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Summary

  1. Aritz Aduriz power-header earns Athletic win
  2. Aduriz also heads against post
  3. Bale almost levels with wonder-strike
  4. Barca can go top with win on Sunday

Live Reporting

By Patrick Jennings and Timothy Abraham

All times stated are UK

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  1. See you tomorrow

    So that's all from us for this evening.

    Join us again tomorrow for more, starting at 10:30 GMT for Barcelona v Rayo Vallecano.

    Until then, we'll be seeing you.

  2. Your European round-up

    Here's your digest of the big European football stories of the day:

    Bayern Munich beat Hannover 3-1 to extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 11 points, as Wolfsburg were beaten at Augsburg.

    Paris Saint-Germain have gone top of Ligue 1, at least until Lyon play away to Montpellier on Sunday evening.

    And Real Madrid were beaten at Athletic Bilbao, meaning Barcelona will go top of La Liga if they beat Rayo Vallecano at home tomorrow morning.

  3. Are Real Madrid in crisis?

    Well it's far too early for any of that sort of talk really - let's not forget they still top the league, although you'd expect that top spot to have gone to Barcelona by lunch-time tomorrow.

    Real ended 2014 on a high - Club World Cup champions, a record-breaking winning run - but since then they have fallen flat.

    A 4-0 loss to city rivals Atletico Madrid in February - their worst derby defeat since 1947 - losing to Atletico again in the Copa del Rey, and now a home draw and an away defeat in their last two games has let Barca back in, as the title race hots up.

    Oh, and there's El Clasico to come on 22 March, at Camp Nou.

  4. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Aritz Aduriz

    Aritz Aduriz's first-half header ended up separating the two teams, but it was a great team performance from Athletic.

    It's not as if Real didn't know what to expect from Aduriz though. He's now scored 38 headers in La Liga - only Fernando Llorente (now at Juventus) has scored more. He got 39 in his days with Bilbao.

  5. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Now then, this result is going to be very warmly welcomed down in Barcelona.

    Luis Enrique's side can go top of La Liga if they beat Rayo Vallecano tomorrow morning (11:00 GMT).

  6. FULL-TIME

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    A Daniel Carvajal cross is blocked by the first man, and the referee blows for full-time.

    He might have to get his watch out again to explain that one.

  7. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    After a very leisurely change, Lucas Silva fires wildly over for Real. Iker Casillas is grinding his teeth as he watches on.

  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Three minutes added on.

    And just as the announcement is made, Athletic make another substitution. Mikel Rico is off, and Gaizka Toquero is on. Midfielder for forward, but it's all about running the clock down from here.

  9. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    The red and white scarves are out and the crowd are jumping. Athletic will just try to see this one out from here, and there's no better motivation than the support they are getting. One minute of normal time to play.

  10. YELLOW CARD

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Marcelo is booked as Mikel Rico goes down in apparent agony. The Real wing-back's arms were flailing erratically, and it looks like he caught Rico in the face.

  11. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Five minutes to go now for Real. This really would be a shock result, but in truth Athletic have done more than enough to deserve it.

    As Bale just showed though, it only takes one moment to change a game completely. Or a season.

  12. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale has almost just scored one of the most sensational goals of the season. With Gorka Iraizoz way off his line, Bale launches an incredible, outrageous effort, from only just inside the Athletic half.

    It cannons back off the post. What a goal that would have been! There's your £85m right there.

  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Karim Benzema is off, Javier Hernandez on, as Real try to lift themselves for the final 10 minutes.

  14. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    That chance for Aduriz seems to have given the Athletic players another boost of energy and they are pouring forward, spurred on by the buoyant home crowd. Every attacking wave is being cheered on, every player urged into each 50-50 challenge.

    Real are hanging on, and scramble a low cross clear, with Aduriz waiting in the box.

  15. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    It's Aritz Aduriz and his head again! Aduriz rose so well to meet a cross from the right-wing and nod the ball onto the post - Iker Casillas was beaten. A let-off for Real.

  16. SUBSTITUTION

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Inaki Williams, very, very slowly, is coming off for Guillermo Fernandez. Just under 15 minutes to go for Real to find something.

    Otherwise Barcelona could be leading the table tomorrow.

  17. PENALTY APPEAL

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy. He's played through on goal and goes down after trying to flick the ball past Athletic goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz, who palms it away.

    Ronaldo seemed to go down under the challenge of a defender coming in from behind. It looks like he was caught on the ankle, and he maybe had a decent shout there to be honest. He certainly had a minor strop on.

