DIRECT. Real Madrid-Bayern Munich: the Merengues lead on points (0-0)

DIRECT. Real Madrid-Bayern Munich: the Merengues lead on points (0-0)
DIRECT. Real Madrid-Bayern Munich: the Merengues lead on points (0-0)

21:59

Madrid’s huge opportunity

Relive Madrid’s double opportunity at the start of the first half thanks to images from Canal+.

21:48

45’+1: It’s the break in Madrid (0-0)

The referee signals the end of the first period with the score 0-0. Largely dominant, Real created major chances, notably with Vinicius who hit the post, without managing to deceive an impressive Neuer to save his team. If the score remains there, the two teams will play overtime.

21:46

45’+1: Lunin ahead of Kane

Found in the heart of the game, Laimer throws Kane deep. Lunin reads the trajectory well and wards off the danger.

21:45

45′: 1 minute more

There will be one minute of added time.

21:44

43′: Lunin vigilant

On the left side, Davies stares at Carvajal before finding Laimer, who sees his attempt blocked. Mazraoui recovers and in turn rolls in a good shot, captured easily by Lunin.

21:42

41′: Sané imprecise

Another technical error from Sané, who completely misses his opening towards Kimmich on the right side.

21:40

39′: Neuer saves Bayern!

Kroos places a good escape ball in the package but Bayern manages to free themselves. In the process, Vinicius inherits the leather on the left of the area before curling a tricky cross shot deflected for a corner by Neuer who saves his team again!

21:39

38′: Vinicius untenable

Untenable at the start of the match, Vinicius stalled before being pushed by De Ligt thirty meters away on the left. Good free kick ahead for Real.

21:36

35′: Vinicius’ number

Found on the left flank, Vinicius produced a real festival, eliminating four opponents before attempting a back cross. He is countered by Laimer.

21:34

33′: Real in control

Real continues to rotate the ball into the opposing camp. Totally cornered in front of their goal, Thomas Tuchel’s men are suffering this start to the match!

21:32

31′: Rodrygo blocked

At the end of a long sequence of Madrid possession, Rodrygo tried his luck in force at 25m. De Ligt counters the shot which started well!

21:29

29′: Kane’s recovery!

Continuing the action, Kane took advantage of a ball that was poorly cleared by the Madrid defense to unleash a superb volley from the right into the half-pipe. Lunin diverts for a corner while the leather seemed to be heading towards his little net!

21:28

28′: Vinicius’ return

Following a long ball, Bellingham headed towards Vinicius who attempted an acrobatic return in the open area. His gesture is missed.

21:27

27′: Davies comes on

Alphonso Davies replaces Serge Gnabry, who can no longer hold his place. First hard blow for Bayern!

21:27

25′: Gnabry injured

Serge Gnabry has just gone to the ground and seems to be suffering from a strain in his left ischio. The German international has just returned from injury…

21:23

23′: Vinicius resumed

Alerted in depth by Valverde, Rodyrgo wins his duel with Mazraoui and crosses back towards Vinicius. In the area, the attacker is caught by the Bavarian defense.

21:22

22′: Sané loses control

Laimer progresses in the opposing camp and finds Sané on the right of the area. The attacker completely loses his control and the ball goes out of bounds.

21:21

20′: Madrid incomprehension

Bellingham and Rodrygo do not understand each other: the midfielder throws his partner in depth while the latter asked for the ball at the feet.

21:18

18′: Bayern calms down the pace

After a very complicated start, the Munich residents tried to calm the pace and rotate the ball in their camp.

21:17

17′: Sané misses his move

Kimmich gains meters in the opposing camp, finds a superb deep pass towards Sané who completely misses his cross from the left!

21:15

15′: Vinicius imprecise

Found by Bellingham on the left of the area, Vinicius misses his curled attempt.

21:14

13′: Madrid’s double chance

What a double opportunity for Real! Found in the area by a superb pass from Carvajal, Vinicius crosses a shot which hits Neuer’s post. Rodrygo recovers and tries to adjust the German goalkeeper with first intention but the latter intervenes!

21:11

11′: Bayern suffer

Asphyxiated by Madrid’s pressing, Bayern is having all the difficulty in the world getting the balls out at the start of the match.

21:08

8′: Bayern’s response

In an action similar to that of Real, Bayern presents itself in the opposing area with Gnabry whose center is a little too long to find Kane in the middle of the area! Originally, a superb pass which breaks Pavlovic’s lines.

21:07

6′: Rodrygo a little short

Following a beautiful collective movement, Carvajal is found on the right and places a tricky low cross in front of Neuer’s goal. Rodrygo throws himself but is a little too short to push the ball into the back of the net!

