90 + 1 min: We’re in the first of the extra four minutes. The pace of this game is however a crawl now.
90 min: Eventually they will, yes. It’s Choupo-Moting and Sarr for Sane and Musiala.
89 min: Now he’s the Bayern goalkeeper. Will their two pending replacements get along?
87 min: Lazio look a little on their legs now, but they keep possession for a while, without looking like they are carving out a chance.
86 min: It was really Bayern foot off the gas stuff in the last half hour.
82 min: Luis Alberto, who was sometimes useful, is replaced by Akpa Akpro. The calm Milinkovic-Savic comes out and comes Cataldi, who immediately hits a corner and sees Acerbi with a header at the near post.
80 min: Reina saves well from a Lewandowski shot on the turn after the forward killed a ball from the sky, although it was the goalkeeper’s poor clearance that got the streak going.
78 min: A shot from Correa is deflected in the distance. Lazio have never thrown in the towel here. Luis Alberto’s corner is largely managed by Hoedt.
77 min: David Hindle turned on the blue tactile paper. Here is Alexandre chesneau –
“Totally agree with David Hindle’s argument. As a Lyon fan who hadn’t seen Bayern play until the semi-final, I was not impressed. Gnabry’s talent kept Bayern in control and, let’s be honest, they handled the tie well, but so far they had done nothing and looked incredibly fragile at the back. Then the final was a balanced game where two races from Coman (the goal and a huge chance just before that if memory serves) made the difference. They are certainly one of the best teams in Europe, but they certainly don’t seem above the rest. While the rest include a self-destructive Barca, a Real going nowhere, a spitting Juve, a tired Liverpool and a team led by Pep ‘let’s think too much about the quarter-finals of the CL, Guardiola, so maybe just is it good enough to be a better contender? “
75 min: Yet another yellow, Coman with a bubbly late barge on Marusic. All a bit disjointed and niggly now. Bayern immediately replaces Coman with Hernandez.
74 min: Chelsea scored a big goal against Atletico – it’s Olivier Giroud with a kick over the head, and it’s a 1-0 “away” lead.
72 min: Kimmich is the last player to be yellow-carded for dissent after Davies was harshly tried for fouling Lazzari to the right of Bayern’s area. The decor sucks.
71 min: Not this time. The wall is doing its job and Sane’s effort cannons behind. Bayern maintain some pressure to follow the corner but can’t make it count.
69 min: Escalanta is rightly booked for a pretty dirty foul as Lewandowski crosses the middle. A real chance of * that * free kick, surely. It is 25 meters.
68 min: Davies retreats to catch Lazzari and concede a corner. Can Lazio make this look interesting? Nooooo.
66 min: Marusic is booked for a rather cynical push on Coman as the striker bursts towards the box. It’s a promising free-kick position but Alaba whips it widely.
64 min: Immobile takes a shot but Neuer clings to it. Then Bayern pulverizes the ball a bit. It was fun, but I wish Lazio were so lively in the first half. They seemed to be nervous.
63 min: A Bayern submarine. Off comes Goretzka; comes Martinez. The legs must be saved.
62 min: David Hindle has precisely what the later stages of this game might need – a provocative talking point …
“Am I the only one who found Bayern’s results in the somewhat bizarre” bubble “phase of CL last year flattered to cheat? In fact, the 3-0 against Lyon was a travesty. They could have (should have) been 2 or 3 in the first 20 minutes and were in complete hiding. But, total ineptitude in front of the goal sabotaged the French. The final was actually a fairer result in that sense. It was close, but how much money would Mbappé be missing from goalkeepers like these this year? Bayern will be discovered. My money to Liverpool to make the discovery.
60 min: Bayern did not respond to Correa’s strike by scoring a few more goals, I have no idea what is wrong with them.
58 min: Yellow card for Correa after putting a pain on Boateng.
56 min: Boateng must block to prevent Immobile from getting shot after crossing. Lazio are playing with some conviction – but too late in the day!
54 min: Leiva breaks away and Escalante lights up; Patric exits and Southampton Loanee Hoedt joins us.
53 min: Neuer has to brush aside a Luis Alberto curler. Tails up, indeed.
52 min: What a strange football game. This goal will surely not affect the tie, as Bayern have three goals ahead and four away goals. But that puts Lazio’s tail a bit. Good finish but Bayern defended very weakly.
Goal! Lazio 1-4 Bayern (Correa, 49)
But they are not so terrible in attack! Luis Alberto transforms into space and sets up Correa, who was waltzing through nonexistent Bayern challenges and slots!
Goal! Lazio 0-4 Bayern (Acerbi og, 47)
Uh-huh. From the corner, Sane takes a break and runs along the Napoli half. His cross is tied with Davies until Acerbi collides with the ball, Sunday League style, and squirts it into his own net.
Peeeeep! The second half has started
Lazio wins a corner immediately. Make it a game?
This Lazio-Bayern half? Mostly men versus boys. Lewandowski scored an absolute gift from Musacchio; Musiala finished brilliantly; Sane appealed after a great job from Coman. Lazio don’t look that great going forward, and should have had a penalty – but they’re so vulnerable at the back.
Half: Lazio 0-3 Bayern
Dear oh dear. Bayern so good and in such control. You can end this tie now.
44 min: Lazio win a corner but cannot respond and their task now looks hopeless.
Goal! Lazio 0-3 Bayern (Sane, 42)
Coman zips away to the left after another Lazio error. He twists that way and that, Reina parries her shot, and Sane hits the rebound. Surely we are done, not a quarter of the way through this tie.
42 min: Lulic made the difference and can not spot Luis Alberto in the box when he is well placed. So what happens next …
40 min: Ooh, they almost made it happen after Lulic kept the ball alive and tees Immobile for a widely deflected shot! It was tied to the goal. Neuer knocks the corner away from under his bar.
39 min: Still difficult to find much hope for Lazio. They really have to score the next goal in this draw, but they don’t want to do it at all. They seem to be caught between the posts.
37 min: Lazio have range pop – I haven’t seen who – but it’s several rugby goals.