  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Is this the man to land that sucker punch? Well it's certainly an attacking change from Carlo Ancelotti, as forward Jese comes on for Asier Illarramendi.

  19. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Athletic are taking a few gambles in attack and that's opening up spaces for Real. Toni Kroos delivers an inch-perfect corner for Raphael Varane, but the French centre-back nods wide. Poor finish.

  20. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale shows really nice technique to float a cross into the Athletic box but he really should have tried to put more whip on that one. Gorka Iraizoz gathers, and there's a definite sense the home side have weathered the storm.

    Real will need to power up another sucker punch.

  21. SUBSTITUTION

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    A change for Athletic as Iker Muniain comes off, with Markel Susaeta coming on. Disappointing display from Muniain, but Susaeta's got what it takes to test the Real defence too.

  22. CLOSE!

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Another chance for Real goes begging as Gorka Iraizoz storms off his line to block at the feet of Karim Benzema, played in behind the Athletic defence from an angled Isco through ball.

    Cristiano Ronaldo then heads one down into the box, but there's nobody following up. Athletic have all hands on deck and clear the ball straight back to the Real defence.

  23. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Great defending form Pepe as Athletic look to break quickly through Inaki Williams on the counter. The Real centre-back shows his experience to just lever the forward off the ball, winning a goal kick in the process.

  24. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale effortlessly chests down a Toni Kroos cross-field pass to plant the ball sweetly onto his left foot. Off he goes, running at the Athletic left-back, but he is soon outnumbered as players come across to cover.

    Real's Blitzkrieg start to the second half has petered out a bit, and the centre-backs are having to push very high up with the ball.

  25. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Athletic have done well to soak up a bit of this Real pressure. Whatever Carlo Ancelotti said at half-time has worked wonders. The power of the eyebrow.

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    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Toniwater: Real Madrid have flat-lined since the turn of the year after blasting out of the blocks. Toni Kroos needs to step up big time and show his class!

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  27. CLOSE!

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale - he's been quiet so far but that's probably the closest Real have come to scoring. His cut-back is clawed away by Gorka Iraizoz, with Cristiano Ronaldo having already visualised his chest-puff celebration. Breathless, and much, much better from Real.

  28. CLOSE!

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Much better from Real though too! Karim Benzema is nanoseconds away from connecting with a cut-back but Salvador Balenziaga is there to toe-end the ball to safety. End-to-end stuff.

  29. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Athletic on the attack practically straight from kick-off as Inaki Williams surges towards the Real box.

    He almost runs a bit too quickly for his own good though, and the ball works itself loose towards the chasing Real midfield.

  30. KICK-OFF

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    And we are back under way at San Mames. Plenty of scribbling still going on in the Athletic dugout. Pens and papers down, please - the half-time break's over.

  31. Post update

    Go Ahead Eagles 0-1 PSV

    Dutch Eredivisie

    Over in the Netherlands, PSV have just increased their real-time lead to a cool 14 points over Ajax, Memphis Depay with the goal. Half an hour played in that one.

    Ajax play Excelsior Rotterdam on Sunday.

  32. Post update

    PSG 4-1 Lens

    French Ligue 1

    Paris St-Germain players

    Javier Pastore put the icing on the cake for Paris St-Germain with a late goal at the Parc des Princes as they warmed up for next week's Champions League clash against Chelsea with an emphatic win over Lens.

    PSG are now back at the summit of Ligue 1, although Lyon will regain top spot if they win away at Montpellier on Sunday night.

  33. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Barcelona must be rubbing their collective hands together watching this. They play tomorrow morning (at 11:00 GMT) against Rayo Vallecano, a match anybody who's anybody will be expecting them to win.

    Real are under pressure at the top. Carki Ancelotti was in bullish form in his press conference on Friday, swatting away the critics while pointing to his haul of three European Cups. But the Madrid press won't give him an easy ride if the scores stay the same, that's for sure.

  34. HALF-TIME

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Well we thought we'd have a few more seconds to see another corner for Real but the referee blows up exactly on time. He's even shown his watch to the players - see? Asier Illarramendi doesn't look too convinced.

  35. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale is trying to force a goal though, he forces a corner, eagerly scampering down the Real right. Cristiano Ronaldo is looking increasingly frustrated meanwhile. His looping header plays the corner back into the box, and Bale is penalised for challenging the goalkeeper.

    One minute added on.

