Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich LIVE: Champions League result and final score after dramatic semi-final comeback

Real Madrid stunned Bayern Munich with a dramatic late comeback as substitute Joselu scored twice in the final minutes to send the 14-time winners through to the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

Madrid were heading for a shock defeat when Alphonso Davies silenced the Bernabeu with a stunning strike, with Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel minutes from pulling off a remarkable upset after a backs-to-the-wall defensive performance.

But an error from Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who looked unbeatable in denying Vinicius Jr earlier in the contest, allowed Joselu to score an 88th minute equaliser as the German spilled a tame shot.

Joselu then tapped in Antonio Rudiger’s cross moments later. It was initially disallowed for offside but it was awarded following a VAR review, sending Madrid through to the Wembley final where they will look to win a record-extending 15th European crown.

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Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich LIVE

  • FT! Real Madrid through as Joselu the hero with two late goals

  • 90+2’ GOAL! Joselu stuns Bayern with late winner, awarded by VAR (2-1)

  • 88’ GOAL! Joselu comes off the bench to rescue Madrid as Neuer spills (1-1)

  • 73’ NO GOAL! Equaliser ruled out for foul on Kimmich (0-1)

  • 69’ GOAL! Davies stuns Bernabeu as Bayern score against run of play (0-1)

  • 60’ SAVE! Neuer makes another stop to deny electric Vinicius (0-0)

  • 39’ SAVE! Neuer tips wide Vinicius cross with another big stop (0-0)

  • 28’ CLOSE! Kane shoots just wide after superb volley from range (0-0)

  • 13’ POST! Vinicius Jr hits post and Neuer denies Rodrygo shot (0-0)

Real Madrid find a new way to produce another unthinkable Champions League comeback

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Match report by The Independent’s chief football writer, Miguel Delaney at the Santiago Bernabeu:

Real Madrid, somehow, but inevitably, find a new way to win. It was this time to feel what it must be like to play Real Madrid. And yet, of course, even they came through that. Bayern Munich had subjected the Spanish champions to the sort of experience Real Madrid have done to so many. They dug in, they frustrated, they scored a crucial goal out of nothing amid favourable refereeing decisions.

Real Madrid then threw it all in, including a supposed stand-in. For someone that was supposed to be a mere stop-gap for Kylian Mbappe, Joselu is instead a new folk hero. He scored in the 88th and 92nd minutes to somehow turn the most typical 1-0 defeat into a victory that was atypical for a team that wins more than any other.

It was like this time they had defied the power of narrative itself, such is the way these games go. They are the narrative. They are the story of the modern Champions League. They will now surely be eyeing up a club 15th and a personal fifth for Carlo Ancelotti. Borussia Dortmund are going to have to come up with something more than Bayern Munich, but Thomas Tuchel had seemed to get it right.

Real Madrid find a new way to produce another unthinkable Champions League comeback

Harry Kane’s hunt for trophies has hit a catastrophic new low at Bayern Munich

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Some jokes just write themselves: Harry Kane moved to Bayern Munich to win his first trophy, only for Bayern Munich to have their first trophyless season in 12 years. Perhaps it is irrefutable proof of a curse, that after leaving Tottenham without ending the club’s long wait for silverware, Kane’s arrival in Germany suddenly caused a title-winning machine like Bayern to malfunction beyond recognition.

This, of course, is neither fair or true, but while Kane’s debut campaign at Bayern end with a handful of individual awards and a new personal record for his most goals in a season, the wait for a first major honour of the 30-year-old’s professional career will continue. It may have been unthinkable last summer, but the trophy cabinet remains empty after Real Madrid put an end to Bayern’s Champions League hopes in the semi-finals.

A failed season, then? Kane was asked about the prospect of a trophyless year before facing Arsenal in the quarter-finals and his response was unequivocal. “Of course,” he replied. “We’re expected to win.”

Harry Kane’s hunt for trophies has hit a catastrophic new low at Bayern Munich

Thomas Tuchel slammed for taking off Harry Kane in Bayern Munich’s defeat to Real Madrid

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Harry Kane’s substitution from Bayern Munich’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid backfired spectacularly on Thomas Tuchel, who was accused of “arrogance” after withdrawing his top scorer in the late defeat at the Bernabeu.

Tuchel said Kane “was having back problems” and had no choice but to remove the England captain.

But the manager’s defensive changes were criticised by TNT Sport pundits Owen Hargreaves and Paul Scholes, with centre-back Kim Min-jae, who made an error in the first leg in Munich, struggling after he was brought on midway through the second half in Madrid.

