Setien’s last game in charge of Barcelona?
Coutinho (Bayern) scores
Coutinho (Bayern) scores! Barcelona 2-7 Bayern Munich
GOAL – Barcelona 2-6 Bayern Munich
Barcelona have conceded six goals in a European match for the first time since losing 5-4 to Levski Sofia in March 1976 in the UEFA Cup. Drubbing.
63MINS: GOAL – Barcelona 2-5 Bayern Munich
GOAL! Barcelona 2-5 BAYERN MUNICH
Magic from Alphonso Davies, what a star this lad is! On the wing from a standing start, he skips past Nelson Semedo along the byline, and also sees off the challenge from Gerard Pique before laying the ball back for Josh Kimmich to tap home. The celebrations though are with the Canadian who let’s face it did 90 per cent of the work.
58mins: Gooooaaal!!!!! Barcelona fighting back through Luiz Suarez
Barcelona 2-4 Bayern
Barcelona 1-4 Bayern Munich
Striker Robert Lewandowski taps in from Thomas Muller’s pull-back, but the midfielder was miles offside. The assistant waited for the play to be… played out.
There are howls and jeers from the piped crowd
Meanwhile Luis Suarez goes into the book for clipping Thiago.
46 MINS: Substitution. Griezmann (in) – Sergi Roberto (out) (Barcelona)
Thomas Müller has now scored 23 goals in the Champions League knockout stages, the third-most of any player behind Cristiano Ronaldo (67) and Lionel Messi (47). Stage.
2nd Half resumes
Can Barcelona turn this game around?
They will need a miracle to achieve that. This is the first time in the club’s history that Barcelona concedes four goals in first half.
They only need three goals to get back on level terms, but the way they are defending they are probably going to need seven goals in this next 45 minutes.
Barcelona 1-4 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich are too slick, too powerful, too clever, too efficient.
31MINS GOOOOALL!!!!!! Thomas Muller.
29MINS: Gooooal! Gnabry (Bayern) scores!
22MINS: GOAAAL : Perišić (Bayern) scores!
13min: The end-to-end action continues as Robert Lewandowski has a shot that falls off target. Maybe he should take shooting tips from Muller, who showed how it was done earlier.
BAYERN 1-1 BARCELONA
- Alaba slices own goal to level scores
- Müller hits opener after team move
- Boateng, Neuer deny Luis Suárez
- Winners vs Man. City/Lyon in semi-finals
GOAL! BARCELONA 1-1 Bayern Munich: David Alaba scores an own goal!
GOAL! Barcelona 0-1 BAYERN MUNICH
3min: Barcelona are in an unusual set-up of just sitting off their opponents in this early stage but they create the first dangerous moment of the tie.
Lionel Messi finds space to run into on the right but his ball into the centre is crucially cleared by Jerome Boateng with Luis Suarez ready to convert.
Tonight’s referee Damir Skomina was in charge of the second leg in 2013 when Bayern won 3-0 at Barcelona to reach the final.Update;
· Bayern name unchanged starting XI
· Busquets and Vidal in for Barcelona
· Rakitić, Griezmann drop to bench
· Winners vs Man. City/Lyon in semi-finals
Kick off! The match is under way. It’s Barcelona getting us underway in Lisbon
The players are out on the pitch, which can only mean one thing – it’s official UEFA Champions League anthem time.
Bayern Munich and Barcelona clash in one of the highlight ties of the Champions League quarter-finals as the European giants go head-to-head for a place in the final four.
Bayern Munich’s demolition of Chelsea in the last-16 makes them slight favourites heading into the tie at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz ground in Lisbon, but Barca can never be written off while they have Lionel Messi in their ranks.
It is potentially the final before the final match as Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona clash in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.
· Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Busquets, de Jong, Vidal, Messi, Suarez
· Bayern Munich starting XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Thiago, Goretzka, Gnabry, Muller, Perisic, Lewandowski
BUILD UP TO TITANIC CLASH OF BARCA & BAYERN
- Barcelona and Bayern Munich have both reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the 18th time (in 24 and 23 appearances respectively), more than any other team.
- Barcelona are in the quarter-finals for the 13th consecutive year – that is every season since 2007-08, a record in the history of the competition.
- Barcelona have lost more Champions League games against Bayern than any other club, losing five of their eight matches against them (W2 D1).
- Barcelona have lost just two of their last 31 Champions League matches (W19 D10) and are unbeaten in this season’s competition (W5 D3); they are one of only three teams still yet to taste defeat this season, along with opponents Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
- Bayern striker Lewandowski has scored 13 goals in just seven Champions League appearances this season, averaging a goal every 47 minutes – in the history of the European Cup/Champions League, this is the best minutes per goal ratio in a single campaign of players to play at least 500 minutes that season.