UEFA Champions League

April 11, 2007


Bayern Munich

0 - 2

AC Milan

UEFA Champions League

18:45 +00:00, April 11, 2007

Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

2nd Leg: 2 - 4 (Agg)

  • 93'

    The Italians progress to the semi-finals where they will meet Manchester United. It was a professional and classy performance from the visitors but a less than impressive display from the hosts who failed to find the inspiration to mount a comeback.

  • 93'

    FULL-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 0-2 AC MILAN (Milan go through 4-2 on aggregate).

  • 92'

    Van Buyten has perhaps one last chance to salvage a goal with a turning volley that Dida does well to block.

  • 91'

    Bayern simply haven't raised their game when they needed to and Milan's class has shone through.

  • 90'

    The AC Milan fans are jubilant. Their side are going through and they quite rightly rejoice in the stands.

  • 88'

    Bayern are deflated, depleted and almost defeated.

  • 87'

    Van Bommel crashes his free-kick straight into the wall and that should be that.

  • 85'

    Gattuso says his goodbyes to the crowd as he is brought off for veteran Cafu. They know it's job done and the fiesty Italian can afford a cheeky grin as he departs.

  • 84'

    Van Bommel must have had 10 shots in this match and his latest effort goes the way of his nine previous ones - wide.

  • 83'

    They've tried down the left, the right and now down the centre but it's met with the same response. A wall of white shirts.

  • 82'

    Milan don't look worried at all at the moment. There's very little urgency from Bayern and that is due largely to the spot-on defensive tactics of the visitors.

  • 80'

    Wonderful chance for Pizarro at the back post. Gorlitz whipped in a teasing cross but Pizarro didn't gamble on it and subsequently is beaten to the header by Nesta.

  • 79'

    As we approach the final 10 minutes of the match Milan withdraw their other goalscorer Seedorf with Gourgouff on to replace him.

  • 78'

    Salihamidzic tries his luck from distance but it's hit straight at Dida who falls to his knees and gobbles up the effort.

  • 76'

    Owen Hargreaves fluffs his lines when presented with a free-kick in a dangerous position just outside the box. It never looked like dipping down and sails over the bar. Poor from the Englishman and another waste.

  • 75'

    Christian Lell is the unfortunate player to make way for Andreas Gorlitz who comes on to bolster the Bayern attack.

  • 73'

    One or two in the Bayern crowd look dejected and have a resigned look on their faces. Their side aren't putting enough pressure on the Milan goal and the visitors look comfortable.

  • 71'

    Bayern are putting dangerous spells of attack together but it's not coming as regular as they would like. It's spasmodic and it's allowing AC Milan to regroup and recover.

  • 70'

    Van Bommel is trying his best to inspire Bayern. He fires in another effort that takes a deflection and hops up over the bar.

  • 69'

    Goalscorer Inzaghi makes way for Serginho as Milan look to tighten things up the back.

  • 67'

    Bayern won't mind how they get a goal as long as they get one soon. They almost had one there but for the bravery of the Milan defence.

  • 66'

    Another chance goes begging for Bayern. It's getting better for Bayern though as first Salihamidzic and then Podolski crash efforts on goal only for Milan's defence to fling themselves in the line of the ball.

  • 64'

    Wonderful save from Kahn keeps his side in the game. Kaka does brilliantly to fashion the chance as he dances into the box and gets away a low shot. But Kahn rushes out and saves with his legs.

  • 63'

    A nasty challenge from Salihamidzic sparks a mini brawl with coach Ancelotti forced to wade in and calm down his players. Salihamidzic left a boot in on Nesta and rightly goes into the book.

  • 61'

    Thunderbolt strike from van Bommel stings the palms of Dida who gets down low to repel the danger.

  • 60'

    Another change for Bayern and Claudio Pizarro comes on for Roy Makaay. He's been inaffective and Bayern need fresh impetus to resurrect their chances.

  • 58'

    Firm defending from Oddo at right-back halts Salihamidzic in his tracks. The winger made a fine burst down the flank and needed to be stopped.

  • 57'

    Van Bommel crashes a fierce drive from 25 yards just wide. Well worth a hit if only to give the fans some encouragement.

  • 56'

    It looked like he didn't expect it to fall to him, but Salihamidzicshould have been aware. Had he been so, they could have had a lifeline.

  • 55'

    Lell swings in a dangerous cross from the right-back slot and it evades everyone before falling to Salihamidzic at the back post, but he can't get a shot off and it falls behind for a goal-kick.

  • 53'

    Good passing from Bayern, looking to build an attack, but there's plenty of white shirts behind the ball to clear the danger.

  • 51'

    The Allianz Arena is awfully quiet. It's a mixture of nerves and anxiety. Carlo Ancelotti comes off his dugout to rally his his Milan troops and keep them focussed.

  • 50'

    The white shirts are quick to crowd out their opponents and smother out the ball. It's working well so far and Bayern look frustrated.

  • 49'

    Bayern will need to up the tempo a notch. Milan will try to keep it pedestrian but that won't do for the side chasing the game.

  • 47'

    Facinating start to the second half as Milan look to contain Bayern, who themselves look to forge forward.

  • 46'

    Van Bommel makes his way into the referee's book after a flailing arm catches Pirlo. That will mean that he misses the next round tie if they get there.

  • 46'

    One change at the break for Bayern Munich as Ottl makes way for the more offensive Roque Santa Cruz.

  • 45'

    Milan kick-off.

  • 45'

    The players are back out and we're set for the crucial second half.

