An enthralling contest ends with Bayern taking the advtange to the Bernabeu thanks to Gomez's late strike. Great entertainment at the Allianz Arena, thanks for your company and I'll see you all next time.
FULL TIME. Bayern Munich 2 Real Madrid 1.
90+3 Marcelo makes a shocking tackle on Muller and the Bayern are rightly furious. The ninth yellow card of the game and a sour way to end the night.
90+2 Solid work from Alonso to bring the ball away, but Higuain is booked for dissent after claiming a yellow card should have been shown to Gustavo.
Three minutes of added time to be played.
Terrific goal from Bayern. Lahm completely skins Coentrao with Gomez picked up from close range, the striker prodding home an open goal to the delight of the Allianz Arena! Bar the Madrid fans of course.
90 GOAL! Gomez scores!!
A Marcelo corner is caught by Neuer as Bayern look to break, with Robben's progress slowed down by Coentrao.
Bayern are fuming. Gomez goes down but Ramos appeared to make a fantastic tackle to clear away from the striker in the box. The right decision from Webb.
Another Gomez header, and another save from Casillas as the striker again met Lahm's delivery but failed to direct his effort to either side of the Madrid keeper.
84 Benzema heads off after a really good shift, with Higuain the man replacing him.
Nearly calamitous defending as Arbeloa hacks away from Gomez straight into Pepe. It hits his chest but Bayern players are claiming a penalty.
Alaba charges down the left, forcing a good tackle from Arbeloa who concedes a corner.
Gomez fouls Arbeloa, with Bayern still looking the more likely to score as they continue to boss possession.
80 Di Maria trotts off, with Granero emerging for the final 10 minutes.
Marcelo goes flying as players start to slip all over the place, with Kroos taking charge before Ribert is challenged by Alonso, with no second yellow shown.
Kroos shimmies but his shot is hounded down by Ramos, with Ronaldo then left frustrated after being tackled by Lahm with no free-kick given.
76 Ramos makes a shocking tackle on Muller, earning the Spaniard a booking, and we're probably not done on the yellow card count tonight.
Madrid venture forward, with the excellent Benzema leading the charge as Di Maria's cross is headed clear by Badstuber.
Another chance for Gomez, this time from a Lahm cross, with the striker heading over the bar after meeting the ball brilliantly.
Benzema spreads the ball to Ronaldo, who is neutralised by Alaba. The magician has been very quiet compared to his normal standards.
The free-kick falls gratefully into the path of Gomez but he hooks a close-range shot inexplicably over the bar. Great chance for the German side.
70 Arbeloa is booked for another trip on Ribery, with Bayern awarded a free-kick from 40 yards out.
69 Ozil is taken off for Madrid, with Marcelo arriving in his place.
Robben holds up play on the edge of the area but his options are limited as Madrid squeeze up the space and eventually clear through Ronaldo.
Kroos' free-kick is glanced away by Pepe and Robben's corner is hacked away by Benzema as Bayern increase their attacking impetus.
Arbeloa trips Ribery, and despite the defender's protest, a Bayern free-kick is given.
65 Di Maria is knocked over by Lahm, in a style similar to that of UFC rather then football. Yellow card for the Bayern captain.
Robben skips past Coentrao, but the left-back recovers to concede a corner. Robben has been awesome since the break.
Lahm finds Gomez delightfully but Pepe does well to nudge him off balance, with Casillas making an expert tackle to prevent the striker shooting.
61 Schweinsteiger is taken off, much to his disappointment, and Muller replaces him.
61 Yellow card for Di Maria, with the Argentinian guilty of hacking down Robben.
Kroos clatters into Ozil and Madrid win another free-kick 30 yards out. The visitors are much improved since the first half.
The corner falls to Lahm who decides to go for the piledriver, which is some way over the bar in the end.
Ribery spreads play to Robben, with the winger doing superbly to skip past Coentrao before Pepe blocks his delivery into the six-yard box.
Madrid press up threateningly but Di Maria's service is poor again as he can only find Neuer at the far post.
56 Gustavo is floored by Coentrao and the left-back earns himself a booking.
Bayern will be furious as they had looked good value for their lead, with Schweinsteiger looking to break, his ball across the penalty area gathered by Casillas.
