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Bayern Munich reach semi-finals after Sevilla stalemate

12 April 2018

They have already secured their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title, are in the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal, and take a 2-1 lead into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Sevilla.

Los Rojiblancos will be disappointed that they could not make home advantage count in the first leg, making this return leg a herculean task to overcome with Bayern having two vital away goals.

German champions Bayern, who won 2-1 in Seville last week, are aiming to reach a seventh European semi-final in nine years.

Kenedy has been given regular first team opportunities by manager Rafa Benitez, and has scored two goals in eight appearances for the Magpies so far, impressing with his forays up the left flank.

- Bayern Munich have reached their 11th Champions League semi-final; only Real Madrid (13) have got to this stage on more occasions.

"Bayern aren't now giving teams as many chances as they did under Guardiola".

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Robert Lewandowski - who has 35 goals to his name this season, was rested at the weekend.

"They (Sevilla) did brilliantly in Manchester and we know we have to perform". Sevilla, on the other hand, has had a rocky road and endured a 4-0 hammering against Celta Vigo in the La Liga on Saturday.

"I live for these Champions League evenings, and that's why you become a footballer".

They did hit the bar with a Correa header on the hour and Ever Banega fired narrowly wide a little later as they upped the pressure briefly in search of the two goals they needed.

Sevilla remain an extremely inconsistent side and since their memorable 2-1 win at Manchester United in the previous round, they have failed to win any of the four matches they have contested. Bayern is in a great spot and could lose 1-0 but still go through. Vincenzo Montello's side have lost three of their last four games, picking up only seven points in their last seven games.

Bayern Munich reach semi-finals after Sevilla stalemate