UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Referee: Frank De Bleeckere

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Bayern Munich

  • Franck Ribéry 76'
  • Ivica Olic 90' +2'

2 - 1

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Manchester United

  • Wayne Rooney 2'
  • 93'

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  • 93'

    It appeared Rooney has suffered a foot or ankle injury and both United and England desperately need him to stay fit for the coming weeks.

  • 93'

    United never really got going despite scoring so early in the game and Rooney, who never really looked fully fit, may have suffered a serious injury in the build-up to the goal.

  • 93'

    It's all over! Bayern Munich have a 2-1 victory after a dominant performance against Manchester United.

  • 92'

    More bad news for United: Rooney is being carried off the field with injury.

  • 92'

    Evra makes a complete mess in defence, Olic picked his pocket and Bayern now have the advantage going into the second leg.

  • 92'

    Olic scores a last-minute winner for Bayern! He picks up a booking for removing his shirt.

  • 92'

    GOAL FOR BAYERN!

  • 91'

    Two minutes of added time.

  • 90'

    Van der Sar makes a spectacular save to deny Gomez as he strikes on goal on the turn!

  • 89'

    Gomez and Klose both go in for a superb inswinger from Lahm, but Ferdinand is there to get the touch.

  • 88'

    Rooney gets a yellow card for a bit of a wild swing at Pranjic. Pranjic is limping off and will by replaced by Tymoschuck.

  • 87'

    Ribery unleashes a decent long-range effort, but it's straight at Van der Sar.

  • 86'

    giggs sends the ball over the top for Berbatov and Butt is forced to clear, unconvincingly, as he comes out of his area.

  • 86'

    Lahm sends a high cross over the top of the United defence. Meanwhile, Bayern are bringing Klose on for Altintop.

  • 85'

    Altintop sends a low cross in from the right to the edge of the area, but there's no one there to meet it.

  • 84'

    Bayern win a goal kick.

  • 83'

    Vidic hits the crossbar! the United defender powers the ball against the woodwork from the corner but it bounces clear.

  • 83'

    Rooney's free-kick is headed over by Altintop.

  • 82'

    Olic fouls Nani and United have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Nani, who is holding his wrist, heads off to be replaced by Giggs.

  • 81'

    Rooney hasn't been at his best tonight and there may be questions over his fitness.

  • 81'

    Rooney receives the ball in the area but Demichelis gets back to get the ball clear as he looks to unleash a shot.

  • 80'

    Lahm puts in a cross for Gomez at the far post, but it's just over the striker's head.

  • 78'

    Valencia does well down the right and nearly finds Berbatov, but the cross is cut out. Scholes picks up a booking for a foul on Olic as Bayern break.

  • 77'

    The goal was hugely fortunate for Bayern but, on balance of play, they certainly deserve it.

  • 76'

    Ribery's free-kick takes a huge deflection from Rooney to leave Van der Sar completely stranded.

  • 76'

    GOAL FOR BAYERN!

  • 76'

    Bayern now have a free-kick in a dangerous position as Neville handballs. Yellow card for Neville.

  • 76'

    Badstuber sends a free-kick into the box but it's headed clear.

  • 75'

    The changes haven't really allieviated the pressure for United, but Bayern haven't created too many clear cut opportunities.

  • 73'

    Muller is replaced by Gomez.

  • 72'

    United clear the corner at the near post.

  • 72'

    Olic forces a low save at the near post from Van der Sar after a clever backheel from Muller. Bayern corner.

  • 70'

    United make a double change with Carrick and Park coming off for Valencia and Berbatov.

  • 69'

    Park curls a ball into the area for Rooney but Demichelis clears.

  • 68'

    United head the corner clear.

  • 68'

    Pranjic tries a speculative shot and it loops up off fletcher and lands just on top of the net. That was close.

  • 67'

    Badstuber sends a cross in from the left but it's poor and Carrick clears.

  • 66'

    Ribery charges into the area and Ferdinand just manages to shepherd the ball out of play.

  • 65'

    Rooney breaks and finds Fletcher down the left. it's two against two, but Fletcher's cross is poor and Butt gathers.

  • 63'

    Ribery bursts down the left and crosses in but Van der Sar gathers.

  • 62'

    Nani overhits a throughball to Rooney as United finally put a string of passes together. Goal kick.

  • 61'

    Lahm collects the ball out on the right but his cross his the side netting. Van der Sar may have a problem here as Kuszczak is warming up.

