FT: PSG 1-3 Barca. The Spaniards put one foot in the last four thanks to Neymar and Suarez's brace.
FT: PSG 1-3 Barca. The Spaniards put one foot in the last four thanks to Neymar and Suarez's brace.
And that’s it! A famous Porto win. They take a 3-1 advantage to Munich next Tuesday. Can’t wait. Thanks for joining us tonight.
Three minutes added.
Lewandowski wins another late corner. More defending for Porto to do still...
Messi strikes the free kick but Sirigu is there to beat it away.
Messi over a free kick 30 yards out....
Desperate tackles flying in from the Porto defence as Bayern press. Great take from Fabiano from Bernat’s cross.
CLOSE! Lavezzi breaks free into the area but can't get a shot away. It drops for Cavani who sees his goalbound attempt blocked. Big, big moment that as PSG's hopes evaporate once more.
We have three added minutes here.
Another hopeful Bayern ball into the box is hooked clear and we’re into the final minute of normal time.
This game is all over - and most likely the tie too.
Well they do have some key players missing...
Marquinhos stretches to head it away from Messi as Adriano's looked to pick out the forward.
Porto repel the latest set-piece danger and are minutes away from a great result.
Barca knocking the ball around as they look to take the sting out of PSG following that goal back.
Bayern win a late corner but they have only mustered two shots on target tonight...
So Quaresma’s work is done for the evening, and what a job he has done. Two goals in the opening ten minutes that could take his side to another semi-final. Five minutes to go...
Another bad night at the office for Luiz.
Still an absolute mountain to climb for Blanc's men.
Bayern sub: Quaresma off for Evandro
GOAL! Do PSG have a lifeline? Probably not, but it's something to cheer for the home support. Gregory van der Wiel fires the ball back into the area and sees it deflect off Mathieu and into the net.
A costly yellow card for Danilo and he will now miss the return leg.
BARCA sub: Adriano on for Montoya.
Bayern fans still believe...
That's six in six CL games for Suarez this term.
GOAL! Suarez gets his second and Barca's third with a sweeping shot into the top corner after exchanging a one-two and nutmegging Luiz en route to goal.
TEN MINITES REMAINING: And Porto would certainly take this as it stands and that would set up a cracking return leg.
Good run from Rode and he wins Bayern a free kick that Robben would love to take. He’s not on the pitch, so it goes short and the chance peters out.
Hard to see PSG winning 3-0 in the Nou Camp. Barca look like putting one foot in the semis. Unless....
PSG pushing but it is leaving space at the other end....
Hernani preparing to come on for a Champions League debut. He replaces Brahimi.
Dangerous run from Thiago driving into the box and he wins his side a corner. He takes himself but Porto clear the danger.
Barca trying to shut up shop and let the front three see if they can completely finish the job off in the dying moments as PSG are forced to commit men forward.
BARCA sub: Mathieu on for Rakitic.
Bayern just lacking that cutting edge. Simple crosses being cut out. Looking a little desperate already.
It could be three as Messi dances beyond four and curves a 20-yarder wide of the top corner.
Porto sub: Torres off for Neves
Unless PSG find a goal from somewhere this tie will be all-but over.
Bayern sub: Alonso off for Badstuber
It was also a landmark strike for Barca.
Here's a stat...
More from Twitterland on that Suarez goal....
GREAT SAVE! ter Stegen does brilliantly to push the ball clear, low at his right-hand post from Cavani's piledriver.
Foul by Rode on Herrera and now he goes into the book.
That could be the tie.
Could be a frantic final 20 minutes here as Porto look to maintain this two goal advantage and bayern try for that crucial second away goal.
GOAL! Barca double their lead and it's all Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan shows bewitching skill to outfox Luiz on the right before shimmying beyond Marquinhos and tucking a shot beyond Sirigu at his near post.
More good defending from Maicon, first to react as Mueller tries to pull it back to Lewandowski.
LATEST: Porto 3-1 Bayern.
Bayern only have themselves to blame tonight. It has been three defensive howlers. So uncharacteristic.
PSG sub: Rabiot off, Lucas on.
Pique commits a foul as the delivery comes in and PSG can make the change.
Porto back where they want to be and this would really give them something to defend. Rode lets fly and Fabiano makes a good save. Great game.
But first they will have to deal with a left-wing corner from Barcelona.
GOAL! And it’s a third for Porto! Martinez pounces on another mistake from Boateng, who misses his header, and takes it past neuer before slotting home!
PSG readying Lucas.
POSSESSION: Porto 40%-60% Bayern
STAT: Since Lionel Messi made his CL debut, only Xavi (23), Giggs & Cristiano Ronaldo (22) have given more CL assists than Messi.
Quaresma plays it in but it evades everyone and driftds out for a goal kick. Nobody gambling on attacking the ball.
A Barca corner is sluggishly dealt with by the hosts, allowing Neymar to get a sniff of goal. The Brazilian tries a scissor kick but sees his attempt cannon back off a defender.
Herrera caught right on the edge of the box from Boateng and another dangerous position for Porto.
A promising PSG break comes to a disappointing climax as Pastore fails to kill Cavani's pass to him just outside the Barca box.
