DFB Cup | 27.02.2013 22:28:36
Bayern vs. Dortmund - LIVE!
- Bayern are into the DFB Cup semi-finals after defeating their great rivals Dortmund by way of an Arjen Robben (l.) wonder strike
- Arjen Robben celebrates the goal which separates Bayern from Dortmund as we head into the final few minutes at the Allianz...
- A great view of Arjen Robben's (far l.) fine strike - BVB goalkeeper Weidenfeller just couldn't get close to it
- Arjen Robben (l.) hit a superb curling strike to give Bayern the lead shortly before the interval
- Roman Weidenfeller makes the save from which Toni Kroos was unable to convert the rebound
- Dortmund star Mario Götze (c.) challenges Bayern left-back David Alaba (r.)
- Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp was all smiles before kick-off - but will that be the case come the final whistle? Vote on our FANZONE page...
- Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes looks on ahead of his side's mammoth encounter against Dortmund at the Allianz Arena
- Dortmund defender Mats Hummels will miss tonight's match with a dead leg
- FC Bayern's iconic Allianz Arena will be all aglow inside and out this evening...
Munich - It is undoubtedly the greatest rivalry in German football at present. FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund go head to head in the DFB Cup quarter-final this evening and we'll be bringing you all the latest from a packed-out Allianz Arena.
Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, van Buyten, Dante, Alaba - Javi Martinez, Schweinsteiger - T. Müller (Luiz Gustavo 78'), Kroos (Boateng 90+4'), Robben - Mandzukic (Gomez 90+1')
Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Subotic, Felipe Santana, Schmelzer - S. Bender, Gündogan - M. Götze, Reus (Schieber 81'), Großkreutz (Blaszczykowski 62') - Lewandowski
Shots on goal
Martinez, Kroos, Mandzukic
Full-time +10 mins:
That brings an end to our LIVE coverage of the tie of the round in the DFB Cup quarter-finals. FC Bayern Munich
finally get one over on a Borussia Dortmund
side which had dominated domestically for the past two years. Now the Munich Reds are on for the double... or even the treble. Stay with us on bundesliga.com
for a full match report, as well as pictures from the game and further analysis...
And there goes the final whistle!!! Bayern
finally get one over on their great foes Dortmund
thanks to Arjen Robben
's superb winning strike shortly before the break. The Allianz Arena erupts as the result sinks in and the relief on the FCB players' faces - Robben's in particular - is some picture!
A late opportunity goes begging as Mario Mandzukic
heads straight into the arms of Weidenfeller
in acres of space. At the other end Robert Lewandowski
, anonymous throughout, sends an overhead kick into the stands. The stats show an equaliser would be anything but merited at this late stage.
It's looking ever more like a Bayern
victory at the Allianz... Dante
had a double chance to head the home side two up, but his first effort was cleared off the line by Mario Götze
and his follow-up tipped over by Weidenfeller
77' bundesliga.com Reporter at the Allianz Arena:
"There's at least one more goal left to come in this match, but with the game opening up it's impossible to tell which way it will go. If Bayern
score another it's game over."
A couple of good efforts on goal and another booking for Bayern
in the meantime - the latter for Toni Kroos
for a high foot on Sven Bender
. Javi Martinez
just forced Weidenfeller
to tip over with a rasping drive, before Daniel van Buyten
sent a free header just over from the ensuing corner.
63' Javi Martinez
just picked up the game's first yellow card for a rather crude challenge on Götze
. Meanwhile BVB
has just introduced Jakub Blaszczykowski
in place of Kevin Großkreutz
62' bundesliga.com Reporter at the Allianz Arena:
looks to be back to his best based on tonight's performance, but there remains a nervousness around the ground that won't be alleviated until Bayern
score a second."
