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Bayern Munich   2 - 1   Man Utd

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney's injury added salt to United's wounds at the Allianz Arena

By Sam Lyon

Ivica Olic hit an injury-time winner to give Bayern Munich the advantage after the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United.

United took the lead after only 66 seconds when Wayne Rooney volleyed in six yards out from Nani's free-kick.

But Franck Ribery's deflected free-kick set up a dramatic finale, rounded off by Olic's cool run and finish after a defensive error by Patrice Evra.

United's misery was made complete when Rooney limped off with an ankle injury.

The England striker appeared in severe pain after turning over on his right leg in the build-up to Bayern's winner.

United will hope the injury is not too serious, as they face a crucial Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday as well as the return match with Bayern next week.

It had started so well for United - and Rooney - but the visitors allowed Bayern to take control of a tie which is delicately balanced ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford on 7 April.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side will comfort themselves in the knowledge that they have an away goal.

But the defeat marked their first in 16 unbeaten European away matches and leaves them with plenty to do, particularly should Rooney be missing in a week's time and if Bayern are boosted by the return of winger Arjen Robben after a calf problem.

Much of the talk had centred on that pair before the game, but while Robben had to watch from the stands due to injury, Rooney took no time at all to make his mark on the tie.

With barely more than a minute on the clock, Nani's free-kick from the right looped off the head of Mark van Bommel and, as Martin Demichelis slipped in the box, Rooney found space to volley home left-footed.

It was exactly the start United boss Ferguson wanted, especially after he had admitted beforehand that he would take a goal over a clean sheet from the tie in Germany.

It did not, however, prompt a United procession as some might have expected. Instead, with United dropping deeper as the match went on in an attempt to play on the counter, Bayern slowly got a foothold in the game and began to utilise the weapons at their disposal.

Most notably, Ribery began to torment right-back Gary Neville. It was he who forced the first save of the tie from Edwin van der Sar with a deflected 18-yard effort, and the Frenchman who then twice caused panic in the home defence in quick succession.

First, his delicious ball over the top was miscontrolled by Hamit Altintop when he had just the keeper to beat, and then his cross was only half-cleared by Van der Sar, Olic somehow allowing Altintop's rebound shot to slip under his foot with the goal gaping.

At the other end, Rooney and Nani were causing plenty of problems of their own, the latter pulling a shot wide and then hitting the bar with a misplaced cross, before Rooney failed to make the most of a fine Darren Fletcher cross, his shot beaten away by Hans-Jorg Butt.

Still, Ferguson cut a clearly frustrated figure on the touchlines - and if United fans wondered why they had their answer when Bayern upped the pace again in the second half.

Olic, Thomas Muller and Mark van Bommel all brought Van der Sar into action with decent efforts, while a mazy dribble from Altintop was almost topped by a cracking finish only for the Dutchman to save.

In response, Ferguson replaced Michael Carrick and the ineffective Ji-Sung Park with Dimitar Berbatov and Antonio Valencia, but still the Bayern chances came - Olic's toe-poke saved at his near post by Van der Sar and then, ultimately, came their equaliser.

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Neville gave away the free-kick with a needless handball, and Ribery punished the veteran's lapse in concentration to the full extent when his tame free-kick made its way through the wall and in via a deflection off Rooney.

United responded briefly and almost pulled themselves back in front completely against the run of play when Nemanja Vidic rattled the crossbar with a bullet header from Ryan Giggs corner.

But still they looked vulnerable at the back and, in a finale reminiscent of that in 1999 when United came from a goal down in injury time to beat Bayern to the Champions League trophy at the Nou Camp, the hosts had saved their most dramatic moment until the last.

Evra was the guilty party, dallying on the ball and allowing Olic to steal in, drive into the box, and clip past Van der Sar to send the home fans into raptures.

With Bayern players celebrating, meanwhile, Rooney was being helped from the field.

United can ill afford to lose Rooney at this vital stage of the season - and England coach Fabio Capello will also be concerned with the World Cup just over two months away.

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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Champions League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bayern Munich 2-1 Man Utd FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Ribery 77
  • Olic 90+2
  • Rooney 2

Bayern Munich

  • 22 Butt
  • 05 Van Buyten
  • 06 Demichelis
  • 21 Lahm
  • 28 Holger Badstuber yellow card
  • 07 Ribery
  • 08 Altintop (Klose 86)
  • 17 Van Bommel
  • 23 Pranjic (Tymoschuk 89)
  • 11 Olic yellow card
  • 25 Muller (Gomez 73)

Substitutes

  • 01 Rensing,
  • 13 Gorlitz,
  • 26 Contento,
  • 27 Alaba,
  • 44 Tymoschuk,
  • 18 Klose,
  • 33 Gomez

