Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona: Champions League Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Live UEFA Champions League semifinal, first leg coverage
Bayern Munich 4-0 Barcelona (full time result)
—Thomas Muller, 25' (1-0)
—Mario Gomez, 49' (2-0)
—Arjen Robben, 72' (3-0)
—Thomas Muller, 81' (4-0)
Bayern: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Martínez, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Müller (Pizarro), Ribéry (Shaqiri), Gómez (Gustavo).
Barcelona: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Bartra, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Pedro (Villa), Alexis, Messi.
Well that's your lot for tonight from the live commentary, but stick around the site over the coming hours as we bring you all the best reaction from this amazing game.
Meanwhile I'll be back later in the week with more live commentary, so join me on Thursday for the Europa League semifinal between Chelsea and Basel.
Thanks for joining me tonight—bring on tomorrow night's semifinal when we'll have Germany vs. Spain round two!
Full time in the UEFA Champions League semifinal, first leg
Bayern Munich 4 (Muller, Gomez, Robben, Muller)
MOTM: Thomas Muller
That was quite astonishing. Bayern Munich have put in arguably the best performance from any team in the Champions League this season, and have defeated Barcelona by four goals to nil. Thomas Muller, Mario Gomez, Arjen Robben and Muller again scored the goals, but it was very much a wonderful team performance from front to back which won the game.
For Barcelona, this is surely too much for even that fantastic side to come back from in the second leg, but they've certainly got to come up with something far better next time out, even if only for pride and to give themselves a chance.
Full time at the Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich 4 Barcelona 0
90+2'—Shaqiri feeds Robben and his shot is curling towards the far post, but is deflected over. Final moments of the game. Take your pick for man of the match, Bayern have had some monstrous performances tonight.
90+2'—Iniesta goes into the book now for clipping Martinez's heels from behind.
90+1'—Barcelona look broken and beaten. How long is it since another team has put in this kind of performance against them? Bayern have had their luck; the second goal was offside and the third a clear foul, but on the other hand, there has probably been a three or four goal difference between the teams tonight.
Three minutes to be added on
89'—Jordi Alba is now booked for throwing the ball in Robben's face, and he will miss the second leg. And he should have seen a straight red there for that.
Bayern sub: Xherdan Shaqiri on for Franck Ribery
87'—And Schweinsteiger is booked too, after a series of talks from the referee throughout the game.
86'—Alexis Sanchez is shown a yellow card for a trip on Robben as Bayern break forward once more. Neuer has had verrrry little to do tonight.
84'—It is well and truly party time in the Allianz Arena. Have you ever seen the like?
Bayern sub: Pizarro on for Muller
Barcelona sub: Villa on for Pedro
My oh my, this is a battering. Bayern rip Barcelona open down the left, Ribery freeing Alaba on the overlap, and he fires over a low cross which beats everybody and lets Muller in to knock home from close range. It is 4-0 to Bayern Munich. Wow.
Bayern Munich 4 Barcelona 0
Thomas Muller, 81 mins
80'—Chances a-go-go. Bayern break, Muller gets in behind the defence but sees his shot smothered, Schweinsteiger passes the ball out to Robben and his shot is also blocked, before the ref blows his whistle so that Dani Alves can get some treatment.
79'—A little over 10 minutes remaining for Barcelona to fashion something. They surely need a goal to take back to the Nou Camp for the second leg. And still no subs from them either?
76'—GREAT CHANCE! Barcelona should have one back. Xavi swings a free kick over into the box and Bartra gets on the end of it, controls, and then spins and fires miles and miles over the bar. Should have scored, or passed to either of two free teammates in the middle.
That foul on Alba took place approximately two metres away from that mystic, marvellous, magnificent extra official behind the goal. Who paid no attention at all.
Controversial stuff! But Bayern lead 3-0!
Bayern break, four on four, and as the ball reaches Arjen Robben he cuts past Jordi Alba—who is completely and blatantly blocked off and fouled by Muller. The defence all stop, the attack continues and the ref says no foul—and Robben smacks it inside the far post past Valdes, to put his team 3-0 up. Amazing scenes.
Bayern Munich 3 Barcelona 0
Arjen Robben, 72 mins
Bayern Munich sub: Mario Gomez replaced by Luiz Gustavo.
That will see Muller push further forward and Gustavo will play in a deep, holding midfield role along with Martinez. Schweinsteiger will have more licence to break forward.
69'—Decent chance for Bartra off a corner, but as the ball drops at his feet he can only poke the ball tamely at goal and Neuer gets down to make an easy save.
68'—Arjen Robben must have made more tackles tonight than in all the rest of his career combined. Enthralling stuff.
66'—It's all Barcelona in terms of possession once more, but Bayern have about six or seven players back within five metres of their own penalty area and are defending doggedly, tenaciously, expertly. This is a magnificent, perfect performance from the home team so far.
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