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Bayern Munich v Sevilla – Story of the match

The stalemate at the Allianz Arena means Bayern’s 2-1 first-leg win was enough for them to progress.

Bayern Munich are through to the Champions League semi-finals for the seventh time in nine years after a 0-0 draw in their quarter-final second leg with Sevilla.

The stalemate at the Allianz Arena means Bayern’s 2-1 first-leg win in Spain last week was enough for them to progress to the last four, extending their impressive recent record in this competition.

It was far from a vintage Bayern display as they were kept from scoring in the opening 45 minutes for only the third time in 50 games while they also were denied victory on home soil for just the third occasion this season.

For Sevilla, it could have been different had Joaquin Correa’s header gone in instead of hitting the crossbar, but in truth a comeback in a week of comebacks in the Champions League never looked likely.

Tweet of the match

Star man – Steven Nzonzi

Sevilla’s Steven Nzonzi ran the midfield against Bayern

In a game where no-one really shone for Bayern, Nzonzi stood out for Sevilla in the middle of the park. He broke down play well, passed more times than anyone else on the pitch and also carried a goal threat.

Moment of the match

If Sevilla were going to mount an impressive comeback then they needed Joaquin Correa’s flying header to go a few inches lower and go into the corner instead of crashing into the crossbar. It was the closest the Spanish side came to scoring and it would have been a different final 30 minutes had it gone in.

Data point

Sevilla’s impressive first-half display at the Allianz Arena ensured it was a rare Bayern drought in the opening 45 minutes.

Player ratings

Bayern Munich (out of 10): Sven Ulreich 6; Joshua Kimmich 6, Jerome Boateng 6, Mats Hummels 7, Marcio Rafinha 7; Arjen Robben 7, Javi Martinez 6, James Rodriguez 7, Franck Ribery 6; Thomas Muller 7; Robert Lewandowski 6

Substitutes: Thiago (for Ribery, 70) 6, Sandro Wagner (for Lewandowski, 77) 6, Niklas Sule (for Rafinha, 86) 6.

Sevilla: David Soria 7; Jesus Navas 7, Gabriel Mercado 6, Clement Lenglet 6, Sergio Escudero 6; Ever Banega 7, Steven Nzonzi 8, Joaquin Correa 6, Franco Vazquez 6, Pablo Sarabia 6; Wissem Ben Yedder 5

Substitutes: Luis Muriel (for Ben Yedder, 65) 6, Sandro Ramirez (for Sarabia, 71) 5, Nolito (for Vazquez, 81) 5

Who’s up next

Bayern Munich v Borussia Monchengladbach, Bundesliga (April 14)

Sevilla v Villarreal, LaLiga (April 14)

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