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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
    • FINAL SCORE: BARCELONA 0 BAYERN MUNICH 3 (AGG 0-7)
    • BAYERN MUNICH REACH THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
    5/1/2013 8:42:51 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
  • 42 min: The crowd are flat, they and their team need inspiration from somewhere. Messi remains on the bench
    5/1/2013 7:28:44 PM
  • 44 min: Bayern are comfortable. A 2-0 aggregate lead would be hard to overturn against this side, but four seems impossible
    5/1/2013 7:30:54 PM
  • 45 min: Dani Alves is booked after a poor challenge on Schweinsteiger. Poor first half from the Brazilian who managed to overhit most of his crosses
    5/1/2013 7:31:08 PM
  • HALF-TIME: Very little chance of Barcelona scoring five goals if they create as little as they did in this half. They need Messi from the start of the second-half
    5/1/2013 7:32:35 PM
  • Valdes knows that Barcelona's Champions League hopes will end tonight

    5/1/2013 7:32:49 PM
  • Some reaction at half time from Twitter:
    5/1/2013 7:40:15 PM
  • Its been 319 minutes since Bayern conceded a goal in the Champions League, according to ESPN. Barcelona need four in 45 minutes just to take the game into extra-time
    5/1/2013 7:44:13 PM
  • 45 min: Second-half kicks off!
    5/1/2013 7:46:07 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
  • 64 min: Thiago comes on for Iniesta. Rested for the league presumably. All over here
    5/1/2013 8:05:22 PM
  • 65 min: It has been 21 matches since Barcelona lost a home game in the Champions League
    5/1/2013 8:07:04 PM
  • 65 min: Luis Gustavo replaces Schweinsteiger for Bayern. Schweinsteiger is protected from injury and any chance of picking up a suspension
    5/1/2013 8:07:25 PM
  • 67 min: No Messi, no Iniesta, no Xavi, no Puyol - a strange looking Barca team out there now
    5/1/2013 8:09:53 PM
  • 70 min: Robben looks hurt after a number of Barca players swarm around him to clear the danger
    5/1/2013 8:11:52 PM
  • 71 min BAYERN GOAL!: 0-2 Oh dear, Ribery puts the ball across goal, where Gerard Pique smashes into his own net
    5/1/2013 8:13:06 PM
  • 75 min: BAYERN GOAL! 0-3 Ribery is the architect again, galloping past the hapless Alex Song and standing up a teasing cross which Muller heads home
    5/1/2013 8:17:37 PM
  • 78 min: Pique is booked as his miserable night continues
    5/1/2013 8:20:04 PM
  • Pique smashes Ribery's cross into his own net

    5/1/2013 8:21:24 PM
  • 82 min: 0-2 away at Juventus in the last round followed by this excellent win at the Nou Camp. Is this Bayern team heading for Champions League glory?
    5/1/2013 8:24:07 PM
  • 85 min: Messi shakes his head on the bench. They will need to overcome their over reliance on the Argentine striker next season
    5/1/2013 8:26:45 PM
  • 87 min: Rafinha nearly scores a fourth after good work by Muller and Robben
    5/1/2013 8:28:38 PM
  • 88 min: Not the end of an era yet fro Barcelona but surely we are witnessing the beginning of the end
    5/1/2013 8:30:01 PM
  • 89 min: Bayern fans are singing 'Fussball's coming home'!
    5/1/2013 8:31:16 PM
  • 91 min: What an outstanding performance from the Bundesliga champions
    5/1/2013 8:32:10 PM
  • The almost always brilliant Muller heads Bayern's third

    5/1/2013 8:32:45 PM
  • FULL-TIME Barcelona 0 Bayern Munich 3 (agg 0-7): The German side outclass the home side to win the tie 7-0! It is Barcelona's worst EVER aggregate defeat in Europe
    5/1/2013 8:33:34 PM
  • A once great Barcelona team has been dismantled by a superb Bayern Munich side. Can Dortmund beat their Bundesliga rivals at Wembley?
    5/1/2013 8:37:15 PM
  • That was a total decimation on Bayern's part. Germany pawned Spain this year.
    5/1/2013 8:39:38 PM
  • World Cup to germany
    5/1/2013 8:42:59 PM
  • Some reaction on Twitter to that outstanding performance by Bayern:


    5/1/2013 8:45:58 PM
  • An early indication of how the final may go comes in the form of a Bundesliga clash between the sides this weekend. No Messi in the end for Barcelona but it certainly was not a tidy performance. That's the end of our coverage as Bayern's players parade in front of their ecstatic travelling fans whilst wearing finalist T-shirts.
    5/1/2013 8:55:04 PM
  • A Robben strike gifts Bayern the lead

    5/1/2013 9:00:48 PM
  • Ribery was instrumental in the second goal as Pique scores an owl goal

    5/1/2013 9:01:07 PM
  • Muller heads Bayern's third

    5/1/2013 9:01:23 PM
  • Barcelona's players after they were humbled on their own pitch

    5/1/2013 9:01:36 PM
  • The Bundesliga champions are used to celebrating now and they could be doing so again at Wembley

    5/1/2013 9:01:48 PM
  • Bayern's players parade in front of their ecstatic travelling fans whilst wearing finalist T-shirts

    5/1/2013 9:01:59 PM
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