Sevilla 1-2 Bayern Munich Champions League: goals, action
A Jesús Navas own goal and Thiago's second-half header put Bayern in the driving seat. The Bundesliga leaders had fallen behind after Pablo Sarabia's goal.
Two deflections, two goals. Bayern Munich took advantage of a generous slice of luck to return home from the Sánchez Pizjuán in full control of this quarter-final tie. Franco Vázquez opened the scoring for the home side before Franck Ribery forced Jesús Navas in to conceding an own goal. Bayern edged ahead in a to-and-fro match when Thiago’s header bounced off Sergio Escudero’s planted foot and in to the net.
Sevilla drew energy from the simmering home crowd and made a sharp start to their first European Cup quarter-final since 1958. Pablo Sarabia squandered an excellent chance after 20 minutes, as he missed the target from 12 yards after Escudero’s cross to Wissam Ben Yedder squirmed in to his path.
Vincenzo Montella’s side rued chances misses after conceding a two-goal lead against Barcelona at the weekend. They looked set to follow the same profligate path against Bayern. Yet Sarabia made up for his error just after the half-hour mark. He cushioned Escudero’s cross at the far post and slotted the ball beyond the sprawling Sven Ulreich. The crowd growled with pleasure has Sarabia trotted to the corner flag and pointed to the badge.
The watershed moment arrived more by chance than design. Injury to Arturo Vidal in the first half paved the way for James Rodríguez to enter. The Colombian, a surprise omission from the starting line-up, moved quickly to front and centre. He rolled the ball to Ribery, who delivered a low cross from the left. Navas stretched to block it, but succeeded only in directing the ball inside the near post. David Soria brushed it with his fingers, but could not prevent it squirming over the line.
The visitors made a strong start to the second half, and moved in to a deserved lead when Thiago converted Ribery’s pinpoint cross – via a deflection off Escudero’s foot – with a diving header at the far post.
Sevilla swung back in to control as the match edged towards full-time. Steven N’Zonzi came closest to levelling the scored at 2-2, but luck was on Bayern’s side tonight, and it is the German team that has one foot in the semi-final.
Sevilla 1-2 Bayern Munich: as it happened
90'+2' Thomas Müller miscues a cross straight out of play for a goal kick.
90' Three minutes of added time.
90' Pizarro gets a yellow for a late tackle on Robben, out by the touchline. Tired legs.
87' Sevilla are dictating the play, probing in the Bayern half. The final ball has evaded them so far, but they're not far off. Franco Vázquez is the latest to have a pop. He cuts in from the left and lashes a shot that rises in to the 'keeper's arms.
85' Thomas Müller goes in to the book. His crime was a flailing arm that caught Vázquez in the face.
85' Guido Pizarro embarks on a rare foray in to the Bayern box. He tries to bundle his way through but never quite has the bobbling ball under his control.
83' The referee plays a smart advantage after N'Zonzi fells Müller. Robben picks up the ball and slips it to Lewandowski, who has been quiet so far. The Polan striker dips inside and bends an effort just wide.
81' The home side are turning the screw. Sandro shoots from range, forcing Ulreich to batter the ball behind for a corner. It's half-cleared, and a couple of phases later, N'Zonzi snatches at a shot from 25 yards out and gives the Bayern 'keeper a chance to restart play.
81' Ben Yedder trots off, and on comes Luis Muriel in his place.
80' Oooof! N'Zonzi kills Lenglet's pass with a tender touch, spins, and curls a low shot just wide with the outside of his boot.
79' And a final Bayern sub sees 34-year-old Robben take the place of 34-year-old Ribery.
78' Montella makes his first change: Everton loanee Sandro comes on for Correa.
76' Navas plays a snappy ball in to Correa's feet, and he in turn finds Ben Yedder. The striker tries to return the favour but overcooks his cross.
74' Bayern go in search of a third. The Bavarians win a free-kick out on the right, which James is preparing to swing in. Soria punches clear but Bayern keep coming back.
72' James finds a pocket of space 25 yards out, the size of which is increased by a clever run from Müller that drags a defender away. The Colombia man shoots and Soria dives to his left to parry.
68' GOOOOOOL! Thiago! Ribery swings a cross to the far post, where Thiago meets it with a diving header. The midfielder sends it on to Escudero's foot, and it then bounces up in to the roof of the net. Another deflected goal for Bayern.