  36. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Just under five minutes to go before the break and still no sign of a Real comeback. This Athletic team look a real handful - good in possession and quick to press.

  37. YELLOW CARD

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Another yellow card dished out by the referee - that's four so far. Asier Illarramendi is the guilty party this time, and it's for another cynical trip as play was opening up.

    On the Real bench, assistant manager Paul Clement whispers into Carlo Ancelotti's ear. What plan are they hatching?

  38. YELLOW CARD

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Xabier Etxeita goes into the book for a cynical challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo, just as it looked like he'd fashioned some space to run at goal. No points for what Ronaldo's next thought was going to be.

  39. Post update

    PSG 3-1 Lens

    French Ligue 1

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    On his return from a two-match suspension Zlatan Ibrahimovic put Paris St-Germain 2-0 up against Lens from the penalty spot, but the home side did have not had it all their own way.

    Yoann Touzghar pulled a goal back for Lens with just over 10 minutes left to play at the Parc de Princes, but any hope of a tense finale has just been ended by Blaise Matuidi's goal for PSG.

  40. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Real are yet to register a shot on target, although when Gareth Bale's effort hit Gorka Iraizoz's legs it looked like it might have actually been onside.

    Athletic really are very quick to press their opponents, the players in Real's side can unlock the defence with just one slick movement.

  41. YELLOW CARD

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    A yellow card for each team. First it's Toni Kroos for his clumsy challenge on Andoni Iraola, and then the goalscorer Aritz Aduriz, for his foul on Kroos just seconds after the referee had blown his whistle for an Athletic free-kick, which Real clear.

  42. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    It's a deserve lead form Athletic, I have to say. They've been right on top of their game since the first minute.

  43. CLOSE!

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid

    Almost an instant reply from Real as Gareth Bale hits Isco's chipped through ball first time on the volley! But it hits Gorka Iraizoz's legs in the Athletic goal. And the flag was up for offside. Looked very tight though.

  44. GOAL

    Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid - Aritz Aduriz

    A spectacular power-header from Aritz Aduriz. He got across Pepe like the centre-back wasn't even there and timed his jump perfectly to meet the zenith of Mikel Rico's cross. Iker Casillas was always beaten, and threw himself across the goal at air as the ball sailed in the top corner.

  45. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid

    When Ronaldo saw red in this fixture last year, you can't help but feel the crowd's reception will have played no small part.

    Real are just starting to come into the game a bit more now though, working the ball with a better rhythm.

  46. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid

    Although there are definitely general boos for the Real players as a whole, the San Mames crowd has already singled out Cristiano Ronaldo for special attention.

    Every time the Portugal international gets the ball the volume increases, and so far he hasn't had much to smile about. Athletic's players have been quick to press, and Real have had little of the play.

  47. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid

    Athletic's stocky striker Aritz Aduriz, under great pressure from Pepe and Raphael Varane, flashes a header wide after Athletic work the ball wide. Those two from Real are no pushovers themselves, and they dealt well with Aduriz's physical presence.

    Gareth Bale half-heartedly chases a Toni Kroos through ball down the Madrid right, but they had their wires crossed there. Bale wanted it short.

  48. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid

    Athletic have started by the brighter of these two. The home fans are in glorious form, booming their support as Bilbao press forward, and Mikel Rico has a shot blocked on the edge of the box by a desperate Marcelo.

    Possession goes to Real and a towering chorus of boos rings out. Great stuff.

  49. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid

    It's been a very quiet opening from Real's front three. Not much doing from Benzema, Ronaldo and Bale so far.

  50. Post update

    Deportivo La Coruna 3-4 Sevilla

    Spanish La Liga

    Vitolo

    Earlier this afternoon in La Liga, Sevilla edged a 4-3 thriller away to Deportivo La Coruna. Sevilla had looked to be cruising to victory when a brace from Vitolo and a Kevin Gameiro penalty put them 3-1 up.

    But a late flurry of goals saw Deportivo fight back and Sevilla were hanging on in the final few minutes after an injury time penalty from Lucas had reduced the deficit to just one goal.

  51. Post update

    Terek Grozny 1- 2 CSKA Moscow

    Russian Premier League

    Ande Villa sBoas

    The Russian top flight returns this weekend after a very long, and very necessary, winter break.

    Leaders Zenit St Petersburg are just getting under way at home to Ural, but already their cushion at the top of the table has been cut to four points, after CSKA Moscow beat Terek Grozny earlier today.

