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UCL semi-final: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

Updated: 28 April 2016 02:19 IST - Published: 27 April 2016 23:56 IST
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Good night, everyone, and see you again, soon!
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So that's that, folks! Atletico took the lead in the first half, and looked in control most of the match. Bayern need to improve to win the second leg and go through! Till the weekend, we sign off! Tune in for regular action on the Sportskeeda app
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FT: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich
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The 4 minutes are up, and that's that! Peep, peep, peep!
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94'- Another chance for Bayern! The ball is knocked down to Vidal, whose shot is scuffed and straight at Oblak!
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Just under two minutes to go, as Bayern struggle to string together a chance! And just like that! Ribery's cross finds Benatia, but his glanced header was straight at Oblak, who held on!
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91'- Costa cut in from the right and unleashed a shot, but it is blocked. Soon after, Alaba takes a shot and that shot is blocked away
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4 minutes added as Bayern look to get their equaliser!
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89'- Atletico force a corner, and want to kill the tie off here! The corner from Koke is good but cleared out, from where Augusto Fernandes' shot goes wide
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88' - Arturo Vidal goes into the book for a blatant block on Juanfran
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87 minutes gone, Bayern have barely attacked in the last 5 minutes, finding it difficult to get the ball up as Atletico have stepped up their press
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Diego Simeone, the concert conductor! He does not want the crowd to stop, telling them what exactly to sing!
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85' - Atletico Madrid make a change, bringing on Thomas Partay for Saul
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Meanwhile, Filipe Luis and Pep having some sort of animated discussion, both clearly not ready to reveal what they are saying to the cameras!
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82'- Benatia booked for a foul on Koke, and then Neuer decides he is the boss on the field, tries to make Koke stand up, and gets booked for his part!
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80' - Bayern go close as Alaba's shot goes just wide of the mark
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For all their possession and half-chances, Bayern haven't create da proper chance while Atletico have created the most clear-cut of chances
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Diego Simeone is getting more and more worked up on the touchline! Bayern make their final change, bringing on Benatia for Bernat, moving Alaba to left-back
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75'- Atleti counter after Ribery loses the ball! Griezmann passes it to Torres, who cuts back inside and then hits the post with a lovely outside of the right foot curler!
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74'- Bayern attacking again, with Oblak saving from Vidal's vicious long-ranger
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73'- Gabi with the setpiece but Ribery heads it away. The ball comes out to Ribery but his pass is wayward!
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72' - Corner to Atletico, as they suddenly force Bayern back! The corner is headed out for....another corner!
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71'- Chance for Bayern! Costa exchanges passes with Lahm, runs onto the brilliant pass, and then flicks an effort slightly over, bouncing on the net!
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70'- Bayern bring on Thomas Muller for Thiago! This is the change we've been waiting for! Thiago getting some loving thwacks on his backside by Pep Guardiola, who isn't happy with something he did during the match
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The match is slowly turning into something that resembles last night's match! As was aptly said by Mario Balotelli once, "Why Always Me?:
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65 minutes gone, and Atleti are still holding on to their slender one-goal lead
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64'- Bayern make the first substitute of the match, bringing on Franck Ribery for Kingsley Coman
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63' - That was close! Lewandowski is released by Vidal's flick, and the Pole fights off Gimenez before putting a low ball across goal, but no one there to capitalise on it!
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62'- A ball in from Xabi Alonso is headed down by Arturo Vidal, but Gimenez clears before getting fouled by Lewandowski. A little bit of handbags before everything is sorted out
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59'- Coman goes on a brilliant, jinking run and takes a shot on goal, but Gimenez gets the block in! Bayern are getting a lot of crosses in, but to no avail
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58'- Good play around the box by Bayern, and the final cross is cleared away by the Rojiblanco defence
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56'- And Oblak saves from Javi Martinez! The corner finds the Spaniard whose header is straight at the goalkeeper
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For such a gifted team, the fact that the closest they've come to scoring is that shot by Alaba is a little sad. A small part inside of me just wept
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54'- And Bayern hit the bar!!! What a shot from David Alaba from long-range, as it dipped and swerved its way onto the crossbar! That is what we call a Thunderbastard!!
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Bayern controlling the ball, but need to move it around quick to force mistakes from the Atleti defence
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51'- Douglas Costa cuts in from the left, evading the defenders, before letting go off a shot that hit Lewandowski
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Are Atletico tiring here? Did Diego Simeone not play some old-fashioned heavy metal to pump them up in the dressing room? Look a little lethargic
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Atletico sitting much more deep as Bayern are attacking with much more intent in the second half
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48'- Bayern come attacking again, Lewandowski's cross from the left finding Vidal, whose pass is just a little short for Coman
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47'- Bayern get a corner, which is driven deep, Alaba's header found Coman, whose header went wide, without posing much danger
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And we're off in the second half! Bayern will be looking to get their away goal and keep it tight at the back in general
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So, an interesting piece of information - Apparently, Bayern Munich (and Pep Guardiola of course) are quite upset that Atletico let the grass grow and have kept it long. A tactic that directly affects Bayern's fluent passing