Good evening all. Although diplomacy would probably preclude them from saying otherwise, after last night's events at Camp Nou, it's probably safe to say that both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will be slavering at the prospect of facing suspension-ravaged Chelsea in the final of this year's Champions League.

As if the prospect of being crowned champions of Europe isn't mouthwatering enough, the Spanish champions elect will be further motivated by the prospect of knocking bitter rivals Barcelona off their perch by relieving them of both their domestic and European titles, while recapturing the European Cup on the home sod of the Allianz Arena would send the players and fans of Bayern Munich into Gary Neville-esque levels of scoregasmic rapture and excitement.

Tonight's match is being staged at Madrid's Bernabeu stadium and is beautifully poised. Bayern Munich will cross the line nursing a slender 2-1 league from the first leg, courtesy of goals - which you can watch here - from Franck Ribery and Mario Gomez, with Mesut Ozil having bagged the potentially crucial away goal for Real.

Having masterminded a hammer-blow of a La Liga win over Barcelona at the weekend, Jose Mourinho will have spent the intervening days plotting how best to overhaul Real Madrid's deficit in this tie to maintain his bid to win the Champions League with three different clubs. "

"We are going to try to reach the final," he said controversially. "These players deserve it. Bayern are a great team, the coach is good and they have the right to think they are going to play the final. They have the strength of a team."

The platitudes spouted by Mourinho's opposite number Jupp Heynckes, himself a former Real Madrid coach who was shown the exit door at the Bernabeu as his reward for helping the club win the Champions League for the first time in 32 years, were equally spiky and hard-hitting.

"Madrid need to score but we know we are also capable of doing so at any moment," he said. "We will see how things develop during the 90 minutes and – if it goes that far – extra time. Madrid have great attacking potential but so do my team."

Not football: If there's a better way to pass the time before kick-off than watching a pasty, alabaster white Irishman gadding about in a boat off the coast of Spain with three elite British Olympic athletes, this minute-by-minute reporter can't think of one.

Some pre-match trivia

• Real Madrid have won all their home matches at the Bernabeu this season, seeing off Ajax, Lyon, Dynamo Zagreb, CSKA Moscow and Apoel Nicosia, scoring 22 goals and conceding just five.

• The average person eats 4 spiders every year in their sleep.

• In 19 matches between the clubs, Bayern have won 11 compared to Real's six, but the Spanish side have won six out of nine games against Bayern at home. In four European Cup semi-finals between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, the German side have won three times.

• The only animal with four knees is the elephant.

• Between them Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have won 13 European Cups. Four-time winners Bayern last won it in 2001, while nine-times champions Real Madrid hoisted the famous old trophy most recently in 2002.

• A whopping 75% of the world's population wash themselves in the shower from the top down to toe.

Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Alonso, Khedira, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Subs: Adan, Kaka, Granero, Fabio Coentrao, Albiol, Higuain, Callejon.

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba, Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Ribery, Kroos, Robben, Gomez.
Subs: Butt, Olic, Rafinha, Pranjic, Muller, Contento, Tymoschuk.

Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

Real Madrid starters and subs who'll miss the final if booked in the course of victory: Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Fabio Coentrao and Gonzalo Higuain.

Bayern Munich starters and subs who'll miss the final if booked in the course of victory: Philipp Lahm, Jerome Boateng, Holger Badstuber, David Alaba, Luis Gustavo, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller.

Good news: On ITV1 Emmerdale has just ended on a bit of a bombshell, with Laurel telling a clearly devastated Ashley that she isn't even sure if she loves him any more. Any minute now, we'll be heading over to the Bernabeu, where Adrian Chiles will be doing his midlander everyman shtick with, presumably, pundits Roy Keane, Gareth Southgate and AN Other.

How they'll line up tonight: I'm no Zonal Marking, but I reckon Real Madrid will line up with Sami Khedira and Xabi Alonso playing between the back four and Cristiano Ronaldo (LW) Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria (RW), with Karim Bewnzema paddling his own canoe up front.

Bayern Munich will play much the same formation, with Arjen Robben (RW) and Franck Ribery (LW) bookending an advanced trio ahead of Central midfielders Luiz Gustavo and Bastian Schweinsteiger, with Mario Gomez ploughing a lone furrow up front.

