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The unstoppable force that is reigning European champion Bayern Munich looks like the odds-on favorite to lift the biggest trophy in club soccer yet again, but Manchester United will try to play the role of spoiler when the sides meet in their quarterfinal first leg in Manchester.

Bayern is heavily favored against the struggling English side, but Manchester United has enough weapons to make things interesting.

In the day’s other UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, Barcelona takes on La Liga rival Atletico Madrid in a match-up that is tougher for Barca than some realize. The loss of Victor Valdes to injury could hurt Barcelona’s chances of making another deep tournament run as they face an in-form Atleti side.

If you will be watching today’s action please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

48 comments
  • William the Terror

    United holding Bayern scoreless at the half. David Moyes is a tactical genius!

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    • William the Terror

      Perhaps because he’s in the States right now? Just a guess, mind you.

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      • Jake.... From State Farm

        That has to be it. I just can’t see any other reason.

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      • William the Terror

        Yeah. My apologies. But it’s like seeing that homeless guy at the intersection. Sometimes, you just have to roll down the window and give him a dollar. Same way with Jake. He’s just so pathetic and hungry for attention that occasionally he has to be fed.

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  • manicmessiah

    Can’t believe Vidic is left unmarked. He’s not exactly diminutive.

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  • William the Terror

    Vidic! Great cross. Wayne Rooney! The best Rooney since Principal Rooney.

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  • beachbum

    that didn’t take long, Mandzukic makes the play in midfield shortly after coming on, simple play, and Bayern score on the subsequent attack

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  • byrdman

    Watched 10 minutes of the Man U – Bayern game. Struck by the sheer laziness of Fellaini. Don’t remember him being this lethargic. Maybe it’s just me.

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  • Increase

    Is valencia okay to play? He clearly wanted out.. now is he right back? That could be bad.

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    • beachbum

      looks like he’s ok, pushing forward in the second half as opposed to the first, and as the game wears on

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      • Increase

        Ya seems he ok now. At the time I was thinking it was mega dumb.

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  • Matt

    Great finger tip save by Courtois off a Messi free kick from just outside the box in the 86th minute.

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  • beachbum

    Rooney looked to make a meal out of that and Schweinsteiger gets his second yellow, he’s off

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    • Francois

      Hideous dive by Rooney there, typical United. Can’t believe they got a draw, Bayern completely dominated the game.

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      • Increase0

        It was late from Schweini but It wasn’t particularly bad. But I will say this it doesn’t feel inconsistent from this ref. He has been giving some “soft” yellows.

        Either way… Schweinsteiger just got the least dangous red card I have even seen. It was two soft yellows.(What I mean by soft is I don’t think they were really dangerous.)

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  • Matt

    1-1 FT; Typical Barcelona call at the end; Atletico wins a free kick with a chance to put it in the box and the referee blows the whistle before they can put it in play.

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  • Increase0

    I’m no longer convinced that Moyes is doing a bad job at Manu. The players aren’t quite giving enough effort or aren’t young enough to play every game full out. You could see it this game what Ferdinand and Vidic can do. Its combination of age and effort but I can’t put it all on Moyes.

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  • Francois

    Soooo, Valencia makes a horrible studs up challenge on Boateng and he avoids a second yellow, but Rooney dives after Bastian completely misses him and that’s a second yellow. Horrible call/s.

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  • MikeG

    Pretty much what I expected from both Bayern and Manchester. I thought Bayern would start shooting from just outside the box and look for a rebound since Manchester was putting everyone inside of it. You miss every shot you do not take.

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    • Increase0

      It’s kinda that old Barcelona problem. People pack the box and you can’t score. Mandzukic is a pretty good fix for that and Levendoski will help even more next year.

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      • MikeG

        Sure would love to see those kinds of issues with the USMNT. When that happens I know the USMNT has ARRIVED!

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  • Yournamehere

    I was impressed by Man U. Thought it was going to be lots more goals by Pep and the gang.

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  • seeing red (bulls)

    I left fox sports 1 in the background after the munich game and just heard some ex-NFL rocket scientist say the MLS is a step UP from Liga MX.

    At least ESPN knows better than to have their SportsCenter talking heads comment on soccer outside the realm of TOP 10 plays.

    #bruttisimo

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    • MiamiAl

      The audacity that someone would think MLS is better than the Mexican stuff…Who plays in Mexican league again???

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      • kevin

        Bunch of teams I don’t remember, America, Chiba’s, tj, ect. You should just Google it, stop being the typical lazy American

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  • bryan

    Corona and Castillo starting. Both look good so far. Corona especially. He has created a number of chances and probably should have an assist. 0-0 39th

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    • The Garrincha

      I like Corona,
      still has a a lot of upside.
      in another observation.
      MX teams appear to keep their form and movement in sync,
      at times much more attractive team soccer.
      I can see how they dispatched the MLS, more clearly now.

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    • Fredo

      That was a sweet pass from Joe Benny. Yeah, what’s his face should have one-timed it into the net. Xolos win.

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