Man Utd

Substitutes

Ref: De BleeckereAtt: 66,000
BAYERN MUNICH
MAN UTD

Possession

  • Bayern Munich 50%
  • Man Utd 50%

Attempts on target

  • Bayern Munich 9
  • Man Utd 6

Attempts off target

  • Bayern Munich 4
  • Man Utd 3

Corners

  • Bayern Munich 8
  • Man Utd 2

Fouls

  • Bayern Munich 10
  • Man Utd 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:43 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+2:27 Booking Booking for Ivica Olic for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:57 GOAL - Ivica OlicBayern Munich 2 - 1 Man Utd Ivica Olic gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bayern Munich 2-1 Man Utd.
  • 90:00+0:03 Mario Gomez takes a shot. Save made by Edwin Van der Sar. Corner taken by Franck Ribery from the left by-line to the near post, Gary Neville makes a clearance.
  • 88:14 Martin Demichelis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:14 Substitution Anatoliy Tymoschuk joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danijel Pranjic.
  • 88:14 Booking Wayne Rooney goes into the book.
  • 88:08 Unfair challenge on Danijel Pranjic by Wayne Rooney results in a free kick.
  • 86:35 Franck Ribery takes a shot. Edwin Van der Sar makes a save.
  • 85:10 Substitution Miroslav Klose joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hamit Altintop.
  • 85:10 Philip Lahm delivers the ball.
  • 81:17 Wayne Rooney produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Hamit Altintop gets a block in. Corner taken by Ryan Giggs from the left by-line, Nemanja Vidic takes a shot.
  • 81:17 Substitution Ryan Giggs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luis Nani.
  • 81:17 Foul by Ivica Olic on Luis Nani, free kick awarded.
  • 77:54 Martin Demichelis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:54 Booking Paul Scholes booked.
  • 77:50 Paul Scholes concedes a free kick for a foul on Ivica Olic.
  • 77:08 The offside flag is raised against Franck Ribery. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Neville.
  • 76:05 GOAL - Franck RiberyBayern Munich 1 - 1 Man Utd Franck Ribery hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bayern Munich 1-1 Man Utd.
  • 75:39 Booking Booking for Gary Neville for unsporting behaviour.
  • 75:33 The referee penalises Gary Neville for handball.
  • 74:38 Unfair challenge on Hamit Altintop by Luis Nani results in a free kick. Holger Badstuber crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Nemanja Vidic manages to make a clearance.
  • 72:33 Substitution Thomas Muller goes off and Mario Gomez comes on.
  • 71:23 Ivica Olic takes a shot. Edwin Van der Sar makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Hamit Altintop played to the near post.
  • 69:11 Substitution (Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Dimitar Berbatov coming on for Ji-Sung Park.
  • 69:11 Substitution Antonio Valencia replaces Michael Carrick.
  • 67:33 Danijel Pranjic takes a shot. Paul Scholes gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Hamit Altintop.
  • 62:31 Centre by Franck Ribery, save made by Edwin Van der Sar.
  • 61:02 Philip Lahm produces a cross.
  • 58:56 Unfair challenge on Luis Nani by Franck Ribery results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Edwin Van der Sar.
  • 58:10 Foul by Wayne Rooney on Daniel Van Buyten, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Daniel Van Buyten.
  • 56:57 Gary Neville takes the free kick.
  • 56:57 Booking Holger Badstuber is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 56:54 Holger Badstuber challenges Luis Nani unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 55:52 Mark Van Bommel takes a shot. Save by Edwin Van der Sar.
  • 55:24 Hamit Altintop takes a shot. Save by Edwin Van der Sar.
  • 53:36 Danijel Pranjic decides to take a short corner.
  • 52:29 Hamit Altintop delivers the ball.
  • 51:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franck Ribery by Gary Neville. Franck Ribery restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:01 Unfair challenge on Gary Neville by Daniel Van Buyten results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Edwin Van der Sar.
  • 46:13 Inswinging corner taken by Hamit Altintop, Martin Demichelis has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 45:44 Hamit Altintop takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in. Hamit Altintop takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:59 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+0:29 Darren Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Van Bommel. Martin Demichelis takes the direct free kick.
  • 44:30 Shot by Michael Carrick. Save by Jorg Butt.
  • 43:28 Luis Nani fouled by Holger Badstuber, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Neville restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:50 Michael Carrick takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Van Buyten. Luis Nani takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Jorg Butt.
  • 39:21 Patrice Evra concedes a free kick for a foul on Hamit Altintop. Holger Badstuber crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 38:08 Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Jorg Butt makes a save.
  • 37:24 The ball is crossed by Wayne Rooney, save by Jorg Butt.
  • 36:48 Unfair challenge on Darren Fletcher by Ivica Olic results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Edwin Van der Sar.
  • 33:11 Luis Nani fouled by Holger Badstuber, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Neville.
  • 32:48 Danijel Pranjic takes a shot. Edwin Van der Sar makes a save.
  • 30:39 Hamit Altintop sends in a cross, Edwin Van der Sar makes a save.
  • 29:51 Wayne Rooney takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Jorg Butt.
  • 29:12 Franck Ribery decides to take the corner short, Centre by Danijel Pranjic, save made by Edwin Van der Sar.
  • 27:14 Effort from the edge of the box by Hamit Altintop goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 26:26 Wayne Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Demichelis. Direct free kick taken by Martin Demichelis.
  • 25:28 Luis Nani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Holger Badstuber. Holger Badstuber restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Franck Ribery on Gary Neville. Rio Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.
  • 21:14 A cross is delivered by Luis Nani.
  • 18:13 Wayne Rooney is caught offside. Martin Demichelis takes the indirect free kick.
  • 16:50 Paul Scholes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hamit Altintop. Philip Lahm takes the direct free kick.
  • 15:57 Luis Nani has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 13:00 Luis Nani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franck Ribery. Franck Ribery restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rio Ferdinand on Ivica Olic. Free kick crossed left-footed by Danijel Pranjic from left channel, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Van Bommel, Header by Martin Demichelis from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 11:13 Foul by Luis Nani on Danijel Pranjic, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Martin Demichelis.
  • 5:56 Effort on goal by Paul Scholes from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 3:51 Ivica Olic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rio Ferdinand. Free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.
  • 2:45 Martin Demichelis fouled by Wayne Rooney, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Demichelis takes the free kick.
  • 2:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franck Ribery by Luis Nani. Franck Ribery takes the free kick.
  • 1:06 Luis Nani provided the assist for the goal.
  • 1:06 GOAL - Wayne RooneyBayern Munich 0 - 1 Man Utd Goal scored by Wayne Rooney from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Bayern Munich 0-1 Man Utd.
  • 0:18 Foul by Martin Demichelis on Luis Nani, free kick awarded. Luis Nani crosses the ball,
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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