66' Martínez is denied at the far post by a superb, sprawling save by Soria. The 'keeper then welcomes the ball in to his grasp from a cross and sets Sevilla forward on the counter.
63' Simon Kjaer is superb. One of those defenders who isn't spectacular, but always adopts intelligent positions. He has a real nose for danger.
62' The match is now taking place in Sevilla's half. Montella prowls the touchline in a suit and scarf. His side's lack of possession may not be a significant issue. They're well suited to the counter attack.
60' Thiago attempts an acrobatic bicycle kick at the far post... and misses the ball.
59' Bayern are increasingly stretching the home side. Ribery is having particular joy on the left.
58' Correa and Thiago go in together for a 50:50 ball. Thiago shouts loudest and thus wins the free-kick.
55' James fizzes a rasper just over the bar from the edge if the box. That shot had a delightful shape on it.
53' Ribery forces Navas in to conceding a corner, and the two have a bit of a moment of friendly slapping. The corner comes out to the edge of the box and then back in, but Thomas Müller has wandered offside.
50' Correa runs through Kimmich and wins a free-kick, 35 yards out.
49' What a tackle, Javi Martínez. A genuine goal-saver. Correa bombs down the left and cuts the ball towards Vázquez. He's waiting on the penalty spot, ready to pull the trigger, but Martínez scrambles back to get a vital touch.
48' Bayern almost get lucky with another deflection... Ribery's shot from the edge of the box cannons off Lenglet and Soria, wrong footed, sighs with relief as it dribbles wide. Bayern have started the second half on the offensive.
46' Off we go!
Heynckes makes a half-time change, with Rafinha on for Bernat (who was on a yellow card).
The teams are gathering in the tunnel...
Sevilla had the better of the first half. Pablo Sarabia had a superb chance to open the scoring after 20 minutes. He went on to find the net 12 minutes later, but Bayern got back in to it with a fortuitous Navas own goal.
45' Javi Martínez arcs a beautiful outside-of-the-boot ball to Kimmich, who has strayed offside. A same to waste such a glorious pass.
43' Correa is a victim of his poor left foot. He moves intelligently in to the channel between Boateng and Kimmich to receive the ball from Ben Yedder. But instead of shooting across the 'keeper, he tries to cut inside on to his right foot and loses the ball.
42' Lenglet rumbles back down the pitch with a frustrated expression on his face after Franco Vázquez lashes a free-kick from the touchline straight out for a goal kick.
39' There's a bit of a lull around the ground, but Sevilla continue to press Bayern high up the pitch. It almost bears fruit and Martínez concedes possession cheaply on the edge of his own box. A timely intervention from Hummels prevents Correa shooting from ten yards.
37' 37' GOOOOOOL! Navas gets a toe on Ribery's cross and the ball spews to the near post. Soria gets a hand to it, but can't stop the ball squirming over the line.
37' James Rodríguez is the man who replaces Vidal.
36' Arturo Vidal is down, and that will be that for the Chilean. A substitute is already stripped off on the Bayern bench. Vidal rips off his sock tape as he walks off, in an absolute (and understandable) huff.
35' A rather unfortunate injury for Correa. He has a scuffle with Kimmich on the touchline and falls over on to a camera tripod. He's in discomfort, but he'll survive.
34' Bernat enters the book for a late challenge on Ben Yedder. Sevilla have maintained the momentum after that goal and Bayern look rattled.
32' GOOOOOOOOOL! Sarabia! He makes up for his missed sitter earlier in the match, taking Escudero's cross down at the far post and slotting the ball past Ulreich from inside the six-yard box. He wheels away towards the jubilant Sevilla supporters in the corner.
31' Sevilla mount another searing counter-attack. N'Zonzi slips the ball through to Sarabia just inside the Bayern half. He thunders forwards and stings Ulreich's palms.
29' Superb feet and awareness from Franck Ribery down by the corner flag. He twists, turns, and wins a corner off the shin of Sarabia.
26' Vázquez nabs the ball from Juan Bernat and charges through the middle. he shoots from the edge of the box, but it's scuffed, and Hummels knocks it back to the 'keeper. Up at the other end Müller bends an effort in to Soria's arms.
23' Really strong start by Sevilla.