How ITV line up: Adrian Chiles is pulling the strings in the anchjor role, with Roy Keane providing steely-eyed contrarianism and Gareth Southgate adding some softly-spoken common sense. "Who else would dare to describe himself as 'the Special One'," asks Chiles, referring to Jose Mourinho, conveniently overlooking the fact that Real Madrid's manager actually did no such thing, but instead jokingly labeled himself a special one. And sure, it's probably fair to say that we're all 'special' in our own little ways ...

Time to declare an interest: I've been banging the Bayern Munich drum in this competition since before it started and backed them accordingly at 14-1. I've since bottled it and hedged to ensure I come out of it smelling of roses whatever happens, but stand to make a hell of a lot more if they win the tournament than if they don't.

Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to write in telling me how gullible I am for peddling that spider-eating statistic as fact when it is a well renowned urban myth used to prove how gullible the media are. Yes, thanks indeed. Clearly I'm the one being gullible here.

Not long now: The teams are out, the pleasantries have been exchanged and the niceties are over. Bayern Munich kick-off, with their players kitted out in red shirts, shorts and socks. Real Madrid's players wear virginal white.

1 min: Real Madrid win an early free-kick just inside the Bayern Munich half down by the left touchline, which Marcelo pumps towards the Bayern left-back position. The ball's played back to goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who hacks clear.

3 min: Real Madrid attack David Alaba - a converted winger - in the Bayern Munich left-back position again. This time Xabi Alonso sends a long diagonal pass in behind him to Angel Di Maria. He cuts inside and picks out Karim Benzama, who tees the ball up for Sami Khedira. He shoots tamely and straight at Manuel Neuer, squandering an excellent chance from about 10 yards out.

4 min: Another raking pass to Di Maria, who wins a penalty after smashing the ball against the hand of David Alaba. That's a harsh decision - the ball hit his hand and great speed and it would have been pracitcaslly impossible for the poor sod to do anything about it.

GOAL! Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich (Agg: 2-2) (Ronaldo 5pen) Ronaldo gives Real Madrid the lead on the night, sending Manuel Neuer the wrong way as he slots the ball into the bottom right-hand corner.

7 min: Robben goes close for Bayern Munich, getting on the end of a wonderful cross from Alaba, only to steer the ball over the bar from seven or eight yards out with Iker Casillas beaten and half the goal gaping. That's an atrocious miss.

9 min: It's been an eventful opening 10 minutes for Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba, who was incredibly unlucky to give away a penalty. He was going to ground in an attempt to block a low, hard Angel Di Maria cross when the ball hit his hand, Real Madrid's players and fans appealed and the referee blew his whistle and pointed to the spot. Having been shown a yellow card that will rule him out of the final should Bayern Munich progress, he then went on a surging gallop down the inside-left flank, before squaring a delightful ball, which Robben guided over the bar.

12 min: Mario Gomez tries a shot from distance, just outside the D. Iker Casillas can only parry it into the path of Franck Ribery, but Sami Khedira gets back quickly to put him off his stride with a last-ditch tackle, forcing the Bayern Munich winger to clip the ball wide as he tried to lift it over the committed Casillas.

GOAL! Real Madrid 2-0 Bayern Munich (Agg: 3-2) (Ronaldo 15) That's a fine goal from Real Madrid, but Bayern Munich's defending was hideous. Mesut Ozil picked up the ball about five yards outside the Bayern penalty area and, with Cristinao Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both in space ahead of him and shouting for the ball, he dinked it through to the former, who had time to look up, pick his spot and drill the ball into the bottom left-hand corner.

18 min: Despite having two decent scoring opportunities, it's no exaggeration to say that Bayern Munich are getting a bit of a gubbing here. They earn some much-needed respite by winning a corner.

20 min: From the corner, the ball's swung in towards the far post, where Jerome Boateng, who nods it back across the face of goal. Holger Badstuber heads the ball back into the mixer, where Real Madrid clear, albeit unconvincingly.

22 min: On the inside left, Mario Gomez picks up the ball some distance from the Real Madrid goal, but advances unchallenged towards the edge of the penalty area. With defenders finally closing him down, he unleashes a shot that skids harmlessly wide of the left upright, prompting Iker Casillas to rant and rave at his defenders, with Sergio Ramos in particular coming in for a bollocking.

21 min: Mario Gomez picks up the ball on the right flank and crosses into the centre, where a chastened Sergio Ramos heads clear.