Lovely ball from Rode played in for Lewandowski and his shot is well saved. He’s flagged just offside but mightily close...
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Meanwhile Rode has come on for Goetze.
Lovely combination between Alba and Neymar on the left almost tees up a chance for Messi on the edge of the area, but Cabaye is there to mop it up.
WHAT A SAVE! Great early ball in from Quaresma and Herrera clips it goalbound just for Neuer to somehow get a hand on it and divert it over.
Suarez flings himself to the floor as he tries to chest down Pique's lofted pass forward. The referee has seen that all before from his Liverpool days and waves for play to go on.
Oportunistic chance from Casemiro who sees Neuer off his line and goes for a Charlie Adam lob but the keeper is back in time.
Huge cheers as Messi is booked for a silly tackle on Marquinhos after the whistle.
Much cagier start to this second half. Who would a 2-1 result favour more? Bayern probably.
BARCA sub: Xavi on for Iniesta.
To be fair to Iniesta, he does look hurt. A stretcher has been called and he is about to leave the battle.
Boos for Iniesta as play is stopped for him to receive more treatment. The home crowd believe they have the momentum and the Spain ace is trying to halt it.
More sloppy defending from Alonso who takes a really bad touch and Martinez is almost in! Just manages to hack it clear at the last.
Better from PSG as this time Adrien Rabiot drills in a shot from 20 yards, but it's straight at ter Stegen.
Porto win an early corner through Brahimi. Torres delivers but the whistle goes for offside.
SAVE! Javier Pastore fizzes in a low drive that bounces just in front of ter Stegen. The Barca keeper does well to judge the flight of the ball and push it to safety.
Two strong challenges from Bernat already in this second half. Must be careful as already on a yellow from the previous game.
18 of Barcelona’s 19 goals scored in this Champions League have come from open play, a competition-high this season.
PHOTO: The three amigos.
A good start to this half from Porto, then. At least Bayern haven’t conceded yet!
What can PSG do about their predicament? So far, it's this man (see photo) who has the headlines.
Muller penalised for a foul on Casemiro. Just a free kick, no card as there looked to be minimal contact.
Just a reminder for shellshocked Bayern fans just joining us, no Schweinsteiger, Ribery or Robben for the Germans tonight.
KICK OFF! Barca restart the contest.
No changes for either side at the start of this half.
We’re back underway here at Estadio do Dragao. The second half will have to go some to be as good as the first…
HT: PSG 0-1 Barca. Neymar's clinical finish from Messi's pass separates the sides at the break.
Matuidi gets to the left byline and wins a late corner. Barca half clear the set piece and when the ball is returned Cavani is flagged offside as he attempts a wayward acrobatic volley.
HALF TIME: Porto 2-1 Bayern Munich. Back soon for what promises to be another pulsating half!
Two minutes added.
A knock to Sirigu would be a blow, but half time is close and you'd expect the keeper to be back again in the second half.
Just the one added minute here.
Barcelona avert the danger from the set piece. Another PSG attack comes to nothing and they are almost made to pay as Suarez breaks and tries a curler from the left of the area. In the end the effort is weak and the home outfit survive. Some dodgy defending by Luiz in the lead up to that chance!
CHANCE PORTO! Porto force a late free kick after a Lahm hand ball. In it goes from Quaresma but Casemiro heads over!
Both teams keeping hold of the ball well as this pulsating half draws to a close. Time for one last chance perhaps...
Maxwell marauds to the left byline and somehow gets a corner, despite clearly knocking the ball against his own leg.
Dangerous cross from Lahm is inviting for Lewandowski but he can’t get enough on it and Fabiano has it.
STAT: The French side have conceded the most goals (11) in this Champions League among the eight teams left on the battle field.
No surprise re. the possession stats. Barca dominant.
Five minutes to half time and Lewandowski thinks he has won a free kick on the edge of the box but the free kick goes the other way.
Iniesta is okay to continue and play resumes with Barca in control once more.
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Now Lahm goes into the book as he stretches into a tackle from behind on Casemiro. Looked harsh as minimal contact.
Yohan Cabaye goes in the book for a lunge on Iniesta. The Spanish maestro is lying prone at present as he receives some treatment.
More Messi magic has PSG chasing shadows. It breaks to Iniesta who sees his defence-splitting pass just evade Neymar.
Muller is caught by Sandro and he goes into the book. That’s him out of the return leg.
Better from the hosts. Maxwell motors down the left and arcs a lovely ball into the box for Cavani whose flick-volley at the near post doesn't have enough power on it to trouble ter Stegen.
DANGEROUS ATTACKS: Porto 6-13 Bayern
Ten minutes to half time and this really has been a cracking cup tie. You felt Porto needed that early goal blitz as now bayern are in the ascendancy.
It's gone a bit scrappy all of a sudden and that may suit PSG.
Cross from Sandro is tipped onto the crossbar by Neuer and nearly a third bizarre goal! More of a cross than a shot but the keeper was alove to the danger.
PSG work the left-sided free kick into the area but Barca all push out as one, leaving Cavani to be flagged offside.
Porto need to find a way to get back into what they were doing well early on. Bayern with all the possession and the pressure now on the other foot.
Pique booked for blocking off Matuidi.