Kane was withdrawn in the 85th minute, with Bayern leading Madrid by one goal as they looked to reach the Wembley final. But Madrid forward Joselu came off the bench to equalise just four minutes later, with Tuchel having also taken off top attacking options Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane.

Tuchel slammed for taking off Kane in Bayern’s defeat to Real Madrid

Thomas Tuchel furious with referee for late incident

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Tuchel said: “Almost through, almost there and then a very unusual mistake of our very best player for the equaliser, then we conceded in a very narrow decision the second one and then in stoppage one.

“Then we scored one and we have a disastrous decision from the linesman and from the referee. So it feels almost like a betrayal in the end because of that decision and it was a huge fight, we left everything on the pitch we were almost there and now we have to say congratulations to Real Madrid.”

When asked if he had spoken to anyone about the decision, Tuchel said: “The linesman said sorry, but that does not help on that kind of level to raise the flag in a decision like this, in a close decision, in the last minute, and the referee as well, the referee does not have to whistle.

“He sees the second ball, he sees that we get a shot away. To whistle, it’s a very very bad decision and it’s against the rules. It’s a bad decision from both of them, it’s a disaster.”

Ancelotti speaks after the match

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The Real Madrid manager added: “To believe you have to put fresh legs on the pitch, Joselu did a fantastic job, he’s a fantastic striker.

“We used more of the width to put in crosses and we did really well. We had a lot of energy in a lot of the game.”

When asked about the celebrations, Ancelotti said: “I’m going to enjoy it of course from now until the final. We have fantastic days with our supporters to celebrate the league. It will be fantastic. [To the reporter] You can stay in Madrid with us!”

On his players’ attitude, he said: “Unbelievable. I’m really grateful to them, they work really hard, I think this is the best squad I have ever had in my career.”

Carlo Ancelotti speaks after Real Madrid reached the Champions League final

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Ancelotti said to TNT Sports: “I think we played well, and to be honest, we had opportunities to take control of the game, we had the strength to go up when they scored, it happened again here.

“It’s quite useful that at the Bernabeu with our supporters, we can do something that is unexpected.”

Jude Bellingham speaks after Real Madrid’s win

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On the final being at Wembley: “At Wembley, against Dortmund, it’s a weird one, I can’t believe it.

“I’m so looking forward to it, the atmosphere, the game itself, the Champions League final.”

When asked about playing his former club Dortmund, he said: “I think at this stage of the competition, anyone who’s still in it, or anyone who’s got in that final deserves to be there, so to cherry-pick would be unfair.

“We’ve got there because we deserve to and they’ve got there because they deserve to and that’s what the final is all about and hopefully it can be a great game.”

He added: “When I was seven years old in Birmingham, I was dreaming of nights like this.”

Jude Bellingham speaks after Real Madrid’s win

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Bellingham was asked if there was an expectation for victory at Real, and he said: “Definitely. You come here and that’s all they talk about.

“They talk about how you’ve had the 14th and they want the 15th, and the lads say to me it was the same when they won the 10th and they want the 11th, that’s why I love being here.

“You can never be settled. I think you’re always in a dangerous position when you relax and when you’re comfortable, and here they don’t give you a chance which is the best thing in football.”

Jude Bellingham speaks after Real Madrid’s win

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When asked about the importance of the crowd, Bellingham said: “They’re unbelievable. They’re the best in the world by far.

“Coming here, there’s a reason why we turn so many games, why when we’re down in certain legs we always manage to come back in the second leg, it’s because of them, they give you an energy that you can’t get from anything else.”

Jude Bellingham speaks after Real Madrid’s win

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Bellingham spoke to TNT Sports after the match wearing a shirt back to front saying ‘A por la 15’ or ‘go for the 15: “We’ve seen it a lot of times this season, where it’s looked like we were dead and buried and it doesn’t matter who scores the goal because someone always manages it.

“Joselu - I don’t think he’ll be sleeping much tonight, and he’ll be useless in training tomorrow, but honestly, he deserves it all, he’s been an amazing member of the squad throughout the season, and it’s his night.”

Real Madrid will play Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final

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Real Madrid’s players have dived over the boards to go and celebrate with the fans, there is a rare show of emotion from Carlo Ancelotti.

This is a side that know how to win this competition, they have done so 14 times, and questions will be raised over some of Tuchel’s substitutions, but Real will be at Wembley on June 1.