25 min: "Might this game finally put to bed the myth that Mourinho is a negative coach," asks David Wall. "The opening 15 minutes alone has been thrilling, mainly due to Real's approach, and judging by reports they've been like this most of the season. It wasn't even true of his time at Chelsea: in his first season there in particular Chelsea seemed to make 4-0 a default result with Duff and Robben taking most opposition to pieces. What Mourinho is is adaptable, able to produce teams to play in whatever style he thinks will be most effective. I don't understand why, say, Arsenal fans think he wouldn't similarly set up a team there that fit was was expected by the fans and what was required to win."

26 min: Real Madrid go close again, taking advantage of more comedy defending from Bayern Munich, who were caught on the counter. Ronaldo prancded down the wing and crossed the ball ... oh, hold on!

27 min: PENALTY FOR BAYERN MUNICH! Pepe shoves Mario Gomez on the edge of the six-yard box and concedes a spot-kick!

GOAL! Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (Agg: 3-3) (Robben 27pen) Arjen Robben sends his penalty low and to the left. Iker Casillas gets a strong hand on the ball, but not strong enough to keep it out. It's all square in a marvellous Champions League tie and we've over an hour of this thrilling match to come!

29 min: With Bayern Munich's defence half asleep, Ronaldo takes a quick free-kick from distance, which whistles a couple of yards past Manuel Neuer's left upright. Bayern Munich were lucky there - Karim Benzema was alive to the situation and tried to divert the ball goalwards, but only missed making contact with it by this much.

32 min: In the Bayern right back position, Karim Benzema slaloms past Luis Gustavo as if he wasn't there and tries to curl the ball into the top right-hand corner. He misses, but not by much; he got some serious bend on that right-footed effort.

34 min: So, back to that Bayern penalty. Gomez was sprinting through the centre trying to get on the end of a Toni Kroos cross from the right, with Real Madrid defenders on either side of him. Pepe put his hand on his back and may or may not have shoved him, but the striker went to ground and won the penalty from which Robben equalised. Moments previously, Real Madrid had gone close, with Karim Benzema almost taking advantage of slapstick Bayern defending to poke home a cross from Ronaldo that should never have got near the far post position in which he was lurking.

36 min: It's relentless - Bayern Munich go close again, with Mario Gomez bringing a decent save out of Casillas that prompts a frantic goalmouth scramble. Xabi Alonso dives in with a brave challenge in his own penalty area to prevent anyone following up to poke home.

38 min: Free-kick for Real Madrid, about 35 yards from the Bayern goal. Cristiano Ronaldo conducts the kind of pre-kick ritual Jonny Wilkinson would be proud to call his own, before shooting tamely into the waiting arms of Manuel Neuer.

41 min: There's been a long ovderdue lull. As things stand, we'd be looking at extra-time and penalties, which seem almost inevitable, considering I have to be back here in the office at some ungodly hour to record an extra early edition of Football Weekly Extra podcast. It's an extra nerdy and intelligent version too, with tactical jedi Jonathan Wilson and his young apprentic Zonal Marking's Michael Cox there to provide the yuks and giggles as myself and James Richardson analyse the weighty football issues of the day to within an inch of their lives.

45 min: Arjen Robben gulls the referee into giving him a free-kick on the edge of the Real Madrid penalty area, going to ground far too easily under a non-challenge from the already-booked Pepe. Robben takes the free-kick himsel, firing into the wall, from where the ball is deflected goalwards, bringing a smart save out of Iker Casillas, who had to dive low and to his right to prevent it from going in the bottom corner.

Half-time: The players from both sides troop off to their dressing-rooms for a well-earned breather. It's been a wonderful game of football, with both sides going hell-for-leather and it couldn't be more even as things stand: all square on the scoreboard, with each aside having scored an away goal.

Half-time chit-chat (including a lot of love for Chelsea): "Two teams who came to play!" whoops Rolf Mellander. "Hope whoever wins crush Chelsea and their anti-football."

"Is this year's Chelsea side the most dull squad to ever compete for the Champions League trophy?" asks Shehzad Nadeem.

"You're watching the real Bayern as they've played in the Bundesliga all season long," writes Christine Pommerening. "Atrocious central defence* (surely regretting now selling Hummels off to Dortmund), but a dynamic offence* that's always good for a goal."

* Christine spelled 'defense' and 'offense' in the American style, but I graciously changed them to proper English for her. I'm good like that.

46 min: Interesting, this. Replays show that the Robben free-kick deflected goalwards by Pepe just before half-time hit the full-back's hand as he stood in the wall. You could argue about whether it was ball-to-hand or hand-to-ball until the cows come home, but one thing's for certain - it was certainly more penalty-worthy than the spot-kick gifted to Real Madrid when Alaba 'handled' early in the first half.

