Fortunate Bayern come from behind to beat Sevilla — Champions League

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Bayern Munich drew 1-1 in their first leg of their quarter-final tie against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Here are three takeaways from Tuesday's game. And while Javi Martínez had to be alert to nick the ball away from Franco Vázquez, this game had tilted.

Constant speculation over a player's future can often play havoc with their form, but in the case of Robert Lewandowski, it has hardly distracted at all.

However, Heynckes admitted his side were second-best in the opening period.

Sevilla is trying to establish itself as a contender in the Champions League after dominating the second-tier Europa League in recent years, having won the competition three times in four seasons. On came Rodriguez, and Bayern almost immediately scored.

Five minutes later Bayern levelled when Sevilla's Jesus Navas deflected Franck Ribery's cross past goalkeeper David Soria at the near post.

Heynckes' decision to start Bernat over Alaba was a result of an injury sustained by Alaba. Sarabia nipped in to finish.

"He is like a joker for Sevilla in the Champions League".

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El delantero luso había intentado el gol de chilena en varias ocasiones y durante muchos años, pero hasta ahora se le había resistido.

"Heynckes wasn't happy at halftime, nor were we". Text the word 'SPORTS' to 22840 and receive local and international sports news as it happens.

Steven Nzonzi drove wide from distance late on but Sevilla's belief had been knocked out of them.

Now Sevilla tried to find the equaliser but it was not to be.

Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara celebrates after the match against Sevilla, April 4, 2018. Raphael Varane should have doubled the lead on 10 minutes but the French defender free header from a corner kick went wide.

The Sevilla club song mentions never giving up... There was simply no need to expand more energy throwing punches at an opponent that was no longer down and out for the count but already out of the ring altogether, weighing up premature retirement. "We conceded too many chances by giving away possession too easily".

As the present looks much brighter than the future, Bayern arrive in Seville knowing they won't have a better chance to fulfil their European dream anytime soon.

A number of top clubs are reportedly interested in buying the 26-year-old, but Heynckes, who is set to retire at the end of the season, believes he will stay at Bayern. Bad turned to worse for Juventus as the third goal followed, Ronaldo turning provider as marauding wing back Marcelo was found beyond the Juve's defence, the Brazilian lifting the ball beyond Buffon and ensured Real's third goal.

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