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Hello, and welcome to tonight’s liveblog.

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Kick off for the game is at 7.45pm.

We’re under way…

3Mins

Bright start for Bayern straight away.

Lewandowski drives a shot across goal, after Carvajal concedes possession.

4Mins

It’s been an intense start to this game.

A Ribery cross is blocked by Carvajal. There are claims of handball, but it clearly came off his shoulder.

6Mins

Worrying scenes for Bayern fans as Arjen Robben is down receiving treatment.

It’s unclear whether he’ll be able to continue.

7Mins

9Mins

Blow for Bayern already! Robben has gone off injured, with Thiago taking his place.

That said, the Spanish international is a fine player in his own right, so that change has not necessarily made the hosts weaker.

14Mins

Bayern have looked the better side so far.

They are dominating possession and territory.

19Mins

Rafinha shoots from distance, but Navas makes a comfortable save.

For all their possession, Bayern haven’t really looked like scoring.

23Mins

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League - Semi Final - First Leg - Allianz Arena Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben shows his frustration as he is substituted off. Source: EMPICS Sport

25Mins

30Mins

Real are wide open as Bayern break at speed, with loan star Rodriguez playing the decisive pass.

Kimmich is put through on goal and scores from a tight angle, when it looked like Navas was anticipating a shot.

33Mins

Another injury blow for Bayern, as Boateng hobbles off.

His replacement will be 22-year-old Niklas Süle, who they only signed from Hoffenheim last year.

36Mins

Deary me!

The ball is worked across the box to Ribery, with Thiago playing the final pass.

The French star has a clear sight at goal, but he takes a heavy touch and Navas collects the ball comfortably.

40Mins

Real have offered almost nothing in attack so far.

As I type though, Hummels nearly makes a dreadful mistake, almost laying the ball on a plate for Modric, who doesn’t react quickly enough to capitalise on the error.

Bayern have had 56% possession so far.

42Mins

Decent chance!

Lewandowski flicks on a corner, and Hummels’ subsequent volley is off target.

43Mins

Rafinha’s cross finds Muller, whose volley is deflected off target via a Ramos block.

Bayern remain dominant.

45Mins

Out of nothing, Real equalise!

The ball comes to Marcelo on the edge of the box, and the full-back blasts the ball into the corner of the net brilliantly.

46Mins

Bayern have been the much better side and have controlled the game, missing more than one excellent chance.

They will wonder how they are drawing this game.

As I type, Lewandowski gets on the end of Rodriguez’s free kick, but his header is straight at Navas.

46Mins

The second half has begun.

Marco Asensio is on for Isco for Real.

52Mins

Ribery makes space on the left and his cross just misses the onrushing Muller, with Ramos appearing to get a touch to divert the ball away to safety.

Bayern still look the stronger side.

58Mins

Rafinha plays a sloppy ball and Real capitalise.

The Spaniards break at speed, with substitute Asensio producing a clinical finish, when one-on-one with Ulreich.

62Mins

Ribery inside the area, dribbles by two defenders, and forces a good save from Navas.

It’s starting to feel like it’s not going to be Bayern’s night.

66Mins

Real make a change.

Carvajal, who appears to have picked up a knock, is being replaced by Benzema.

69Mins

There’s a goalmouth scramble, before Real clear.

Looking at the replay, Muller and Lewandowski got in each other’s way, as they tried to put the ball in the net from close range.

72Mins

Ronaldo blasts the ball home from the edge of the box, but it’s correctly ruled out.

He controlled the ball with his arm, before producing a fine finish.

75Mins

Bayern haven’t really rallied as you would have expected them to since conceding the second goal.

It’s looking fairly comfortable for Real at the moment.

Meanwhile, the hosts are making another change, as Martinez is replaced by Tolisso.

78Mins

79Mins

84Mins

Real make a final change. Casemiro comes off, with Kovačić taking his place.

We won’t be seeing Gareth Bale tonight.

88Mins

The Allianz Arena is very quiet now. There is a sense that this game is a bit of a lost cause now from a Bayern perspective.

As I type, Lewandowski is played through by Tolisso, but the Polish striker clips the ball wide.

90Mins

There will be four additional minutes…

92Mins

Bayern have been pretty underwhelming tonight.

The Germans have missed a couple of good chances, but they’ve really struggled to create much of note since the second Real goal.

90Mins

Right, that’s all from me.

You can read our match report here.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

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