48 min: Bayern Munich attack down the inside right, killing time as they wait for a chance to get the ball into the danger area with some patient passing. Eventually Sean Ingle-lookalike Philiipp Lahm gets a cross in from the right, prompting Mario Gomez to leap highest and send a header skimming a couple of feet wide of the left upright.

50 min: Bayern attack again, this time down the left flank. In the Real Madrid left-back area, Bastian Schweinsteiger clatters into the back of Alvaro Arbeloa. The Spaniard wins a free-kick, prompting Schweinsteiger to snarl menacingly in his ear.

52 min: Real Madrid go forward, building patiently from just inside the Bayern Munich half, where Xabi Alonso tries to put Karim Benzema through on goal with a long diagonal hoof. The Frenchman mistimes his run and is flagged for offside. Even if he hadn't been, he almost certainly wouldn't have been able to control the long pass, which was a mite too weighty.

54 min: Whereas the opening 10 minutes of the first half were thrilling, the opening 10 of the second have been scrappy by comparison. One fears the longer the game goes on without a goal, the scrappier it will get, as both teams get increasingly fretful about making the mistake which could cost them the tie.

56 min: How great to watch a match that's actually happening on both sides of the pitch, unlike yesterday," writes Joseph Endoso, spreading a bit more love for yesterday's victors. "Chelsea make Greece of Euro 2004 look good. At least the Greeks have the excuse of being the poor cousins of Europe. With Chelsea's Abramovich-sized budget and world-class side, you'd think they'd be able to afford a little creativity and daring. I'm looking forward to a Chelsea—Bayern final, if only so that Robben doesn't look like the only girl
in the Champions League." Joseph, it should probably be added, is an in-no-way embittered Barcelona fan.

57 min: A period of sustained pressure from Bayern Munich finishes up with Mario Gomez trying a shot from distance, when perhaps picking out a team-mate with a pass was the wiser option. Iker Casillas is forced to make a save and once again parries the ball wide of his right post.

59 min: Bayern Munich win a corner, which Mesut Ozil sends into the mixer. The ball's cleared as far as Franck Ribery, who sets off on a galloping counter-attack. Alvaro Arbelo sensibly takes one for the team, cynically bringing down the Frenchman and earning a yellow card for his trouble.

60 min: Bayern Munich attack down the left flank, with Bastian Schweinsteiger outmuscling Angel Di Maria before laying the ball off to Franck Ribery and galloping forward to pick up the return pass. When it eventually arrives, the Bayern Munich midfielder is penalised, correctly, for offside.

62 min: "People accusing Chelsea of negative tactics are completely delusional," writes Philip Podolsky. "What else were Chelsea supposed to do: let Mikel and Lampard have a battle of technique with Iniesta and Fabregas? Barca v Real is tantamount to Federer v Nadal; Barca v Chelsea is basically Federer v Weird Uncle Fiver."

64 min: With the outside of his left foot, Xabi Alonso plays an exquisite cross-field pass to Marcelo, who had thundered forward from the left-back position. Despite coming from deep and having at least three defenders playing him onside, the Real defender gets flagged for offside when in a wonderful position to square the ball across the face of goal or have an ambitious pot-shot himself. That's a dreadful call by the linesman.

66 min: Jinking down the inside right channel, Arjen Robben skips past two defenders, prods the ball past Pepe and dances around the full-back to try to dink the ball over the onrushing Casillas. His pass to himself had a mite too much welly on it, however, which enabled the goalkeeper to get to it first. Robben leaps over the advancing goalkeeper then congratulates him on his gumption and bravery with a Paul McCartney-esque two thumbs-aloft.

69 min: Free-kick for Real Madrid, about 35 yards from goal, well right of centre. Cristiano Ronaldo does the honours, but shoots straight at Manuel Neuer.

70 min: Cristiano Ronaldo picks up a long pass from midfield on the left touchline, cuts inside and pulls it back to the edge of the penalty area to tee up Karim Benzema. The Frenchman shoots first time and sends his surface-to-air screamer high and wide.

71 min: Another free-kick for Real Madrid, when the referee incorrectly penalises Luis Gustavo for a marvellous tackle on Mesut Ozil. Real's players crowd around the referee asking him to issue the Bayern Munich midfielder with the yellow card that would rule him out of the final should his side prevail tonight, but luckily for him, the official keeps his card in his pocket. Justice prevails, up to a point, when Cristiano Ronaldo sends the resulting, undeserved free-kick high over the bar.

