Champions League: Barcelona v Bayern Munich - LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Champions League: Barcelona v Bayern Munich - LIVE!

by The Independent on May 1, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of this Champions League semi-final second leg between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp. 
  • Barcelona v Bayern Munich
    5/1/2013 5:09:23 PM
  • Barcelona's only hope is to repeat the Bayern Munich battering of 2009 according to The Independent's Pete Jenson...

    The Nou Camp mosaic will spell out "Barça Pride" and any Bayern away goal would leave them playing for exactly that.

    To read the full article, click here.
    5/1/2013 4:43:32 PM
  • Barcelona are apparently 'convinced' they can make a comeback according to boss Tito Vilanova...

    We believe we can fight back, it's our obligation and we're convinced (it's possible).

    We know that it will be very difficult, but we are Barca and we can never give up on a tie, especially when we have 90 minutes to play at home.

    We have to hold our heads high if we are eliminated. We cannot give up, we need to make our fans proud.

    To read the full article, click here.
    5/1/2013 4:45:19 PM

    • Last time Barcelona progressed following a first leg semi-final defeat in Europe was in 1986 against Gothenburg. The Catalans lost 3-0 in Sweden but recovered at the Nou Camp to force a penalty shoot-out, which they won.

    For more interesting facts and stats, check out The Independent's match preview by clicking here.
    5/1/2013 4:46:45 PM
  • ...and Gerard Pique of Barcelona.

    5/1/2013 4:51:43 PM
  • While this is far from scientific - which of these two images indicates which side is feeling more relaxed ahead of the tie? First - Thomas Muller and Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern...

    5/1/2013 4:52:01 PM
  • 43% believe Barcelona have no chance of going through to the final after their 4-0 loss in the first leg
    5/1/2013 6:42:44 PM
  • 1 min: Offside as Bayern Munich look to score an early away goal
    5/1/2013 6:46:08 PM
  • A Barcelona fan before kick-off... not looking too confident there

    5/1/2013 6:46:48 PM
  • 3 min: Dead atmosphere at the Nou Camp so far
    5/1/2013 6:49:24 PM
  • 4 min: Mandzukic nearly creates an opening but is bundled off the ball
    5/1/2013 6:50:11 PM
  • 5 min: First shot of Messi on the bench...
    5/1/2013 6:50:54 PM
  • 6 min: Lahm commits the first foul of the game. He needs to avoid a yellow card otherwise he will be suspended for the final
    5/1/2013 6:52:30 PM
  • 7 min: Lahm has a shot blocked as Bayern counter after Villa nearly gets through their defence
    5/1/2013 6:53:22 PM
  • 8 min: Good chance for Bayern from a free-kick but Muller heads wide
    5/1/2013 6:54:03 PM
  • 9 min: An open game so far as Barca win a free-kick but nothing comes from it. A goal via a header is highly unlikely from the Spanish side
    5/1/2013 6:55:47 PM
  • 10 min: Time to bring on Messi?
    5/1/2013 6:56:17 PM
  • 11 min: Bayern nearly take the lead but Robben shoots tamely at Valdes.
    5/1/2013 6:57:30 PM
  • 12 min: Barca corner just seconds later
    5/1/2013 6:57:49 PM
  • 13 min: Bayern will score today, the game is too open already and we know this Barca side struggle to defend
    5/1/2013 6:59:04 PM
  • 16 min: Offside against Mandzukic as Bayern decide attack is the best form of defence
    5/1/2013 7:01:44 PM
  • How long before Messi comes on to rescue Barcelona?

    5/1/2013 7:02:19 PM
  • 18 min: Good tackle in the Barcelona box stops Bayern taking the lead
    5/1/2013 7:04:00 PM
  • Alaba recovers after nearly giving Villa a chance

    5/1/2013 7:04:17 PM
  • 19 min: Alaba tackles Barca 'striker' Fabregas as the German side look for another quick counter
    5/1/2013 7:05:20 PM
  • 21 min: Alex Song and Fabregas reunited in midfield tonight, although a Champions League semi-final is not familiar territory for the former Arsenal players
    5/1/2013 7:07:37 PM
  • 23 min: The German side have done well to stop Barcelona early on. In fact they are looking more likely to score first
    5/1/2013 7:08:52 PM
  • 23 min: Just as i say that we have the first shot on target from Pedro. Neuer with the save.
    5/1/2013 7:09:20 PM
  • 25 min: Mandzukic nearly through on goal once again! Hgh-line by home side looks vulnerable
    5/1/2013 7:10:46 PM
  • 26 min: Penalty appeals as Xavi blazes over from six yards! Best chance so far. Fabregas was bundled over but just the goal-kick given in the end
    5/1/2013 7:12:05 PM
  • 28 min: A really lively and open game so far, surely we will see some goals
    5/1/2013 7:14:03 PM
  • 30 min: Fabregas almost controls a pass from Xavi that would have given him a great chance to give Barca the lead
    5/1/2013 7:16:17 PM
  • 31 min: Robben is booked for a foul on Song
    5/1/2013 7:17:15 PM
  • 33 min: Iniesta does well but his shot is blocked just inside the area
    5/1/2013 7:18:56 PM
  • 34 min: First real spell of Barca pressure ends as Bayern break and that man Robben once again has a shot blocked
    5/1/2013 7:20:35 PM
  • Pedro shoots from 25 yards but Neuer saves his effort

    5/1/2013 7:21:29 PM
  • 37 min: We have yet to see much of Ribery so far, all the attacks have been from the right wing via Robben so far for Bayern
    5/1/2013 7:24:00 PM
  • 39 min: Another shot on target for Barca but it was a weak effort
    5/1/2013 7:25:47 PM
  • 41 min: Better from Barcelona but another cross fails to find a teammate
    5/1/2013 7:27:23 PM
  • 45 min: No changes at half-time despite everyone wanting Messi to come on
    5/1/2013 7:46:57 PM
  • 48 min: BAYERN GOAL! 0-1 Alaba with a crossfield pass from left to right to finds Robben in acres of space, the Dutchman then cuts inside (as usual) and curls a lovely left-foot shot beyond Valdes in the Barca goal
    5/1/2013 7:49:05 PM
  • 49 min: Barcelona need SIX GOALS in 40 min to progress
    5/1/2013 7:50:12 PM
  • 50 min: Robben really has saved some of his best football against Barca. Outstanding in the first leg and decisive in the second
    5/1/2013 7:51:34 PM
  • 50 min: At this stage the Spanish side will be looking to win the home tie and regain some pride
    5/1/2013 7:52:15 PM
  • Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova reacts after Robben scores. He will be at least be able to claim a domestic championship title in his first season

    5/1/2013 7:53:40 PM
  • 55 min: Xavi replaced by Alexis Sanchez as Barca look to recover
    5/1/2013 7:56:23 PM
  • Robben's goal surely sends Bayern through to the Champions League final

    5/1/2013 7:58:11 PM
  • 57 min: The German side clearly want to win in Spain tonight as well as the tie itself to show their superiority
    5/1/2013 7:59:54 PM
  • Neuer is delighted with the opening goal

    5/1/2013 8:00:50 PM
  • 63 min: Iniesta has not been able to influence his side tonight, he has had a few efforts blocked but the Catalan side are not creating enough chances against their superior opposition
    5/1/2013 8:04:59 PM
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