Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich LIVE! Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich LIVE! Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich - LIVE!

A dramatic late double by former Stoke forward Joselu sent Real Madrid through to the Champions League final at Wembley after a 4-3 aggregate win over Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The tie had been evenly-poised after four goals were shared in the first leg of the semi-final in Germany last week. Madrid had an impressive 13-month unbeaten home record and a wealth of European history behind them, but they were on the verge of a second consecutive last-four exit in this competition when Bayern substitute Alphonso Davies produced a 68th-minute rocket.

It stunned a previously buoyant home crowd, but Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti worked his magic and turned to his bench to save the day. Joselu answered the SOS as he made the most of a Manuel Neuer mistake to tap in the leveller after 88 minutes. Three minutes later he steered in a second, which was originally disallowed before it was given after VAR intervened. Ancelotti's team withstood an extended period of stoppage time and Matthijs de Lift had a late effort ruled out for the visitors to ensure Madrid booked an 18th appearance in a European Cup final days after they clinched the LaLiga title.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich latest news

  • GOAL! Double for Joselu in stoppage time

  • GOAL! Joselu pounces on Neuer mistake

  • NO GOAL! Nacho denied by VAR

  • GOAL! Davies gives Bayern aggregate lead

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23:21 , Matt Verri

Joselu dragged Real Madrid past Bayern Munich and into Champions League final with a late brace in a remarkable semi-final win.

After 88 minutes, Real were heading out. Alphonso Davies had been set free on the left by Harry Kane, and he cut inside onto his weaker right foot and lashed a brilliant strike into the far corner.

But the job is seemingly never done at the Santiago Bernabeu and there was a strangely inevitable feel to the chaos that followed. A 4-3 aggregate win was another memorable chapter in Real’s rich European history, and they will look to write another one when they face Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on June 1.

Joselu pounced on a Manuel Neuer error to level it up on the night and on aggregate, the Bayern goalkeeper, up to that point sensational, fumbling Vinicius Jr’s tame effort straight into the striker’s path.

Bayern had by now bizarrely taken off Harry Kane, Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane, evidently banking on getting the job done in 90 minutes, but they did not even make it to extra-time.

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Bayern unhappy...

22:25 , Matt Verri

This really angered Thomas Tuchel and the Bayern bench - replays showed it was very tight for offside.

Think the fact Real Madrid had basically stopped played a fairly big role in the ball going in...

22:09 , Matt Verri

Those Thomas Tuchel changes will face plenty of scrutiny.

Harry Kane, Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala all brought off as Bayern tried to hold.

Left them with very little when they needed a late goal.

Pure chaos!

22:04 , Matt Verri

Did you expect anything else?

FT: Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (agg 4-3)

22:02 , Matt Verri


They’ve come back from the brink, having been minutes away from an exit.

Joselu’s last double sends Real to the Champions League final at Wembley. They will face Borussia Dortmund.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (agg 4-3)

22:00 , Matt Verri

90+14 mins: Tuchel going mental at the linesman. Bayern’s bench are furious with an offside flag too - a couple of subs are booked.

On we go...

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (agg 4-3)

22:00 , Matt Verri

90+13 mins: Maybe we’re just going to play forever.

Bayern still alive. Just.

Not looking like scoring though...

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (agg 4-3)

21:58 , Matt Verri

90+11 mins: The referee holds up two fingers. We’ll assume that’s referring to how many minutes are left.

Kimmich pings in a cross from deep, straight to Lunin.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (agg 4-3)

21:56 , Matt Verri

90+9 mins: Offside flag up, Davies miles off.

That’s the nine minutes played. Imagine there will be at least two more.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (agg 4-3)

21:53 , Matt Verri

90+6 mins: Laimer makes the run down the right, but Nacho gets across and wins the free-kick.

That will tick away another minute.

Tuchel is screaming for calm - and seconds later he earns himself a booking for dissent.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (agg 4-3)

21:50 , Matt Verri

90+4 mins: We’ve got at least five minutes left, probably a bit more.

Bayern, though, look absolutely stunned. And they’ve taken off their three best attackers.

GOAL! Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (agg 4-3) | Joselu 90+1'

21:48 , Matt Verri



Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich (agg 3-3)

21:47 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Now what?

Bayern have taken off Kane, Musiala and Sane. And they are really rocking.

