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Bayern Munich 0-0 Sevilla (2-1 aggregate): 5 Talking Points

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Bayern Munich played a goalless draw against Sevilla to book a semifinals berth in UCL

After riding their luck to achieve a 2-1 victory against Sevilla in the first leg of the quarterfinals tie, Jupp Heynckes returned to their fortress, the Allianz Arena, to see off the Andalusians in the second leg.

In what was a rather even game on the night, the Bavarians managed to hold off Vincenzo Montella's side to a goalless draw which was more than enough for the home side to go through.

Despite no goals being scored, it was not a completely dull affair as both teams had some good chances, with Sevilla's Ever Banega hitting the woodwork at the hour mark.

Tempers flared a bit at the end as Joaquin Correa was given his marching orders for putting in a late lunge at Javi Martinez. The referee blew the whistle soon after bringing an end to Sevilla's campaign in the UEFA Champions League.

Here are the five talking points from the game.

#5 Bayern end their Spanish jinx

Bayern Munich beat a Spanish side in the UCL knockout stages for the first time in five years
Bayern Munich defeated a Spanish side in the UCL knockout stages for the first time in five years

Die Roten's struggle against the Spanish sides in the Champions League of late is not breaking news. Since thrashing Barcelona by seven goals in 2013, Bayern Munich have been ousted from Europe's premier competition in each of the last four years by a Spanish club.

Be it Real Madrid's 5-0 mauling in 2014, Barcelona's well-played 5-3 ousting in 2015, Atletico Madrid's away goal luck in a 2-2 victory in 2016, or Real Madrid's debatable 6-3 win, Bayern have bowed out of UCL every time they have faced a team from Spain.

All of those struggles came to an end against the Andalusians whom they have pipped 2-1 to end their jinx. It is but fair that they did so with the same manager who was behind the 7-0 drubbing of the Blaugrana outfit, Jupp Heynckes.

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