Full time: Real Madrid will play Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final

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Here are some photos of Real Madrid’s unlikeliest hero, Joselu:

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Full time: Real Madrid will play Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final

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Full time: A classic tie across two legs has just come down to two quick-fire goals from former Stoke player Joselu.

Alphonso Davies had put Bayern into the lead in the 68th minute with a stunning strike.

And it looked like it might have just been enough, but Neuer, who had kept his side in the game on at least two occasions, spilled the ball into the path of Joselu, who pounced and levelled the tie.

But just three minutes later, Joselu was alert again to tap home from a cross and see his side into the crucial lead.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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90+15’ Play is still going on and the tempers are getting very frayed!

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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90+11’ The two goals have just taken it out of Bayern, but it was two quick moments from Joselu that have just changed the course of this tie.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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90+9’ Every time Bayern get forward they are rushing it, offside, or giving away fouls, they are looking a bit desperate.

Bellingham is going to come off for Militao.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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90+8’ Just how crucial was that decision to bring Harry Kane off. It forced a change in formation, and since then, they have conceded two!

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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90+7’ There are just two minutes of the initial stoppage time left, Tuchel has been shown a yellow card, but there could still be a few more minutes than that to come.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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90+6’ Bayern had been in control and it looked like they would just see the game out, but a couple of changes and two moments from Joselu and they are facing their own exit.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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90+4’ Rudiger has gone down with cramp and this will be another stoppage, it is likely there will be more than nine minutes of this added time.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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90+4’ Do Bayern have anything left to come back with here?

GOAL! Joselu strikes again! Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich

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90+2’ GOAL! The offside check has ruled Joselu onside, and the former Stoke player has scored twice to all but book his side a place in the Champions League final.

The players and fans erupt into celebrations, but there are still seven minutes of added time remaining.

OFFSIDE! Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich

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90+1’ Real Madrid thought they had done enough to all but seal their place in the final.

The flag went up immediately for offside, and it will be looked at by VAR!

Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich

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89’ Eric Dier makes a crucial block! Another mistake, but Vinicius struggles to get the ball out of his feet and he is quick to get out and make the key block.

GOAL! Neuer mistake hands Joselu goal! Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich

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88’ GOAL! Joselu pounces on a poor mistake from Manuel Neuer.

The Bayern captain had kept his side in the game so well until that point, and just spills a straightforward chance from distance into the path of Joselu who just taps the ball into the back of the net.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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87’ Pavlovic is getting treatment on the touchline, and Bayern will be temporarily down to 10 men.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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86’ The game will be stopped again, it’s becoming quite broken now.

Bayern call for more medical attention, as Pavlovic has stayed down in the Real box.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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84’ Musiala is down and asking for treatment, that will be a delay, and Muller comes on for Musiala, with Kane coming off for Chuopo-Moting.

Chance! Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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83’ Chance for Vinicius Jr! The ball is played well for the attacker by Rudiger, and he just cannot get on top of it, he hits it first time, but the ball went over the bar and wide.

A good chance, and there might not be too many more to come.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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82’ Brahim Diaz and Joselu are on for Valverde and Rodrygo.

Bayern have hit the crossbar! The flag was up so it wouldn’t have counted, but the visitors are on the verge of an upset here.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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80’ Another foul and another free kick, this time by Modric on Laimer.

We’re into the final 10 minutes of the match now.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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79’ Bayern will have a free kick (and another chance to tick down some seconds on the clock) as Kane is brought down by Camavinga.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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78’ Modric takes an ambitious effort, he probably should have crossed it, as the ball to Rodrygo goes out for a goal kick.

Chance! Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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76’ Bayern might not have had the most opportunities, but they have made the best fo them.

Another chance, this time to Kane, who takes his shot, but can only find the side netting.

And Minjae will come on for Sane, in Bayern’s second change of the game.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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75’ There are just 15 minutes left of normal time for Real to find a goal to take this to extra time.

Steve McManaman said on TNT Sports: “I think it (the disallowed goal) is the correct decision. He’s pushed him in the face, it’s always going to get chalked off.”

DISALLOWED GOAL! The hosts hit back straight away! Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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71’ Could this be ruled out? Nacho is the player who plays it onto De Ligt who deflects the ball into the back of the net.

Nacho undoubtedly pushes Kimmich, and it will be on the big screen, and it has been disallowed!

GOAL! The hosts hit back straight away! Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich

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71’ Real Madrid have made the changes, and they have a corner, can they hit back immediately?