  52. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid

    Athletic striker Aritz Aduriz is hassling the Real centre-backs as the home side begin to press higher up the pitch. They win a corner but Iker Casillas can gather easily. Athletic pose plenty of danger from set-pieces too, they've got some really imposing players.

  53. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid

    All the early possession is with Real as Athletic begin with players deep behind the ball. Cagey stuff so far, but Athletic pose a serious threat on the break though Iker Muniain.

  54. Post update

    PSG 1-0 Lens

    French Ligue 1

    This one should be a home banker for Laurent Blanc's side, with Lens winless in their last 10 games in all competitions, and PSG lead through David Luiz's first-half strike.

    Should they win, PSG will stay at the summit until at least tomorrow night when current leaders Lyon travel to Montpellier. Fourth-placed Monaco have an away clash with Evian later on this evening.

    The second half is just getting under way at the Parc des Princes.

  55. KICK-OFF

    Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid

    We are under way at San Mames.

  56. Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid (17:00 GMT)

    Real relish Bilabo meeting

    BBC

    It's true Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in this fixture last year, but he did score a hat-trick as Real ran out 5-0 winners in the first meeting between these sides this season. Still, atmosphere can play a big role in a game and the home fans at Athletic are known to be boisterous.

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    James Bunyan: Watched Bilbao v Barca to see a promising player called Lionel Messi. Susaeta stole the show and have followed Bilbao ever since.

    Take it your going for a home win today James?

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  58. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid (17:00 GMT)

    All this talk about Ancelotti has got me thinking.

    My view is that a man with such lustrous and versatile eyebrows should be given the freedom of the city, the Spanish equivalent of a knighthood, and a healthy mound of quality jamon to go with it.

    Carlo Ancelotti

    Real ended 2014 on a record 22-match winning run, were crowned Club World Cup champions in December, and are looking likely to progress against Schalke in the Champions League last 16. And let's not forget - they are top of La Liga, leading Barcelona by two points.

    But. They did lose to city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-0 in January, they did get knocked out of the Copa by Diego Simeone's side, and they do have to get a result against Barca in El Clasico at Camp Nou on 22 March.

    Who'd be manager of Real Madrid?

  59. LINE-UPS

    Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid (17:00 GMT)

    Real manager Carlo Ancelotti makes one change from the team that could only draw 1-1 at home to Villarreal in their last La Liga outing on Sunday, with Asier Illarramendi coming in for Lucas Borges in midfield.

    Athletic XI: Iraizoz, Iraola, Balenziaga, Etxeita, Gurpegui, Benat, Mikel Rico, De Marcos, Muniain, Aduriz, Williams.

    Real XI: Casillas, Carvajal, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo, Illarramendi, Isco, Kroos, Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema.

  60. Post update

    Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid (17:00 GMT)

    Carlo Ancelotti

    Carlo Ancelotti might have been forgiven for thinking that winning Real Madrid an elusive 10th European Cup title last year, not to mention the Copa del Rey, would have earned him a little bit of breathing space. Maybe even the confidence of the club's board, or the trust of the fans? Claro que no!

    In his press conference yesterday, the Italian moved to defend his managerial record, ironically referencing the "weak arm" that has won him three Champions League titles after media reports suggested a number of fans view him as a soft touch.

    "I have been coaching for years and am used to criticism", Ancelotti said.

    "I have a lot of experience and with this 'weak' arm of mine I have managed to win three Champions Leagues", added the former Chelsea manager, who also won the competition twice with AC Milan, in 2003 and 2007.

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    Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid (17:00 GMT)

    Gareth Bale

    We'd also love to hear your thoughts and feelings on what is arguably the biggest game in Europe today, as Real travel to the San Mames. Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off there last year, and Carlo Ancelotti's side have been criticised by sections of their support.

    Meanwhile, Ryan Giggs has come to the defence of forward Gareth Bale, who's also come under fire.

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    Verona shirt

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    Now that, is commitment to the obscure Adam.

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  63. FULL-TIME

    Augsburg 1-0 Wolfsburg

    This could be the best news of the day for Bayern though. With Wolfsburg losing, Pep Guardiola's side now lead the Bundesliga by 11 points. They think it's all over... and in all likelihood, yep. It probably is.

  64. FULL-TIME

    Hannover 1-3 Bayern

    It's all over at Hannover too, where Bayern have run out deserved winners. Thomas Muller's brace has settled it, after Xabi Alonso cancelled out a surprise early Hannover goal with a lovely curled free-kick.

