As it happened: Liverpool ease into the last-eight after crushing Bayern in their own backyard
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As it happened: Liverpool ease into the last-eight after crushing Bayern in their own backyard

All the latest updates for Liverpool's titanic second-leg last-16 Champions League tie at the Allianz Arena.

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Joshua Kerr
bayern-munichNeuer, Rafinha, Sule, Hummels, Alaba, Martinez, Thiago, Gnabry, Rodriguez, Ribery (Coman 62), Lewandowski
liverpool-fcAlisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson (Fabinho 11), Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino
SCORE0-1, Min.26, Mane, 1-1, Min.39, Matip (OG), 1-2, Min.68, Van Dijk.
Signing off
Well, that wasn't the most entertaining game you'll ever see but Liverpool become the fourth and final English side to progress into the quarter-finals. It wasn't the usual silk and guile we usually associate with the Reds but they dug deep when they had to. 


For more action, check out the website for the match report and post-match comments. I've been Joshua Kerr, goodnight!

FULL-TIME Bayern Munich 1-3 Liverpool
And that's it. Liverpool have done it. What a night for the Reds. They got the job done and eventually cruised into the last eight of the competition.

Liverpool become only the third team in 30 matches to beat Bayern at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League. What a night!

90+1' Robertson has just picked up a booking which means he will miss the first leg of the quarter-finals in April.
90' There will be three minutes added time here at the Allianz Stadium.
88' Milner passes the armband onto Van Dijk who becomes Liverpool's third captain on the night. 
88' Milner OFF, Lallana ON
87' As it stands, there are four English teams in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2009.
GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!
83' Game, set and match. Mane nets the third, heading home from a superb Salah cross. The Liverpool winger has sealed it with his fourth goal in his last two games. Sensational stuff!
80' Salah and Wijnaldum combine superbly down the right to set off a Liverpool counter-attack.

It comes to Firmino in the centre who shuffled onto his right foot before smashing a shot straight at Manuel Neuer.

Liverpool are controlling the tempo of this match brilliantly.

75' Liverpool squander a huge chance. Salah almost dances through the entire Bayern Munich defence before his shot takes a deflection off Sule and dribbles towards goal. Could have Salah gone down for a penalty though?

It wrong-foots Neuer and the keeper just about recovers to stab it away.

75' This hasn't been vintage Liverpool in the slightest but they've taken the chances when presented to them. Bayern need two goals with only 15 minutes on the clock. 1-2. 
70' That was the Netherland captains first Champions League strike for Liverpool.
GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!
68' Liverpool have a second and it's that man Virgil van Dijk. The world's most expensive defender climbs highest from a James Milner corner to hammer home and put the visitors firmly in the ascendancy. 1-2.
62' Ribery OFF, Coman ON.
61' Serge Gnabry is gathering wind yet again down the right-hand flank behind Liverpool's defence. He slides an inviting ball across the face of goal but it's inches away eluding Lewandowski's outstretched foot.
60' Both teams have been so clumsy in possession. Neither outfit can string more than four passes together before someone is either tackled or hands the ball back to the other team. 
57' Another chance for the hosts. Rafinha plays it long to  Lewandowski Joel Matip uses his body well to move him out of the way. Alisson then is off his line to comfortably gather before the offside flag goes up.
53' Salah and Alexander-Arnold enjoy some nice intricate play down on the right channel. The forward slip it back to the Englishman and his cross is cleared by Rafinha with Firmino lurking at the back post.

 

