Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ivica Olic scored in the last15 minutes send Bayern Munich to a important victory.

- Ribery 76,
- Olic 90

- Rooney 2

**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.

Bayern defensive blunders when Wayne Rooney knocked in a deflected Nani free kick just over a minute into the match. Martin Demichelis, who could not blame bad peripheral vision from his mask, simply got deked out of his shoes by the English star, and Van Bommel’s deflection of the ball made it that much easier for Rooney.

Bayern raised their game after the break, Ribery teeing up Olic, whose over-ambitious attempt to beat Van der Sar at the near-post failed. A free kick from Franck Ribery was significantly deflected by the wall and flew into the left corner of the goal with keeper Van der Sar only able to watch.

United almost restored their lead six minutes later when Nemanja Vidic headed onto the crossbar from a corner kick.

And Bayern could have decided the match in the first minute of added time when Mario Gomez forced Van der Sar to make a great save.

But that winning goal did come in the 92nd minute as Ivica Olic collected the ball in the penalty area, dribbled away from the defenders and found space to blast it past the keeper for 2-1.

Team Line-ups:

Bayern Munich: Hans-Jorg Butt, Daniel van Buyten, Martin Demichelis, Philipp Lahm, Holger Badstuber, Franck Ribery, Hamit Altintop (Miroslav Klose, 86), Mark van Bommel, Danijel Pranjic (Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, 89), Ivica Olic, Thomas Muller (Mario Gomez, 73)

Manchester United:
Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Ji-Sung Park (Dimitar Berbatov, 70), Michael Carrick (Luis Antonio Valencia, 70), Luis Carlos Nani (Ryan Giggs, 82), Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher, Wayne Rooney


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