Incredible scenes as Ronaldo's close-range shot is parried brilliantly by Neuer, but Benzema keeps it alive, knocking the ball across goal, with Ronaldo providing Ozil an open goal to score into.
53 GOAL! Ozil scores!
Kroos intercepts from Di Maria, with top footwork from Ribery contnuing the attack, before Robben goes for goal and it flies over the bar. Really good break from the hosts.
The ball comes out to Di Maria but his curling delivery back in is straight down the throat of Neuer.
Benzema looks to get the better of Boateng, who makes a strong sliding tackle to concede a corner.
Gomez is clumsy as he loses control during a Bayern attack, but Schweinsteiger wins it back from Ronaldo.
Alonso skies a disastrous pass out towards the fans, before Ozil is brought down by Gustavo as Madrid looked to break.
Coentrao goes for goal but a Bayern body gets in the way. It will be interesting to see if Ronaldo steps up his influence after a rather anonymous first half.
Real kick off the second half.
Ribery strikes the only goal of a slightly anti-climactic half, with the hosts looking terrific so far. Send your second half predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @JWoodfield365
45+1 HALF TIME. Bayern Munich 1 Real Madrid 0.
Gomez goes down on the edge of the area under a combination of Pepe and Ramos and Bayern will fancy their chances from here.
Di Maria is floored but no free-kick is given against Badstuder, with Gomez beaten in the air by Pepe who sets a Madrid attack away.
Ribery is looking terrific, and Mourinho is not happy as a Bayern free-kick is given which the Madrid boss did not agree with.
Kroos is again magnificent as he breaks before laying the ball into the path of Gomez who produces a strong save from Casillas.
Ribery plays in Kroos excellently, but his touch is just too heavy as he knocks the ball into the path of Casillas.
Di Maria advances, but slips at the crucial minute, ending a shooting opportunity and Bayern look to break, with Pepe cutting out Alaba's delivery.
37 Alonso's free-kick takes a touch, and Neuer gets a strong fist to clear, as Bayern look to break before Robben concedes a free-kick by challenging through Coentrao. Yellow card for the Dutchman.
This time though, Ronaldo comes out on top as Ribery trips the Portuguese on the left side.
Coentrao and Di Maria link up, before Ronaldo gets into a scuffle with Ribery, the Bayern man winning that challenge by earning a throw-in.
Ribery continues to put in a shift, tracking back to nudge Di Maria off the ball, winning a throw-in for his team in the process.
Ozil runs to the byline, but no foul is given after he goes down under Alaba, to the German's bemusement.
Ronaldo's free-kick takes a deflection which takes the sting off the drive and Neuer ends up with an easy collection.
30 Di Maria surges forward, and is floored by Badstuder roughly 30 yards out from goal. Yellow card for the centre-back.
Robben's cross into the box takes a touch off Coentrao, which allows Casillas to claim, while up the other end Ronaldo again has a pop but again can't find the target.
Kroos turns away from Khedira expertly, with Real conceding possession far too frequently, as Schweinsteiger fires from range, his effort narrowly landing wide of goal.
Bayern look a real threat going forward, with Lahm and Ribery's link-up play excellent, with the former's cross too deep for Gomez as Ozil boots the ball out.
Khedira looks to set Benzema away but the striker had to track back from an offside position and the chance is ended.
A moment's hesitation between Neuer and Boateng is nearly punished by Benzema before they eventually clear their lines, with Ribery then fuming for being penalised in a clash with Ronaldo.
Kroos looks to set Ribery into action down the right but it's a ball with far too much pace and Coentrao claims possession.
It's not Ronaldo's best effort though and it lands over the bar with Neuer keeping eyes on it all the way.
Free-kick to Real on the edge of the Bayern area...
Gomez runs the ball too far during a sweeping Bayern counter, and Madrid win a goal kick after a pacey attack from the hosts.
Alaba launches the ball up field but Ronaldo takes control on the left, with his cross to Di Maria cut out by Boateng.
It's Ribery who is laughing now though. Madrid can't clear a corner and Ribery strikes to bury the ball past Casillas. First blood to Bayern!
17 GOAL! Ribery scores!
The atmosphere becomes livelier as Ribery again gets on the ball, drawing a good tackle from Pepe.