75 min: Real Madrid substitution: Angel Di Maria off, Ricky Kaka on. The Brazilian takes up a position just behind Karim Benzema, prompting Mesut Ozil to move to the right flank.

76 min: "Joseph Endoso (56 min) is incorrect, writes Ian Staerck. "Last night's game also took place on both sides of the pitch: the first half took place on the right and the second took place on the left."

78 min: Karim Benzema beats Holger Badstuber for toe down by the corner flag on the right flank, gets in around the centre-half and tries to drill a low ball across the edge of the six-yard box. Jerome Boateng bails out his team-mate by skidding in to poke the ball out for a corner.

80 min: The corner's swung into the mixer, where Cristiano Ronaldo gets his head to it, but the delivery's too high to allow him to get much purchase on the ball, which skims off the top of his head.

82 min: Arjen Robben attacks down the left touchline, laying the ball off to Ribery, who is dispossessed by Mesut Ozil. Real Madrid embark on a counter-attack courtesy of Ronaldo and Kaka, but the Brazilian runs into traffic and loses possession.

84 min: With the ball going out for a corner off Pepe, Franck Ribery needlessly shoves the Real Madrid left-back and concedes a free-kick. That's foolish, because Real Madrid rarely look more uncomfortable than at set pieces.

85 min: Bayern Munich are enjoying the lion's share of possession in the closing stages, but aren't doing a great deal with it. After a marvellous first half, the second has been comparatively scrappy.

86 min: Mario Gomez squanders a glorious opportunity to win the tie for Bayern Munich, dithering over a shot from eight yards out that he almost certainly would have buried if he'd struck it first time. It was a wonderful move from Bayern, with Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben combining superbly down the left to carve open the Real defence. The Dutchman squared the ball for Gomez, whose refusal to shoot first time allowed Sergio Ramos to get back behind the ball and block the shot when Gomez eventually pulled the trigger.

88 min: Franck Ribery concedes two free-kicks in quick succession about halfway inside his own half, the first for a foul on Pepe, who reacts theatrically, the second on Mesut Ozil.

90 min: Xabi Alonso whips the second free-kick into the penalty area, but Bayern clear and rush up the field on a counter-attack. Marcelo fouls Robben, but no free-kick is given. Insult is added to the Dutchman's injury when he's booked for complaining.

90+1 min: We're into added time and Bayern Munich go on the attack again. Toni Kroos tries to play Arjen Robben in behind the Real Madrid defence, but hits his pass too hard and allows Real to clear their lines.

90 +2 min: Real Madrid launch the last attack of normal time, with Ronaldo haring down the left wing, before sending in a cross which Manuel Neuer gathers.

Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeeeeeeeeep! That's it for normal time. It's all square after 180 minutes at the Allianz Arena and Bernabeu, so we'll have half an hour of extra-time. After that, if the deadlock hasn't been broken: penalties.

ET1: And we're off. Moments after the restart, Mesut Ozil wins a corner for Real Madrid. The ball's sent in to the penalty area, an impromptu game of pinball ensues as it pings around, until Bastian Schweinsteiger clears with the kind of agricultural aggression for which his name is almost, quite literally, a byword.

ET3: Real Madrid are dominating the early stages of extra time; this time Holger Badstuber is forced to hack clear in a bid to alleviate the sustained pressure on his team.

ET4: Karim Benzema shows no signs of fatigue as he gallops from the edge of his own penalty area to the halfway line, before sending Cristiano Ronaldo on his way. The Portuguese is brought to ground by Ribery, who must surely be due a yellow card for persistent fouling.

ET6: Bayern Munich substitution: That foul on CR7 proves to be Ribery's last action of the game. He's hooked and replaced by Thomas Muller, who is one of six Bayern players who would miss the final if they pick up a yellow card and their team etc, and so on.

ET9: "This evening has been a splendid antidote to yesterday," writes Bob Taylor. "Maybe Chelsea fans feeling nervous of opposing-half nosebleed territory against whoever wins tonight, could while away the three weeks with Anti-Football Cup Final™ sponsored by Plaxtons; the new computer game between Chelsea 2012 and Steaua Bucharest 1986? Default 10-0-0 formation mode, but with a optional 9-0-0? Christine (half-time) could have the German version Defense™ v Defense™."

