Bayern Munich 0-0 Sevilla: Bavarians move on despite draw

Champions League By: Ayodeji Tunde | 11/04/2018

B/Munich vs Sevilla: New German champions eye UCL semis

Bayern Munich are through into the semi-finals of the Champions League with a routine 2-1 aggregate win over Sevilla thanks to a goalless second-leg draw at the Allianz Arena.

 

Already holding the aces in the tie thanks to their two away goals, Bayern held Sevilla at bay relatively comfortably for the majority of the evening.

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes sent out his strongest lineup in Munich with Robert Lewandowski, James Rodriguez and Thomas Mueller flanked by Arjen Robbenand Franck Ribery.

James went close with a free kick before Robben shot just wide of the far post as the home side made a promising start.

But Sevilla also had chances, first for Pablo Sarabia, then Joaquin Correa.

Sevilla’s players were showing more bite, winning more challenges with some leaving their mark – Lewandowski was left with large swelling under his right eye, while Javi Martinez, James and Rafinha also needed attention.

Bayern had better chances before the break through Mats Hummels and Franck Ribery, who shot straight at the goalkeeper.

Lewandowski went close after the interval before Sevilla showed more ambition getting forward. Correa struck the crossbar with a header before the hour-mark.

But it was as close as the visitors got, and Sevilla’s hopes were already over when Correa was shown red card in injury time for a bad challenge on Martinez.
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