UEFA Champions League

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  • Saúl 11’
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UEFA Champions League
Estadio Vicente Calderón
Attendance 52,127


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      LIFTED OVER! A modest passing move from the visitors comes to an end as Bernat sends a hopeful shot over the bar - and that will do it for the opening 45 minutes!
    • 90'
    • 90'
      WAS THAT THE CHANCE?! Vidal makes a late run from midfield to get on the end of Muller's knockdown, but the Chilean can't get his contact right, bouncing a tame strike into the hands of Oblak. That may just about do it...
    • 90'
      Atletico commit everyone back to see this one out and they're looking quite comfortable in the air as they do away with cross after cross. Benatia finally gets his head to a Ribery delivery, but can't generate enough power behind his header to really test Oblak.
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      That's all for our live coverage from the Vicente Calderon, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
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      Saul's wonder strike is enough as Diego Simeone's side hold on to take a slender lead with them to Munich for the second leg, despite waves of pressure from Die Roten. Bayer mounted quite a response in the second half, but in the end they couldn't bead Oblak as they have their work cut out for them
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      HALF-TIME: ATLETICO 1-0 BAYERN. A moment of brilliance from Saul is all that separates these two sides at the end of a riveting first half at the Vicente Calderon. It has been a tactical battle between to wonderfully coached sides, though the hosts are deserving of their lead at the interval. Bayern
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      Pep Guardiola rotates his squad a great deal, having the luxury to rest many of his players in the league with the title all but wrapped up. Philipp Lahm, Javi Martinez, David Alaba and Juan Bernat are brought into a completely changed back line, replacing Rafinha, Medhi Benatia, Serdar Tasci and Jo
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      Diego Simeone has to do without Diego Godin (hamstring) as the defender misses his first Champions League match of the season. Stefan Savic is chosen to partner Jose Gimenez in his absence, ahead of Lucas Hernandez who drops to the bench after starting in the victory over Malaga on the weekend. The
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      SUBS: Tasci, Benatia, Ribery, Gotze, Muller, Ulreich, Kimmich.
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      BAYERN (4-3-3): Neuer; Lahm, Martinez, Alaba, Bernat; Thiago, Alonso, Vidal; Coman, Costa, Lewandowski.
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      SUBS: Moya, Correa, Gamez, Hernandez, Partey, Vietto, Kranevitter.
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      ATLETICO (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Savic, Luis; Saul, Gabi, Fernandez, Koke; Torres, Griezmann.
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      With that being said, let’s take a look at our team news for tonight:
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      Domestically the advantage is held by Pep Guardiola’s side, who need just one more win to wrap up a fourth consecutive Bundesliga title, allowing their focus to stray a bit from the league. Atletico, meanwhile, are tied with Barcelona at the summit with just three games remaining, making every game
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      Atletico are riding high after an impressive showing across two legs in the quarter-finals, eliminating the defending champions Barcelona. It was a gutsy effort from Simeone’s side who were pushed to the brink and nearly sent packing in the previous round by PSV. Bayern narrowly escaped both their q
    • 0'
      This is just the second meeting between the two clubs in Europe, with Bayern getting the better of the first, denying Atletico their first success in the competition with a 4-0 victory in the 1974 European Cup final in Brussels - in a replay after the original match ended in a 1-1 draw. The result l
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      Hello and welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to our LIVE coverage of the first of two legs in this Champions League semi-final, as Atletico Madrid play host to Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon. Die Roten are chasing their first trip back to the finals since winning it in 2013, while Diego Simeone’s
    • 1'
      We're under way in the Spanish capital!
    • 3'
      Bayern enjoy the wealth of possession in the early stages, which is something neither team are strangers to - Bayern keeping the ball and Atletico defending against it. A giveaway allows Atletico their first taste on the ball, before a hard tackle from Arturo Vidal breaks up the play and elicits the
    • 5'
      Atletico don't take long to settle into the match, as they enjoy a good spell on the ball in the attacking half. They're pressing the ball so well in the higher areas when Bayern are in possession, and it's going to make it very difficult on the visitors to work their way through this compact Atleti
    • 7'
      STAT: Atletico and Bayern’s only previous competitive encounter was in the 1974 European Cup final. The Bavarians were victorious 4-0 in a replay after the teams played out a 1-1 draw (after extra-time) in the initial final.
    • 9'
      This has been an excellent battle in the opening stages. The ball is largely being contained in midfield, but it's an exciting tactical battle to watch between to very well-coached sides. Chances may prove hard to come by in this tie.
    • 11'
      G Saúl Assist A. Fernández
    • 11'