  65. FULL-TIME

    Hamburg 0-0 Dortmund

    A vital point for Hamburg in their relegation battle, but surely Dortmund will be disappointed not to have won a fifth game in a row, as they continue to distance themselves from the bottom three.

  66. CLOSE!

    PSG 0-0 Lens

    French Ligue 1

    Former Chelsea defender David Luiz forces a fine save from Lens stopper Rudy Riou. All the play with the home side so far, but looks like Riou is stubborn a frame of mind - he follows that save up by denying the unmarked Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shot.

  67. Post update

    Hannover 1-3 Bayern

    The home side look to have given up on this one. Bayern are just stroking the ball around, playing down the clock. 11 points. Surely that's too much of a lead for Wolfsburg to haul in now?

  68. Post update

    Hannover 1-3 Bayern

    Bayern are looking comfortable here. Five minutes to go and they can afford to be wasteful. Robben flashes a free-kick way over the bar.

  69. Post update

    PSG 0-0 Lens

    French Ligue 1

    Over in France, Paris Saint-Germain are looking to leapfrog Lyon at the top of the table. Just over 10 minutes gone at the Parc des Princes.

  70. Post update

    Augsburg 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Little sign of a Wolfsburg equaliser at Augsburg, where not even the prolific Bas Dost has been able to break through the home side's stubborn defence. Bayern are going 11 points clear if the scores stay the same.

  71. Post update

    Hannover 1-3 Bayern

    Well Hannover surprised us to take the lead, but can they pull another one out of the bag? Just over 10 minutes to go in this one.

  72. Post update

    Hamburg 0-0 Dortmund

    Bayern's spot at the top of the Bundesliga won't even come close to being threatened by this one, but Dortmund are still looking to break the deadlock at Hamburg. Italian striker Ciro Immobile has just come on for the away side.

  73. GOAL

    Hannover 1-3 Bayern - Thomas Muller

    Thomas Muller celebrates for Bayern Munich

    Even more good news! A bullet header from Thomas Muller, whorose like a silver herring, majestically flashing in the sunlight, to power home Franck Ribery's pinpoint cross. That's the Frenchman's ninth assist of the Bundesliga season. Two goals for Muller. Game over here?

  74. GOAL

    Augsburg 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Dominik Kohr gives sixth-placed Augsburg the lead, slotting in the rebound after Tobias Werner's penalty was saved. More good news for Bayern!

  75. SUBSTITUTION

    Hannover 1-2 Bayern

    Bayern's last change with just over half an hour to play. Bastian Schweinsteiger comes on for Xabi Alonso.

    Hannover also make a change, with Edgar Prib coming on for Jimmy Briand.

  76. PENALTY APPEAL

    Hannover 1-2 Bayern

    Now the home side want a spot-kick but that really would be soft. Lenadro Bittencourt goes under after a challenge from Jerome Boateng, but the Bayern man won the ball, and Bittencourt only went down because he knew he couldn't reach it.

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  78. GOAL

    Hannover 1-2 Bayern - Thomas Muller

    Thomas Muller shows a cool head when everybody around him is losing theirs. He slots away the penalty, but Hannover are angry about the penalty award.

    Franck Ribery flicked a header across goal for Robert Lewandowski and all the Poland international had to do was stoop very low to put it away on his head, but Marcelo caught him in the face with his boot.

    Hannover might argue the ball was there to be won, and that Lewandowski didn't have to go with his head, but Marcelo didn't connect with the ball.

  79. PENALTY

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern - Penalty to Bayern

  80. Post update

    Hamburg 0-0 Dortmund

    Slovenia midfielder Kevin Kampl with a decent effort for Borussia Dortmund which flashes past the post is the best of the action in Hamburg. This game is crying out for a bit of magic from Dortumund's Marco Reus.

  81. SUBSTITUTION

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    If he's fit then why not start him? Spanish striker Joselu comes on for Hannover - he's their leading scorer - with Artur Sobiech coming off.

  82. Post update

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    Robert Lewandowski

    Here's a shot on target from inside the area - not sure that it really should count though. Robert Lewandowski got his head to a searching ball, but it was Christian Schultz's deflected block that made it tricky for Ron-Robert Zieler to gather. Lewandowski's effort was tame.

  83. SUBSTITUTION

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    Franck Ribery comes on for his 15th league appearance of the season for Bayern. Mario Gotze is the player making way.

