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23:59 BST

4/25/12

Well my friends, that's it from me, Luke Matthews. Tonight we saw Bayern Munich defeat Real Madrid on penalties at the Santiago Bernabeu to reach next month's Champions League final where they will entertain Chelsea on home turf at the Allianz Arena.

Before I go, here is our rather impressive match report from tonight, even if I do say so myself.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (Agg 3-3, 1-3 on penalties)
Match Report

Thank you for joining on another action packed evening of Champions League football. I think you will all agree that we've been treated to two breathtaking semi-finals. Make sure you join us next month for the final, pencil in May 19 in your diaries guys! Until next time, goodnight and God bless!

23:53 BST

4/25/12

Before I bid you farewell, I think we should hear some final words from our German football editor, Clark Whitney, on Bayern's performance this evening.

Clark: "Two equally matched teams faced off, and hardly anything could separate them over the two legs. Bayern played bravely after going two goals behind, and could have won it in regular time. They did not take their chances, but remained calm and put their trust in Neuer, who delivered. The goalkeeper made two fantastic saves, and that made the difference."

23:51 BST

4/25/12

Here is another quickfire editorial we've produced looking at how Manuel Neuer's inspired performance is the reason why Bayern will feature in next month's Champions League final.

Resilient Neuer defies the critics with another Champions League gem: This is why Bayern signed him

23:50 BST

4/25/12

Wondering what Jupp Heynckes had to say after watching his team reach the Champions League final? Well, here you go ...

 "It was a magic night. We had big problems in the first 15 minutes, but afterwards my team took over and dominated the match. We were sensational - it is a special victory for Bayern. 

"It is not good that we´ve lost three of our best players. Holger Badstuber has had an outstanding season, Alaba is very good on the left side and Luiz Gustavo has played very well in the last few weeks. They´re happy that we achieved the final but they are also sad. We will miss them in the final."

23:44 BST

4/25/12

Here is what Arjen Robben told reporters after his side's dramatic shoot-out win over his former team Real Madrid tonight.

"It was great, I'm very proud of my team. When you start a game and you're 2-0 down after 14 minutes you have to be mentally strong to recover. The rest of the game we played some really good football and in the end I think it's deserved."

23:41 BST

4/25/12

Here is what Arjen Robben told reporters after his side's dramatic shoot-out win over his former team Real Madrid tonight.

"It was great, I'm very proud of my team. When you start a game and you're 2-0 down after 14 minutes you have to be mentally strong to recover. The rest of the game we played some really good football and in the end I think it's deserved."

23:37 BST

4/25/12

Let's get back on to some more post-match reactions from the players involved tonight, starting off with Iker Casillas who had the following to say ...

"It's a big blow for us. It was a very exciting game, but penalties are always a lottery. We played well, but Bayern are a great team. We now have to concentrate on the league."

His team-mate, Xabi Alonso added: "Of course we are quite disappointed, but we are coping - it's part of football. Today we are feeling the other side of football but we knew that could happen. We wish Bayern the best of luck and congratulations to them."

23:30 BST

4/25/12

And here is our second quickfire feature of this evening as we look at how there will be no Chelsea-Jose Mourinho reunion next month.

Mourinho misses out on Chelsea reunion as Real Madrid are shot down by Bayern

 

23:25 BST

4/25/12

We can now bring you two special quickfire editorials. First up, Ben Hayward's piece analysing Real Madrid's Champions League exit this evening.

No Clasico final, no Decima for Real Madrid or Mourinho, but brilliant Bayern deserve dream date in Munich

23:20 BST

4/25/12

Now for a few of your thoughts from our social media networks and Mohammed Tihra says: "Bayern deserve their place in the final. Over the two-legs I feel they were slightly better than Madrid. Bayern to beat Chelsea 3-1!"

Jonathan Obura has said: "I'm afraid Madrid paid the price for giving so much against Barca in the Clasico. They looked lively in the first-half but ran out of gas afterwards and really struggled to create chances later on."

23:13 BST

4/25/12

Jose Mourinho has been talking to the media after his team's exit from the Champions League and here is what the Portuguese has had to say.

"The boys were fantastic against a great team. It was a very tactical game. At 2-1, both teams were afraid to make an important mistake. Football is like that - that's life.

"We wanted to reach the final. I am more sad for the players than for me - we must be strong. Last year we won the cup and if we win the league this season, it is another step in the right direction."

23:08 BST

4/25/12

Manuel Neuer saved spot-kicks from the two most expensive players in the world tonight; Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka. Here is what the goalkeeper had to say to Sat1 after the match.

"We are so happy that we have reached the final in Munich. We played very well and have deserved to reach the final."

22:58 BST

4/25/12

Now it's time to hear some more post-match reactions and here is Karl-Heinz Rummenigge's thoughts on Bayern's shoot-out victory tonight. The club's CEO was speaking to Sat.1.

"We started very badly in the game but it was the most emotional game in my career and my career goes for 40 years now. We are very proud and happy to be in the final. This is fantastic. Real Madrid president [Florentino] Perez sat next to me and said to me, 'Manuel Neuer is the best keeper of the world'."

22:50 BST

4/25/12

Did you know?

Cristiano Ronaldo has missed both penalties he has taken in a Champions League shoot-out - tonight and in the final for Manchester United versus Chelsea in 2007-08.

22:47 BST

4/25/12

 Now, we're not going to beat around the bush folks ...we have some post-match reactions to send your way, starting off with shoot-out hero, Bastian Schweinsteiger who was talking to Sat.1

""It means a lot to me [to reach the final]. We´ve had one target this season and that was the chance to play in the final in our own stadium. We did this for our president (Uli Hoeness). I will never forget this day."

22:39 BST

4/25/12

With the match report out of the way, we can now show you the ratings for all the players involved at the Santiago Bernabeu this evening. Take a look and let us know what you think on Twitter, especially with our man of the match choice!

Champions League Player Ratings: Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (Agg 3-3, 1-3 on penalties)

22:33 BST

4/25/12

After over two hours of football, here is the final match report in what turned out to be another absorbing Champions League semi-final.

Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (Agg 3-3, 1-3 on penalties): Neuer denies Ronaldo and Kaka in shoot-out as Bavarians set up Chelsea showdown in Champions League final

22:30 BST

4/25/12

So who would have thought it, a non-Clasico final? Both Barcelona and Real Madrid choke on consecutive nights as Chelsea and Bayern defy the odds to get to the showpiece event of the competition. Remember though, Bayern will have David Alaba, Holger Badstuber and Luiz Gustavo suspended while Chelsea will be missing Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Ramires and Raul Meireles.

22:26 BST

4/25/12

FULL-TIME at the Santiago Bernabeu: Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich (Agg 3-3, Bayern win 3-1 on penalties)

Wow, what a dramatic ending as the Bavarians defeat Los Blancos on a penalty shoot-out to earn a spot in the Champions League final. Remember, the showpiece event of Europe's elite competition will be held at Bayern's very own Allianz Arena on May 19 where they will face Chelsea.