four European Cup semi-finals with Bayern prevailing three times (1976, 1987, 2001) to Madrid’s one (2000).
- Madrid have won ten of their last 11 home games in the competition.
- Jupp Heynckes has never beaten Spanish opposition in two-legged European ties as a coach. His four defeats include an incredible 1985/86 UEFA Cup tie with VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach where his side beat Madrid 5-1 at home but lost the second leg 4-0.
The weight of history is probably on Madrid’s side, so.
19.42 – Here’s how we’re looking out in the bookmakers’ ledgers.
For 90 minutes — Madrid 8/15 Munich 11/2 Draw 3/1
To qualify — Madrid 4/6 Munich 11/10
Where’s your money?
19.49 – Early chance for Madrid and Khedira has made a bit of a mickey of it. Alonso finds di Maria with a cross-field ball and the Argentinian skins Alaba before pulling back to the onrushing Khedira. Rather than put his foot through it, he sidefoots it into Neuer’s hands. A real chance.
21.06 – Wonderful ball by Alonso with the outside of his right foot to set Marcelo free but it’s flagged for offside. Which is ridiculous, because the last man was about three yards ahead of Marcelo when the ball was played.
22.02 – ET 20mins: Granero is for Ozil. Mou holds up 10 fingers to his men from the line — either he’s telling them how long is left or that’s the universal symbol for “park the bus”.