15Louis Dupichot, FB
14Teddy Thomas, W
13Virimi Vakatawa, C
12Henry Chavancy, C
11Marc Andreu, W
10Patrick Lambie, FH
9Maxime Machenaud, SH
1Eddy Ben Arous, P
2Camille Chat, H
3Cedate Gomes Sa, P
4Donnacha Ryan, L
5Leone Nakarawa, L
6Wenceslas Lauret, FL
7Bernard Le Roux, FL
8Yannick Nyanga Kabasele, N8
16Dimitri Szarzewski, R
17Vasil Kakovin, R
18Viliamu Afatia, R
19Antonie Claassen, R
20Baptiste Chouzenoux, R
21Teddy Iribaren, R
22Dan Carter, R
23Joe Rokocoko, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Stade Chaban-Delmas
10:15 AM, April 22, 2018

Match Commentary

81'+127-22 Conversion - JJ Hanrahan , Munster
81'27-20 Try - Andrew Conway , Munster
81'+227-22 End of second half
80'TRY! The Irish side will have a third try to cheer though after Conway won the race to a Zebo kick through.
80'Munster will end the game on the front foot, but their hopes of reaching the final disappeared long ago.
79'Player substituted - Viliamu Afatia , Racing 92
79'Substitute on - Cedate Gomes Sa , Racing 92
79'Substitute on - Eddy Ben Arous , Racing 92
79'Player substituted - Vasil Kakovin , Racing 92
78'Munster threaten another promising counter, but Murray knocks on just outside his own 22.
77'27-15 Conversion - JJ Hanrahan , Munster
76'TRY! Rhys Marshall profits from a Munster drive to score a second try for his side.
76'27-13 Try - Rhys Marshall , Munster
75'Player substituted - Maxime Machenaud , Racing 92
75'Substitute on - Teddy Iribaren , Racing 92
73'Thomas now gets back to dot down Conway's kick through as the fullback chased his own chip ahead.

Andreu is back on.
71'Lambie does well to get back to an Earls kick, as both the Ireland wing and Rory Scannell chased it down.
70'Munster have a scrum but they have been pushed back fully 40 metres by Racing. The French side have been mightily impressive in both attack and defence today.
66'Murray has Munster fans on their feet as he launches a scintillating counter from inside his own half. But just as it looks as though they might score a second try Zebo forces a pass that drifts forward according to assistant Wayne Barnes.
66'Substitute on - Camille Chat , Racing 92
66'Player substituted - Dimitri Szarzewski , Racing 92
63'TRY! Munster take advantage almost immediately as Zebo scores against the team he will join next season. Game on?
63'Yellow card! After Zebo goes close, and Arnold knocks on, the Racing wing is sent to the bin.
63'27-8 Try - Simon Zebo , Munster
63'Yellow card - Marc Andreu , Racing 92
62'O'Mahony does make it over the line but he is held up by the blue-and-white shirts.
61'Munster make a better fist of the scrum, but neither Murray nor Arnold can quite get over the line.
60'Andreu is forced to cover back to deal with a Conway kick as Keith Earls chases it down. The wing gets there to boot out but Munster will have an attacking lineout.

But it misfires again, before Thomas dots down to give the Irish province a five-metre scrum.
60'Player substituted - John Ryan , Munster
60'Substitute on - Stephen Archer , Munster
60'Substitute on - Gerbrandt Grobler , Munster
60'Player substituted - Jean Kleyn , Munster
59'We're having another water break in Bordeaux as Stander receives some treatment. A few players going down with cramp too.
59'Player substituted - Yannick Nyanga Kabasele , Racing 92
59'Substitute on - Antonie Claassen , Racing 92
59'Player substituted - Virimi Vakatawa , Racing 92
59'Substitute on - Joe Rokocoko , Racing 92
58'JJ Hanrahan goes to the sky with Vakatawa down with cramp but his kick is poor and is easily claimed by Lambie uncontested.
56'Missed! But his effort crashes against the crossbar and into a grateful Munster grasp.
56'Substitute on - Dan Carter , Racing 92
56'Player substituted - Louis Dupichot , Racing 92
56'Player substituted - Bernard Le Roux , Racing 92
56'Substitute on - Baptiste Chouzenoux , Racing 92
55'An impressive forward drive gives Racing another penalty, and Machenaud will have a shot at goal.
53'Player substituted - Jack O'Donoghue , Munster
53'Substitute on - Robin Copeland , Munster
53'Substitute on - JJ Hanrahan , Munster
53'Player substituted - Ian Keatley , Munster
52'A rare Racing error as Dupichot knocks on in midfield.
51'Player substituted - Cedate Gomes Sa , Racing 92
51'Substitute on - Viliamu Afatia , Racing 92
51'Substitute on - Vasil Kakovin , Racing 92
51'Player substituted - Eddy Ben Arous , Racing 92
51'Player substituted - Camille Chat , Racing 92
51'Substitute on - Dimitri Szarzewski , Racing 92
50'Munster's ball is slightly better from their next scrum but Andrew Conway is left isolated and Machenaud wins the penalty.
49'Munster make a mess of the resulting scrum but they will have another one due to a Machenaud knock on.
48'Munster make good use of an attacking lineout, and as Racing try to repel wave after wave of pressure they give away a penalty.