21:05

4′: Real press high

Pressed high by Rodrygo, Dier misses his recovery in his area. Fortunately for him, the Real striker misses his cross.

21:04

Images of the Madrid tifo

21:02

2′: The start is from Madrid

Even if the corner does nothing, the first minutes are Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti’s players play very high and monopolize the ball.

21:01

1′: Vinicius starts strong

After 15 seconds, Vinicius overflows and already obtains the first corner of the match!

9:00 p.m.

Let’s go to Madrid!

Bayern Munich kicks off the match!

20:56

The players enter the pitch!

The 22 actors enter the Santiago-Bernabeu pitch in a great evening atmosphere! Time for the Champions League anthem.

20:53

Mr. Marciniak on the whistle

The referee of the match will be the Polish Mr. Szymon Marciniak. The latter notably directed the final of the last World Cup between France and Argentina.

20:50

An 18th final for Real?

In case of victory, Real Madrid would reach the 18th Champions League final in its history, an absolute record. For Bayern, it would be the twelfth.

20:46

Neuer gains strength

Manuel Neuer gains momentum a quarter of an hour from kick-off.

20:44

A Vinicius in great shape

The Real Madrid winger is having his best season in terms of efficiency (1 goal every 125 minutes) and has just scored 9 goals and 4 assists in his last eleven outings.

20:40

Warming up in progress

The Bayern Munich players started their warm-up around ten minutes ago.

20:38

Bellingham diminished?

According to information from Spanish media El Partidazo de Cope, Jude Bellingham received an injection of painkiller in one knee and should be reduced this evening.

20:34

Two French people on the Bayern bench

If no tricolor is present in Thomas Tuchel’s starting eleven, two Blues appear on the bench: Dayot Upamecano, in difficulty in recent weeks, and Mathys Tel.

20:30

A balanced balance sheet

Real and Bayern have crossed paths 27 times in their history in the Champions League for a record slightly favorable to the Merengues: 12 wins, 4 draws and 11 defeats.

20:26

The Madrilenians will begin their warm-up

Vinicius and the Madrilenians are preparing to enter the pitch to start their warm-up.

20:25

Real bus reception

The Real bus received a very warm welcome from Merengues supporters when it arrived at the Bernabeu.

20:20

The number of the match: 9

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has not lost any of his 9 matches against Bayern Munich in the Champions League (6 wins, 3 draws), the record for a coach against the same opponent in the history of the competition .

20:15

Bayern without Coman

On the other hand, the infirmary is fuller on the Bavarian side: Bouna Sarr, Sacha Boey and Raphaël Guerreiro are injured, while Kingsley Coman is in the recovery phase.

20:12

An almost complete Real

The Madrid club has only one absentee: David Alaba, victim of a cruciate ligament rupture at the end of 2023. Thibaut Courtois, who returned to the competition against Cadiz last Friday, is present on the bench.

20:09

An offensive composition on the Bayern side

Thomas Tuchel lines up a very offensive line-up this Wednesday with four starting attackers. Note the return to the eleven of Mathijs De Ligt in place of Kim Min-jae, author of a complicated first leg.

Neuer – Kimmich, De Ligt, Dier, Mazraoui – Laimer, Pavlovic – Sané, Musiala, Gnabry – Kane

20:04

The people of Munich have arrived

The Bavarians have just entered the bowels of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

19:56

Bayern are under pressure

On the other hand, Bayern are experiencing a chaotic season and only have the Champions League to play to avoid their first white season in 12 years. In C1, Thomas Tuchel’s men feel better, with only one defeat in eight games this season.

19:51

Real Madrid champion of Spain

19:43

Bernabeu roof closed

Note that the Santiago-Bernabeu Stadium will be in a closed roof configuration for this return match.

19:39

The winner will return to Dortmund

The winner of this second semi-final will meet Borussia Dortmund, who defeated PSG on Tuesday, in the final on June 1. In a twist of fate, the last time BVB qualified for the C1 final, they faced… Bayern Munich (2012/2013).

Context

A shock for a place in the final

  • Real Madrid host Bayern Munich this Wednesday for a Champions League semi-final return which promises to be hot at the Bernabeu.
  • The two teams ended in a draw (2-2) in the first leg played at the Allianz Arena last week.
  • The winner will face Borussia Dortmund, who defeated PSG yesterday, in the final on June 1 at Wembley.
  • Aurélien Tchouaméni and Ferland Mendy start on the Madrid side, while Eduardo Camavinga starts on the bench.
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