Vinicius and Diaz both with massive chances, heroic blocks to deny them. Bayern hanging on for dear life.

GOOOOOOOO.... OFFSIDE! Joselu denied.

And NINE minutes added on. Strap. In.

GOAL! Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich (agg 3-3) | Joselu 88'

21:44 , Matt Verri


Neuer with a disaster. Vinicius’ shot is straight at him, the goalkeeper fumbles it and Joselu is there to turn it home on the rebound.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich (agg 2-3)

21:42 , Matt Verri

85 mins: More Bayern changes.

Kane and Musiala off, Choupo-Moting and Muller are on.

Tuchel taking a big gamble that this doesn’t go to extra-time...

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich (agg 2-3)

21:39 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Off the bar... but the whistle had done.

Minjae powers a header against the woodwork, there was a foul in the build-up though.

At the other end, Rudiger whips in a cross to the back post. Vinicius fires over.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich (agg 2-3)

21:38 , Matt Verri

81 mins: Joselu is on for Real, replacing Valverde. Diaz also on for Rodrygo.

Steam has gone out of the hosts a bit - Vinicius very quiet all of a sudden.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich (agg 2-3)

21:35 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Modric chops onto his left foot, but then makes a bit of a mess of things.

Real fans getting increasingly edgy. There’s still time, especially for this team.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich (agg 2-3)

21:33 , Matt Verri

76 mins: Here comes the bus...

Tuchel brings off Sane, Minjae on in his place. It would be fair to say the centre-back did not have a great match in the first leg. In fact that would be generous.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich (agg 2-3)

21:32 , Matt Verri

75 mins: It’s all very heated now. The Bernabeu is at boiling point, so too the Real players.

Musiala with a lovely run, slides the pass through to Kane and he can only find the side-netting. Big chance.


21:29 , Matt Verri

Hold up - VAR review.

Nacho did shove Kimmich away before getting the shot away. Was a push to the face.

Referee over to the monitor, and he disallows it!

Bayern still lead.

GOAL! Real Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich (agg 3-3) | Nacho 71'

21:28 , Matt Verri


20 minutes to respond... two will do.

Nacho with a scuffed effort, takes a deflection and bobbles past Neuer.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich (agg 2-3)

21:26 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Ancelotti responds immediately.

Tchouameni and Kroos off, Camavinga and Modric on. Real have 20 minutes to respond.

They only need on goal to send it to extra-time.

GOAL! Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich (agg 2-3) | Alphonso Davies 68'

21:25 , Matt Verri


Where has that come from?!

Davies on the break for Bayern, cuts inside onto his weaker right foot and smashes an effort into the far corner. Stunning.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:24 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Kimmich over to take the corner, awful ball to the near post and it’s already out of play by the time it reaches anyone.

Taken like a man who has his mind on other things....

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:23 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Bayern suddenly burst into life in attack, and Musiala can stroll into the box.

Onto his left foot, decent strike but comfortable enough for Lunin as he tips it over for a corner.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:21 , Matt Verri

64 mins: We might need a mercy rule.

Kimmich left one-on-one with Vinicius, and this time sits down and basically catches the ball. Free-kick out wide, five yards outside the box.

Kroos clips it in, Neuer off his line to clear.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:20 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Real with no interest in attacking down their right - it’s all coming through Vinicius on the other side. Rodrygo drifting out there too.

Sane is trying to get across to help Kimmich, but Bayern need about seven players over there.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:17 , Matt Verri

61 mins: Tuchel needs to do something on that Bayern right flank. Kimmich is going to be in tears soon, Vinicius is on another planet right now.

Cuts inside this time, past the challenges and lashes a strike at goal. Neuer reacts so well to tip that over.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:16 , Matt Verri

60 mins: It’s Rodrygo... another good save!

Whipped it up and over the wall, it’s heading in but Neuer is across to parry it away.

Now Bayern can break, Musiala and Sane on a completely different wavelength though. Musiala can only find a ball boy.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:15 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Real just need to keep getting it to Vinicius, who is staying right on the left touchline. Get out of his way and let him run.

Bellingham with a sharp turn in the middle, after a lovely pass from Kroos. Wins a free-kick, 25 yards out and in a central position. Trouble.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:12 , Matt Verri

55 mins: Just wide!