      Augusto Fernandez picks up the assist, one of the easier ones he will get in his career.
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      OH MY WORD WAS THAT EVER SPECIAL! ATLETICO STRIKE FIRST IN THE TIE! It's an absolutely stunning individual effort from Saul - a goal every bit fitting for this stage of the competition! The midfielder goes on a probing run, beating Bernat before navigating his way beyond the tackle of Alonso. He get
    • 13'
      Bayern respond well to falling behind, with Atletico looking a bit uncharacteristically sloppy at the back. The visitors press for an immediate equaliser, and Vidal nearly grabs it with a header, but Gimenez is on hand to clear it off the line.
    • 15'
      The noise level inside the Vicente Calderon is superb and it's got the hosts running riot at the moment. They're so quick to close down on the ball and win it back, while offering Bayern next to nothing on the front foot. Alaba gets frustrated and tries his luck from range, but isn't able to test Ob
    • 17'
      STAT: Bayern, the top attacking side in this Champions League campaign (28 goals), have scored exactly twice as many goals as Atletico (14) in the 2015/16 edition.
    • 19'
      Die Roten are trying to patiently build, content to sit on the ball just inside the attacking half and work it around without any real urgency as they wait for an opening. But Atletico are so organised off the ball that Bayern aren't finding any joy whatsoever at the moment - and their rhythm just i
    • 21'
      Alonso receives a warning for a hard challenge in midfield, as the tackles start to come flying in. For all their shortcomings in possession up to this point, Bayern are doing an excellent job of winning the ball back quickly after giving it up - they just have to create more with it.
    • 23'
      The game is being played predominantly in the Atletic half at the moment, but it's the likes of Alaba, Vidal and Alonso who are enjoying the most time on the ball, when Bayern would prefer to have Costa and Coman in possession. The two wingers have been mere spectators up to this point.
    • 25'
      CLEVER ATTEMPT! Vidal makes a strong jaunt down the right flank and wins a free-kick following a foul by Luis. Alaba stands to take it as Bayern pack the bodies in the penalty area, but the Austrian goes for goal, trying to catch Oblak out at his near post. He struck it well, and had the keeper scra
    • 27'
      STAT: Atletico have kept a clean sheet in 13 of their last 15 Champions League matches at the Calderon. Benfica’s Goncalo Guedes is the last player to score past Jan Oblak at Atletico’s ground, 456 minutes ago and counting...
    • 29'
      GOOD CHACNCE! Griezmann manages to sneak behind the defence and get on the end of a throughball, but Neuer does really well to close down his angles and deny the striker at the near post - though his contact wasn't the cleanest. Still, it's a warning sign from the hosts on the break.
    • 31'
      Back and forth these sides go as the game becomes increasingly stretched. The passion on display from these players in superb, and it's making for some excellent viewing. Tackles are flying in and every little incident is being cheered or jeered by these spirited home supporters.
    • 33'
      Much better from Bayern! Coman finally makes his presence felt, linking up with Vidal before going on a nice run down the right. He tries to whip a ball across the face of goal with pace, but Oblak shows strong hands to retrieve it at his near post.
    • 35'
      Wasteful! Good, inquisitive possession from the visitors as they start to find a bit of rhythm on the ball. They're clicking a bit more in the final third, but a crafty move comes to a disappointing end as Vidal lifts an effort miles over the bar - and he gets the treatment from the crowd as a resul
    • 37'
      STAT: Atletico have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League/European Cup for the fifth time. Meanwhile, it’s Bayern’s 18th appearance in the final four of the competition, only Real Madrid can boast more (27).
    • 39'
      Bayern continue their push for an equaliser before the interval, but as they pack more bodies forward they're leaving themselves vulnerable on the break. Saul makes a tidy run off the ball and gets spotted by a team-mate, before being fouled in a dangerous area by Costa.
    • 40'
      There's some deliberation from the referee, but after a quick chat with the linesman on the near side, he produces a yellow card.
    • 41'
      After plenty of build-up, the free-kick is taken by Koke, but he produces an uncharacteristically weak delivery from the set-piece. There's too much height and weight behind his delivery, which allows Neuer to make a simple catch at the far post.
    • 43'
      Momentum is shifting as the half-time interval draws near. The hosts are enjoying the bulk of possession as they search for a second, pinning Bayern deep in their end. Luis whips in a cross to the near post which Koke flicks on, but a strong defensive header from Martinez ushers it behind for a corn
    • 45'
      There will be just one minute added on at the end of this first half.
    • 46'
      Back underway in the Spanish capital!
    • 48'
      GOOD EARLY CHANCE! Lewandowski, who has been a peripheral figure after 45 minutes, shows good strength to advance the ball down the right. His attempted pull-back is behind Coman, but it comes to Vidal who sees his first-time shot blocked before Atletico scramble clear.
    • 50'
      Atletico have their lead to defend, but they have to be wary of setting up shop too quickly, and dropping deep in defence to try and preserve the clean sheet. At this point, keeping Bayern out is most important, but selling out to defend their lead isn't the way to go about doing that - certainly no
    • 52'
      STAT: Atletico have won 12 of their 16 Champions League games at the Calderon under Diego Simeone (D3, L1).
