Bayern Munich
Real Madrid

Bayern beat Real Madrid in lively ICC affair

Robbie Dunne


Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid: as it happened!


They can't! It's all over.


Can they create something before time runs out? That Rodrygo goal really makes the scoreboard look a little more respectable but Bayern have been the better side here.


Real Madrid throw.


Singh with a lovely spin and finish but he's offside.


Davies pushing down the left again.


We will have three minutes of added time.


Kubo really looks the part for Real Madrid.


GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! Rodrygo with the free kick and he absolutely buries that in the top corner.


Hoffman comes on for Bayern.


RED CARD! Rodrygo goes around the keeper, Ulreich, and he hits the ground. Very cheap red card. Free outside the box. They'll have to bring on their third goalkeeper.


Bayern just throwing it around now. Davies takes it down the left and cuts inside. Crosses and Navas grabs it.


Lewandowski with a cynical foul on Lucas Vazquez.


Pavard crosses and it's nearly turned home by Singh. He sidefoots it just wide.


Another Gnabry effort and Navas saves it this time. He popped up at the back post again.


Sule launches himself into the challenge on Vinicius and he's quite lucky he didn't catch his ankle there. The referee says he got the ball.


That's 3-0. Real Madrid are all over the place at the back. Gnabry slots it home.


GOAL! Lewandowski expertly spins and slots home. 2-0. Javi Sanchez caught out by the Pole's movement. 


Mendy's first shot in a Real Madrid jersey is one he will want to forget as it nearly ends up in Dallas.


Vinicius gets the ball in a central position. He strikes and it's saved. Took a block that slowed it down on the way towards goal. Real Madrid continue to look dangerous.


Davies with the shot. Great save by Keylor. Ball over the top was perfect and he struck high with the Costa Rican saving it. Corner comes to nothing.


More changes for Bayern.


Vinicius picks it up and looks for Mendy on the overlap. It's blocked and Real Madrid win it back.


Lovely cross into the box and Tiago glances it wide with a diving header.


Corner for Real Madrid. Rodrygo crosses and Ullrich grabs it.


Bayern work the ball out expertly from the back. Ball eventually played into Pavard's path but it rolls out over the line being closely watched by Mendy.


Kubo to Jovic and he tries the first time pass to Mendy. It's just behind him though as Bayern survive a scare.


Kimmich booked for a lunge on Rodrygo.

Real Madrid XI to start this half: Navas, Javi Hernández, Nacho, De la Fuente, Mendy, Seoane, Kubo, Rodrygo, Lucas Vázquez, Vinicius, Jovic.


Bayern putting on the pressure to start the second half. Alaba crosses from the endline and it's out for a throw. Bayern win it back.


Rodrygo tries to break out from the back and Tiago turns him upside down.


We are back underway.

Entirely different XIs for the second half.

It really was. Both teams got tired at different times but they both pressed and really looked to attack! More of the same please.


Half-time at NRG stadium with Tolisso's goal separating the sides.


And that's almost up.


We will have just one minute of added time.


Coman with an effort and Courtois is equal to it. Really good save and Sanches goes down trying to follow it up and he hits the ground looking for a penalty.


Modric with a curler now and Neuer saves! Nice link up play between himself and Asensio.


Asensio with a lovely pass into Benzema's path. He can't get anything on it.


Another cross sent in and Benzema literally inches away from getting a head to that and making it 1-1.


Hazard gets a palm to a Benzema cross. Falls to Modric and his shot is blocked! Real Madrid really improving here.


Arp breezes past Marcelo and rifles one off the crossbar.


Hazard shoots and Neuer fists it away.


Hazard drives forward. Those connections not there yet as there have been a lot of misplaced passes.


Isco's free hits the wall and then his second effort hits someone in the stands.


Hazard is fouled a couple of times and the referee eventually blows the whistle. Free for Real Madrid and Hazard looks to be limping away from that.


Nice stepover from Asensio as the ball comes in from Marcelo. He catches nothing but fresh air with his strike and it falls to Asensio, who sees his shot half-blocked as it bounces up to Neuer.


Ramos plays on for now.


Ramos down now after taking a knock to the side of the leg. It was Muller's knee that caught him. He gets up but is very much not comfortable.


Varane steps in front of a diagonal ball and he steps out of defense. He tries to send Asensio down the right but that pass is a mile ahead of his teammate. No chance.


Renato Sanches shoots from the corner that falls to him and it's saved by Courtois. 


Great save by Courtois. Tiago with a shot from distance and the Belgian saves for a corner. Nice effort and nice stop.


Ball lofted in amongst Benzema and Varane and it's headed over by Varane, it looks like. 


Ramos arrives looking to get his noggin on the end of the cross. He can't and Bayern clear for a corner. Real Madrid improving in the last few minutes.


Modric with a deep cross to the back post. Marcelo swings his leg at it but it's headed out before it makes it to him.


Benzema getting loads of chances. He drives this one wide from a tight angle and faced with a sea of red jerseys. Neuer gets down to deny him.


Kimmich has a fairly vanilla-looking shot. It takes a deflection and nearly loops over Courtois though. He grabs it fairly easily as he's backtracking.


