We're underway in the Allianz Arena, where Bayern Munich are hosting Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semifinals. Both sides will be attacking today - Bayern know they need a win here to have much of a chance of knocking their opponents out at the Santiago Bernabeu next week, and Los Blancos will be pushing hard for that critical away goal.
The home side, in red, have got us going and manage to keep the ball for almost a minute before Sami Khedira retrieves possession, which is immediately squandered thanks to a nice piece of pressing from Mario Gomez. A minor battle between Franck Ribery and Angel di Maria ensues, which the Argentine wins only to run into a thicket of red shirts and then immediately lose the ball. Not a whole lot going on so far.
We have live coverage of the game in our Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League StoryStream. For more on the two teams, head over to Bayern Munich blog Bavarian Football Works and Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid.