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Sevilla v Bayern Munich – Story of the match

Bayern battled from a goal down to win their Champions League quarter-final first leg 2-1 in Seville.

Bayern Munich made the most of several slices of good fortune to beat Sevilla and put themselves on course for the Champions League semi-finals.

The German giants fell behind to a Pablo Sarabia strike – the Sevilla forward having earlier missed a gilt-edged opening – but they battled back to earn a 2-1 win thanks to two massively-deflected goals.

The first saw Franck Ribery’s 38th-minute cross go in off Jesus Navas and then Thiago’s second-half header found the back of the net via Sergio Escudero.

Tweet of the match

Star man – Pablo Sarabia

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Pablo Sarabia

Sarabia was central to the plot during the first half, both for good and bad. His glaring 20th-minute miss will haunt him but he responded by putting Sevilla deservedly ahead, albeit with the apparent aid of an arm. He also drew a diving save out of Sven Ulreich with a thunderous first-half shot before fading away as Bayern’s second-half dominance grew.

Moment of the match

Javi Martinez’s tackle. Sevilla were aiming to build on an impressive opening period by making a flying start to the second half and they looked certain to re-take the lead when the unmarked Franco Vazquez was picked out in front of goal. However, Martinez denied him with a brilliant last-ditch challenge and Bayern, who had been on the ropes, rallied to claim a valuable away win.

Data point

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Bayern Munich

Sevilla had been unbeaten in 11 home games against German clubs, winning seven, but that run came to an end at the hands of Bayern.

Ratings

Sevilla: David Soria 7, Jesus Navas 6, Simon Kjaer 6, Clement Lenglet 6, Sergio Escudero 6, Steven N’Zonzi 6, Guido Pizarro 6, Pablo Sarabia 7, Franco Vazquez 7, Joaquin Correa 7, Wissam Ben Yedder 6. Substitutes: Sandro (for Correa, 78) 6, Luis Muriel (for Ben Yedder) 6.

Bayern Munich: Sven Ulreich 7, Joshua Kimmich 6, Jerome Boateng 7, Mats Hummels 6, Juan Bernat 5, Thomas Muller 6, Arturo Vidal 6, Javi Martinez 7, Thiago Alcantara 7, Franck Ribery 7, Robert Lewandowski 6. Substitutes: James Rodriguez (for Vidal, 35) 6, Rafinha (for Bernat, 45) 6, Arjen Robben (for Ribery, 79) 6.

Who’s up next?

Celta Vigo v Sevilla (LaLiga, April 7)

Augsburg v Bayern Munich (Bundesliga, April 7)

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