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Liverpool - FC Bayern Munich
Champions League - 20 February 2019
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FULL TIME: It finishes 0-0. Liverpool carved out the better chances but Bayern showed their experience and doggedness to hang on for a goalless draw and stifle the home side. Thanks for following the game with us...
This remains a 50-50 game. Liverpool lost all 3 away games in the group stage but Bayern will be without Kimmich.
- OffSerge GnabryFC Bayern Munich
- OnRafinhaFC Bayern Munich
Rafinha, expected to start in the second leg in March after Kimmich's suspension, comes on for Gnabry.
There will be 4 added minutes.
Liverpool have a free-kick midway in the Bayern half but Robertson's delivery is overhit.
- OffJames RodríguezFC Bayern Munich
- OnRenato SanchesFC Bayern Munich
Sanches is on for Rodriguez, who has put in a shift with his work rate.
CLOSE! The ball is swung in, Mane's header hits Sule and Neuer turns it around the post. From the corner, Mane with another header but it goes over.
CHANCE! A cross is put in, its half cleared and falls to Matip who leans back and scuffs it well wide with a side-footed effort.
- OffKingsley ComanFC Bayern Munich
- OnFranck RibéryFC Bayern Munich
Coman makes way for Franck Ribery, not a bad winger to bring on.
Kimmich looks pumped as he blocks Robertson's cross for a corner. The delivery is swung in but Bayern clear.
CHANCE! Thiago feeds Rodriguez who skews a shot wide from 25 yards.
Firminho, who had an illness in the buildup to the game, makes way for Origi.
- OffNaby KeïtaLiverpool
- OnJames MilnerLiverpool
Keita makes way for Milner.
Gnabry cuts inside and tries a worldy from distance but it goes well over the bar.
Origi and Milner are warming up.
Bayern have certainly done on their homework on the threats the Reds pose. They have defended brilliantly for the most part.
Lewandowski's night is summed up by conceding a free-kick in his own half for pulling back Fabinho, the Pole has been on the periphery.
No subs made yet. The Reds have a big week with Manchester United on Sunday lunchtime.
The Reds' forward line is being suffocated with little space to operate. Tactically Kovac has got it spot on so far.
Hummels with another good header away from Wijnaldum's long ball, he has been brilliant tonight.
A good run from Alexander-Arnold who darts into the but Hummels gets the better of him. Henderson then goes down under Martinez's challenge, no booking despite his protests.
Plenty of attacking options for Klopp on the bench - Origi, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Lallana, Milner.
CLOSE! Gnabry picks up a loose ball and his drive from around 25 yards flies narrowly over the bar, great effort.
Gnabry's cross is blocked by Fabinho for a corner after Keita failed to clear. The cross falls to Rodriguez whose shot is blocked for another corner. This time the delivery goes over everyone's head.
- Yellow cardJordan HendersonLiverpool
Henderson is booked for catching Martinez's heel, a tad harsh.
CLOSE! Keita threads it through to Robertson, the clearance hits the Scot and falls to Salah who scuffs his effort from a tight angle and its a goal kick.
Coman does well down the left flank and finds Lewandowski with a low cross but Fabinho executes the perfect tackle in the box to clear the danger.
Kimmich goes down under a challenge from Mane but miracolously gets back on his feet when the ball comes towards him.
Alexander-Arnold gets further forward and fizzes in a low cross towards Salah but Bayern clear.
Lewandowski will be looking to have a bigger impact in the second period. There is no van Dijk and Lovren but the Reds defence hasnt really been tested.
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KICK OFF: Bayern get the second period underway. No changes made by either side.
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HALF TIME: It has been a tense and nervy 45 minutes. Salah has spurned two good chances but Mane and Matip have had the best opportunities. Gnabry has had two half chances for the visitors, who have defended well.
There will be 1 added minute.
Lovely passing move, Firmino dinks it into the box but its over Mane's head and Bayern clear.
Coman looks to look like Bayern's most threatening player, Gnabry is getting more into the game but has been marshalled well by Henderson.
CLOSE! Lovely flick from Salah, Firmino cuts it back from the right and Matip puts it wide from close range.
ANOTHER BICYCLE KICK! Keita's shot is blocked, loops up and Mane tries the spectacular but its high and wide.
GOOD SAVE! Gnabry lines up a shot and fires in a low effort, it looked to be going wide but Alisson parries it behind for a corner. The delivery is headed away at the back post.
