Champions League - Quarter-finals - 2nd Leg
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Bayern Munich 0-0 Sevilla

Arjen Robben shoots
Bayern remain on course for the treble despite a frustrating evening for Arjen Robben and their forwards against Sevilla

Bayern Munich ground out a 0-0 draw to see off Sevilla's spirited challenge and reach the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-1 aggregate win.

The newly crowned German champions, who won their past two home games 6-0, needed defensive grit to match their usual attacking flair at a sold-out Allianz Arena.

Sevilla defender Joaquin Correa, who was sent off in stoppage time, hit the bar with a header and midfielder Pablo Sarabia, who scored in the first leg, wasted a glorious first-half chance.

But Bayern top-scorer Robert Lewandowski had a header pushed over the crossbar by goalkeeper David Soria and a brilliant block from Sevilla's Jesus Navas denied Franck Ribery.

It was the first time in 22 home Champions League matches that Bayern had failed to score.

Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado, replacing injured centre-back Simon Kjaer, was lucky to stay on the pitch after bringing down Lewandowski when he split the visiting defence in the second minute.

But Vincenzo Montella's side recovered to control the first half, even if they were ultimately frustrated, none more so than Correa, who slid in wildly on Javi Martinez to earn a red card.

Bayern - into the semi-finals for the seventh time in nine years - join Liverpool, Roma and Real Madrid in the draw, which takes place in Nyon, Switzerland, at 12:00 BST on Friday.

Bayern lack sparkle but Sevilla fail to capitalise

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski's painful moments of frustration mirrored those of his team on a night when the usual goals did not flow

Bayern winger Arjen Robben had warned his team-mates against complacency in this game after winning the first leg 2-1 in Spain.

But it was less a case of Bayern's over-confidence and more Sevilla's self-belief and command of the ball which kept this compelling encounter in the balance for so long.

Sevilla are seventh in La Liga but have been a surprise package in the Champions League, and they surprised everyone by having more possession than their illustrious hosts in the first half - 54% to 46%.

Sarabia, who missed a good chance before scoring in the first leg, wasted another opportunity and Bayern left-back Rafinha slid in to prevent the midfielder shooting again after a trademark quick break.

Bayern, who worked Soria sporadically in the first half, stepped it up after the break as Lewandowski headed into the side netting at the far post and Robben threatened.

But the hosts lacked their usual sparkle and Lewandowski - bloodied from a clash of heads - was substituted in the 77th minute after drawing a rare blank in front of goal.

Boss Jupp Heynckes had to settle for the consolation of Bayern's 100th clean sheet at home in European competitions.

Montella's side won many admirers, even if they came up short of delivering another quarter-final upset after Roma stunned Barcelona on Tuesday.

Man of the match - Rafinha (Bayern Munich)

Rafinha slides in to win the ball
Bayern's Brazilian full-back made some key interventions in a solid defensive performance

'We have the motivation and ambition' - what they said

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes: "The semi-final games will be tough, but we have the ambition and the motivation to face up to those challenges.

"We didn't let ourselves get flustered and become nervous. Sevilla had some good moments, but sometimes you just need to keep a clean sheet.

"That's what I told the players and that was enough tonight.

"Furthermore, none of our players will be suspended for the semi-finals. That was very important for me tonight."

Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella: "We played a good match. We had balance, clear opportunities to score, as seen with Sarabia and Correa, and I am proud of the team because it wasn't easy competing against a rival that is always competing to win the Champions League.

"We have gone out with pride and we have to cherish that. Now we need to remember all that we have done on the pitch tonight so that we can move forward in the matches that remain."