  • 45'

    Seedorf and Inzaghi's goals against the run of play leave Bayern staring down the barrell.

  • 45'


  • 44'

    Update: No goals in the other match tonight. Liverpool and PSV are locked at 0-0.

  • 43'

    The half fritters to a close with neither side willing to risk too much going forward. Another goal for Milan and you'd have to think it's tie over.

  • 41'

    Excellent chance for Bayern goes to waste. It was a difficult chance for Podolski as he had to stretch round Jankulovski to get any kind of contact on the ball, and Dida comes off his line to pounce on the loose ball.

  • 40'

    Lahm looks dangerous down the left. The home side will want to push him on in the second half and attack Oddo's flank.

  • 38'

    Bayern look to exploit Milan from crosses but Milan have made themselves far more solid since going ahead and head it away with ease.

  • 37'

    Things just aren't clicking for Bayern anymore. A few passes go astray and the crowd are none too pleased.

  • 34'

    And it's Milan who look the more comfortable on the ball now. An amazing turn around that has forced Bayern to come forward and seize the initiative once more. They could do with getting into the dressing room and sorting a few things out.

  • 33'

    It's the Italian fans who are in full voice now. They've seen their side snatch two goals out of nowhere after snuffing out Bayern's tempo.

  • 31'

    Wonderful flowing move ends in a great finish from FILIPPO INZAGHI. He finds his touch at the critical time and gives Milan a huge advantage in the tie. Kaka fed Seedorf who neatly flicked on for Inzaghi who stroked home a wonderous finish.

  • 31'


  • 29'

    It was a great finish from the Dutchman and it's woken up the travelling support.

  • 27'

    Would you believe it, completely against the run of play and CLARENCE SEEDORF puts the visitors ahead. Kahn has had hardly anything to do and now he's picking the ball out of his net. He won't be too happy with those in front of him, they stood off the Dutchman who jinked his way to the edge of the box and swept home a fine effort low past Kahn.

  • 27'


  • 26'

    Makaay looks full of purpose and industry up front and is making Maldini and Nesta earn their living tonight.

  • 24'

    A goal for the away side would realyl turn the tie on its head. But at the moment, Bayern don't look like surrendering a chance.

  • 23'

    Milan look jittery and unimaginative. Their star players need to get a grip of the midfield and stop van Bommel and Ottl dictating the game.

  • 21'

    Bayern fans are happy with what they've seen so far. Little threat on their own goal but plenty on the opposing goal. Milan will have to raise it as Bayern look comfortable.

  • 20'

    Another half chance for Inzaghi and another poor touch from the Italian. Jankulovski did well to get wide and force a decent cross, but Inzaghi can only glance the ball off his shoulder straight into the arms of Khan.

  • 18'

    The tempo subsides momentarily. It was a frantic start from both sides but play starts to settle with Milan starting to gain more possession.

  • 16'

    Milan don't look to have too many ideas going forward so far. Mind you, they do have Kaka in their side who can produce a moment of magic out of nothing.

  • 15'

    Inzaghi looks out of sorts tonight. A couple of poor touches suggest he's lacking confidence and fitness too. Not a good sign for the Milan coach.

  • 13'

    Sir Alex Ferguson is in the stands to see which side will meet his in the next round. Bayern have started the better so far, testing the Milan defence at every given chance.

  • 11'

    Another chance for Bayern and poor defending from Milan allows Podolski to crack a low drive from the corner of the box towards goal. Dida is forced into a fine save low down at his near post to keep the scores level.

  • 10'

    What a start we've had. Plenty of enthusiasm, zest and chances. No goals yet but surely it won't remain that way for long.

  • 9'

    Inzaghi's goalscoring form against the Germans deserted him there as he squanders a glorious chance. Maldini's pass just needed a good first touch and finish and Milan would have been ahead. But the striker can't manage the first part of the operation and the move falls down.

  • 7'

    Oddo saves Milan from going a goal down with a goalline clearance from Philipp Lahm's volley. He arrived at the back post to prod van Bommel's inch-perfect cross but Oddo was there to acrobatically hack clear. Dida was beaten all ends up.

  • 6'

    Inzaghi has an impeccable record against German sides. In his last nine games he's bagged as many goals.

  • 5'

    Wonderful atmosphere inside the Aliianz. The crowd roar out 'Bayern, Bayern' it really is a daunting sound to hear when you're away from home. How will Milan cope?

  • 4'

    Andreas Ottl - no I hadn't heard of him either - gets in a shot early doors. It's a pea-roller and slips harmlessly wide of Dida's goal.

  • 3'

    Fiesty challenge from Gattuso roughs up van Bommel. Just getting in an early warning sign in the midfield.

  • 2'

    What a start that would have been for the visitors. How they would relish an early strike to quieten the home crowd.

  • 1'

    A rash effort from Inzaghi in the opening minute. It was a hopeful punt upfield and he slashed at it and it sails over.


    And we're under way in the Allianz Arena.


    That famous Champions League anthemn blares out around the stadium and the obligatory handshakes begin.


    Bayern welcome back Oliver Kahn and Mark van Bommel, but Bastian Schweinsteiger fails to shake off an injury. Milan are without the suspended Gilardinho so Filippo Inzaghi starts up front alone, with Kaka supporting just off him.


    Bayern Munich hold a slight advantage in that they scored two away goals in the first leg at the San Siro, but all is still to play for as both sides look to reach the semi-finals. There they will meet Manchester United and possibly become the only non-English side left in the competition.


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