It’s played short and they have an equaliser!

Kimmich is down holding his head, but it’s level again!

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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70’ It’s a Real double change: Kroos comes off for Modric, Tchouameni off for Camavinga.

GOAL! Davies scores to break the deadlock! Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich

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68’ GOAL! Alphonso Davies breaks the deadlock!

The Bayern player had never scored in the Champions League before, but after being picked out by Harry Kane he cut in from the left and unleashed a shot past Lunin and into the back of the net!

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SAVE! Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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67’ Real were just caught napping there slightly, after all their pressure it’s the visitors who have a chance.

Alphonso Davies runs up the other end, passes to Musiala whose shot has to be palmed away by Lunin.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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65’ Neuer again was quick off his line and to make the punch to prevent a free kick causing any problems or coming close to breaking the deadlock.

Carvajal had a chance to take a shot, but he sliced right across it and the ball sailed wide of the target.

SAVE! Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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60’ Neuer makes another stunning save!

Just moments after stopping Rodrygo’s free-kick, the 38-year-old is in action again stopping Vinicius Jr’s latest effort.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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59’ Bellingham is brought down in the centre of the Bayern half and the home side will have a free kick.

Rodrygo curls it, and it’s another great save from Neuer!

He had to get all the way across to the right post to stop the ball just dipping into the back of the net.

CHANCE! Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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55’ Vinicius Jr again is causing so many problems. He again finds space on the left hand side and manages to get the cross away which is just kept away from the arriving Rodrygo.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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54’ Harry Kane was played in over the top, shrugged off the defender and managed to get a shot underway.

But from that angle it was always going to be hard to find the back of the net and Lunin managed to palm the ball away.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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52’ Vinicius Jr is having so much joy down the left hand side, as he gets past Kimmich again and Real win a corner.

Kroos will take, but his low flat cross is easily defended by the visitors.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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51’ F1 driver Fernando Alonso was just shown in the crowd, but the wait for someone to take the advantage continues.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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50’ Bellingham went down under a challenge from Sane, but he was left gesturing at the referee there with nothing given.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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48’ There’s action at the other end of the pitch as Kane plays in Davies, and his cross is deflected onto the roof of the net.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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47’ Vinicius Jr just skips past his defender before trying to pick out Valverde in the centre, but Eric Dier makes a crucial block to prevent the Real Madrid player having what would have been a golden opportunity to break the deadlock.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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46’ Real Madrid get the second half underway

Half time: Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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The players are just making their way out onto the pitch for the second half.

Half time: Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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Half time: Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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Here are some photos from the first half:

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Half time: Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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45+1’ After one minutes of added time, the half time whistle has blown.

After a frenetic match in Madrid, which finished in a 2-2 draw, the first half at the Bernabeu was a lot calmer. There were saves, a couple of good chances, but no goals so far, and the score remains unaltered.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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43’ Just two minutes away from the half-time whistle, can any side have an impact before the break!

Lunin had to make a save from Mazraoui, it was struck hard, but from distance and straight at the goalkeeper.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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40’ It was a cross from Vinicius that no player managed to get a touch on, and it just moved towards the goal and the German goalkeeper had to be alert to make another fine save in the first half so far!

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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39’ Real have a free kick just outside the Bayern box after a foul on Vinicius, it’s headed away by De Ligt.

As the ball comes in again, Neuer makes a stunning save to turn the ball around the post!

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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37’ Bayern have looked very comfortable on the ball, although they have had just the one shot in the first half so far, while Real have had five, of which two were on target.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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35’ Harry Kane’s volley and Vinicius Jr’s strike that rebounded off the post are by far the best chances of an otherwise tight half with both sides not willing to take their chances after the first leg ended in a draw.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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31’ Real have a chance to attack, but Bayern get back quickly and they are forced to play it back to the defenders.

Carvajal’s cross was headed away by Dier and Bayern were able to scramble the ball away.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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28’ The ball was floated into the Bayern box, and Vinicus Jr attempts a daring overhead kick, but missed the ball.

And Kane almost strikes at the other end! It was a well-timed volley from just outside the box and Lunin had to be alert to turn the ball around the post.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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27’ Gnabry’s match comes to a premature end and he will be replaced by Alphonso Davies.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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26’ There is a worrying moment for Bayern, Gnabry is down and it could be his hamstring, has he been rushed back a bit too soon for this match?