  • 59'

    Ribery controls brilliantly on the left and threatens to beat all in his path as he cuts in, but Nani gets in his way and wins a free-kick.

  • 58'

    Van Buyten goes down holding his back and wins a free-kick. He appeared to block Rooney off down the left flank there.

  • 56'

    Rooney breaks to the other end but, when he gets in the box, is overcrowded and plays a poor pass. At the other end, Van Buyten unleashes a fierce shot at Van der Sar but the keeper holds it.

  • 56'

    Altintop weaves his way through several defenders and fires a shot at Van der Sar! The goalkeeper can't quite control but United escape.

  • 54'

    Altintop finds Olic in the box, but he's going away from goal and is croded out by the defence. In the aftermath, Park concedes a corner.

  • 53'

    Altintop makes some space down the right flank and puts a cross in, but it's poorly directed.

  • 51'

    Muller's shot takes a deflection from the inside of Vidic's leg, but Van der Sar reacts well and then collects the rebound.

  • 49'

    Bayern break but a sloppy pass straight to Evra ends the move.

  • 48'

    Ferdinand rises to meet the header and Neville buys a free-kick as Van Buyten gives him a nudge.

  • 48'

    Neville fouls Ribery out on the left flank. Bayern free-kick.

  • 47'

    Relief for United as the ref blows for a free-kick for a push on Neville.

  • 47'

    Van Buyten sees a shot blocked from the corner and, from his second effort, wins a corner.

  • 46'

    Olic unleashes a fierce shot from a tight angle after Ribery breaks. Bayern eventually win a corner.

  • 46'

    Van Buyten concedes possession but Rooney gives away possession and Bayern break.

  • 46'

    Bayern Munich get the second half underway.

  • 46'

    It's half-time and United have a 1-0 lead and a precious away goal. Both sides have had chances to add further goals but Bayern will perhaps feel they should not be trailing at this stage.

  • 46'

    One minute of added time.

  • 45'

    Carrick does very well to get a shot away first time on the edge of the area, but Butt saves comfortably.

  • 44'

    Nani is down with an apparent injury and getting some treatment. The Bayern fans aren't impressed.

  • 43'

    Bayern win a free-kick for pushing in the box from the corner.

  • 42'

    Park lays the ball back for Carrick on the edge of the area. He goes for placement rather than power and United end up with a corner.

  • 41'

    Badstuber puts it in but Neville heads away well.

  • 40'

    Evra concedes a free-kick and Bayern will put the ball in from out on the right.

  • 39'

    Rooney passes up a golden chance! Demichelis again allowed him a free shot on goal from close range, but Butt made the save!

  • 38'

    Rooney cuts back and puts in a ball over the top for Park to nod in, but it's just too high.

  • 36'

    Ferdinand wins a free-kick from an Olic challenge in the area. Had it not been given, Bayern might well have had an equaliser.

  • 36'

    Rooney wants a penalty as he goes down with a cross coming in from the right, but the ref isn't interested.

  • 35'

    Neville makes a clearance as Ribery looks to cause problems down the left. United have been shaky in possession.

  • 33'

    Evra makes a good challenge on Lahm but Lahm wins it back and Pranjic unleashes a shot that causes Van der Sar a momentary problem as he spills.

  • 31'

    Bayern play the ball from left to right, but Van der Sar is able to claim Altintop's cross.

  • 30'

    Rooney fires in a decent long-range effort, but Butt saves comfortably.

  • 29'

    Pranjic swings in a cross following a short corner, but Van der Sar claims.

  • 29'

    Ferdinand puts the ball out of play for a corner after Carrick lost possession while taking far too long to get rid of the ball.

  • 28'

    Neville makes a great challenge as Bayern threaten to burst through. United look very vulnerable at the moment.

  • 28'

    Great chance for Olic! Ribery bursts down the left and Van der Sar punches his cross away. Altintop sends it back across the face of goal but Olic completely fails to make contact.

  • 26'

    Rooney is penalised as he flails his arms around and collides with Demichelis while chasing a lost cause. Rooney's starting to look a little frustrated that he hasn't been able to get the better of Demichelis in the last few minutes.

  • 25'

    United will be keen to reassert their authority here. The game is a little too open for the visitors.

  • 24'

    Altintop nearly collects a pass over the top just in front of Van der Sar, but his control lets him down!

  • 22'

    It never looked likely to go in from Nani, but a close call nonetheless.

  • 21'

    Nani's cross comes off the top of the crossbar!

  • 21'

    Ribery unleashes a shot from distance. It takes a deflection which takes the pace off but gives it an awkward bounce, but Van der Sar saves fairly comfortably.