Bayern's players salute the home supporters at the Allianz Arena after the game
Bayern's players salute the home supporters at the Allianz Arena after the game

Bayern maintain Allianz dominance - the stats

  • Bayern reached an 11th Champions League semi-final; only Real Madrid (13) have more
  • Bayern have got to the semi-finals six times more than all other German sides put together
  • This is the first time since 2010 that only one Spanish side have reached the Champions League semi-finals, with each of the previous seven campaigns featuring two
  • Bayern are unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions this season at Allianz Arena (W17 D3), the only side from the German, English, Spanish, French and Italian top flights not to lose at home
  • Bayern failed to score at home in the Champions League for the first time since April 2014, a run of 21 games
  • Sevilla have received three red cards in the Champions League in the past two campaigns, with their previous red coming in the knockout stages against Leicester City last season
  • Sevilla, who needed at least two goals to qualify for the semi-finals, failed to have a shot on target in the match

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 26Ulreich
  • 32Kimmich
  • 17Boateng
  • 5Hummels
  • 13RafinhaSubstituted forSüleat 87'minutes
  • 8Javi Martínez
  • 10Robben
  • 25Müller
  • 11Rodríguez
  • 7RibérySubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat 71'minutes
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forWagnerat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Wagner
  • 4Süle
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 14Bernat
  • 19Rudy
  • 22Starke
  • 24Tolisso

Sevilla

  • 13Soria
  • 16Jesús Navas
  • 25MercadoBooked at 2mins
  • 5Lenglet
  • 18Escudero
  • 10BanegaBooked at 81mins
  • 15N'ZonziBooked at 11mins
  • 17SarabiaSubstituted forRamírezat 70'minutes
  • 22VázquezSubstituted forNolitoat 81'minutes
  • 11CorreaBooked at 90mins
  • 9Ben YedderSubstituted forMurielat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rico
  • 6Martins Carriço
  • 14Pizarro
  • 20Muriel
  • 24Nolito
  • 97Arana Lopes
  • 99Ramírez
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
70,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamSevilla
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 0, Sevilla 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 0, Sevilla 0.

Booking

Sandro Wagner (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Dismissal

Joaquín Correa (Sevilla) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Delay in match Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Javi Martínez.

Clément Lenglet (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München).

Foul by Jesús Navas (Sevilla).

Niklas Süle (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Thiago Alcántara tries a through ball, but James Rodríguez is caught offside.

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Jesús Navas (Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Niklas Süle replaces Rafinha because of an injury.

Foul by Nolito (Sevilla).

Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Clément Lenglet (Sevilla) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Éver Banega.

Nolito (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

Offside, Sevilla. Éver Banega tries a through ball, but Nolito is caught offside.

Booking

Éver Banega (Sevilla) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

Éver Banega (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Nolito replaces Franco Vázquez.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Jesús Navas.

Hand ball by Sergio Escudero (Sevilla).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Sandro Wagner replaces Robert Lewandowski.

Attempt missed. Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla).

James Rodríguez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Clément Lenglet (Sevilla) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Éver Banega with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Rafinha.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Thiago Alcántara tries a through ball, but Arjen Robben is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Thiago Alcántara replaces Franck Ribéry.

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Sandro Ramírez replaces Pablo Sarabia.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Steven N'Zonzi.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Jesús Navas.

Pablo Sarabia (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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As It Stood

A

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2FC Basel6402115612
3CSKA Moscow6303810-29
4Benfica6006114-130

B

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1PSG65012542115
2Bayern Munich6501136715
3Celtic6105518-133
4Anderlecht6105217-153

C

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1Roma632196311
2Chelsea6321168811
3Atl Madrid61415417
4FK Qarabag6024214-122

D

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1Barcelona642091814
2Juventus632175211
3Sporting621389-17
4Olympiakos6015413-91

E

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1Liverpool63302361712
2Sevilla6231121209
3Spartak Moscow6132913-46
4NK Maribor6033316-133

F

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1Man City6501145915
2Shakhtar Donetsk640299012
3Napoli6204111106
4Feyenoord6105514-93

G

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1Besiktas6420115614
2FC Porto63121510510
3RB Leipzig62131011-17
4Monaco6024616-102

H

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1Tottenham65101541116
2Real Madrid64111771013
3B Dortmund6024713-62
4Apoel Nicosia6024217-152
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