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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25’ There are a few moments of tension around after Carvajal brings down Kane and Bayern are rightly awarded a free kick.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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23’ Rodrygo was played in down the right hand side, leaving his marker behind him, he managed to pick out Vinicus Jr in the box, but his shot was blocked by the Bayern defence.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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19’ But it’s taken backwards, and it’s not Bayern’s turn again to try and play the ball out from the back.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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18’ Neuer is content to just hold onto the ball when not under pressure, but as soon as the ball leaves his feet Bayern look to get forward, and they will have a free-kick just inside Real’s half for a foul on Sane.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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17’ Sane got into a great position just outside the Real box, but despite timing his run expertly, his final ball was wide of anyone trying to get on the end of it and allows the home side to break.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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15’ On second look that was a stunning double-save from Neuer who has so much experience in this competition, only Casillas has more appearances than the Bayern goalkeeper.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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13’ POST! Vinicius Jr has struck the woodwork!

Madrid took the throw in when there were two balls in play, and Vinicius had the ideal chance to take the lead, but his curled strike rebounded off the woodwork, and Neuer was able to make the save to deny the rebound.


Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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12’ Real have a free-kick just inside the Bayern half, but they choose to play it quickly and end up playing it back to goalkeeper Lunin.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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10’ There have not been any significant chances in the last couple of minutes, although neither side have dropped their intensity in the slightest.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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7’ Close! Gnabry is played in and instead of going himself he tries to play it across for Kane, the English forward was never going to get there but there have been early chances from both sides already.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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6’ Close! Real have fired the ball across the face of the goal, but inexplicably none of the arriving players could get on the end of it, Rodrygo was closest.

Bellingham then went down in the area and there were cries for a penalty but nothing given by VAR or the referee.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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5’ Bayern are content for Real to play the ball in front of them but as soon as they do win the ball the wide players race forwards as they try to make something happen early in this match.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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3’ After the electric start, both sides have settled down, with Real enjoying the majority of possession in the opening couple of minutes.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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1’ Kroos takes it but it’s headed away and Bayern are able to clear the ball up to the home side’s goalkeeper.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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1’ Vinicius Jr is on the attack almost immediately and wins a corner inside the first 30 seconds

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich

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1’ Bayern get the game underway

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

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The players are coming out of the tunnel to a mosaic in all corners of the ground other than the red section up in one corner.

The Champions League anthem plays.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

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The Champions League semi-final second leg will kick off in just five minutes time. The teams go into the game even after a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Munich.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich: How to watch the game tonight

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Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on TNT Sports 1, with coverage on the channel from 7pm BST ahead of kick-off at 8pm. Subscribers can stream the action via discovery+.

You can purchase a TNT Sports subscription via discovery+ here, for only £30.99 per month.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

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Kick off is now just 15 minutes away, the stadium is almost full of fans, and the players will be performing their final pre-match checks before preparing to make their way onto the field.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

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Here are some more photos of the players warming up:

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Thomas Tuchel has dropped hints about his future

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When asked if he would move back to England, Tuchel told TNT Sports: “This is a tricky road where you lead me with your charm... I’d rather not answer but it is no secret that I loved it at Chelsea, I loved it in England, I loved it in the Premier League. For sure, it was a very special time and I remember it very well.”

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The players have started their warm ups:

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Pre-match stats

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Real Madrid have not won in front of their own fans in this season’s Champions League knockout stages.

Carlo Ancelotti is trying to reach his sixth Champions League final as a coach, after reaching three with AC Milan and two previously with Real.

Thomas Tuchel could become the first head coach to take three different teams to a final in this tournament.

Bayern vs Dortmund, or Real Madrid vs Dortmund?

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With Borussia Dortmund already through to the final, we know one half of the Wembley line-up on June 1.

So will it be a Real Madrid vs Dortmund final, or an all-German affair?

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund would of course be a rematch of the 2013 final, also at Wembley, between the German rivals. That was won by Arjen Robben’s late winner.

Real Madrid and Dortmund have played each other 14 times, including in the 1998 and 2013 semi-finals. They’ve never played in a Champions League final.

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Some photos from the ground

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Bayern Munich team news

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Bayern Munich have announced their team:

Neuer; Kimmich, De Ligt, Dier, Mazraoui; Laimer, Pavlovic; Sane, Musiala, Gnabry; Kane.

The players have arrived

18:54 , Sonia Twigg

The players have started arriving at the Bernabeu:


Kane on brink of Champions League history

18:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Kane is just one goal away from joining Wayne Rooney on 30 Champions League goals, the most scored by an English player in the competition.