    With Arjen Robben on one flank and Ribery on the other, surely it's only a matter of time before Bayern's superior quality tells?

  84. Post update

    Augsburg 0-0 Wolfsburg

    Wolfsburg need to win their game to make it count if Bayern do slip up though. The Wolves are still level at sixth-placed Augsburg.

  85. Post update

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    Hannover

    Not really the dominant performance we might have expected from Bayern. A long way to go yet but in the first half they didn't fashion a single shot from inside the penalty area, and are only level because of Xabi Alonso's moment of genius.

  86. Post update

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    Hannover almost in again as a Ron-Robert Zieler long ball causes momentary havoc. Jerome Boateng launches himself at the ball before the Hannover strikers can latch onto it, and Manuel Neuer can gather his header.

  87. Post update

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    Early pressure from the home side, as Hannover come straight out of the blocks. Leandro Bittencourt feeds Hiroshi Kiyotake out wide, who jinks and drops a shoulder before dropping a delicate cross into the box. Bayern clear the danger, but the home crowd are really on song now.

  88. KICK-OFF

    German Bundesliga

    Back under way around Germany.

  89. Friday Night Fussball

    Stuttgart 0-0 Hertha Berlin

    Salomon Kalou

    There is one Bundesliga result to bring you from last night - good and bad news for Stuttgart, who remain bottom of the table after a goalless draw at home to Hertha Berlin. Stuttgart, who have won the German title three times, have only been relegated from the top flight once before, in 1975.

    What's the good news then? Well, they managed to keep out former Chelsea man Salomon Kalou, who has scored six goals in 17 games for Hertha this season.

  90. HALF-TIME

    Hamburg 0-0 Dortmund

    Mohamed Gouaida

    It's nip-and-tuck between Hamburg and Dortmund. Mohamed Gouaida's has had a couple of chances for the home side while Patrick-Emerick Aubameyang has gone close for Dortmund. One goal might be enough to settle this one.

  91. Your first European match or shirt

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    Today we'd like to know about the beginningsof your love for European football - this could be the first time you ever went to a European game, or the first European shirt you ever bought.

    Ant Handwell: Mine started when Roberto Baggio moved from Fiorentina to Juventus and the chaos it caused, was hooked from there!

    Harry: Visited my family in Rome as a Roma fan aged seven. Soon coerced into supporting Lazio by being bought a kit. Traitorous behaviour.

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  92. HALF-TIME

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    Almost no injury time played by the referee, who blows for half-time. Bayern feeling their way into this one, after having gone behind.

  93. Post update

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    Robert Lewandowski has hardly had a touch since coming on but he plays his part in some really slick interplay as Bayern play keep-ball just outside Hannover's penalty area.

    The ball breaks loose and the home side try to break but Bayern instantly pressure and win it back. Could be the pattern of the game from here. Bayern look like they've got an extra man, they're that good.

  94. Post update

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    Five minutes to go before the break and Bayern are pressing for a second. Hannover have got to be happy with this so far. Maybe a goal should count double against Bayern?

  95. YELLOW CARD

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    Alonso

    Xabi Alonso goes into the book. He's protesting his innocence, but he definitely caught Leandro Bittencourt. Not even in the Premier League could the referee let that one go.

    That's Alonso's fifth yellow card, and he'll miss the next game, against Werder Bremen.

  96. Post update

    Freiburg 0-1 Werder Bremen

    Speaking of former Chelsea players (see 14:46), Franco Di Santo has just put Werder Bremen ahead against relegation-threatened Freiburg.

  97. Post update

    Hamburg 0-0 Dortmund

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    Things starting to warm up at the Imtech Arena. Another chance for Mohamed Gouaida who sees his fiercely struck effort parried by Roman Weidenfeller in the Dortmund goal, while Hamburg goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny makes an even better save at the other end to deny Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

  98. SUBSTITUTION

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    A substitution after just over half an hour must be because of an injury, right? But it's Dante coming off, a central defender, and striker Robert Lewandowski coming on. Fancy a game at centre-back Rob?

  99. Post update

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern

    That really was a stunning free-kick from Alonso. Excellent technique from the former Liverpool man. Scored a few like that in Anfield in his time too.

  100. GOAL

    Hannover 1-1 Bayern - Xabi Alonso

    Alonso

    Instant reply! Xabi Alonso curls in a lovely free-kick, from the just outside of the box, slightly to the left of Ron-Robert Zieler's goal.

    Bayern are right back in it straight away. The home fans were rocking, but now they're about as despondent as Zieler. He was rooted to the spot.

