Summary

  • Wolfsburg beaten 3-0 in Madrid and exit Champions League.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores a hat-trick for Real.
  • Bayern head to Lisbon for their quarter-final return on Wednesday.
  • Vidal's first-leg goal means the Bundesliga leaders have the edge.

VfL Wolfsburg fell just short of reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their history, as they were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Real Madrid on Tuesday evening. bundesliga.com was with you through it all...

WEDNESDAY: All the latest from the Bayern and Dortmund camps

All times CEST unless otherwise stated

FIXTURES (first-leg result in brackets)

Tuesday, 12 April: Real Madrid CF 2-0 VfL Wolfsburg (agg. 3-2) - match report

Wednesday, 13 April: SL Benfica (0) vs. (1) FC Bayern (kick-off 20:45) - match preview

Thursday, 14 April: Liverpool FC (1) vs. (1) Borussia Dortmund (kick-off 21:05) - match preview

Over to Bayern

That's it from us on the live blog this evening. Unfortunately for VfL Wolfsburg, they found themselves on the wrong end of Cristiano Ronaldo, and despite a valiant effort, are out of the Champions League. They now need to rediscover some domestic form in order to hunt down a top-four finish in the Bundesliga and a return to the Champions League next season.

On Wednesday it's FC Bayern München's turn. Can the Bavarians get past Benfica? Join us tomorrow to find out.

Gute Nacht.

Read: Benfica-Bayern preview

Read: Bavarians confident heading to Lisbon

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking: "You need two good games"

“We had a 20-minute spell where we hadn’t started the game properly, and we conceded two goals," analyses the Wolfsburg coach. "After that we recovered well and played some good football, but we didn’t put them under enough pressure. You need two great games to get through to the last four. We had one, but not two, even though we did well in stages today. [On Julian Draxler] It doesn't look good and I presume he won't be fit for Bremen at the weekend."

Wolfsburg midfielder Maximilian Arnold: "We could have scored tonight"

"It was my mistake that led to the first goal and I’ve apologised to the team," says Arnold. "We’re all really disappointed. We could have scored tonight. We had some good moments and a lot of free-kicks, but we didn’t do enough."

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Benaglio: "Bitterly disappointing"

Here's what Wolfsburg custodian Benaglio made of the game: "It's obviously bitterly disappointing. We reacted well to the first two goals and we played pretty well. I think we held our own and we came pretty close to causing a sensation. We might have made a bit more of the chances we had and we knew we’d need an away goal, but it wouldn’t go in for us. The third goal from a free-kick shouldn’t go in. We can build on the first-leg performance, but we’re obviously hugely disappointed to go out, even against a strong Real Madrid team."

FULL TIME: REAL MADRID 3-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

The whistle goes and Wolfsburg are defeated, 3-0 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate. Cristiano Ronaldo did the damage with three excellent goals.

GOAL 77' REAL MADRID 3-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Guess who? Luiz Gustavo gives a free-kick away on the edge of the box and Cristiano Ronaldo steps up to bury the ball in Benaglio's net. Wolfsburg now have to score. Otherwise they're heading out of the competition.

How close was this?!

CHANCE: 66' REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

So close to 3-2 to the home side! Sergo Ramos gets up to head at goal. His effort strikes the base of the post and rolls across the line - but not over it! Benaglio, no doubt very relieved, showed great dexterity to retrieve the ball without knocking it in.

CHANCE: 60' REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Luka Modric drives in a cross for the hosts that Josuha Guilavogui can only turn towards his own goal. Benaglio there to clear the danger, though.

CHANCE: 57' REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Ronaldo's free-kick is deflected wide for a corner. Gareth Bale attempts a strike at goal from the resulting ball in but Benaglio watches that one sail over.

CHANCE: 52' REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Some good build-up play ends with Andre Schürrle collecting the ball on the edge of the Real Madrid box, but the Germany international's shot is well off target.

SECOND HALF: REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

HALF-TIME: REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Wolfsburg played some good football towards the end of the half, but the aggregate scores are level following that quick-fire Cristiano Ronaldo brace. Finely poised...

CHANCE: 34' REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Much better from Wolfsburg as Luiz Gustavo takes aim and stings the fingertips of Navas.

SUBSTITUTION: 32' REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Huge blow for Wolfsburg as injury forces Julian Draxler off. On comes Max Kruse in his stead.

CHANCE: 29' REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Karim Benzema cuts inside and forces a save out of Diego Benaglio. Easy for the Wolfsburg stopper, mind.

