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Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Feb 2019
Liverpool players Salah Mane and Firmino (Reuters)
Liverpool players Salah Mane and Firmino (Reuters)
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Full time: Liverpool 0-0 Bayern Munich


The referee blows his final whistle, all to play for in the second leg! 

90+1' The referee adds four minutes of stoppage time. 

90+1' Bayern make their third and final substitution. Rafinha replaces Gnabry. 

87' Bayern make another substitution. Renato Sanches replaces James Rodriguez. 

85' Neuer pulls off a great save at his near post to block a diving header from Mane as Liverpool pile on pressure. 

81' Bayern make their first substitution. Franck Ribery replaces Coman. 

79' James Rodriguez sends a shot wide in a rare Bayern attempt in the second half. 

76' Liverpool make another substitution, Origi replaces Firmino. 

76' Liverpool make their first substitution, James Milner replaces Naby Keita.

74' Salah superbly rounds Alaba and cuts inside but his sight is hindered by Wijnaldum and the defence clears the danger! 

72' Bayern are defending in numbers. 

68' Liverpool apply relentless pressure, but will it pay off? 

65' Both sides ease off a bit. 

61' Alexander-Arnold makes a bold run at the defence but his eventual pass is intercepted by Hummels. 

59' Gnabry tries his luck from distance but his shot goes over the bar. He is Bayern's liveliest performer tonight! 

57' Gnabry jinks into the area after skipping past Robertson but his cross is cleared by Fabinho. 

55' Liverpool midfielder Henderson is booked for a challenge in Javi Martinez. 

54' A chance for Liverpool! Keita threads a pass and Sule's clearance rebounds off Henderson and loops over the keeper. It goes to Salah at the far post but he miscues his effort and it goes out for a goal kick. 

52' Lewandowski is denied by a timely defensive interception from Fabinho. 

52' Naby Keita's too many mis-placed passes hinder Liverpool's build-up play. 

47' Liverpool need to improve their finishing in the second half if they are to emerge winners tonight! 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45' A swift move and interchange of passes between Salah and Wijnaldum finds Firmino, whose cross goes begging! 

42' Matip makes a timely interception to clear a dangerous cross from Gnabry. 

41' What a chance for Liverpool! Matip's side-footed effort goes just wide after a low cross from Firmino, who makes the most of a superb back-heel pass from Salah. 

40' Liverpool find no difficulty in carving out openings but the finishing touch is still letting them down. 

38' Another deflected shot from Keita falls to Mane, whose mis-hit overhead kick goes wide. 

36' Alisson dives to tip away a low skidding shot from Gnabry after Alexander-Arnold loses possession in midfield. 

33' Mane wastes the game's best chance!! A deflected shot from Keita finds him as he swivels but misses the target with a low shot with the goal at his mercy! 

31' Liverpool are still trying to find a way through Bayern's defence.

27' Bayern right-back Kimmich receives a yellow card for a challenge on Mane. 

24' Salah goes close! he is found unmarked at the far post by a left-wing cross from Alexander-Arnold but his header narrowly misses the target. 

22' Both sides commit too many mistakes at the back! 

20' Naby Keita tries an audacious overhead kick from the edge of the area but it goes wide. 

16' A goal-scoring chance for Bayern at the other end, thanks to a mistake from Alisson! The Brazilian keeper once again dithers on the ball before passing to Matip, who buckles under pressure as Bayern steal possession. However, Coman's shot strikes the side netting. 

16' A chance for Liverpool! Mane tries to skip past Kimmich in the area before sending an angled shot that goes wide. 

13' What a stunning save at the other end! Alisson saves an attempted clearance from Matip at point-blank range after a swift Bayern attack. 

12' The first chance for Liverpool! A deep floated cross from Henderson found Salah who ghosted behind the defence but he just gets on the end of it and his volley is saved by Neuer. 

10' Alisson pushes away a cross from Kimmich after a neat exchange down the right with Gnabry. 

8' Liverpool's pressing forces Bayern keeper Neuer to send some wayward shots out of his area. 

6' A poor pass from Liverpool keeper Alisson is intercepted by Bayern but nothing comes out of the ensuing attacking attempt. 

5' No threats in the first five minutes. 

2' Liverpool press Bayern high up the pitch in the early stages. 


The match is underway 


Starting line-ups:

Liverpool: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Fabinho, Andrew Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Mats Hummels, Niklas Sule, David Alaba, Javi Martinez, Thiago, Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, James Rodriguez, Robert Lewandowski


21:00 Kingsley Coman shakes off an injury in time to make Bayern's starting XI against Liverpool. 

21:00 Mohamed Salah spearheads Liverpool attack, with Fabinho dropping back to the central defence to replace the suspended Van Dijk. 

19:00 Bayern will miss winger Franck Ribery and central defender Jerome Boateng. Ribery stayed in Munich after becoming a father and Boateng is nursing a stomach virus.

18:00 Liverpool top the Premier League table, on level with Manchester City but with a game in hand over them. Bayern are second in the Bundesliga, three behind leaders Borussia Dortmund. 

16:00 Liverpool's Egyptian star Salah has scored three goals and provided six assists in the Champions League so far this season. 

15:00 "In Germany a lot of people talk now about the atmosphere at Anfield. There was a lot of talk that we are maybe the most emotional club in world football," Klopp said.

14:00 Klopp is hoping the power of Anfield's famous atmosphere on a European night will give his side the extra helping hand they need to take a lead to Germany in three weeks' time.

13:00 Liverpool have had 10 days to prepare for Bayern's visit, but despite the lay-off Jurgen Klopp still has defensive problems to resolve.

Virgil van Dijk is suspended, Joe Gomez is sidelined with a lower leg fracture and Dejan Lovren faces a race against time to recover from a hamstring injury, so Joel Matip and Fabinho are expected to form a make-shift centre-back pairing.

 

Stay tuned as match is due to start at 22:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)

 


Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi

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