A couple of good passages approaching the hour with chances at either end. Manuel Neuer
had to work to deny Ilkay Gündogan
and Marco Reus
, while Weidenfeller
has just made a superb save to keep out Thomas Müller
's effort at the other end. Cracking game this!
boss Jürgen Klopp
flips out on the touchline as his side fail to convert yet another counter... This time Mario Götze
fails to deliver to the lurking Robert Lewandowski
Second half now under way at the Allianz, which is still bouncing after Robben'
brilliant goal gave Bayern
a deserved first-half lead. Stick with us for stories, stats and more in the coming 45...
Dynamism meets elegance: Check out our awesome video feature
goalscorer Arjen Robben
deservedly lead at the Allianz Arena thanks to a pearler of a strike from Dutch wizard Arjen Robben
. The Munich Reds have enjoyed far the more possession and attempted eight shots on goal in the opening period. Impressive figures for an impressive side.
The ball breaks loose for Robben
to curl an absolute sparkler of a shot beyond Weidenfeller
and into the top-left hand corner - Bayern lead!
With half-time approaching both sides are finding time and space hard to come by, but a moment of genius from Schweinsteiger
into a superb reaction save.
are cancelling each other out for the most part, with both sides struggling to find the final ball to break down the oppositions's backline.
are combining to great effect and enjoying the better of the play inside the final third as Mandzukic
drags a shot wide of the target.
First big chance of the game goes begging as Toni Kroos
failed to convert after Weidenfeller
palmed straight into his path with the goal yawning!
with more of the possession in the opening exchanges and Arjen Robben
has just got the first shot in on goal - the Dutchman's firm effort is repelled at the near post by Roman Weidenfeller
The biggest tie of the DFB Cup quarter-finals is under way between Bayern
and we'll be talking you through the action, providing you with all the latest stats and offering plenty of interesting reading material throughout the 90, 120 or even more minutes at the Allianz Arena - stay tuned!
Kick-off -24 mins: bundesliga.com Reporter at the Allianz Arena:
"The fans are on their feet as former Bayern star Hasan Salihamidzic brings the DFB Cup out into the Allianz Arena as part of procession that also includes injured centre-back Holger Badstuber
Kick-off -47 mins:
And the line-ups are in! No surprises from Bayern. They are of course missing the suspended Franck Ribery
, for whom Arjen Robben
continues on the right. For Dortmund, Mats Hummels
misses out as reported earlier, with Felipe Santana
coming in to replace him at centre-back. Interestingly there's no place for Jakub Blaszczykowski
, with Kevin Großkreutz
preferred in attacking midfield.
Kick-off -53 mins:
Confirmation through that Mats Hummels
will miss tonight's match entirely. The defender informed fans via his personal Facebook page.
Kick-off -56 mins:
The official FC Bayern Munich Twitter channel has just informed us that the home team have arrived at the stadium.
Kick-off -61 mins:
Bayern versus Dortmund is one of the longest-standing rivalries in German football and in recent years it's only become fiercer. Check out our gallery
of the most tasty affairs from seasons gone by...
Kick-off -75 mins:
Both sets of players have been looking forward to this fixture and are also well aware of the magnitude of the tie. See what they had to say here
Kick-off -87 mins:
There have been doubts throughout the day regarding the availability of key Dortmund defender Mats Hummels
, who is struggling with a dead leg. His absence would be a huge blow to the holders.
Kick-off -104 mins:
There are various intriguing duels set to take place all over the pitch this evening, with Arjen Robben
's battle with Lukasz Piszczek
likely to be one of the most crucial. We took a closer look at the head-to-head
contests we can all look forward to this evening.
Kick-off -109 mins:
to read our exclusive preview of tonight's game.
Kick-off -210 mins:
Hello and welcome to bundesliga.com
's LIVE coverage of tonight's DFB Cup cracker between FC Bayern Munich
and Borussia Dortmund
. We'll be bringing you all the latest news from the Allianz Arena and receiving updates from our in-stadium reporter before and during what promises to be one of Germany's games of the season!