Mascherano went off for some treatment after that last-ditch challenge. He's still limping a bit but should be okay to continue.
You would think a 2-1 away defeat would be a good result but that’s not the way Bayern will be thinking. Casemiro booked for a challenge on Thiago.
Meanwhile, Bayern have pulled a back in Porto.
A supreme break from a Barca corner almost sees PSG get level. Matuidi and Lavezzi combine on the left to free Cavani whose first touch is too heavy and he can't quite slide a pass into the area. Great recovery from Mascherano. Cavani could well have had a clear shot at goal if his touch had been better.
That was Thiago’s first Champions League goal and he did well to hook it past Fabiano from behind him. Who are in the driving seat now?
GOAL! And Bayern Munich are back in the game as Boateng’s cross goes all the way across the box for Thiago to hook home!
Cavani flagged off after sneaking clear from Luiz's clipped pass over the top. PSG struggling to create anything here.
PHOTO: Celebration time!
Bayern force a corner. Alonso takes but Maicon heads clear. Alonso takes again and Sandro angain nods behind. Good defending from Porto.
Lovely feet from Neymar as he bamboozles a trio of PSG defenders before firing in a tame low shot that Sirigu saves at his near post.
Cross from Lahm really well claimed by Fabiano, who has been untroubled as yet.
Will Luiz's hamstring hold up? He's had barely any recovery time since the injury.
POSSESSION: Porto 33%-67% Bayern
Here's the Porto second.
A rare foray forward for PSG sees Lavezzi float a ball into the area towards Cavani but ter Stegen reads it and comes off his line to claim.
If this pattern continues the tie could be over tonight.
Bayern really struggling to get any rhythm. Porto as resolute in defence as they are dangerous going forward. Mightily impressive so far.
PSG sub: Silva off, Luiz on.
Porto again briefly have two on two but it’s a poor pass from Martinez and the chance is gone. All Porto.
Silva has gone to the bench following that goal. PSG down to 10 for the timebeing.
ATTEMPTS ON TARGET: Porto 2-0 Bayern
GOAL! Messi leads a quickfire Barca break and slips in Neymar who makes no mistake with a low finish into the far corner from the left of the area.
Guardiola looks shells shocked on the sidelines after another Dante mistake. Bayern wobbling.
Porto taking the lead.
Barcelona have found the back of the net in all the last 18 European games against a French opponent, while PSG have failed to score only once over the last 13 meetings in Europe versus a Spanish side.
Neyamr with a half chance from the left of the area... over the crossbar.
Now Martinez finds space on the edge of the box and shoots over the bar. Have seen them go in before from the striker. Not far away from 3-0!
Barca dictating the play and slowly beginning to force the hosts further and further back.
OFF THE POST! Suarez clips a lovely pass to Messi on the edge of the area. The Argentine steadies himself and curls a delicious 20-yard effort that beats Salvatore Sirigu - but not the post! Unlucky.
STAT: These two teams have already met twice in the quarterfinals of the European Cup/Champions League, with FC Bayern München progressing in both occasions (1990/91 and 1999/00).
Not a disaster yet for Bayern as they seek that all-important away goal. Not far from one though!
Neymar gets down the left and fires in a cross after an error from Silva, but Messi can't react in time. PSG knock it clear.
Quaresma would not have started had Tello been fit and he has already bagged a brace!
Meanwhile, in Paris it has yet to get going.
LATEST: Porto 2-0 Bayern. Wow - not looking good for Pep and co.
Intricate play from Barca in and around the PSG area. Messi's first-time ball looks to free Alba but the full back is challenged out of it. Goal kick is the decision. Should have been a corner.
Guardiola’s side just can’t live with this early Porto pace and seem to have taken them too lightly. Two amazing defensive lapses and now they really have their work cut out.
Barcelona have not won a European game away to French opponents since October 2001 against Lyon. Since that date, the Spanish have drawn three games and lost one.
GOAL PORTO! Amazing scenes here as Dante dallies on the ball and Quaresma nips it off him, closes on goal and slots a second past Neuer! What a start from the hosts.
A great opening for PSG goes begging. Blaise Matuidi sweeps down the left and cuts it back for Maxwell who completely miscues from eight yards out.
CHANCE BAYERN! And Lewandowski surely should equalise from Muller’s knock down but puts his header over.
Bayern back into that passing rhythm and Quaresma fouls Lewandowski.
Unsurprisingly, lots of you think Neuer is lucky to be on the pitch. Keep those tweets and comments coming in.
If history is anything to go by then this match should spell goals... STAT: Each of the six Champions League clashes between these two sides have seen both teams finding the net, with exactly 10 goals scored apiece.
Barca with a lot of patient, early possession.
Well, well! Who would have predicted that? And now it’s a real game on. Bayern are great at attacking away from home and they’ll have to be now.
PREVIOUS: This is the third Champions League quarter final played between these two sides: the French team progressed in the 1994/95 season while the Spanish one made it through the semifinal in 2012/13.
Elsewhere tonight. Porto face Bayern - and the Portuguese side have an early PENALTY that Quaresma scores! 1-0 to Porto.
GOAL! Porto take the lead inside the opening four minutes as Quaresma sends Neuer, lucky to be on the field, the wrong way. WHAT A START!