Hazard and Benzema link up again but it's a touch too heavy and Benzema's can't control it. 


Kovac taking notes on the sideline. He'll be the happier coach so far. Not great from Real Madrid even if they have had a couple of chances.


Asensio with the pass across to Hazard. Cross comes in and falls to Isco. He shoots. Blocked! Kroos ends up with it and he shoots well wide.


Ramos uses his head again but this time it's to clear the corner. Real Madrid struggling against this Bayern attack.


Bayern respond and Sanches shoots. Blocked for a corner.


Cross sent into the back post. Ramos somehow pops up and heads it across goal. So close as it dribbles across the goalmouth.


GOAL! Tolisso buries it at the second time of asking. Courtois saved the first one but Tolisso follows it up with a no-nonsense strike.


Really good pressue from Madrid and Kroos and Modric can't deal with it. They cought it up and they attack now.


Kimmich again with the cross. Better this time but too close to Courtois.


Coman looks to thread one through. It's straight to Courtois.


Another save by Neuer that defies logic. Lovely, teasing cross by Modric and Benzema hits it although it took a deflection. Neuer there to reject the striker again.


Asensio hits it.


Lovely flick by Hazard into Isco's path. He plays out to Carvajal and it comes back to Isco, who is fouled. Free for Real Madrid outside the box. Hazard might fancy this.


Coman goes around Carvajal but he played it really well and Coman runs it out over the line.


Bayern have gotten a foothold in this one. Kimmich crosses and it's a mile over everyone. Decent move from Bayern as they have a little more luck in possession.


Tiago tries to thread one through but Isco picks it up and Benzema is offside as he gets set free. 


Bayern's turn to attack. Sanches back to Tiago and Boateng whips one out wide. Ends up back at the right foot of Sanches and he launches it over the bar.


What a save by Neuer. Isco arrives to tap home, or so he thinks. It was offside but a nice move that so nearly ended in a goal. Fairly intense game here so far.


What is Neuer doing? He kicks it out for a corner.


Marcelo launches a ball forward and it falls to Benzema. He strikes and slices it wide but there was a free in the build-up.


First half underway! Bayern applying pressure high up early on.

And Neuer leads Bayern Munich out onto the field in their red shirts.

Ramos leads the team out onto the turf! 

We are nearly ready for action in NRG Stadium. Quite a few empty seats still. 

Here's Bale getting onto the team bus but he isn't on the bench or the team tonight.

Gareth Bale has not even warmed up with his teammates tonight. He's not in the squad but he's not injured. Zidane will give an explanation as to what happened in the press conference after the game according to reports.

Chance for Jann-Fiete Arp tonight for Bayern too. He just joined from Hamburg and at 19 is trying to play his way into Kovac's plans.

Real Madrid are ovebooked on the wings. They've moved on Odegaard but they still have to move a few more. Lucas Vazquez could be a casualty and Brahim's recent injury hasn't helped his cause.

That's a very attacking midfield for Real Madrid. Zidane has only opted for one new signing. A chance for Asensio and Isco too, who both have been linked with potential moves away.

Bayern Munich XI versus Real Madrid: Neuer, Thiago, Martínez, Arp, Boateng, Tolisso, Muller, Alaba, Coman, Kimmich, Sanches.

Real Madrid's starting XI versus Bayern Munich: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Asensio, Hazard, Benzema.

Bayern in position for the game!

Antonio Pintus left this summer after a falling out with Zidane when he didn't leave last year along with the French man. Real Madrid have a new strength and conditioning coach and he is very meticuloud. Take a look at the details that Dupont looks at to make sure his players are in tip top shape!

Zidane says it's 'not a problem' if Bale stays at Real Madrid. There is currently a stand-off between the player and the coach, who has been backed by the club. He won't take a pay cut and likes his life in Madrid so it will have to be a very enticing offer to make him leave. Zidane has told him he isn't in his plans though. It will be interesting to see if he starts tonight or sees the field at all.

Bayern have also been linked with Gareth Bale and Ousmane Dembele if Barcelona should need to sell to buy Neymar.

Bayern are "waiting for the dominos to fall" in the transfer market but they have been busy too. 

They signed lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard.

They have been linked with Dani Olmo, Brais Mendez, Leroy Sane and more players having lost Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben along with James Rodriguez and Mats Hummels also.

Real Madrid had a fairly pitiful year last season. They went through two coaches before bringing back Zinedine Zidane and were humbled by Ajax in the Champions League before falling streets behind Barcelona and Atlético Madrid in the league.

They responded to that disappointment with the biggest spend in their history this summer! They have refreshed the squad with Mendy, Jovic, Hazard, Militao and Rodrygo arriving.

Eden Hazard will wear the number 50 tonight against Bayern. It's the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and Real Madrid's galactico commemorates the historic day! He still has no number with Modric not giving him the number 10 and with Mariano Diaz wearing the number 7 currently.

One of his new teammates, Hazard, was "made for Real Madrid" according to Cesc Fabregas. We should get a look at the galactico tonight.

Ramos remains though! He has plenty of new teammates but he will captain the side again this season.

Hello and welcome to our live online coverage of Bayern vs Real Madrid! Plenty to chat about in the build-up with so much turnover on either side this summer.