This time three Bayern players come across to close Vinicius down. They’re going to need four.

He still squeezes a low cross in, Rodrygo flicks an effort just wide. Trickles beyond the far post.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:10 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Ball breaks free in behind for Kane, who shoves Mendy away and gets a shot away. Lunin keeps it out at his near post.

Comes back to Kane, this time it’s Mendy with the shove. Kane topples over and appeals for a penalty - no chance.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:09 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Kimmich absolutely terrified when Vinicius runs at him. Sane is there to support him, but it’s not enough.

Vinicius to the byline again, low ball into the middle is turned behind for a corner. Bayern have real problems down that side.

Corner pinged out to the edge of the area, drops for Valverde and he volleys well wide.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:08 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Pavlovic has space in midfield, duly boots the ball straight out of play.

Not far away from hitting Tuchel, who is jumping up and down after that. Calling for calm, ironically...

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:06 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Bit more of an open feel to the match since the restart.

Vinicius has the beating of Kimmich whenever he runs at him, that much is very obvious.

Bellingham thinks he’s ben fouled by Sane, but it was a good challenge from the Bayern winger. Tracked back well.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

21:04 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Fast start from Real. Vinicius skips to the byline, Dier does well to clear the ball away as Valverde makes the run.

Comes out to Nacho, an absolute miles out and he blazes the ball over the bar. Would be fairly surprised if that was in Ancelotti’s half-time team talk.

Back underway!

21:02 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running again!

First-half stats

20:57 , Matt Verri

Real Madrid have edged pretty much all the statistics.

More possession, more shots, more corners - nothing to show for it though.

No goals yet in what has been a fairly cagey second leg. Going to be very fine margins that settle it.

As close as anyone came...

20:50 , Matt Verri

These were the two big chances for Real Madrid.

First Vinicius, then Rodrygo... on both occasion Neuer was there.

HT: Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:47 , Matt Verri

That’s half-time at the Bernabeu.

There’s still nothing to split them, on the night or on aggregate.

Chances haven’t exactly flowed, but Neuer has produced a couple of great saves to keep it goalless.

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Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:44 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Bellingham tracks back well to stop Laimer getting a shot off from the edge of the area.

Ball comes to Mazraoui, on his right foot and it’s whipped straight at Lunin from 30 yards out.

File that under ‘optimistic’.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:42 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Apart from that volley earlier in the half, Kane hasn’t really had a touch.

Bayern can’t get him involved at all, and he’s been poor on the couple of occasions the ball has come to him.

The goal is now inevitable...

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:40 , Matt Verri

39 mins: Vinicius gets a couple of chances to run at De Ligt - not really a fair fight.

The Bayern defender does well initially, but seconds later her dives in and gives away a needless free-kick.

Cleared out to Valverde, smacks an effort at goal from 35 yards out. Musiala blocks.

And now Neuer with another incredible save! Vinicius’ cross evades everyone, is heading for the far corner but Neuer tips it away.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:37 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Superb footwork from Vinicius, who sends Kimmich and then Laimer halfway back to Munich.

Mendy waiting for it to be played to him, Vinicius has other ideas though and tries a scooped pass to the back post. Mendy’s head-shake tells you how that went.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:35 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Bizarre pinged cross from Valverde, never going to come off and Bayern can break.

Kane leads the charge, looking for the runners either side of him but takes too long. Valverde makes up for his error by getting back to regain possession.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:32 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Bayern playing two left-backs now, but that apparently isn’t enough. Carvajal completely free on the right and swings in a cross, headed out.

Comes to Rodrygo, catches the effort from distance decently but it’s blocked.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:30 , Matt Verri

29 mins: Kane inches away from an outrageous opener!

Ball just loops up to him, smacks a volley at goal from just outside the area and Lunin scrambles across to tip it behind for a corner. Brilliant effort.

And now something from a slightly less impressive genre. Kimmich swings a corner straight into the goalkeeper’s arms.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:28 , Matt Verri

27 mins: That is the end of Gnabry’s night. More injury problems, so frustrating for him.

Davies is on to replace him, he’ll play just ahead of Mazraoui.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:26 , Matt Verri

26 mins: For about the fourth time tonight, Sane falls over and waits for the whistle to go. Once again, it doesn’t come.

Mendy getting very tight to the Bayern winger and it’s working. For now.

