Bayern Munich 1-1 Man City (agg 1-4): Champions League quarter-final – as it happened | Champions League
Pep’s turn. “Three years in a row in the semis … we were against an incredible team … we struggled in the first half … Upamecano broke all the lines down our left side and we struggled with Coman … we were fortunate that before the penalty that we missed, they had one or two chances … but we defended really well and momentum came and the second half was much, much better … (City) are good, the semi-final again! … the finishing from Erling was really good … he is so young … the experience that we have in this competition, the players feel it a lot, they want to do it really well and the pressure is well … the team is exhausted and I don’t know how we are going to recover to play against Sheffield (United in the FA Cup semi-final) … it is so demanding … it will be tough on Saturday.”
Updated at 17.30 EDT
In lieu of Thomas Tuchel, Leroy Sane speaks to BT. “Today was real life … it was a really good, strong game from us … I really have to score … if I do score it’s 1-0 and City are under a lot of pressure … but we lost the first game 3-0 which shouldn’t have happened … it’s tough for me because I had a big chance … we had them under control and won lots of ball in midfield … if I’d have scored, I’d like to know how the game went … I know how strong City are at home, but if you concede three goals away in the first leg it is tough … they know how to control the game … it is really annoying how (the first leg) went, especially after how the team played well today … we have to keep up the spirit and just focus on the league … City look incredible … I like them and how they play, so congratulations to them.”
Updated at 17.31 EDT
Is Silva ready for revenge against Real Madrid? “Hopefully, yes! … We know how tough it is to play Real in this competition … we are going to go for it, definitely … we always go for it … but we feel the team is very, very confident at the minute … and I think we are going through.”
City will travel to Madrid for the first leg in the week beginning 9 May, then welcome the reigning champions to Manchester the following week. The other semi-final is the small matter of a Milan derby. Can you wait? No, us neither.
Updated at 17.20 EDT
An exceptionally cheery Bernardo Silva speaks to BT Sport. “We are feeling very confident … it is a very good moment, the best this season for the team … we have struggled until February … we couldn’t get in that usual run of winning 10, 15 and 20 games in a row but now the team is very consistent … we feel we have a chance in every competition and we are going for them … we know how tough it is … if you drop your performance for one game, you are out of one competition … next game is against Sheffield (United) then Arsenal so it is going to be tough … we are going to enjoy a lot … we are going to work hard to bring some titles back home … winning game after game is very important and we have to keep it that way!”
Updated at 17.14 EDT
City reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for the third consecutive season. They’ll face the 14-time winners and current holders Real Madrid again, just as they did last time round. It’s the very definition of a summit meeting. They celebrate gleefully, having seen off the German champions and six-time winners with two commanding displays. Jack Grealish wears his usual saucy grin; Erling Haaland meanwhile lets a mellow smile play across his face, delighted with City’s advance to the last four, but also maybe with old pals at Borussia Dortmund on his mind. A little payback, perhaps.
Updated at 17.12 EDT
90 min +2: Davies beats Walker in a footrace down the left and cuts back for Mane, who opens his body and pinball-flippers a first-time shot wide left from close range. Mane has the good grace to look utterly deflated.
Updated at 16.56 EDT
88 min: Stanisic is teased by Grealish down the left, and loses the rag, clipping him just outside the Bayern box. Into the book he goes. Before the resulting free kick can be taken, De Bruyne is replaced by Walker.
Updated at 16.51 EDT
86 min: Coman is rugby tackled by Laporte as he races down the left. Laporte is rightly booked, but Tuchel gets involved again, and receives his second yellow card of the evening. The Bayern coach is sent off. It had long been coming.
Updated at 16.55 EDT
84 min: Haaland is replaced by Alvarez. When the game restarts, Davies steams down the left and crosses low for Tel, who spins and flashes a shot just wide right of goal. Ederson had it covered. Just.
Updated at 16.48 EDT
GOAL! Bayern Munich 1-1 Manchester City (Kimmich 83 pen); agg 1-4
Kimmich stutters, sits Ederson down, and slams the penalty down the middle. It’s not quite game on, seeing Bayern need three more in seven minutes, but here we are.
Updated at 16.57 EDT
Penalty to Bayern!
82 min: The referee is sent over to the monitor. He takes one look, turns around, draws a TV screen in the sky, and points to the spot. Mane had appealed for that penalty with a cheeky grin on his face, for what that’s worth. It’s a soft one. It did hit Akanji’s arm, but you’d have thought that proximity was a factor there.
Updated at 16.52 EDT
78 min: Ederson plucks the resulting corner from the sky. Then City nearly play themselves into trouble, but nobody outside the ground knows how or why, because the television director is far too busy showing footage of Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn sitting in the stand with a face on. To be fair, it’s all entertainment for the masses, one way or another.