Munster take it quickly and think they have scored but Doyle has other ideas.
45'Munster on the attack inside the Racing half but they struggle to make inroads and Simon Zebo ends up kicking away possession.
43'Substitute on - James Cronin , Munster
43'Player substituted - Dave Kilcoyne , Munster
43'Substitute on - Rhys Marshall , Munster
43'Player substituted - Niall Scannell , Munster
43'Player substituted - Alex Wootton , Munster
43'Substitute on - Simon Zebo , Munster
43'Substitute on - John Ryan , Munster
43'Player substituted - Stephen Archer , Munster
43'27-3 Penalty goal - Maxime Machenaud , Racing 92
42'That is not the start Munster would have wanted to this second half, immediately hands the momentum -- and a shot at goal -- to Racing.
42'Andreu and Vakatawa both go down following separate collisions with Murray. Doyle is consulting with assistant referee Luke Pearce, it'll be a penalty to Racing.
41'We're back underway in Bordeaux. Munster must score next to have any chance.
41'24-3 End of first half
40'Murray gives the ball to Rory Scannell from the scrum but he is stopped short of the line and the hosts are able to eke a penalty.

That is it for the first half. Racing deservedly lead, they have been better in every department while Munster look devoid of ideas in attack and defence. Is there any way back for the Irishmen?
40'A quick-tap penalty from Murray takes Munster up to the Racing five-metre line, and despite some more sloppy back play, Sam Arnold ends the move with the ball against the post. But he hasn't got it down low enough for the try to be awarded.
40'24-3 Start of second half
38'It's Niall Scannell's turn to steal a Racing lineout and suddenly Munster are up to the 22.
36'Another long throw for a Racing hand, though, and the attacking platform is lost.
35'Andreu penalised for offside and following some back chat, Racing are marched back another 10 to the five-metre line. Keatley boots the penalty into the corner.
34'Munster are unable to get too much of a shove on from an attacking scrum and momentum is lost again as the ball is shuffled wide.
32'Another long Munster lineout throw, but Keatley mops up and the visitors are metres away from the line.

The ball is lost in midfield as they look to put width on the ball but just as Marc Andreu's eyes light up, Doyle blows his whistle for an earlier penalty.
30'Niall Scannell's throw does not find a red shirt though, as Yannick Nyanga steals possession allowing Lambie to clear.
29'Racing are dominating every area of the game at the moment. Munster cannot live with their intensity, either in attack or defence.

But the Irish province have won a scrum penalty there, and will have an attacking lineout.
27'Machenaud kicks Racing into a 21-point lead and Munster have an absolute mountain to climb in the French heat.
26'24-3 Penalty goal - Maxime Machenaud , Racing 92
24'21-3 Conversion - Maxime Machenaud , Racing 92
22'TRY! Thomas has just spurned the opportunity for a 22-minute hat trick! Eddy Ben Arous and Henry Chavancy take Racing into the Munster 22 before Thomas punishes more slack defending to race over. But before he dots the ball down he passes to his captain Maxime Machenaud to score.
22'19-3 Try - Maxime Machenaud , Racing 92
20'Play has paused for a drinks break with a quarter of the match gone. It is that hot in Bordeaux.
20'14-3 Conversion - Maxime Machenaud , Racing 92
18'TRY! Virimi Vakatawa bursts through the Munster defence before offloading to Thomas, who canters over from just outside the 22.
18'12-3 Try - Teddy Thomas , Racing 92
17'That should calm visiting nerves.
17'7-3 Penalty goal - Ian Keatley , Munster
15'Racing penalised for offside and this time Keatley will have a shot at goal. They will want it to go over.
14'Missed! A well-worked lineout move gives the Munster backs some momentum. A poor Keatley drop goal attempt is blocked from close range, before a Rory Scannell effort from further out goes wide. A strange decision there from Keatley given he had not gone for the original kick at goal.
14'Drop goal-missed
14'Drop goal-missed
12'Stephen Archer wins the penalty at the scrum, and Keatley spurns the potential three points and kicks the ball into the corner instead. Munster showing intent here.
11'Thomas almost comes up with an intercept but cannot quite hang on to the ball. Had he done so it would have been a sprint for the line.
11'Andrew Conway pounces following a poor kick from Lambie, and Munster are into the Racing 22 for the first time this afternoon.
9'That's better from Munster defensively, as CJ Stander secures a vital turnover as Racing threaten again.

Keatley misses touch with the penalty, though, handing momentum straight back to the French side.
7'7-0 Conversion - Maxime Machenaud , Racing 92
5'TRY! They didn't let that chance go begging though. Camille Chat helps soften up the Munster defence, before Louis Dupichot continues the attack and as the ball is spread right, Teddy Thomas finds room on the outside to score.
5'5-0 Try - Teddy Thomas , Racing 92
4'Racing blow an attacking lineout as the throw is long, and Ian Keatley can mop up before Conor Murray box-kicks clear.
2'Some early handbags following a Munster lineout. The heat will do nothing to calm nerves.
1'Referee JP Doyle blows his whistle and as the Fields of Athenry belts out, we are underway in Bordeaux.
1'The quality of Racing's squad summed up as Pat Lambie starts ahead of Dan Carter at fly-half. Former Munster man Donnacha Ryan is in the second row.

Munster's Simon Zebo, who will join the Parisians in the summer, is only fit enough for a place on the bench.
1'Munster might be the nominal away team this afternoon but there are expected to be 10,000 fans from Ireland in Bordeaux. The Stade Chaban-Delmas will contain plenty of red.
1'Hello and welcome to live coverage of the weekend's second Champions Cup semifinal. Racing 92 take on Munster for the chance to play Leinster in next month's showpiece game in Bilbao.

Munster will be determined to set up an all-Ireland final, but there is no shortage of motivation for the side with home country advantage in Bordeaux either. Racing want to make amends for their losing appearance in the 2016 final while creating a piece of history for the club in the process.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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