  101. GOAL

    Hannover 1-0 Bayern - Hiroshi Kiyotake

    Hiroshi Kiyotake

    Well we did not expect this! Dante and Manuel Neuer are powerless to stop Hiroshi Kiyotake slotting one in to put the home side ahead, against all the odds. Lovely play from Jimmy Briand to set up the Japan international.

    Game on here - Pep Guardiola will be going spare. Dante gave Kiyotake all kinds of room.

  102. Post update

    Hannover 0-0 Bayern

    Can we have some goals, bitte?

    Arjen Robben certainly wants one - he's off scampering down the right wing and thinks he's forced a corner. Referee says no, my eyes say yes.

  103. Post update

    Hamburg 0-0 Dortmund

    Mohamed Gouaida

    Hamburg are dealt as blow as ex-Arsenal centre-back Johan Djourou, who has featured in every Bundesliga game this season, limps out through injury.

    Not much between the sides at the moment, although Mohamed Gouaida's shot from a narrow angle moments for ago went just over the crossbar for Hamburg.

  104. CLOSE!

    Hannover 0-0 Bayern

    A moment of concern here for Bayern as Holger Badstuber dallies in possession and Artur Sobiech looks like he might steal in to be one-on-one with Manuel Neuer.

    Bayern recover, but then they're almost punished again as Jimmy Briand connects with a corner - it goes over and the flag was up anyway.

    I'm told half of the goals Bayern have conceded this season have come from set-pieces. That's only 10, by the way.

  105. Post update

    Hannover 0-0 Bayern

    Arjen Robben

    Here's a really nice niche, Arjen Robben stat for you actually. If Bayern win today, Robben will set a new Bundesliga record for reaching 100 wins. He'll have done it in only 126 games.

  106. Post update

    Hannover 0-0 Bayern

    Such an incredible return from Robben this season - 17 goals in 19 league appearances. And you can throw in eight assists too while you're at it. Real Madrid missed a trick letting him go if you ask me. Although you could argue so too did Chelsea when they sold him to the Spanish club.

    Robben at Bayern, Kevin De Bruyne and Andre Schurrle at Wolfsburg, plenty of former Chelsea players in action today come to think of it.

  107. Post update

    Hannover 0-0 Bayern

    An over hit pass from Xabi Alonso sails over the head of Arjen Robben who's been lurking out wide on the Bayern right. He's the one they want to get the ball to.

    I've heard conflicting things about Alonso's season so far. A good friend of mine was laying into him the other day. And he's allowed to, he's a Bayern fan.

  108. Post update

    Augsburg 0-0 Wolfsburg

    Nothing to report from Augsburg either. If Wolfsburg can pick up three points and Bayern lose (a big ask I know) they could narrow the gap at the top of the Bundesliga to five points.

  109. Post update

    Hamburg 0-0 Dortmund

    Skause

    No action to report from the north coast as yet. Dortmund are looking the better team, Marco Reus has been getting on the ball early.

    I went to Hamburg not so long ago and have to say - beautiful city. And if you haven't tried it already - go there and order a Labskaus.

    Those of you from Merseyside should have pricked up their ears - that's where the name Scouser comes from. Although the Hamburg variant involves beetroot, herring and a fried egg. Honestly, it's delicious.

  110. Post update

    Hannover 0-0 Bayern

    Germany international goalkeeper Neuer is captain today as well. He looks very composed as a Christian Schulz gets on the end of a Hiroshi Kiyotake free kick, with the Hannover defender's header going comfortably wide.

  111. Post update

    Hannover 0-0 Bayern

    Manuel Neuer
  112. Post update

    Hannover 0-0 Bayern

    Looking at the line-ups, you have to say Hannover have got decent firepower up front. Former Lyon striker Jimmy Briand could cause the away side problems, but let's not forget who's standing in between the Bayern sticks...

  113. KICK-OFF

    We are under way across Germany.

  114. Line-ups

    Hannover v Bayern (14:30 GMT)

    German Bundesliga

    Before we get into this one let's just bring you through the teams.

    Hannover XI: Zieler, Albornoz, Sane, Schmiedebach, Sobiech, Da Silva, Schultz, Briand, Marcelo-Guedes, Kiyotake, Bittencourt.

    Bayern XI: Neuer, Boateng, Dante, Badstuber, Rafinha, Bernat, Alaba, Alonso, Robben, Gotze, Muller.