Concern here for Bayern, Gnabry has gone down off the ball on the other flank. Looks like it’s his left hamstring.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:24 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Mazraoui slides in out wide, Rodrygo pokes the ball away and he has the freedom of the right wing.

Cut-back bobbles to Vinicius, who takes a heavy first touch and Dier can clear.

Final pass or shot is not quite there yet for either side.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:23 , Matt Verri

22 mins: That will be the last time I give anyone some praise.

Chance for Bayern, as Laimer drives into space in the Real half. Sane free to his right, but it’s a poor pass and the winger can’t take it in his path.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:21 , Matt Verri

21 mins: Laimer got plenty of praise from his team-mates and manager after Bayern’s win over Arsenal, in which he kept Odegaard quiet.

He’s made another good start here. Holds off Vinicius and then shows nice footwork to win a foul off Valverde.

Bayern just starting to get into this match a bit more.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:19 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Laimer and Mendy get into a bit of a shoving match.

Well, Laimer turned his back and got shoved by Mendy. Bayern man looks as bemused as anyone.

Just a warning from the referee.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:17 , Matt Verri

16 mins: It’s 70% possession for Real, Bayern are being pinned back.

Neuer then very, very calm playing out. No change there. Strolls away from Rodrygo in his own sweet time.

Bayern work it all the way up the pitch, Sane gets to the byline... and completely shanks it.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:14 , Matt Verri

13 mins: Real hit the post - sensational from Neuer!

Carvajal plays in Vinicius, free inside the area. Low effort to the far corner, superbly tipped onto the post.

Rebound falls for Rodrygo, looks certain to score but another huge save.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:12 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Real seeing plenty of the ball, but Bayern looking solid enough in their shape.

The visitors are finding room to break when they do win it back, too. Musiala already having an impact.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:08 , Matt Verri

8 mins: And now something very similar at the other end.

Lovely move from Bayern, Musiala slides a pass through to Gnabry. He’s got Kane free at the back post, but too much pace on the ball and it runs out for a goal-kick.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:07 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Big chance!

Carvajal plays a brilliant ball across the face of goal, somehow it rolls all the way through.

Rodrygo, Bellingham and Mendy all close, nobody can get there.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:06 , Matt Verri

5 mins: A 4-4-2 of sorts for Bayern. Musiala and Kane up front.

It’s much more attacking than that when they win the ball back, with Sane and Gnabry charging forward.

Kane nearly sends Sane in on goal, but Kroos slides in to intercept.

Real Madrid 0-0 Bayern Munich (agg 2-2)

20:04 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Not a huge amount to report in the opening few minutes.

Both sides fairly keen to go long in the early stages, not risking anything at the back.

Sane decides to award himself a free-kick, swiftly realises he doesn’t have that power as play is waved on.


20:01 , Matt Verri

We’re underway at the Bernabeu!

20:01 , Matt Verri

Champions League anthem - tick. Handshakes - tick. Eric Dier wearing what appears to be a gold plaster on his forehead - tick.

It’s time.

Here we go...

19:56 , Matt Verri

Teams will be in the tunnel any minute now.

Roof is closed at the Bernabeu, which now how almost an NFL stadium feel to it.

Just a few minutes away from getting up and running. Reminder that it’s 2-2 after the first leg, all to play. Away goals rule is not in place.

Ancelotti admits Bayern were better in first leg

19:48 , Matt Verri

Carlo Ancelotti has insisted Real Madrid have huge respect for Bayern Munich, as he admitted his side were second best a week ago.

“As a club they are similar,” Ancelotti said of the two sides.

“They are clubs that have a great history and a lot of success. I think we respect each other as it’s only fair that we do.

“We have to respect the opponent because they did very well and better than us in the first leg.”

Not long now!

19:43 , Matt Verri

Bayern are correct - 17 minutes to go until kick-off!

Neuer: Bellingham can win Ballon d'Or

19:38 , Matt Verri

Manuel Neuer has been full of praise for Jude Bellingham in the build-up to this match, suggesting he is a serious candidate for the Ballon d’Or.

"Of course, if you're involved until the end in every competition, in the Champions League, when you won LaLiga, obviously you're a candidate for the Ballon d'Or," Neuer said.

"It also depends on what England do in the Euros this summer. We saw [Bellingham's] ability in the Bundesliga [with Borussia Dortmund].