Updated at 16.43 EDT
77 min: Bayern come again. Coman comes again. He drops a shoulder to make space down the right but his shot-cum-cross is blocked by Dias. A corner on the right leads to another on the left. Before that can be taken, Pavard is replaced by Stanisic.
Updated at 16.40 EDT
76 min: Bayern have the ball in the net! But it won’t count. Coman is sent clear down the right by Kimmich. He cuts back and shoots. The ball deflects across the face of the goal towards Tel, who slots from six yards. But Coman is flagged offside, correctly so.
Updated at 16.39 EDT
73 min: Kimmich floats a cross in from the right to Muller, who eyebrows softly towards Ederson. Bayern threatened to make a game of this in the first half, but everyone now knows this is over.
Updated at 16.37 EDT
69 min: The increasingly ragged Upamecano attempts to send Mane clear down the left with a long diagonal pass. He shanks it straight through to Ederson, a good 30 yards off target. “I think it’s fair to say that Upamecano has managed to play his way out of Munich over these last two Champions League games,” suggests Matthew Lysaght, parking his transfer tanks on Fabrizio Romano’s lawn. There he goes!
Updated at 16.35 EDT
67 min: Musiala dribbles down the middle and slips a pass wide right for Choupo-Moting, who attempts to thread a shot towards the bottom right. Easy for Ederson. “For the longest time, I’ve enjoyed watching Bayern play in Europe,” begins Aditi Modi. “I love their free-scoring, gegenpressing, dramatic, fun style of football. That being said, I’ve been enjoying a sadistic sort of pleasure watching them struggle over the past two legs, ever since the sacking of you-know-who.”
Updated at 16.32 EDT
62 min: Haaland is relentless and chases down De Ligt to earn a corner. Nothing comes of it, but, with apologies for belabouring the point, what a player.
Updated at 16.27 EDT
61 min: Grealish teases Pavard down the left and draws a foul. Pavard goes into the book. Upamecano heads the resulting free kick clear; he’s been statistically due to get something right during this quarter-final tie, and there it is.
Updated at 16.25 EDT
GOAL! Bayern Munich 0-1 Manchester City (Haaland 57); agg 0-4
Coman dribbles into the City box from the right. He reaches the corner of the six-yard box and hits a fierce shot-cum-cross that Ederson somehow turns away from the nearby Choupo-Moting. A tap-in having been denied, Stones lashes a clearance upfield. De Bruyne slides Haaland into space down the inside-left channel, sends the sliding Upamecano off to the shops for a copy of Bild, and lifts a shot over Sommer and into the right-hand side of the net! Game over!
Updated at 17.17 EDT
55 min: City break upfield at speed. De Bruyne slips Grealish off down the middle. Grealish sends Haaland away down the left. Haaland enters the box and should roll across for De Bruyne to tap in, but goalscorers gonna goalscore, and he attempts to lash home from the edge of the box. Sommer gathers, and De Bruyne fumes.
Updated at 16.19 EDT
54 min: Ake is booked for a late slide on Pavard. Meanwhile the referee has booked someone on the Bayern bench. It’s not Tuchel, who, already on a booking, is still hanging around. But for how much longer?!
Updated at 16.17 EDT
49 min: Musiala drives infield from the left before laying off for Pavard. A cross comes in. Grealish is forced to head behind for a corner. Sane sends it in from the right … and fails to beat the front man. Very disappointing for Bayern, who need something to happen sooner rather than later. City have started the half in pretty comfortable fashion.
Updated at 16.13 EDT
47 min: City start the half confidently, stroking the ball around awhile, then sending Grealish off down the left. Grealish lays off to Ake, who hits a low drive-cum-shot that squirts through to Sommer. “Despite not scoring, Bayern have looked the more dangerous side,” argues Justin Madson. “Wonder what the scoreline would be like if Lewandowski didn’t decide to take Europa League play with Barca instead. They’ve missed him a lot this season, both here and in the league.”
Updated at 16.10 EDT
Half-time postbag. “Bold prediction. Now that Bayern have failed to score in the first half, I believe that they will most probably capitulate, much like Chelsea yesterday, despite being the better team in the first half” – Aditi Modi
“This game is over. Pep can start his Real Madrid nightmare by thinking up some eccentric starting XI” – Jeff Sax
“I know the likes of Fergie were able to build a siege mentality to get the best out of some players but is Tuchel getting on like a baby at every decision really helping his team?” – Samuel Campbell
“The bear-faced cheek (sic) of the Bayern defender who went into the area to pick up an unidentified stationary object in the penalty area paid off. And Haaland duly missed by a country mile. Makes for a much more interesting match!” – Colum Fordham
“Death, taxes, and Joshua Kimmich getting booked” – Harriet Osborn
Updated at 16.01 EDT
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