  • 19'

    Ribery chases down Van der Sar as he makes a clearance and it's a little close for comfort.

  • 19'

    Demichelis gets the better of Rooney as he looks to burst past him but can't get the ball under control.

  • 18'

    Altintop floats another misdirected cross over.

  • 17'

    Scholes gets a talking to from the ref after stamping on Altintop's thigh after going for a high ball. Very clumsy.

  • 16'

    Nani has a glorious chance as he bursts into the area but fires just wide of the post!

  • 15'

    Scholes plays a long ball for Rooney and he collects possession in the box but can't get a shot away. Scholes follows up but again it can't get a clear shot away.

  • 15'

    Another Bayern cross comes in from Altintop on the right but it's overhit.

  • 14'

    Lahm sends in a dangerous-looking low cross but United get it away.

  • 13'

    Altintop sends the corner over and Demichelis has a good chance with a header but misses the target.

  • 12'

    Bayern have a free-kick a long way out. Van Bommell floats it in and Vidic heads behind for a corner.

  • 11'

    United get themselves into a mess after Fletcher took the ball from Olic. Several players tried to get too intricate in their own area there and they nearly paid the price.

  • 11'

    Nani lays the ball back for Neville to curl in a cross first time, but Butt gathers.

  • 8'

    Correction: United goal kick.

  • 8'

    Lahm's cross is deflected for a Bayern corner.

  • 8'

    Altintop creates some space in a link-up with Lahm on the right of the area but sees his cross blocked.

  • 6'

    Scholes fires well over the bar as he runs onto the ball on the edge of the area. Some decent build-up play from the visitors.

  • 5'

    Ribery is looking to inject some verve into the Bayern side at present, chasing down the ball, but United are looking quite comfortable for the time being.

  • 3'

    Altintop sees a shot blocked in the area as Bayern look to provide a swift response. No real threat, though.

  • 2'

    That is a major blow for Bayern so soon after the kick-off. Rooney was able to cushion the ball into the net with no problems at all.

  • 2'

    Wayne Rooney is left completely unmarked as Demichelis slips when the free-kick comes in!

  • 2'

    GOAL FOR UNITED!

  • 1'

    Nani gets a kick from Demichelis early on and United have a free-kick near the corner flag.

  • 1'

    United get the match underway!

  •  

    The Bayern players go into a huddle as United prepare to kick off.

  •  

    Rio Ferdinand also returns to United's starting line-up, meaning Ferguson can count on a hugely experience defensive line-up.

  •  

    Sir Alex Ferguson also brought Paul Scholes into the line-up in place of Antonio Valencia in a surprise move. Scholes will play behind rooney, with Park Ji-Sung and Nani on the flanks.

  •  

    As expected, Wayne Rooney returns to the starting line-up for United having been rested against Bolton with a slight injury problem.

  •  

    Mario Gomez is left on the bench along with Miroslav Klose as Louis van Gaal opts for a front two of Ivica Olic and Thomas Muller.

  •  

    Bastian Schweinsteiger is suspended for the hosts, but they can can at least count on Franck Ribery, who makes the starting XI despite injury fears.

  •  

    The big news for Bayern is that Arjen Robben misses out on the squad entirely after aggravating a groin injury.

  •  

    Hello and welcome to the live commentary for tonight's massive Champions League quarter-final first leg between Bayern Munich and Manchester United at Allianz Arena.

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Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Bayern Munich

  • 20(10)

  • 22

  • 17

  • 60%

    40%

  • Manchester United

  • 9(4)

  • 20

  • 22

Manchester United

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Edwin van der Sar

D

2 Gary Neville

D

3 Patrice Evra

D

5 Rio Ferdinand

D

15 Nemanja Vidic

M

13 Park Ji-Sung
F
9 Dimitar Berbatov

M

16 Michael Carrick
M
25 Antonio Valencia

M

17 Nani
M
11 Ryan Giggs

M

18 Paul Scholes

M

24 Darren Fletcher

F

10 Wayne Rooney
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 29 Tomasz Kuszczak
D 21 Rafael
D 23 Jonathan Evans
M 11 Ryan Giggs
M 25 Antonio Valencia
M 28 Darron Gibson
F 9 Dimitar Berbatov

Match Stats

  • Bayern Munich
  • Manchester United
20(10) Shots (on goal) 9(4)
17 Fouls 22
8 Corner kicks 2
0 Offsides 0
60% Time of Possession 40%
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 8