Bayern through to the semifinals of Champions League. Bayern Munich are through to the Champions League semifinals 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.
Bayern winger Arjen Robben had warned his team-mates against complacency in this game after winning the first leg 2-1 in Spain.
But it was less a case of Bayern’s over-confidence and more Sevilla’s self-belief and command of the ball which kept this compelling encounter in the balance for so long.
The hosts lacked their usual sparkle and Lewandowski – bloodied from a clash of heads – was substituted in the 77th minute after drawing a rare blank in front of goal.
Boss Jupp Heynckes had to settle for the consolation of Bayern’s 100th clean sheet at home in European competitions.
Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control throughout with the largely toothless Spaniards only rarely venturing into their opponents’ box.
The Germans, who last won the treble in 2013, again under coach Jupp Heynckes, had secured a 2-1 advantage from last week’s first leg and advanced after having been eliminated by a Spanish team in each of the past four seasons.Bayern through to the semifinals of Champions League.
Sevilla ended the game with 10 men after the dismissal in stoppage time of Joaquin Correa for a rough challenge on Javi Martinez.
It was the first time in 22 home Champions League matches that Bayern had failed to score.Bayern moves comfortably, if underwhelmingly, into another Champions League semi-final. Sevilla had a few chances and hit the bar, but for the most part, Bayern kept them at arm’s length.Bayern through to the semifinals of Champions League.
Bayern – into the semi-finals for the seventh time in nine years – join Liverpool, Roma and Real Madrid in the draw, which takes place in Nyon, Switzerland, at 12:00 BST on Friday.