"He plays in a more attacking position here. Nobody expected him to score so many goals from the start.”


Real fans bringing the noise!

19:31 , Matt Verri

It’s filling up inside the Bernabeu, already plenty of noise as the players warm-up.

The special atmosphere started well before the Real Madrid squad made their way inside the stadium...

Tuchel: Real have a 51% advantage

19:24 , Matt Verri

Bayern Munich were out on the pitch at the Bernabeu last night, and Thomas Tuchel delivered a speech to his squad in the centre circle.

"It wasn't anything special, I just wanted to say something," Tuchel said of his message to the Bayern players.

"We've had two tactical meetings, two training sessions. This talk was about how we should enjoy a day like today, and this opponent.

"I was saying that on an evening like this, you should connect with your inner child, and realise that we all dreamed as kids of being part of games like this. We can be proud of being here, but that won't stop us from doing everything to take another step towards Wembley."

He added: "We don't talk about the myth. “[The Bernabeu] is one of the most difficult stadiums to win in, but it's not impossible.

“We had a very good first leg, we were better than them but unfortunately we didn't win. Given that they're at home, it's maybe a 51% advantage for Real Madrid.”

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Real dominant at home

19:18 , Matt Verri

It is more than two years since Real Madrid were last beaten at home in the Champions League.

That was against Chelsea, and Real still went through on aggregate.

Thomas Tuchel was in charge of the Blues that night - can he deliver again in the away dugout?

In the building!

19:08 , Matt Verri

The hosts have arrived at the Bernabeu. Kick-off just over 50 minutes away now!

Changes for Bayern

19:04 , Matt Verri

Eric Dier is fit to start, with Matthijs de Ligt getting the nod to partner him at the back. Dayot Upamecano and Kim Minjae are named on the bench.

Serge Gnabry comes back into the side, with Thomas Muller dropping out, while Aleksandar Pavlovic is preferred to Leon Goretzka in midfield.

Bayern Munich team news

18:55 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Neuer, Kimmich, De Ligt, Dier, Mazraoui, Pavlovic, Laimer, Sane, Musiala, Gnabry, Kane.

Subs: Peretz, Ulreich, Upamecano, Minjae, Goretzka, Choupo-Moting, Bryan, Davies, Muller, Tel

Big send-off!

18:52 , Matt Verri

Plenty of high fives for the Real Madrid squad when they headed off to the stadium earlier this evening...

Real or Bayern ready for bad guy role

18:41 , Matt Verri

The shrug from Kylian Mbappe said it all. Walking through the mixed zone at the Parc des Princes, having seen Paris Saint-Germain’s latest attempt on the Champions league summit end the same way as the rest, the French superstar was asked who he wanted to emerge from the second semi-final, poised at 2-2 between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

Presumably, a trap was being set: either Mbappe would confirm his preference for the club he is widely expected to join this summer in Madrid (no doubt prompting a Parisian pile-on), or else commit the faux pas that would set his likely new employment off to an unfriendly start before even setting foot through the door.

Instead, wisely, he expressed the indifference that most neutrals now surely feel, Borussia Dortmund certain to be the non-partisan pick in next month’s Wembley final, regardless of which giant emerges to face them from tonight’s clash

And let us face it, that is probably welcome news to both Real and Bayern, too, the opportunity to play the bad guy one that both behemoths embrace. A villainous cloak sits lightly on the shoulders of two clubs whose brand is built on crushing the rest.

Read our full preview here!


Bayern fans have travelled in numbers!

18:33 , Matt Verri

We should be getting the Bayern Munich team news very shortly.

There are plenty of German fans in Madrid to support their side, and they have started making their way to the Bernabeu.

Ancelotti to deliver again?

18:27 , Matt Verri

This will be Carlo Ancelotti’s tenth match as a manager against Bayern Munich - he is yet to lose.

Six wins, three draws... Ancelotti has had plenty of success against his former club.

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Carvajal back for Real Madrid

18:19 , Matt Verri

Just the one change for the hosts tonight.

Dani Carvajal is back from suspension and he comes in at right-back, with Lucas Vazquez dropping to the bench.

It’s as expected for Real, with Aurelien Tchouameni fit again to start in midfield.

