Champions League LIVE! Bayern Munich v Manchester United and Atletico Madrid v Barcelona - Live coverage - The Independent

Champions League LIVE! Bayern Munich v Manchester United and Atletico Madrid v Barcelona


by j.orr

Hello and welcome to the Independent's coverage of this crucial Champions League quarter-final second-leg fixture between Bayern Munich and Manchester United at the Allianz Arena.

But that's not all, we will also be bringing you all the news and updates from the all-Spanish affair in the other quarter-final, as Barcelona meet rivals Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. 

We want to hear what you think. To do that use the 'Make a comment' and we'll post the best ones.
    • FT: Bayern 3-1 Man United (agg:4-2)
    • Evra scores for United
    • Mandzukic, Muller and Robben for Bayern
    • FT: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona (agg: 2-1)
    • Koke scores for Atletico
    • Matches kicked off at 7.45pm
    • Semi-final draw is on Friday at 11am
    4/9/2014 5:43:20 PM
  • The news Manchester United fans had been waiting for. Wayne Rooney will start for the club tonight in their crucial Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

    Man United: De Gea; Jones, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Fletcher, Carrick; Valencia, Rooney, Kagawa; Welbeck
    4/9/2014 5:40:14 PM
  • Over in Madrid, Diego Costa misses out after injuring his thigh in the first leg. The referee at the Vicente Calderon will be well known, it's the Premier League's very own Howard Webb. He did referee the last World Cup final too, of course.

    Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe, Gabi, Koke, Tiago, Raul Garcia, Adrian, Villa. Subs: Aranzubia, Alderweireld, Insua, Mario Suarez, Cristian Rodriguez, Sosa, Diego.

    Barcelona: Pinto, Fabregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Bartra, Sergio, Alba, Alves. Subs: Oier, Montoya, Song, Adriano, Alexis, Pedro, Sergi Roberto.
    4/9/2014 6:22:11 PM

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  • So what happens next for tonight's victors? Everything you need to know for Friday's semi-final draw is HERE
    4/9/2014 6:24:16 PM

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  • Just 20 minutes until kick off now, and it may not be all doom and gloom for David Moyes' United against the Champions League holders. HERE are 10 reasons why United can upset he odds and progress to the semi-finals
    4/9/2014 6:27:14 PM
  • Some more predictions...

    4/9/2014 6:33:51 PM
  • Less than 10 minutes until the whistle blows and will Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola's theory be proved correct?

    I think United will be again waiting for us at the back. They will be waiting deep, deep in their own half
    Read the full article HERE
    4/9/2014 6:37:21 PM
  • Look who has made the trip? It's only the former United striker Louis Saha. Will he prove to be a lucky charm for United tonight...

    4/9/2014 6:40:11 PM
  • In case you wanted Joey Barton's big-game predictions

    4/9/2014 6:41:33 PM
  • And the teams emerge from the tunnel at the Allianz Arena. The stadium erupts and United are greeted by an imposing sea of red and white. It has to remembered, however, that a win for United and Sir Alex Ferguson's choice of Moyes as his successor will go some way to being justified..
    4/9/2014 6:43:57 PM
  • 2 min: And they are off at the Allianz Arena! Carrick winning possession early in the centre was an encouraging sign but then Ribery gets into space down the left before the move comes to nothing.
    4/9/2014 6:47:45 PM
  • 3 min: Bayern now getting into their passing rhythm. United hardly had a sniff of the ball so far. Each time they look to cause danger down the wings. 
    4/9/2014 6:50:15 PM
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  • 4 min: And there's already a goal at the Vicente Calderon! Koke fizzes one in from close range after meeting Adrian Lopez's header. What a start!
    4/9/2014 6:53:05 PM
  • 7 min: Chipped toe, or no chipped toe, Rooney, playing through the pain barrier, engineers a chance on the edge of the box, but Lahm eventually blocks his effort. He had Bayern looking rattled there.
    4/9/2014 6:54:37 PM
  • 10 min: Now it's United turn to pass the ball around but Kroos leaps in quickly to win back possession. Will the counter-attack be United's only option tonight?
    4/9/2014 6:56:24 PM
  • 48 min: Bayern's turn to attack. They win the corner, but Vidic clears. United more than equalling the German giants so far in this half. 
    4/9/2014 7:51:45 PM
  • 50 min: Bayern, it has to be said, do not need to score tonight. Should the score stay how it is, they would progress on the away goals rule.
    4/9/2014 7:53:22 PM
  • 53 min: Bayern beginning to look comfortable. They get yet another corner and the ball is cleared. Eventually it rebounds into the path of Boateng but he smashes his effort wide.
    4/9/2014 7:56:34 PM

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  • 55 min: Gotze slides in on Valencia. Valencia writhes in pain but it was a 50/50 challenge. Referee Eriksson keeps his cards tucked in his chest pocket.
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  • 57 min: Wow! Just wow! What a strike from Evra. At the edge of the area he smashes in the vital away goal off the crossbar.
    4/9/2014 8:00:39 PM
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  • 58 min: Well, that didn't last long did it? Straight from kick-off Bayern attack down the left wing, Ribery makes the cross and Mandzukic's diving header levels the score, and the tie. United's lead lasted just 22 seconds.
    4/9/2014 8:03:05 PM
  • 60 min: United counter again, the ball is crossed to Rooney but his tame effort rolls wide. As things stand, this tie will got to extra time and penalties.
    4/9/2014 8:05:13 PM
  • 62 min: Now Welbeck is put through by Rooney but he can't get on to the pass. Incredible start to the second half, it's like a game of basketball at the moment. 
    4/9/2014 8:06:15 PM

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