PENALTY PORTO! Martinez steals it past Alonso and Neuer brings him down. Yellow card but could have been worse!
Their main man may be missing but it may not be all bad for PSG. The French side have lost none of the 17 games this season (all competitions) where Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not been in the starting eleven, winning 12 and drawing five.
Both teams setting up with a 4-3-3 formation as Porto get us underway and win the first free-kick of the evening. Big surprise that Jackson Martinez starts tonight.
KICK OFF! PSG gets us underway.
KICK-OFF! Referee Carlos Velasco Carballo blows the whistle to get us underway here at Estadio do Dragao. Porto with an impressive home record and Bayern great on the road. Something has to give in what could be a classic! Bayern in their change kit of all black.
FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: FC Bayern München have conceded only two goals in the last six games played at this round of the competition, keeping four clean sheets in the process and averaging two goals per game in the process.
Barcelona will play the Champions League quarterfinals stage for the 18th time in their history: Luis Enrique’s side have progressed 9 times, including seven of the last eight times they’ve reached this round. On the other hand, PSG have stepped into this stage three times previously, failing to progress in the last two editions of the competition (2012/13 and 2013/14).
TEN MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: Porto are unbeaten in nine consecutive European home games, winning six of the last seven matches played on their soil. However, Bayern have lost only two of their last 15 games in European competitions on the road (W10, D3), and failed to find the net only twice in the last 18 away matches.
Thomas Mueller: "For the (recent) games against Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen we had two matches where we played with a decimated squad and with few options. In those games we came closer together as a group, as a unit, and that will obviously help us against Porto. Now it is not about the injuries but about building a strong unit on the pitch with the players who are there. We are confident and hopefully we can score a few goals."
PSG are the only team who have managed to beat Barcelona in this Champions League season, as well as the only one able to score 3+ goals against the Spanish side since the 2013/14 edition.
Porto will play the European Cup/Champions League quarterfinal for the seventh time in their history: the Portuguese have made it through the semis only twice so far (1986/87 against Brøndby and 2003/04 against Lyon), going on to win the trophy both year though.
Luis Enrique: "Alves is an important player for us, as evidenced by the amount of minutes he plays. However, we have a large squad and the options I have available to me offer me reassurances that Dani Alves' absence will not condition how we play. I like everything about my team; that’s why we are where we are."
Julen Lopetegui: "Ambition and imagination are two words we have in mind. I'd like to remind everyone that we didn't win a ticket to this competition - we had to earn it through the play-offs. We are here, proud and happy to be playing among the best teams in Europe at this stage of the Champions League. We want to be the best performers tomorrow while maintaining respect for our opponents. We are talking about one of the best Bayern sides in the club's history. Bayern have injuries but will still have seven or eight world champions on the pitch. We don't care about the players they don't have. We have to focus on the ones that will play."
Laurent Blanc: "Do I feel a new momentum? It's been the case for a while. We worked physically (during the winter break) and today, in money time (the latter stages), we're good. We are gaining momentum while last year at the same time we were on the way down."
Pep Guardiola: "I am surprised with their level and we will need two good games to reach the semi-finals. They play an open game ... they have physical midfielders but with great quality. That is also their biggest asset. Their individual quality." Guardiola added there was no point talking about the Bayern injuries, saying he would simply try his best with the players at his disposal. The last two weeks we talked about this a lot but we have this situation and we are here with these 14 players and we will try our best. That's what it is and I won't complain."
It's all about the key men missing for PSG in terms of the betting with the Bookies in no doubt who tonight's favourites are. ODDS: PSG (4/1) Draw (29/10) Barcelona (4/5)
Maracano is suspended for Porto. Cristian Tello also misses out but Jackson Martinez will start the match.
Porto beat Bayern in a memorable European Cup final in 1987 -- their only win in five matches against Bayern. The two teams have already met twice in the quarterfinals of the European Cup/Champions League, with FC Bayern München progressing in both occasions (1990/91 and 1999/00).
A stage befitting a contest rich with flair players.
VIDEO: PSG v Barca in numbers
Lionel Messi has scored 43 goals this season in all competitions, reaching 40+ goals in a single campaign for the sixth time in a row with Barcelona.
So the big news is that there is no room in the Bayern line-up for Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery or Bastien Schweinsteiger. Will they have enough strength in depth to cope without?
The two teams have met regularly recently in the Champions League, with PSG beating Barca 3-2 at home in a Group F game this season before losing 3-1 at the Nou Camp. David Luiz’s goal on the 30th of September 2014 was the only one scored by a defender in the Champions League meetings between these two teams since 1995.
And here's the Porto line-up: Fabiano, Danilo, Martins Indi, Maicon, Alex Sandro, Casemiro, Brahimi, Herrera, Óliver Torres, Quaresma, Martínez. SUBS: Helton, Reyes, Evandro, Ruben Neves, Quintero, Hernani, Aboubaker.
PSG are without the suspended trio of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marco Verratti and Serge Aurier. Thiago Motta is out injured while David Luiz is only fit enough for the bench. Neymar starts for Barca despite press speculation to the contrary with Martin Montoya in at right back for the banned Dani Alves.