Controversial scenes as Ribery goes down in the area and the Madrid players are furious with him. No penalty is given, with replays showing that Ramos had a chunk of his shirt but Ribery looked to make the most of it.
Coentrao is reprimanded by Webb for a foul on Kroos, but no yellow card for the Real left-back.
Schweinsteiger goes through Di Maria, who held the ball up well on the left side, with Ozil then caught offside from the free-kick.
Gustavo looks for Gomez over the top, but a sprinting Casillas rids the danger, as Lahm then trips Benzema to concede a foul.
Madrid have started really brightly as the press patiently waiting to strike, with Bayern restricted to defending.
Ozil's corner comes off a Madrid player and it's a goal-kick to Bayern.
Boatenge clears, but Madrid are still on the attack, until Ozil is pushed back after solid pressing from Kroos for another corner to the visitors.
Cracking save from Neuer! Benzema is played through by Ozil and the striker fires an effort at goal which is parried over by the Germany keeper. Madrid corner.
Calm play from Bayern ends up with Ramos in possession after Neuer's kick up field. Moments later, Di Maria can't keep Arbeloa's ball in play.
Di Maria is penalised for a foul on Kroos, which looked a little harsh as Howard Webb explains to the Madrid man what he did wrong.
Lahm gets to the byline and whips a ball across goal but Casillas is comfortable as he claims in the six-yard box.
Good work from Gustavo early on as he steals the ball from Alonso to win possession for his team.
Bayern get the game underway.
Craig Leask writes: "Watching this exciting tie from the USA will no doubt provide an entertaining match to all. It's finally good to see two teams who match each other in terms of ability, skill and the desire to win the competition. They both have players who can have an off day yet come up with the winning goal. Whilst I predict real Madrid to win it over the course of the two legs (not by much) I predict a draw tonight at the Allianz Arena and Real Madrid to seal the passage to the final with a win at the Bernabeu....... Hopefully where they will face Chelsea."
Farah Arbab writes: "Very interesting semi final 1st leg in Germany. Both teams have a weaker defend but strong stricking force. Cant see either of the team winning this leg. Goals will be scored in this match and giving away goals advantage to visitors. Couple of goals hence 2-2 final score."
Ben Gleeson writes: "I think the two back 4's will be the key difference between the teams tonight. There isn't much to seperate Bayern and Reals front 6 (Bayerns front 3 are better than Madrids front 3 in my opinion) but Real do have a much better backline. Bayern have really struggled this season domestically with average, slow centre backs and I think Boateng and Badstuber will be exposed tonight."
Adam Gillis writes: "My opinion of Jose Mourinho will raise a few eyebrow's but I think he's overrated, yes he's won trophies where ever he's been and is no doubt a good manager but nicknaming him 'The special one' is bizarre. He's won trophies at the best clubs, there's no way he could give norwich back to back promotions like Paul Lambert has or maybe he could but before we all worship him let's see him take charge of someone average like Everton and see how he copes. I think Munich will win this one 3-1."
Our friends at Sky Bet can't separate these two European giants tonight, with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid both priced at 13/8 for the victory. The draw could be the smart bet tonight, and that is avaliable at 12/5.
And there IS some English blood in this tie as Howard Webb takes charge as the man in black.
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba, Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Kroos, Ribery, Gomez. Subs: Butt, Olic, Rafinha, Pranjic, Muller, Contento, Tymoschuk.
Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Alonso, Khedira, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Benzema. Subs: Adan, Kaka, Granero, Marcelo, Albiol, Varane, Higuain.
Ricardo Carvalho (thigh) and Lassana Diarra (hamstring) have not travelled to Munich with the rest of the squad but Marcelo is on the bench and Angel Di Maria starts after recovering from respective back and thigh problems.
Real Madrid have been unstoppable in Europe this term, winning all six of their group games before comfortably knocking out CSKA Moscow and APOEL Nicosia to reach the semi-finals.
Arjen Robben was also shown the door by Real and starts against his former club, with Heynckes able to call on a virtually full-strength starting XI after resting several star men at the weekend.
Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes will be determined to prove a point after being dismissed as Real coach in 1998 despite delivering European success.
The prospect of competing in the final on their home ground has inspired Bayern throughout this season's campaign and they have just one more obstacle to negotiate if they are to feature at the Allianz Arena on May 19.
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Kick-off is at 1945 BST...