Bayern Munich: 1-1: 2
Atletico Madrid: 0-1: 1
Atletico advance 2-2 on away goals
Final whistle! Atletico Madrid are heading to the Champions League final, a place they fully deserve to be. The best defensive club in Europe all season weathered an intense final effort from the German champions, and mustered enough on the counter to get the vital away goal.
They knocked off Barcelona, they beat Bayern and now they are headed to Milan on May 26th. Atletico Madrid await the winner of Real Madrid and Manchester City tomorrow, to see who they could eliminate next.
Five minutes of extra time…
SAVE BY NEUER! UNBELIEVABLE!
Two penalty saves in one game! Bayern are still alive, and need to score in the final minutes or else it’s Madrid on to the final.
PENALTY TO MADRID!
Torres makes a run towards the corner of the box and draws contact RIGHT outside the area. Referee gives the penalty, and Torres has a chance to almost guarantee his team’s place in Milan.
LEWANDOWSKI GETS ONE BACK!
Madrid still lead on away goals, but Bayern have all the momentum in these final 20 minutes.
Another close range chance from Lewandowski but Oblak comes up huge again. This time it was off a chipped pass from Vidal,
Atletico Madrid get the counterattack they desperately needed, and Griezmann was all alone from 30 yards away. He beat Neuer one-on-one giving Madrid the aggregate lead, and now they are less than 40 minutes away from the final in Milan.
Bayern pick up where they left off in the first half, controlling possession in Madrid’s third.
At the break, Atletico have their back against the wall in Munich. Their streak of 632 minutes without a goal was snapped, and they’re a penalty save away from being behind.
PENALTY SAVED BY OBLAK!
Giminez brought down Javi Martinez in the box, and it seemed that Atletico were coming undone. But the side were saved by Oblak, as the Madrid keeper saved a Muller penalty and denied the rebound effort.
A Madrid foul gave Bayern excellent position for their first goal, and Alonso makes it happen. Players from both sides tussled forming a wall, but Bayern were able to create enough space for the shot.
Another chance on target for Bayern, this time even more dangerous as Oblak didn’t save the shot cleanly.
Major chance for Bayern, as Lewandowski’s close-range shot is blocked by Oblak.
We’re away at Allianz, with Bayern getting aggressive early. Madrid see off the danger, and get a long-distance blast on goal that was handled by Neuer.
Teams walking out of the tunnel now. Here are the starting lineups:
Bayern Munich will test the vaunted Atletico Madrid defense more than anyone, as the German champions-to-be host Madrid with a spot in the Champions League finals on the line. Atletico brings a 1-0 lead into Allianz Arena, and for most of the season, one goal is all they’ve needed.
Diego Simeone’s club have allowed less goals than any other team in Europe, both domestically and in Champions League. They’ve conceded just five goals in Champions League play, tied with Real Madrid for best in the competition. In Spain, they have allowed 16 goals and recorded 23 clean sheets in 36 La Liga fixtures.
Bayern need to score on Tuesday, but they won’t have their full arsenal of players available. Arjen Robben is still out, but Franck Ribery returned to training Monday and will force Pep Guardiola to make the call regarding his availability.
Bayern have won their last 11 Champions League matches at Allianz Arena. Their closest call was the round of 16 against Juventus, when Bayern rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Italians in extra time.
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