TEAMS - PSG: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, Marquinhos, Silva, Maxwell; Rabiot, Cabaye, Matuidi; Lavezzi, Cavani, Pastore... Subs: Douchez, Camara, Digne, Luiz, Kimpembe, Lucas, Bahebeck /// BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Montoya, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitić, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar... Subs: Adriano, Mathieu, Xavi, Rafinha, Bravo, Pedro, Bartra.
Here's a recap of the Bayern Munich team: Neuer, Alonso, Dante, Thiago, Lewandowski, Rafinha, Boateng, Bernat, Götze, Lahm (C), Müller. SUBS: Reina, Lucic, Pizarro, Gaudino, Rode, Badstuber, Weiser.
Good evening and welcome to LIVE text commentary of the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie between Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona at the Parc des Princes. It's one of France's frontrunners against La Liga's leaders in a meeting that has all the ingredients to be one of the showdowns of this year's competition.
ONE HOUR TO KICK-OFF: Hello and welcome to our continued LIVE match coverage as Porto take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final from Estadio do Dragao. Kick-off is 19.45 BST. Team news as soon as it breaks.
THREE HOURS TO KICK-OFF: Keep the tweets and comments coming in as we keep you updated all the way to kick-off in Porto. Who will triumph tonight in the Estadio do Dragao?
Cricket before football? How's that?
Atletico cross almost met in the box but cleared... and that's the first leg. 0-0 heading to the Bernabeu.
FT: Juventus 1-0 Monaco. Vidal's spot kick gives the Italians a narrow first-leg lead to take to France.
Tevez gets down the left and cuts it back towards Lichtsteiner who fires straight at Subasic.
Juventus looking a bit nervy.
Three minutes added.
Foul in the box ends that hope of a late winner in this leg.
Torres goes down in the Real box... was he blocked off by Ramos? Well he made a meal of the contact but there was contact... corner Atletico.
Juventus happy with 1-0. Can Monaco sneak a draw - What will the referee add on?
JUVENTUS sub: Sturaro on for Pereyra.
MONACO sub: Matheus Carvalho on for Martial.
Tevez jinks in from the left but whips his low attempt into the near post side netting.
Lichtsteiner attacks the corner but Monaco are alert to the danger. The ball stays in play though and Vidal earns another set piece for the hosts.
Great play from Tevez as he buys his side some time and wins a corner off Carvalho.
Fernando Torres is coming on for Koke, who was the man almost getting onto Turan's fine assist attempt just then.
Kondogbia rises but can't direct the delivery on goal.
Another corner for Monaco after good play by Martial on the right.
JUVENTUS sub: Matri on for Morata.
Great run by Turan almost leads to a great assist - crucial interception on the six yard line by Varane!
Booking for Sergio Ramos, who has pestered and spoiled throughout.
The corner comes to nothing. Juventus dropping off a bit now. Monaco could have something to say late on here.
Stephan Lichtsteiner whips in a sensational cross from the right that Fabinho manages to hack behind with Morata caught on his heels. Could have been two there....
A rare sustained attack from the hosts, but a series of crosses are sub-par and Real's back line handle them comfortably.
Now, what have Monaco got left in their locker?
Vidal limping around and play has been halted very briefly.
Real have been really sloppy in the final third.
After a frantic first half hour at both ends, Atletico have really sat back for much of this home leg. Curious.
JUVENTUS sub: Pirlo off, Andrea Barzagli on.
Almost a stunning introduction to the action from Berbatov who will feel he should have scored after rising so well.
MONACO CHANCE! Berbatov meets a left-wing corner but guides his header just past the far upright. So close.
PHOTO: The goalscorer in an earlier battle for possession.
MONACO sub: Raggi off, Berbatov on.
Arturo Vidal has found the net after 8 Champions League games without scoring (since his hat-trick in Nov 2013 vs FC Copenhagen).
Superb run from Marcelo sees him brush off two defenders - Benzema opts to try and flick his ball on instead of shoot before Bale and then Ronaldo are unable to find a shot out of the loose ball.
Ferreira Carrasco with a speculative shot from distance that does not worry Buffon in the slightest.
Whistles across the ground as Real slow it down and play it along the halfway line for a minute or so.
Morata crashes in an effort from 25 yards that curves just wide of the near post. Subasic had it covered.
Replays showing that the penalty was a very CLOSE call. Could easily have been given as a free kick on the edge of the box.
Monaco have scored only two goals in six away games against Italian sides.
Buffon commands his area well and plucks the resulting corner out of the air.
Geoffrey Kondogbia with a 25 yarder that Buffon is forced to tip over the top.
Great push forward by Ronaldo gets him into the box on the far side, but his cross is ruined by a heavy touch by Benzema.
Monaco have scored only seven goals in the Champions League 2014/15: six fewer than Juventus, second to last amongst teams progressed to the quarter-final.
Half an hour to play and this is finely poised. Juventus have that lead and are knocking it about with a bit of relief. Will Monaco come out to play or are they going to sit tight?
Griezmann ALMOST gets onto a Turan cross in the danger zone.
Juve lead in the other game, a Vidal penalty makes it 1-0 v Monaco.
Mandzukic is bleeding from a clash with Ramos.