ET10: So, a penalty shoot-out - who would you fancy? The Galactico superstars playing at home in front of their own fans or the Germans? It's a no-brainer, surely? The Germans every time.

ET12: HYaving been sailing close to the wind all night, not unlike myself in this video, Bayern Munich midfielder Luis Gustavo finally gets booked for a clumsy challenge on Pepe, who makes the most of it ... as is his wont. If Bayern make it to the final, Gustavo will be one of six Bayern and Chelsea players forced to sit it out on the Uefa naughty step. Rules are rules, but it seems ridiculous that so many top players from both teams could miss out on European football's showcase event.

ET14: You can add Holger Badstuber to that increasingly long list - he falls off the discipolinary tightrope after picking up a yellow card for a late challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Half-time in extra time

ET17: Real Madrid substitution: Gonzalo Higuain on, Karim Benzema off.

ET18: Another Real Madrid attack breaks down on the edge of the final third, when Kaka runs straight into Marcelo, who robs him off possession.

ET18: Cristiano Ronaldo tries a shot from distance, but his effort goes ridiculously wide.

ET20: Real Madrid substitution: Mesut Ozil off, Esteban Granero on.

ET21: Shimmying down the left, Kaka tries to muscle his way around the the back of the Bayern Munich defence. The ball clearly goes out for a corner off Jerome Boateng, prompting the referee to award a goal-kick. Strange.

ET23: Granero dinks a delightful ball into the Bayern Munich defence, which Kaka controls beautifully on his cheast. He's shepherded to the right-hand side of the six-yard box, where he tries to pick out Sami Khedira at the far post, but gets the ball caught under his feet and is unable to dig it out.

ET24: If you backed Bastian Schweinsteiger to be the first player to double-up in pain with cramp, you can head for the window marked "pay out".

ET25: Esteban Granero flings himself to the ground in the Bayern Munich penalty area under a non-challenge from Manuel Neuer and gets booked for diving. Replays show that despite his determination not to bring the substitute down, the goalkeeper couldn't resist having a little tug at his shirt. That's a foul - and while they're rarely given, going by the letter of the law, Real Madrid should have been awarded a penalty.

ET27: Marcelo beats three men on a barnstorming run out of defence anbd plays a through-ball for Gonzalo Higuain to chase. The Argentinian mistimes his run and is caught offside - that's poor from a man of his vast experience.

ET29: Jerome Boateng goes to ground with a dose of cramp and the medics are summoned to sort him out.

Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeeeeeeeeep! That's the end of extra time and the deadlock remains resolutely unbroken. Penalty shoot-out ahoy!

Pre-shootout niceties: The officials from both teams are exchanging handshakes, hugs and kisses, before all involved in the shoot-out bar the two goalkeepers convene in the centre-circle.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich: David Alaba scores to put Bayern one up.

Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer saves from Cristiano Ronaldo, diving low to his right to prevent the ball going in the bottom left-hand corner.

Real Madrid 0-2 Bayern Munich: Mario Gomez scores into the bottom left-hand corner.

Real Madrid 0-2 Bayern Munich: Mauel Neuer saves again, from Kaka. It was an identical save to that from Ronaldo - low and to his right.

Real Madrid 0-2 Bayern Munich: Iker Casillas saves from Toni Kroos, low and to his left. It was a weak penalty.

Real Madrid 1-2 Bayern Munich: Xabi Alonso scores down the centre after waiting for Manuel Neuer to make his move.

Real Madrid 1-2 Bayern Munich: Philipp Lahm's feeble attempt down the middle is saved by Iker Casillas.

Real Madrid 1-2 Bayern Munich: Sergio Ramos skies the ball. That was awful - he's booted the ball over the bar and it's still heading towards outer space.

Real Madrid 1-3 Bayern Munich: Bastian Schweinsteiger wins it for Bayern Munich, putting them into the final where they will play Chelsea, with Germans enjoying the benefit of home advantage at the Allianz Arena.

Wow! That was a great night's football, rounded off by a penalty shoot-out of epically comical proportions, with Sergio Ramos's horrendous effort being the pick of the many duds. There was a sad inevitability about the Germans winning on spot-kicks, even if they made seriously heavy weather of it.

That's all from me - thanks for your time and your emails, and don't forget to tune into Football Weekly ... Extra tomorrow to hear myself, Jonathan Wilson, Michael Cox and Sid Lowe picking over the bones of the midweek action with AC Jimbo.