50' Liverpool try to break forward yet again with pace and  Salah is able to charge through the middle before unleashing a venomous strike but it's straight at Manuel Neuer and the rebound doesn't quite fall into the path of James Milner.
48' Mane catches Thiago while trying to win the ball, standing on his foot and the referee has a quick word with the goal-scorer.  Liverpool try to link some passes and get control of proceedings through the middle of the pitch but Wijnaldum is just a little off balance and can't quite make the final ball count. Still 1-1.
45' Back underway for the second-half. 1-1
Half-Time: 1-1
It's level at the break. Liverpool had the initial advantage after making use of the counter-attack, but Bayern have been the better in overall play. This game could go anywhere. Stay tuned!
Nervy moments for Liverpool
45' The visitors are beginning to lose their stronghold on the game. Lewandowski is sent through and pokes it past Alisson. The ball dribbles inches wide - overseen by a backtracking Trent Alexander-Arnold - but the flag goes up for offside. Still 1-1.
Fabinho booked
45' The Brazilian international is the first player in the referee's book after hacking down James Rodriguez. 
42' However, despite the set-back, Liverpool are still going through with the away goal advantage. The hosts still need to find another one from somewhere.
GOAL!
Bayern have an equaliser and it will ultimately go down as an own goal. A long ball over the top for Gnabry allows the former Arsenal man to dart goalbound holding off Robertson before looking for Lewandowski at the back-post but Joel Matip attempts to clear and puts the ball into his own net. 1-1
36' Big night for the Reds left-back. The Scotland captain four years to the day was playing in front of 400 people during a 2-0 defeat for Queens Park. Oh, how times can change.
Close for Liverpool
36' The visitors smell blood and look dangerous on the counter-attack. Mane plays it through to Robertson on the left but it's a tight angle for the Scottish full-back and his powerful shot is palmed away for a corner at the near post.
33' Mane is continuing to torment both Rafinha and Gnabry down that left flank. The Senegalese ace is dribbling around players for fun, sprinting past others, skinning defenders with skill - it's quite the entertainment.
33' That goal means the hosts have to win or they are eliminated at the round-of-16 for the first time since 2006/07
GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!
26' LIVERPOOL HAVE THEIR AWAY GOAL!!!!!!! And what a goal it is. Van Dijk hits a lovely ball directly and over the top, Mane controls it superbly and sells Neuer to his right before elegantly clipping it over the Bayern keeper and into the bottom right corner. WHAT A FINISH!


Close for Liverpool
24' Firmino looks to introduce himself into proceedings and has a crack from long-range and catches it ever so sweetly. It fizzes inches wide of the keeper's left post.
20' Mats Hummels already answering the critics following his axing from the German squad by Joachim Low after superbly winning the ball from Wijnaldum, aggressively going for the tackle, using his strength and balance to block off the Liverpool man and take the ball away. He was immence at Anfield and looks a sure figure here in Munich tonight.
Henderson off
Henderson is struggling and once again hits the deck clutching his ankle. He's surely going to have to come off and with Fabinho on the bench, Klopp looks like he is already forced into a decision.

Henderson has to sit down so he can receive treatment, in order that Liverpool can sub him off. The injury looks to have come as a Bayern player stood on his foot. There's a stud mark on his left foot but it must be a little more than that.

Fabinho is now on!

Penalty appeal
The Allianz erupts in rage screaming for a penalty. A ball is lofted over the top for Robert Lewandowski and Van Dijk gets the right side of the Poland international and just gets a toe in. It would have been soft if given.
11' Big let-off for the visitors as a sloppy pass from  Firmino falls straight into the path of Thiago Alcantara on the edge who cannons a shot over the bar.


7' Virgil van Dijk recently just won the first aerial battle with Robert Lewandowski. That's an intriguing one tonight. Meanwhile, Sule - who by the way is an absolute monster - has enjoyed a few early tussles with Mohamed Salah.
6' Henderson is down clutching his boot. Klopp has sent Fabinho down the touchline for a warm-up. The Reds club-captain appears to be ok.
4' Both teams look hesitant. There are clearly nerves from both teams, Matip is loose with his passing, Neuer clears a ball away rather than pass it short. The atmosphere is absolutely rocking.
Kick-Off
0' We are underway at the Allianz Arena! This one is set up to be a cracker.
Liverpool Team News
Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino
Bayern Munich Team News
Bayern Munich Starting XI: Neuer, Rafinha, Sule, Hummels, Alaba, Martinez, Thiago, Gnabry, Rodriguez, Ribery, Lewandowski.
Opta stats
It wouldn't be a Joshua Kerr live blog if there weren't some tasty stats to get your teeth into, so, I've decided to give the fans what they want.

 

  • 68 per cent of teams to have drawn 0-0 away from home in the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie have ended up progressing to the next round (21 out of 31).

    Bayern Munich have won only one of their eight matches in European competition against Liverpool (D5 L2), that came in the Cup Winners' Cup back in November 1971 with two goals from Gerd Muller and one from Uli Hoeness in a 3-1 win in Munich.

    Liverpool and Bayern Munich's only previous encounter in the European Cup/Champions League before this season came in the 1980/81 semis. Liverpool progressed on away goals (1-1 on aggregate) - they would go on to beat Real Madrid in the final (1-0).