A big moment for Juventus and Vidal showed no nerves. Magnificent penalty.
GOAL! Vidal steps up and fires an unstoppable spot kick into the top corner with Subasic diving the opposite way.
Pirlo clips a ball over the top for Morata who has his heels clipped by Carvalho in the area. PENALTY and a yellow card.
Subasic's throw sets up a lightning Monaco break which eventually puts Silva in on the left of the area. But the substitute drills his shot towards the near post and Buffon pushes it away.
Corner to Juventus after more good covering from Abdennour denied Tevez.
A good spell for Juventus. It's lifting the crowd.
A nervy moment for Monaco as a Juve corner from the left flashes right across the six-yard box. No-one could get a touch on it to finish it off for the hosts.
MONACO sub: Bernardo Silva on for Dirar.
Good covering from Aymen Abdennour after Morata had threatened to slalom all of the way in on goal.
Vidal exchanges passes with Tevez and then thumps a piledriver at goal from 40 yards that the keeper is more than equal to.
Nabil Dirar talking to the Monaco physios. Looks like his night is up.
A right-wing corner is arced towards Andrea Raggi who can only power a header high over the crossbar.
A Tweet suggesting Monaco may yet have something to say in front of goal tonight...
Some first-half photos via Juve's Twitter feed.
Atleti get the game back underway.
KICK OFF! Monaco restart the contest.
That will end the half in fact, with it 0-0 at the break.
Ramos down clutching his head as we enter time added on at the end of the first period. A nasty smack with Griezmann who didn't come off too well either.
HT: Juventus 0-0 Monaco.
BIG MISS! Tevez releases Vidal on the left of the area but the Chilean leans back and curls his effort over the crossbar.
Superb counter by Real and Benzema almost returns a pass to Kroos only for Miranda to make a vital block - James Rodriguez keeps it alive but his low cross is blocked by Oblak.
Vidal floats a pass towards Morata but it's got too much pace on it and Subasic comes off his line to pluck it out of the air.
Pirlo curls the free kick to the far post but it's well defended once again.
Morata tumbled by Moutinho. Free kick to Juventus 25-30 yards out.
Modric fired over from the edge of the Atletico box, was close enough for Oblak to commit but flew safely past the bar in the end.
Another Juventus attack comes to nothing. It's been frustrating for the hosts. Patience is key here.
Tech has never been our strongpoint..! Still problems here we're afraid. We'll try to keep you up to speed along with our as-always excellent stats and graphics below.
A Juventus attack breaks to Evra on the left of the area but the ex-Man United full back lashes high into the stand from 20 yards. No composure.
PENALTY SHOUT? Martial races onto a long pass down the left and gets one on one with Chiellini. The forward rampages past the Italian and goes down in the area... no penalty says the referee. Both players had hands on each other.
Not much happening out there. Will Juventus have one more push before the break?
The pattern continues as Juve dictate the play without causing too much concern to Monaco defence.
Juventus are unbeaten at home against French opponents: they have won 10 games (D2).
Corner Real now as the game gradually slows in tempo.
Bale strikes well from distance and Oblak has to parry, but nobody followed the shot in and Atletico can sweep up the mess.
Only Atlético de Madrid and FC Bayern München (six) have kept more clean sheets than Monaco (five) in the Champions League 2014/15. The French side have conceded only four goals, joint record in this competition.
Lots of ball for the hosts but Monaco aren't letting them get close enough to goal to make it count.
Great Tweet in response to Juve's pot-shots from long range.
Juve being reduced to shots from range and this time it's Marchisio who lashes a shot into the stands. More frustration for the home support.
Good drive from the hosts leads to Siquera bombing down the left on the overlap and winning a corner.
Just over half an hour played and Monaco will be delighted with how it has gone. Many were expecting Juve to cruise to victory in this game but so far it's been a tough night for them.
Vidal with another curler from distance but once more it is wide of the mark.
Monaco have played 11 games against Italian sides but the Red and White have won only three times (D2, L6).
Very sorry sports fans - technical difficulties galore at present. The game continues to play at a good pace, albeit without a break in the deadlock yet.
Another flowing move on the right ends in a corner for the hosts but Raggi guides the resulting delivery to safety.
Juventus starting to stretch Monaco again now.
JUVENTUS CHANCE! Claudio Marchisio curls a delicious inswinging cross from the left to the far spot for Tevez who side foots his volley straight at the keeper.
Vidal finds space 25 yards out on the left but arrows a dipping shot four or five yards off target.
A former Norway striker turned TV pundit isn't so impressed with Pirlo's shift so far....
Tevez looks to engineer some space on the edge of the Monaco area. He perhaps over elaborates and when the ball is laid to Vidal the Chile star sees his attempted shot blocked.
Elsewhere tonight, it's Madrid v Madrid...
More murmurs of frustration from the home crowd as Buffon and Evra over-complicate a cross from the left. Monaco press and Evra is lucky to get a rebound for the goal kick.
STAT: Juventus have lost only one of their last six games against French opponents (W3, D2).
Kurzawa rises to meet the corner but doesn't connect well enough to guide it on target.
Griezmann gets away from Ramos and has Mandzukic waiting but his cross is well blocked and out for a throw.