It would also move Kane level with Samuel Eto’o and Kaka. Of players who are still active in Europe, only Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe, Mohamed Salah, Erling Haaland and Antoine Griezmann would have more.

Kane has already moved ahead of Raheem Sterling (27), Paul Scholes (24), Frank Lampard (23) and Steve Gerrard (21).

Tuchel reveals Kane’s Cappuccino habit

18:30 , Jamie Braidwood

The secret to Kane’s success in front of goal? Cappuccino, according to Bayern’s Thomas Tuchel, at least.

“How much cappuccino he drinks a day,” Tuchel said when asked if there was anything about Kane that surprised him.

“It’s ridiculous. It was very surprising. Every time I go to the kitchen, he’s on the coffee machine making a cappuccino.”

Real Madrid vs Bayern

18:30 , Sonia Twigg

Here are some photos from around the ground:

 (Isabel Infantes/PA Wire)
(Isabel Infantes/PA Wire)
 (Isabel Infantes/PA Wire)
(Isabel Infantes/PA Wire)

Real Madrid team news

18:19 , Sonia Twigg

Real Madrid have announced their starting XI to face Bayern Munich, and Jude Bellingham is in the team.

Kane for the golden boot?

18:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Harry Kane has enjoyed a record-breaking first season at Bayern Munich with 44 goals in 44 appearances. That includes 36 goals in 32 Bundesliga games, the most in a debut campaign even in Germany.

His Champions League record has been pretty strong, too. With eight goals in 11, Kane is joint-top scorer in the Champions League this season, along with Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe is out, of course, so won’t be able to add to that. Kane’s closest challenger for the golden boot is Madrid’s Vinicius and Rodrygo, who have five goals each.

Harry Kane and Bayern Munich are preparing for the biggest game of their season (AP)
Harry Kane and Bayern Munich are preparing for the biggest game of their season (AP)

A look back at the first leg

18:00 , Sonia Twigg

Maybe there’s been an element of Real Madrid’s backline almost gaslighting teams all this time, defending off that aura. You don’t have to go around them repeatedly in the way Manchester City did – just go at them. That almost seemed to be proven a mere four minutes later when Jamal Musiala similarly went through.

Lucas Vazquez was apparently so confused by this that he made an unnecessary foul, with Kane then rolling in the penalty.

This was in the middle of two spells when Bayern could maybe have put the game out of sight. They had enough chances. Kane almost finished a big one, flashing just wide. Before that, he had just been a touch too slow when put through on goal.

A vintage display from Real Madrid reveals how Bayern Munich can beat them

A look back at the first leg

17:45 , Sonia Twigg

It seemed a vintage Real Madrid performance. They’d done the usual number on their opponents, while showing Thomas Tuchel hasn’t got many games left.

There was even the fact that Kroos and Vinicius exposed an area that has been a problem for Bayern all season. They’ve never properly covered that space in front of the defence, unless it is with massed ranks as against Arsenal.

Then, however, Bayern did something that most don’t do against Madrid. They went direct.

Some of that was itself directly influenced by a key Tuchel change. He introduced Raphael Guerreiro for Leon Goretzka, and Real Madrid didn’t really know how to respond to his movement.

Suddenly there was that bit more space for Bayern’s attackers, with Leroy Sane sprinting into it and then thumping the ball past Andriy Lunin to score. It was as brilliant as it was blunt.

A look back at the first leg

17:30 , Sonia Twigg

For all the evidence we have of 14 European Cups and so many world-class players, like Vinicius Junior, there is still sometimes a mystery over how the modern Real Madrid have actually managed this. They seem to leave so much to pure chance, in a way they shouldn’t even need to.

There is obviously intent and design here, given their recent record of success, but does that really involve the opposition getting into the box so often?

There was one spell in the first half when Madrid had nine players back in their box, all waiting to pounce on any open space. It was like a super-deluxe Sean Dyche Burnley.

Bayern had been doing an impressive job of forcing them back but, the longer they went without scoring, the more you sensed what was coming. Dyche’s Burnley never had anyone like Toni Kroos and Vinicius doing that.

Bayern could have done with a bit more defensive robustness themselves. As good as Kroos and Vinicius are, the German was allowed to amble into the middle and just pick a pass through the centre. The casual nature of it was only emphasised by Vinicius’s speed, which was matched by Kim Min-jae inexplicably thundering out in defence. Vinicius was left to just simply roll the ball past Manuel Neuer.

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