Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ivica Olic hat-trick to challenge Barcelona or Internazionale


- Olic 26,
- Olic 66,
- Olic 77

**An Ivica Olic hat-trick helped guide Bayern Munich into the final of the Champions League at the expense of French side Lyon.

Leading 1-0 from the first-leg Bayern dominated proceedings from the outset on Tuesday night and always looked the more likely to progress to the show piece final against either Barcelona or Inter Milan next month.

The tie was effectively over when Olic got his first of the game, the crucial away goal, on 26 minutes after a smart turn in the box, meaning Lyon needed to score three times to win the tie.

The French side's chances of overcoming such a hurdle were slim and became practically impossible not long into the second half when Lyon's captain Cris was harshly sent off after receiving two quick yellow cards.

The first booking, for a foul on Olic, looked at tad unlucky but he did himself no favours by sarcastically clapping referee Massimo Busacca for his decision, earning him a second yellow and an early bath.

Not long after the game was over when Altintop played a clever reverse pass to Olic in the Lyon penalty area and the Croatian striker finished smartly past Hugo Lloris.

Ten minutes later Olic completed his hat-trick, heading home Philipp Lahm's cross, to send Lyon crashing out of the competition and Bayern into the final.

Team Line-Ups:

Olympique Lyon: Hugo Lloris, Jean-Alain Boumsong, Cris, Aly Cissokho (Bafetimbi Gomis 45), Anthony Reveillere, Jean Makoun, Maxime Gonalons, Lisandro Lopez (Ederson 79), Cesar Delgado (Miralem Pjanic 67), Michel Fernandes Bastos, Sidney Govou.

Bayern Munich: Hans Jorg Butt, Holger Badstuber, Daniel Van Buyten (Martin Demichelis 45), Contento Diego, Philipp Lahm, Mark van Bommel, Bastian Schweinsteiger (David Alaba 79), Hamit Altintop, Arjen Robben (Miroslav Klose 76), Ivica Olic , Thomas Muller.


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