The error allows Monaco to counter and the French side win another corner on the right.
Pirlo with a couple of stray passes already. The Maestro is a bit rusty it seems.
Moutinho lets fly from 25 yards out but his effort slides wide of the far post.
Koke delivers the free kick towards Godin but Ramos heads behind for a corner. Good defending. Casillas punches clear the corner.
Now Turan goes down after a challenge from Marcelo and he does win the free kick. First chance.
Juventus have played the Champions League quarter-final eight times: they have progressed five and they were eliminated in the last three (vs Liverpool, Arsenal and FC Bayern München). In contrast, Monaco have won only one of their four quarter-final games in Champions League (D2, L1), but they have always progressed to the semi-finals.
Marcelo stumbles in the box and has a quizzical look at the referee. Nothing in it though
The corner comes to nothing but Monaco are showing just how dangerous they can be on the counter attack. Nothing cagey about this encounter thus far.
Real pressing again. Bale pulls it back to Ronaldo in the box but it doesn’t quite fall into his path and Atleti clear.
Monaco have responded well and Buffon is forced into action again, tipping a low effort just past his far post. Corner to the visitors.
Gabi goes down under a challenge from Ramos to howls from the crowd. Didn’t look too bad, really. Free kick only.
GREAT SAVE! Monaco should be ahead. A slick move down the left ends with a cutback for Yannick Ferreira Carrasco who fires straight at Buffon from eight yards out. Great reflexes by the Italian but he shouldn't have had a sniff.
When Real don’t have the ball it’s pretty much a 4-4-2 but when they have it, more like a 4-3-3 with players interchanging positions.
Real win a free kick and Ronaldo lines it up. 35 metres out and it’s on target but Oblak hangs on well.
Layvin Kurzawa thunders in a long range drive that arrows a yard or so wide of Buffon's right-hand upright. A decent effort.
Bright start from Real and they’re doing all the pressing. 67% of possession so far.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Juventus and Monaco have met twice in Europe, in the Champions League 1997/98 semi-final. The Bianconeri won 4-1 at home and lost 3-2 away.
Juventus already turning the screw. The hosts look hungry tonight.
GOOD SAVE. Tevez fizzes in a low drive from 20 yards that Subasic does well to gather at his near post.
GLORIOUS CHANCE! Pirlo lifts a delicious pass into the run of Morata on the left of the area, but the striker's volley flashes way over the top from a narrow angle. He should have taken a touch and crossed it for Tevez who was in a central position.
On the replay, Bale’s shot came off Oblak’s outstretched forearm. Great save.
CHANCE REAL! It breaks to Bale and he’s clean through but it’s a fantastic save from Oblak to deny him. Great start to this match!
A dangerous, testing ball from Carvajal in for Bale followed by another good cross that Oblak claims. Mandzukic again penalised for a high foot and the home fans don’t like it.
Some crowd, some atmosphere....
This is the seventh Madrid derby of the season. It's three visits and three defeats for Real this season, no goals scored. Mandzukic penalised for backing in.
DID YOU KNOW? Monaco have won the most tackles (153) amongst teams in the quarter-final; Juventus have won only 95, fewer than any other team.
Roberto Pereyra skips free on the left but his attempted cross is well blocked. Bright start from the home side.
A stat relating to ages that befits Juve's nickname of the Old Lady....
KICK-OFF! Referee Milorad Mazic blows the whistle to get us underway here and the atmosphere is electric in this packed Vincente Calderon Stadium. Could be a cracker.
KICK OFF! Juventus get this tie up and running.
FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: Expect goals tonight. Real Madrid have scored 21 goals over this Champions League – only FC Bayern München (23) have scored more.
TEN MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: Atlético de Madrid are unbeaten at home against Spanish sides in Europe (W5, D1): they’ve kept four clean sheets.
Will these two be busy tonight? STAT: Danijel Subasic (24) and Gianluigi Buffon (20) are the two goalkeepers with the most saves amongst those still in the competition.
Fernando Torres: "It is his (Simeone) character as a player and his character as a coach that drives the team. He knows we are a team that needs to know what we are about, our weaknesses and our strengths, but above all our weaknesses so we can then implement our qualities. We don't have the options that Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern (Munich) or Chelsea have, we cannot drop points and make up for them later. We are a team that plays at our limit."
Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho: "Clearly, Juventus are the favourites. But after we knocked out Arsenal, the clubs look at us differently. When James and Falcao left and the club did not sign players with international experience, everyone thought that we would just finish in the top 10 in Ligue 1 and we would not pass the group stage in the Champions League, but we proved them opposite."
Pre-match prep is well under way for both teams.
Real Madrid have played only one quarter final in Europe against Spanish opposition: they won 8-0 at home against Sevilla and drew 2-2 away in 1957/58.
Leonardo Jardim: "For me, Juventus are a better side than Arsenal because they have made it to the quarter-finals. Juventus will be favourites because of their qualities and their experience. We have to respect them but at the same time play our own game with the belief that we can rise to this great challenge. We’re here because we deserve to be – we finished first in our group. We are collective and organised; all my players know what to do in every situation."