20' Pablo Sarabia misses an absolute sitter for Sevilla. Escudero bends in a cross towards Ben Yedder, which spills out to the penalty spot. Sarabia has time to approach the ball and strike. Inexplicably, he bends it the wrong side of the post. Sevilla paid for their lack of cutting edge against Barcelona on Saturday... they won't want to repeat that.
17' Now Correa has got the physio on. He's sat on the turf looking rather dazed after receiving Ribery's pass square in the chops. It'll sting, but he's fine.
15' Correa is booked for a dive in the box and he can't believe it. He jinked past Boateng and it looked like there was contact. The Argentine wanders off, shirt in his mouth, incredulous.
14' Guido Pizarro meets the free-kick at the far post. He fails to make a clean contact on the ball and Bayern clear.
13' FIGHT! Ribery is booked for a trip on Correa, and he then dashes over to create a fracas. It boils over fairly quickly, and Sevilla have a chance to deliver a cross.
11' Tucu Correa steams forward down the right, leaving Kimmich and Thiago in his wake before passing it on to Vázquez. He loses the ball, realises he's lost the ball, and runs in to Hummels in an attempt to salvage a free-kick on the edge of the box. The referee is having none of it.
10' Thomas Müller floats in to a central position and combines well with Vidal. The exchange ends with the Germany international leaning back and shooting over from 25 yards.
8' Ben Yedder nips in behind Hummels, making the most of that roadrunner acceleration, but Sarabia's ball drops just over his head.
7' Pizarro drops deep to receive the ball from the 'keeper and attempts a first-time pass out to the wing. Ribery intercepts and wins a corner, which Sevilla clear. That's an early indication that the home side may miss Banega, who is comfortable in those situations.
5' Soria gets involved for the first time. The 'keeper scurries off his line to boot the ball in to touch at the feet of Lewandowski. He's called in to action shortly after, clawing Kimmich's cross away from danger.
4' Escudero and Correa combine nicely on the left, allowing the former to cross from the byline towards Ben Yedder at the far post. The No.9 tries to head the ball back across goal, but it goes straight in to Ulreich's paws.
2' Consistent Bayern possession for over a minute. Steven N'Zonzi momentarily nabs the ball from Lewandowski, but then gives it straight back. Bayern attack down the left and win the first corner of the match. Hummels meets it at the far post and his header slides wide.
1' Sevilla get us underway in a deafening atmosphere!
The officials have mascots. You'd be pretty gutted if you turn up expecting Steven N'Zonzi and end up holding the fourth official's hand.
'This is Sevilla," reads a banner in English hanging from the top tier of the Sánchez Pizjuán. The club anthem booms out, and my word it's an absolute cracker.
They're filtering in to the tunnel. Jesús Navas runs on the spot and twitches. He looks fired up.
The teams have ambled back inside, the sprinklers are on, and the crowd are (literally) bouncing.
There past week has seen plenty of speculation linking Robert Lewandowski with a move to Real Madrid. Jupp Heynckes had his say yesterday...
PRE-MATCH READING: An excellent piece by Tom Williams for Bleacher Report on Wissam Ben Yedder's unconventional route through futsal to the Champions League.
Ever found yourself wondering what it's like to defend against Neymar, Ronaldo, and Messi? Clement Lenglet has the answers for you.
The travelling supporters are already settled in the Sánchez Pizjuán, which will be packed to the rafters this evening. The 'Sold Out' signs went up at the ticket office yesterday evening.
David Soria also comes in to the Sevilla line up - in place of Sergio Rico. The 'keeper has made seven appearances in LaLiga this season, but this is his Champions League bow.
The main news from the Sevilla line-up is that Montella has opted for Wissam Ben Yedder in attack, rather than Luis Muriel. The latter scored against Barcelona at the weekend, but also missed a hatful of chances. Guido Pizarro slots in to midfield in the place of the suspended Ever Banega.
Jupp Heynckes has named James Rodríguez on the bench, instead opting for the solidity of Thiago, Martínez, and Vidal in the middle.
Buenas noches! Welcome to tonight's coverage of Sevilla vs Bayern. It's the first time since 1957-58 that Sevilla have featured in the quarter-final of the European Cup. Bayern, by contrast, have been among the final eight for seven consecutive years.
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