    • 54'
      SENSATIONAL STRIKE! Out of nothing, Bayern nearly pull level! Alaba is more than capable of producing a screamer every now and again, and he's nearly done so here! The Austrian picks up the ball 30 yards out and unloads a cannon of a strike that has Oblak beaten clean, but it rattles off the undersi
    • 56'
      WONDERFUL SAVE! Relentless pressure from Bayern who have really hit their stride here. Martinez rises above his marker to meet a corner and sends a strong header down towards goal, but it's just a bit too close to Oblak who is able to react quickly to keep it out!
    • 58'
      Bayern asking all sorts of questions here as they inch closer to a breakthrough. Atletico are really second best at the moment, and they're requiring all hands on deck to keep out the Bundesliga outfit. Vidal turns and sends a searching cross in towards the far post, but Lewandoski is watched closel
    • 60'
      BRILLIANT RUN! That's exactly what Coman is capable of! He navigates his way beyond three Atletico defenders before trying to pull the ball back into the danger area where a few black shirts are lurking, but a lovely recovery tackle from Gimenez ushers the ball away.
    • 62'
      Tempers boiling over! Atletico can find no way out of their end at the moment but they've yet to be punished. Vidal does well to win a header and knock the ball into the danger area for Lewandowski, but Gimenez is able to clear just ahead of the striker, who then catches him with a late challenge -
    • 64'
      SI F. Ribéry SO A. Fernández
    • 64'
      Pep Guardiola makes his first change and it's the always dangerous Franck Ribery who comes on to replace Coman. Can the Frenchman provide the difference in attack to help Bayern track down the elusive away goal?
    • 66'
      STAT: Atletico 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.
    • 68'
      The tempo has slowed a bit as Atletico have emerged from the latest spell of Bayern possession unscathed. The hosts have found their legs again, as they get back to closing their gaps admirably in midfield, but you get the sense this game is far from over.
    • 70'
      SI T. Müller SO A. Fernández
    • 70'
      Die Roten waste no time making their second change, and it's a positive one as they show their intent to grab an equaliser. Thomas Muller is brought on for an added attacking presence, replacing Thiago.
    • 72'
      Despite largely dominating this second half, frustration is building in the Bayern team. Bernat concedes a foul for a hard challenge on Koke, before the visitors concede a pair of needless corners. This is the first pressure they've come under in this second half.
    • 74'
      FABULOUS EFFORT! This Bayern team certainly isn't afraid to try their luck from distance! Vidal produces the latest effort, a drive which was arrowing its way into the top corner before Oblak got across to knock it aside! That's another terrific stop from the young keeper.
    • 76'
      THAT SHOULD HAVE ENDED IT! Textbook counter from Atletico, who break with pace on the counter. Torres does absolutely everything right, producing a run to rival that from Saul earlier. He gets into the area and steps inside his marker, but rattles a strike off the inside of the post! Koke arrives on
    • 77'
      SI M. Benatia SO A. Fernández
    • 77'
      A final roll of the dice from Pep Guardiola who opts to bring on Medhi Benatia, with the hope that he can provide an added threat in the air. Giving way to make room is Juan Bernat.
    • 78'
      STAT: Atletico have won only one of their last six Champions League games in the knockout stages (D3, L2), their last outing against Barcelona (2-0).
    • 80'
      Has to be better! Costa starts another teasing move from the hosts, playing his side forward into attack. The ball comes all the way through to Alaba atop the area after a cutback, but the Austrian can't get the contact right this time as he sends an effort well over the bar!
    • 82'
      With Koke staying down injured, Neuer runs off his line and tries to peel the midfielder off the ground. You can't do that, and the referee takes notice as he produces a booking for the keeper as well.
    • 82'
      I'm not sure what exactly Bayern are arguing about here! Koke is sent toppling over by a firm and late challenge from Benatia, but the visitors feel the Atletico playmaker went to ground too easily - though replays indicate that's far from the case. The centre-half is booked for his challenge.
    • 84'
      Saul becomes the third player booked in two minutes, though the first for Atletico as he responds with a hard challenge of his own near the halfway line. It's likely his last contribution of the night as he looks set to give way here in the first change for the hosts.
    • 85'
      SI T. Partey SO A. Fernández
    • 85'
      Saul does give way, but not before a standing ovation from the home fans, as he's replaced by Thomas Partey for the final five minutes.
    • 87'
      Bayern have seen so much of the ball in this game, and that continues to be the case here as the match winds down - but Atletico have proven stingy yet again in defence. The visitors are running out of ideas, made evident as a searching cross from Costa is sent safely into the arms of Oblak with few
    • 88'
      OUCH! Vidal has made a number of hard tackles tonight, but this latest one on Juanfran is the strongest and it will finally see him into the referee's book. Time is running out on Bayern now...
    • 90'
      There will be four minutes added on at the end of this match. Is there a twist in store?

    Line Up

    Javi Martínez
    Douglas Costa



    Diego Simeone
    Miquel Nelom



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 7 11
    Yellow Cards 1 4
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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