Carlo Ancelotti: "To come up against Simeone is an honour and a problem. I expect a very level tie. We have a 50 per cent chance to go through. Two draws could be enough to go through, which is why we are not obsessing about beating Atletico. We are dreaming of winning the 11th European title. (Ronaldo) is able to take advantage because we are now playing with more speed and this gives him space in front of goal."
STAT: Diego Pablo Simeone’s side have lost only one (after ET) of their last eight games against Real Madrid in all competitions (W4, D3).
Massimiliano Allegri: "Our target is to get through this round and reach the semi-finals, and if we qualify 1-0 or 1-1 (on aggregate), that's all the same to me. It could be a boring game, the important thing is not to concede a goal at home. The tie against Monaco is much more complicated than the one against Dortmund. They are two very different teams, the French side concede few goals and it's always more complicated to play against a team that doesn't go forward very often. It's tempting to go forward ourselves and there is the risk of leaving spaces for them. We need patience, humility and intelligence, and to realise that we are not going to settle qualification in Turin. I think they (Monaco) have richly deserved to get to the quarter final."
Andrea Pirlo returns to the heart of the Juventus midfield for the first time since suffering a calf strain against Borussia Dortmund on February 24. The Italian maestro is joined in the starting xi by Carlos Tevez, who has been rested recently. The former Man City striker will partner Alvaro Morata in attack. However, Paul Pogba is out injured. As for Monaco, Jeremy Toulalan is only fit enough for the bench with Fabinho taking his spot. Ricardo Carvalho starts instead of Wallace while Anthony Martial is preferred to Dimitar Berbatov in attack.
Diego Simeone: "I am not winding back the clock and looking at past games because it will be a new and different match, part of a quarter-final tie, which is not the same as a Champions League final. We will be facing a great opponent on a great run of form in the domestic league and who are performing strongly in the Champions League."
Confirmation of line-ups including the Monaco subs...
For Real, Gareth Bale is fit after sitting out Saturday's La Liga win at home to Eibar. The Welshman has been on patchy form this term after an impressive debut season in Spain, when he scored in Real's Champions League final win over Atletico and netted a memorable winner to beat Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.
VIDEO: Juventus v Monaco in numbers.
So Mario Mandzukic has recovered from injury and will start. Mandzukic, who has netted five goals in eight appearances in Europe's elite club competition this season, has had an ankle problem for several weeks and was replaced in the starting line-up by Fernando Torres for Atletico's last two La Liga games. Torres will start on the bench, with Mandzukic partnering in-form France forward Antoine Griezmann, who struck twice in Saturday's 2-2 La Liga draw at Malaga, in attack.
The French outfit shaded into the quarter finals by the skin of their teeth. A shock 3-1 win at Arsenal put them in a strong position to progress, but the Gunners hit back in the second leg and came close to a stunning turnaround before bowing out on away goals. That defeat aside, Monaco's success in Europe this term has been based upon a solid defence. They have scored just seven times in eight outings but have only conceded four. On the domestic front, Monaco still have a slim chance of winning Ligue 1 after a slow start to the campaign. They are four points adrift of leaders PSG who have played a game less.
A recap on tonight's teams: Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Godin, Siqueira, Juanfran, Miranda, Mario Suarez, Koke, Griezmann, Turan, Gabi, Mandzukic. SUBS: Moya, Gamez, Gimenez, Tiago, Raul Garcia, Saul Niguez, Torres. /// Real Madrid: Casillas, Varane, Ramos, Carvajal, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Rodriguez, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo. SUBS: Navas, Pepe, Arbeloa, Khedira, Isco, Illarramendi, Jese.
Juventus have their sights on the treble. They face Lazio in the final of the Coppa Italia and are a stonking 22 points clear at the top of Serie A with eight games to play. They are, however, still mortal as proved by the surprise weekend loss to bottom of the table Parma. That's what Monaco will be telling themselves, but just one defeat in 16 European matches since the opening of the Juventus stadium for the Old Lady tells another story of the challenge facing the visitors.
TEAMS - JUVENTUS: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Pereyra, Tevez, Morata... Subs: Storari, Barzagli, Padoin, Sturaro, Pepe, Llorente, Matri. /// MONACO: Subasic, Raggi, Carvalho, Abdennour, Kurzawa, Fabinho, Kondogbia, Moutinho, Carrasco, Martial, Dirar... Subs: Stekelenburg, Elderson, Wallace, Matheus, Silva, Berbatov, Germain.
Since Real’s victory in last year’s Champions League final, Diego Simeone's side has had the upper hand in the Madrid clashes. Atletico beat Real to win the season's Super Cup curtain-raiser, knocked them out of the Copa del Rey and defeated them in both La Liga clashes. The manner of their 4-0 demolition of Real in February's league meeting even led to questions about the future of coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match coverage of the Champions League quarter-final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid from the Vincente Calderon Stadium. Kick-off 19.45 BST.
Good evening and welcome to LIVE text coverage of the Champions League last eight encounter between Juventus and Monaco in Turin. The Old Lady reached this stage with an emphatic 5-1 aggregate triumph over Borussia Dortmund while Les Rouges et Blancs stunned their old boss, Arsene Wenger by toppling Arsenal. The Italian outift come into the tie as heavy favourites but don't rule the side from the Principality out just yet.