  115. Bayern relying on Robben

    Hannover v Bayern (14:30 GMT)

    Arjen Robben

    Robben has scored 17 goals in 19 league games this season, providing eight assists.

    In a wide-ranging interview in February, he told the Guardian how Bayern manager Pep Guardiola is still getting the best out of him, at age 31.

    "When I started working with Pep 18 months ago I noticed how he goes much deeper into football," Robben said.

    "His intelligence is obvious, tactically he's one of the best in the world and under him I have made more steps in my development. I've come quite a long way these 18 months."

  116. Hannover v Bayern (14:30)

    Lethal Lewandowski

    Robert Lewandowski

    The odds are on Lewandowski adding to his tally of 11 league goals for this season then, especially as the Poland international is starting to hit the kind of form he showed at Borussia Dortmund last season.

    Lewandowski now has four goals in his last three games, having scored just once in the last seven.

    But this year it's Arjen Robben who's been Bayern's go-to guy...

  117. Your first European shirt or match

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    Today we'd like to know about the beginningsof your love for European football - this could be the first time you ever went to a European game, or the first European shirt you ever bought.

    Ian Wilson: My first taste of European football was Football Italia on a Saturday morning then the game on a Sunday. Golazo!

    Andrew Moran: The only time you'd ever seen European football was for two-three minutes on Trans World Sport on a Saturday morning.

    Stuie Neale: Went to the Nou Camp and got a Samuel Eto'o shirt and have loved Barcelona ever since.

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  118. Goals galore

    Hamburg v Borussia Dortmund (14:30)

    Hamburg v Dortmund
  119. Reus beats the clock

    Hamburg v Borussia Dortmund (14:30)

    Marco Reus

    Four wins in a row have helped Dortmund climb out of the danger zone and back up to 10th. Jurgen Klopp's side are now just eight points short of a place in next year's Champions League qualification play-offs, but they had a midweek injury scare over Marco Reus.

    Dortmund said Reus had to "fight against the clock" to be fit for today's game after taking a knock in Tuesday's 2-0 cup win over Dynamo Dresden, but the 25-year-old starts.

    Hamburg, who have never been relegated since the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963, are just one point above the relegation play-off places.

  120. Post update

    Augsburg v Wolfsburg (14:30 GMT)

    Bas Dost

    Wolfsburg are still very much in the hunt for what would be just their second German league title, with their first having come in 2009.

    Coach Dieter Hecking has got Dutchman Bas Dost smashing in the goals for fun, Kevin De Bruyne is pulling the strings in midfield, and with the signing of Germany international forward Andre Schurrle from Chelsea in January they have bolstered their front line still further.

    Unbeaten since November, today they are up against a strong Augsburg side, who are punching above their weight to sit sixth in the table.

  121. Your first European shirt or match

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    Paul Gascoigne

    Today we'd like to know about the beginningsof your love for European football - this could be the first time you ever went to a European game, or the first European shirt you ever bought.

    Did you turn up to training in full Foggia kit? Splurge on a trip to the Nou Camp? Or maybe you spent afternoons dreaming about playing Ajax v Feynoord on Sensible Soccer... (definitely have to own up to this last one).

    Let us know using #bbceurofooty on Twitter, or you can text us on 81111 in the UK only - but don't forget to include your name and location! Extra points for photographic evidence.

  122. Good afternoon and welcome

    German Bundesliga

    Werder Bremen fans

    Just to mark your card on what's coming up from us today, we're kicking off with updates from the Bundesliga, where the big 14:30 GMT kick-offs are:

    Augsburg v Wolfsburg

    Hamburg v Borussia Dortmund

    Hannover v Bayern Munich

    Later we'll be switching our focus to Spain, as La Liga leaders Real Madrid travel to Athletic Bilbao.

    And we'll bring you the best lines from all over the continent, with Paris Saint-Germain looking to go top in France and the Russian Premier League returning.

  123. Bayern uber alles?

    Pep Guardiola

    Eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, 16 goals in their last four games, things are looking rosy for Pep Guardiola and company down in Bavaria.

    Last season Bayern Munich won the German league title at a canter, finishing 19 points clear of Borussia Dortmund, who were seemingly so traumatised by the experience that they were bottom by the end of January this year.

    With Dortmund having since bounced back to 10th in the table, this season it's Wolfsburg who've got the job of stopping the Bayern bulldozer.

    And this one's not quite over yet, as Die Wolfe showed by destroying the Bavarians 4-1 after the winter break.