A cross is blocked for a corner. James takes his time before swining in a cross towards Martinez but the Reds head it away.
Alexander-Arnold is not getting forward as usual due to James floating around in a free role.
WHAT A CHANCE! Keita's shot is well blocked by Sule, it falls to Mane who scuffs his effort wide from inside the box on the turn.
Promising move from the home side but Robertson overhits the cross, that was disappointing. Klopp applauds the effort nonetheless, he will be satisfied with the chances his side have created.
Bayern have defended well particularly in the air, they have won most of the headers from the crosses which have come in, led by Hummels.
- Yellow cardJoshua KimmichFC Bayern Munich
Kimmich is booked for catching Mane and will miss the second leg.
CHANCE! The Reds have a free-kick near the corner flag after Sule pushes Mane. Alexander-Arnold's delivery to the near post is cleared, its crossed back in and Salah's header goes wide, he should have found the target from there.
We have reached the midway point of the first period. Coman has looked dangerous while Liverpool's front three have yet to find their rhythm.
Keita flicks it up and tries a bicycle kick from around 25 yards out but it trickles wide, nice improvisation.
CLOSE! Alisson plays a poor short pass out, Matip loses it, it falls to Coman who smashes a shot into the side netting from an acute angle. A huge let off!
CHANCE! Keita feeds Mane who puts on the afterburners and his shot from a tightish angle is well wide.
Replays showed the deflected cross hit Alisson in the face.
Good goalkeeping from Alisson to block Gnabry's fizzing cross which hit Matip, it eventually falls to Kimmich whose shot is blocked. The game has livened up a bit.
CHANCE! Brilliant long ball from Henderson which finds Salah who stretches out a leg and makes contact but Neuer saves.
Gnabry floats in a cross and Alisson has to punch the ball away despite Fabinho being in his way and seemingly not hearing the call.
Cautious start from both sides, no clear cut chances yet. Coman had a chance to cross from the left but opted to play it short and play keep-ball.
Alaba and Coman combine, it ricochets through to Lewandowski but thw whistle is blown for handball and its a free-kick to the Reds.
The visitors playing a risky play it out from the back, what happened to the good old days of keepers giving the ball a good whack..
Cagey start. The Reds are going 4-3-3 while Bayern look to be going 4-4-1-1 with James supporting Lewandowski.
Bayern are without experienced duo Boateng and Robben but still have plenty of veterans in their side.
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KICK OFF: Here we go, Liverpool get the game underway.
Five minutes until kick-off at Anfield!
This will be the fifth time Liverpool have clashed with Bayern in a European tie and first since 2001, when Gerard Houllier's side beat the Bavarians 3-2 to lift the UEFA Super Cup in Monaco.
And Klopp has won 15 of 19 two-legged ties in European competition as a manager. He has never lost a continental two-legged tie during his reign at Anfield, winning all eight.
Jürgen Klopp, who has studied Bayern Munich’s last seven matches as homework for the return of the Champions League at Anfield, has warned his side not to look too much into the Germans' domestic form.“I did not get up once afterwards and think: ‘It’s clear, this is where we can have them’. They are still a force, nothing else.
“They had [Pep] Guardiola, one of the most demanding managers in the world, and they played fantastic football and won the league three times.
"Then [Carlo] Ancelotti, who now does a brilliant job at Naples, and it didn’t work out. So they bring [Jupp] Heynckes back, he manages all the trouble and settles it down to be successful again.
"Now they have to change it completely with a new manager, a few very experienced players injured and some young players coming up. That’s not a struggle. That’s a normal adaptation to the situation."
Liverpool have never lost to German opposition at Anfield and that record will stretch to 20 games should they avoid defeat tonight.
In total, the Reds have played against German teams on 42 occasions, winning 21, drawing 14 and losing seven times.
Bayern have won an average of 87% of games this season when Kingsley Coman has played - without him that falls to 59%.
BAYERN MUNICH: Neuer, Sule, Hummels, Thiago, Martinez, Lewandowski, Rodriguez, Gnabry, Alaba, Coman, Kimmich...Subs: Ulreich, Ribery, Rafinha, Davies, Mai, Sanches, Shabani.
Coman is fit to start for last year's semi-finalists but Goretzka misses out with an ankle problem.
LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino...Subs: Mignolet, Milner, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi.
With van Dijk suspended, it looks to be Fabinho and Matip in central defence.
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