  • Bayern Munich have only failed to score once in their last 26 Champions League home games, that was against Sevilla in last season's quarter-finals (0-0).

    Liverpool have lost their last four away games in the Champions League (3 goals for, 9 against) - they have never lost five in a row in European competition.

    Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has scored 23 goals in his last 22 Champions League games at the Allianz Arena, including nine in 10 knockout games.

Rampant Bayern
The early rendition of Niko Kovac's Bayern reign painted a rather grim picture. The Croatian manager saw himself 10 points adrift of former leaders Dortmund only back in December. However, since the Anfield leg, Bayern have won three in a row, scoring 12 goals in the process, to move back to the top of the Bundesliga, and are looking to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the eighth consecutive season, last failing at the round of 16 stage in 2010/11 against Inter Milan.
Dismal away record
However, Liverpool's record away from home in Europe is nothing shy of embarrassing, having lost all three of their group stage away games, including to Red Star Belgrade. In fact, Liverpool's only goal in their three away Champions League games this season was a James Milner penalty against Paris Saint-Germain. The Reds have lost their last five European matches away from Anfield and their last away knockout win was also on English soil when they beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
The latest instalment between the two European heavyweights is a tough one, with Liverpool having been held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg at Anfield, but by shutting out Bayern, they know an away goal means Bayern would then have to score twice to progress to the last eight.
Klopp determined to get the better of former foe
Liverpool's charismatic head-coach Klopp returns to his native Germany to take on his former foe as the Reds travel to Bayern Munich for the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.

Bayern snatched several of Klopp's Borussia Dortmund players during his time in Germany, and also broke Dortmund hearts in the 2013 Champions League final, even if Klopp managed to top Bayern to win back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2010/11 and 2011/12.

Head-to-head record
The two five-time winners of the competition have met on only six previous occasions and boast a win each, with four draws.

Prior to the first leg this season, their last contest came 18 years ago, when Liverpool became the first English club to win five trophies in a calendar year with a 3-2 victory in the Uefa Super Cup in Monaco.

John Arne Riise, Emile Heskey and Michael Owen all scored for Gerard Houllier's Uefa Cup holders at the Stade Louis II, while goals from Bayern duo Hasan Salihamidzic and Carsten Jancker were not enough to force extra-time.

They also came to blows in the 1981 European Cup semi-finals and in the 1971-72 European Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals.

Bayern Munich expected XI
Bayern XI: Neuer, Rafinha, Sule, Hummels, Alaba, Martinez, Thiago, James Rodriguez, Gnabry, Ribery, Lewandowski
Bayern Munich Team News
The hosts will be without suspended duo Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich, while Arjen Robben (calf) and Corentin Tolisso (knee) are out injured.

Kingsley Coman is also a fitness doubt, meaning Franck Ribery is likely to start in attack.

Liverpool expected XI
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino
However, it's not all doom and gloom for Klopp's players on the injury front. There was some positive news on the injury front for the German manager ahead of a finely poised second leg in Munich.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was able to train after being withdrawn in the latter stages of last weekend’s 4-2 win over Burnley at Anfield.

James Milner also returned from the hamstring complaint that kept him out of the victory against the Clarets, though he and Dejan Lovren will be monitored in the build-up to tomorrow’s game with both not expected to start from the off.

 

Liverpool Team News
Liverpool were dealt a massive blow following the news that the Reds will be without Naby Keita. The Guinean did not participate in Tuesday morning’s training session at Melwood and has remained on Merseyside due to an injury that the club have described as ‘minor’.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was also absent from today’s session having felt a muscle issue during a truncated comeback from his serious knee injury for the U23s against Derby County on Friday.

The Englishman hobbled off in the 41st minute and has not featured for the first-team since that ligament injury he sustained in last season's Champions League semi-final first-leg against Roma.

Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live commentary of Liverpool's second-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich with the clash at Anfield ending in a 0-0 stalemate.

 

The first leg finished goalless on Merseyside, leaving both sides with it all to play for at the Allianz Arena.

Liverpool reached last season's final, but Niko Kovac's Bayern side are in dominant form as they lead the Bundesliga once again despite a stuttering start to the season and are on course for their seventh successive league triumph.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp's Reds have ceded control of the Premier League title race to Manchester City falling behind by a point, but four goals vs Burnley at the weekend will fill them with confidence ahead of a tough test in Munich.

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