• Bayern win on the night, but go out on away goals.
  • Alonso and Lewandowski on target either side of Griezmann equaliser.
  • Müller misses penalty with scores at 1-0.

A 2-1 win at home to Club Atletico de Madrid was not enough for FC Bayern München as Pep Guardiola's men were denied a place in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League final on away goals.

FC Bayern München 2-1 Club Atletico de Madrid (Agg. 2-2)

Goals: 1-0 Alonso (30'), 1-1 Griezmann (53'), 2-1 Lewandowski (74')

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Madrid, Bayern started the contest determined to set the record straight in front of their own fans. The first meaningful chance of the night fell to Thomas Müller, but he elected to pass to Robert Lewandowski, whose low drive was well saved by the onrushing Jan Oblak. Bayern were firmly on top of proceedings when Xabi Alonso's 20-yard free kick took a telling deflection off Jose Maria Gimenez to level the tie on the half-hour mark. Müller then had a fantastic opportunity to put Bayern ahead after Gimenez was penalised for a push on Javi Martinez moments later, but his penalty was beaten away by Oblak.

Müller's miss would prove costly as Antoine Griezmann raced clear and calmly slotted beyond Manuel Neuer early in the second half to leave Bayern needing two goals to progress. The Bavarians pulled one back through Lewandowski when the Poland international met Arturo Vidal's cushioned header with 16 minutes remaining to set up a grandstand finish. Neuer saved an 84th-minute penalty from Fernando Torres to give Bayern renewed hope, but Atletico held on to bring a dramatic end to the Bundesliga leaders' treble hopes.

Xabi Alonso's deflected free kick brought Bayern level on aggregate. © gettyimages / Alexander Hassenstein

Man of the match

Alonso was superb for Bayern, pulling the strings with expert precision from midfield and getting on the scoresheet to breathe fire into the tie.

Talking point

It is the third season in succession that Bayern have exited the competition to Spanish opposition at the semi-final stage, but they can still end Guardiola's tenure with a Bundesliga and DFB Cup double.

Match stats

  • All six of Alonso's goals for Bayern have come from outside the box.
  • Lewandowski has scored nine goals in this season's competition.
  • Müller has missed four of his eleven attempted penalties.
  • Philipp Lahm, Martinez, Jerome Boateng, Vidal and Alonso all completed over 90 per cent of their attempted passes in the first half.

Thomas Müller saw his first-half penalty saved with Bayern leading 1-0. © gettyimages / Matthias Hangst


Bayern: Neuer - Lahm (c), Boateng, Martinez, Alaba - Alonso - Costa (Coman 73'), Müller, Vidal, Ribery - Lewandowski

Head coach: Pep Guardiola

Atletico: Oblak - Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Felipe Luis - Saul, Gabi (c), Fernandez (Carrasco 46'), Koke (Savic 90+3') - Griezmann (Partey 82'), Torres

Head coach: Diego Simeone