Bayern Munich vs Liverpool: Champions League score, goals and updates from the Allianz Arena
- Liverpool were held to a goalless draw at Anfield in the first leg
- Jurgen Klopp’s side will need to score to reach the quarter-finals
- Bayern Munich have won only one of their eight matches in European competition against Liverpool
- Robert Lewandowski has scored 23 goals in his past 22 Champions League games at the Allianz Arena
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18:45: Well it’s Cheltenham week so I thought we had better check the form of the hosts – it makes nervous reading for Liverpool fans.
Since the turn of the year Bayern have won eight games, drawn one – at Anfield – and lost just one. Saturday’s 6-0 win over seventh-placed Wolfsburg was Bayern’s biggest win since beating Borussia Dortmund by the same scoreline almost a year ago.
They have scored 11 goals and conceded just one in their last two league games, allowing them to move ahead of Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga on goal difference. They have lost just once at home in all competitions this season, winning 10 and drawing four.
Michael: I’m probably wasting my breath but if Jurgen Klopp isn’t going to be so predictable – please keep Jordan Henderson on the bench so we can play our attacking game! If we do then we’ve got a good chance! If Henderson plays it’s game over!
Andy: Trying to win the Premier League makes me feel ill with fear and worry every week yet away to Bayern in Champions League gives a special kind of excitement to be part of Europe’s elite. Into these Reds!
Scott: Big match Reds. Great warm up for the important one vs Fulham on Sunday.
18:40: Manchester City joined Manchester United and Tottenham in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, meaning victory for Liverpool tonight would see English clubs match their own record in the competition.
The Premier League is the only domestic competition ever to have had four clubs represented in the last eight and, with City, who completed a 10-2 aggregate thrashing of Schalke on Tuesday, United and Tottenham already through, there is the chance for a repeat of 2007/08 and 2008/09.
Hmmm – Arsenal were involved in the last two triumphs… wonder what happened to them?
18:35: Liverpool aren’t the only ticket in town tonight folks – a certain Lionel Messi is in action as Barcelona look to progress the quarter finals against Lyon.
The Argentine superstar was somewhat outshone by Cristiano Ronaldo yesterday – I suspect he’ll look to put that right against the French outfit at the Nou Camp.
I’ll keep you updated with the latest from Spain a little bit later.
18:30: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions League.
Did everyone have fun watching the ponies at Cheltenham today? My big fancy in the lucky last is due to cross the line moment now…
Terrible tips aside, Liverpool’s last-16 tie against Bayern Munich hangs in the balance after a goalless draw at Anfield in the first leg.
In Champions League history, only 10 of the 31 sides held at home in the first leg of a knockout match have progressed.
But forget that and the fact Bayern have lost only two of their last 26 home ties in the tournament because when Liverpool are involved – facts and figures go out the window.
Standby for team news and line—ups…
Champions League draw details
The draw for the last eight of the Champions League takes place on Friday, at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon.
The draw will take place at 11am on Friday morning.
The semi-final draw will also be made on Friday, immediately after the ties for the quarters have been confirmed.
Which teams will be in the quarter-finals?
Tottenham, Ajax, Manchester United, Porto, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich OR Liverpool, Barcelona OR Lyon
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Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita did not travel with the 21-man squad which flew out to Germany for the Champions League last-16, second-leg tie against Bayern Munich.
The Guinea international missed out with a minor injury which forced him to remain on Merseyside.
Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was taken off as a precaution during Sunday’s win against Burnley, and midfielder James Milner, who missed that match with a muscle problem, were both included in the travelling party.
Provisional squad: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Mignolet, Matip, Moreno, Milner, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi, Phillips, Kelleher.