CHANCE: 27' REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Wolfsburg's best spell ends with Luiz Gustavo firing straight at Keylor Navas from range.

GOAL 17' REAL MADRID 2-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Wolfsburg are pegged back as Ronaldo glances in a Toni Kroos corner. 2-2 on aggregate.

GOAL 15' REAL MADRID 1-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Dani Carvajal's cross deflects into the path of Cristiano Ronaldo, who sweeps home to halve the deficit! Wolfsburg really up against it!

CHANCE 6' REAL MADRID 0-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

Sergio Ramos loops a header onto the crossbar from a Toni Kroos corner, with Diego Benaglio rooted to the spot. Let-off for the Wolves!

KICK-OFF - REAL MADRID 0-0 VFL WOLFSBURG

The ball's rolling at the Bernabeu! Wolfsburg have a two-goal advantage. Can they finish the job?

19:59 - Real Madrid starting line-up

One change to the side that lost 2-0 in Wolfsburg, with former Bayer 04 Leverkusen right-back Dani Carvajal coming in for Danilo.

19:48 - Wolfsburg team news

Bas Dost only makes the bench, but there's another start for Bruno Henrique. The Brazilian midfielder excelled on his full debut in the first leg. In fact, it's the same XI that stunned Real last week.

19:32 - Bayern press conference

After a 40-minute delay on the flight from Munich, Thomas Müller, Thiago Alcantara and Pep Guardiola take to the podium to field questions from the media...

19:23 - Wolfsburg in the house!

19:17 - Alex Barklage, bundesliga.com reporter in Madrid

"The excitement is building in and around the Santiago Bernabeu, where the Wolves are hoping to cause a sensation."

19:02 - Tuchel vs Klopp

Once we know the fate of Wolfsburg and FC Bayern in the Champions League, there's that little matter of Dortmund's return leg against Liverpool FC in the UEFA Europa League last eight. BVB head coach Thomas Tuchel and his Liverpool counterpart Jürgen Klopp go back years, but how do their respective tenures in the Dortmund dugout compare? Our nifty little infographic has all the answers.

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18:56 - Inside the Wolves' den for the night

Looks like we could be seeing Bas Dost in the Wolfsburg starting line-up tonight. The Dutch striker managed 71 minutes of last Sunday's 1-1 draw with 1. FSV Mainz 05 following injury.

18:35 - Spot the next James Bond

The Bayern players have a licence to thrill on the pitch, but they look pretty dapper off it, too.

18:30 - Omens

Wolfsburg fans will be delighted to learn that their side have won all four ties in UEFA competition in which they won the home first leg. The Wolves have also only lost two of their last nine away games in Europe, albeit with both defeats coming in the group stage of this season's Champions League.

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18:20 - A bear about town

18:04 - Bayern touch down in Lisbon

17:45 - Wolves descend on Madrid

17:25 - Alex Barklage, bundesliga.com reporter in Madrid

"Fans slowly filling Santa Ana square. The sun is breaking through."

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17:15 - Yellow peril

Wolfsburg quintet Maximilian Arnold, Diego Benaglio, Daniel Caligiuri, Luiz Gustavo and Vieirinha are are all one booking away from suspension. If any of them do pick up a yellow card in Madrid tonight and the Wolves progress, they would miss the semi-final first leg as a result. FC Bayern quartet Juan Bernat, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski and Arturo Vidal are also at risk at Benfica's Estadio da Luz.

16:54 - Thiago highlights Benfica balance

FC Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara has told uefa.com he does not expect Benfica to spring any major tactical surprises in Lisbon tomorrow night. "They played a compact game [in Munich], with the defenders going forward and trying to attack as well," the Spain international recalled. "Normally when you play away you play defensively, but they didn't – they played their usual way. So I guess when they play at home they will play the same way."

Video: Marvel at the silky skills of Thiago and Douglas Costa

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16:39 - Vital statistics

How about this for a statistic courtesy of the number crunchers at uefa.com? In the Champions League, teams who win 2-0 at home in the first leg progress to the next round 84.2% per cent of the time. That's compared to a 1-0 first-leg home win being good enough to advance 54.4 per cent of the time. Encouraging news for Wolfsburg; less so for Bayern. That said, the Bavarians have never lost to Benfica in UEFA competition (W4, D2).

16:16 - Hecking undaunted

16:14 - Benfica prepare for mighty FCB

16:01 - Alex Barklage, bundesliga.com reporter in Madrid

"Lousy weather. It's pouring rain. 3,000 Wolfsburg fans in the city. They're meeting up in Santa Ana square and will head to the Bernabeu around 17:00. A rain poncho's the best option. If it carries on, it could end up being a water fight."