Real Madrid team news

18:12 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Lunin, Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy, Valverde, Tchouameni, Kroos, Bellingham, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr

Subs: Courtois, Kepa, Militao, Modric, Camavinga, Joselu, Vazquez, Ceballos, Garcia, Brahim, Guler

Dortmund back in Champions League final

18:06 , Matt Verri

Jadon Sancho led the celebrations in the Borussia Dortmund dressing room last night, as the German side stunned Paris Saint-Germain to book a place in the Champions League Final.

Mats Hummels scored the only goal of the game, heading home in the second half to ensure Dortmund progressed 2-0 on aggregate. PSG had 30 shots on goal and hit the woodwork four times, but they were unable to find a way through.

The squad celebrated wildly in the dressing rooms at the Parc des Princes last night. Sancho led the way by holding a speaker aloft and singing Someone Like You by Adele.

Dortmund were rated as rank outsiders to make the final after reaching the knockout stages, and veteran winger Marco Reus was lost for words at their achievement. He was part of the squad that lost to Bayern in the 2013 final at Wembley.

“Indescribable,” Reus said. “After more than 10 years, I am in the final with Borussia again. How we won the game, no one will ask tomorrow. Shots against the post won’t matter tomorrow. What only counts is that Borussia Dortmund is in the final again. Nobody expected this. It’s just incredible.”

Tuchel: I loved managing in England

17:57 , Matt Verri

Thomas Tuchel has confirmed it is “very unlikely” he will be at Bayern Munich next season and admitted he loves the Premier League, amid reports linking him with the Manchester United job.

Bayern confirmed in February that Tuchel would be leaving in the summer after a poor run of form led to Bayer Leverkusen running away with the Bundesliga.

On whether winning the Champions League could change that, the German told TNT Sports: “It’s very, very, very unlikely that it’s at Bayern, I have to say, because we have an agreement, there is at the moment no reason to doubt this agreement.

“We took this position, the initiative came from the club, and so it is and I’m fine with it.”

Tuchel has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League, especially given the uncertainty around Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United The German, who led Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2021, was asked about a possible return to England.

“It is no secret that I loved it at Chelsea, I loved it in England and I loved it in the Premier League for sure, it was a very, very special time and I remember it very well,” he added.


Stage is set!

17:48 , Matt Verri

Going to be some atmosphere inside the Bernabeu tonight...

First-leg highlights...

17:38 , Matt Verri

It was a brilliant match in Munich.

Bayern flew out of the blocks, but as ever Real knew how to hold their nerve on the biggest stage.

Vinicius Jr’s brace ensured they stayed on level terms heading back to Madrid.

Standard Sport prediction

17:31 , Matt Verri

It feels foolish to discount Madrid in a Champions League knockout tie at the Bernabeu.

Bayern threatened for large parts of the first leg but are a disjointed team under Tuchel and look too vulnerable defensively to promise a surprise victory.

Real Madrid to win, 3-1 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate.

Bayern Munich team news

17:23 , Matt Verri

Bayern have fresh injury worries to contend with after Raphael Guerreiro was taken off injured during the defeat to Stuttgart, as was Eric Dier.

Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane joined the six players rested for that game and Thomas Tuchel hopes to recover Matthijs de Ligt before the second leg.

There are also doubts over Dayot Upamecano, with Sacha Boey, Bouna Sarr and Kingsley Coman all sidelined.

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Real Madrid team news

17:16 , Matt Verri

Dani Carvajal will return from suspension after Lucas Vazquez’s rough ride at right-back in the first leg.

Carlo Ancelotti made several changes to his lineup for Saturday’s win over Cadiz, with Jude Bellingham, Antonio Rudiger, Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde and Vinicius Jr among those rested from the starting XI.

Thibaut Courtois staked his claim by making his first start in several months, but Real may opt to return Andriy Lunin to their lineup. There are slight fears over Aurelien Tchouameni, meanwhile.


How to watch Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

17:10 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on TNT Sports 1, with coverage beginning at 7pm BST ahead of an 8pm kick-off

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Discovery+ app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here with us!

Good evening!

17:03 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich.

Huge night coming up, with a place in the Champions League final on the line. Borussia Dortmund booked their place at Wembley last night - who will join them?

It’s firmly in the balance, after a 2-2 draw in the first leg of this semi-final tie. Bayern now head to Madrid looking to upset the odds.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8pm BST from the Santiago Bernabeu!