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15:27 - Alex Barklage, bundesliga.com reporter in Madrid

"The Wolfsburg fans are trying to keep their spirits up despite the rain in the Spanish capital, grabbing some snaps with street artists."

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15:02 - Win an official Bundesliga Matchball signed by 'Chicharito' or Marco Fabian

The two Mexican stars will meet on the pitch on Saturday when Bayer 04 Leverkusen takes on Eintracht Frankfurt (kick-off 15:30). Follow our official Twitter account @bundesliga_EN and you could be the proud owner of an official adidas TORFABRIK matchball signed by one of the duo.

READ: How YOU can win

15:00 - 'Chicharito' and Fabian go head-to-head...on Skype

We got the two Mexican megastars to talk football, life in Germany and childhood memories ahead of the meeting between their two clubs on Matchday 30.

WATCH: 'Chicharito' and Fabian's Skype chat

14:40 - Zidane's call to arms

14:24 - Bayern in high spirits en route to Lisbon

14:20 - Müller & Götze 'fully focussed'

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14:06 - Who are Wolfsburg?

VfL Wolfsburg have developed into one of Germany's powerhouses in recent years, regularly punching above their weight at the top of the Bundesliga and often progressing to the later stages of European competition. High time, then, to get the lowdown on Dieter Hecking's wolfpack...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Wolfsburg lowdown

13:34 - Tuesday's press conferences

To mark your card for the Bayern and Benfica press conferences with the team's respective coaches - Müller and Thiago will be accompanying Pep Guardiola.

Pep Guardiola: Bayern press conference at 18:00.

Rui Vitoria: Benfica press conference at 19:45.

13:20 - Silky Bayern skills

FC Bayern München pair Thiago Alcantara and Douglas Costa wowed FC Bayern München fans with their silky skills during the warm-up prior to the record champions' 3-1 win at VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 29.

WATCH: Thiago and Costa's pre-match spectacular

12:38 - Team of the Week - Matchday 29

Tell us what you think of our selection from the last Bundesliga Matchday via Twitter: @bundesliga_EN

WATCH: Team of the Week - Matchday 29

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12:17 - Monday flashback

Check out Wolfsburg's arrival in Madrid and the best of the pre-match press conferences.

See what happened on Monday

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11:38 - Win an adidas TORFABRIK Matchball signed by 'Chicharito' or Marco Fabian

In honour of the Mexican match-up between Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez of Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Marco Fabian of Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 30, bundesliga.com is giving you the chance to win an official Bundesliga TORFABRIK matchball signed by either star.

Find out how you could win HERE!

11:11 - Alex Barklage, bundesliga.com reporter in Madrid

The Spanish papers are bullish ahead of Tuesday evening's second leg. AS's headline claims, 'Tonight is the night of the comeback' while Marca calls for 'Clear heads...and b**ls'

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10:45 - BAYERN'S FIRST LEG

It is advantage FC Bayern München after the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash with SL Benfica, with Arturo Vidal's header giving Pep Guardiola's side a 1-0 aggregate lead.

READ: Bayern 1-0 Benfica - match report

10:12 - BAYERN'S FINAL PREPARATIONS

Pep Guardiola's squad are training at their Säbener Strasse centre on Tuesday morning before flying to Lisbon.

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9:46 - Wolfsburg's weekend

VfL Wolfsburg's hopes of securing European football next season suffered a blow on Saturday evening after a 1-1 draw at home to 1. FSV Mainz 05 left them six points adrift of the qualifying places.

WATCH: Wolfsburg vs. Mainz - match highlights

9:21 - Wolfsburg's first-leg heroics

Two first-half goals gave VfL Wolfsburg a memorable win over Real Madrid CF in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Volkswagen Arena.

READ: Wolfsburg 2-0 Real Madrid - match report

9:09 - Bayern's Tuesday

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8:50 - Guilavogui optimistic

In an exclusive interview with bundesliga.com ahead of the Wolves' UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg tie away to Real Madrid CF, the Frenchman outlines what he expects from the match in the Bernabeu, why he believes Wolfsburg can go through and what that would mean for the club.

READ: Guilavogui exclusive interview

8:32 - Just to brighten up your day...

8:30 - Good morning...

And what a day it could be for VfL Wolfsburg. A 2-0 first-leg lead means they are well-placed ahead of their game in Madrid on Tuesday evening. We'll be following all the build-up to events in the Spanish capital throughout the day as well as looking at how FC Bayern München are gearing up for their second leg in Lisbon on Wednesday.

See what happened on Monday