Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Robben hit a brilliant drive when Bayern Munich beaten Olympique Lyon 2-1

- A. Robben 69'


**Bayern Munich took it to Lyon on Wednesday and came away with a 1-0 victory in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Allianz-Arena.

Early on, Bastian Schweinsteiger saw a couple of chances go agonizingly widde as the Germans controlled the tempo early.

Arjen Robben was then guilty of a horrible miss on 20 minutes when Hugo Lloris likely well beaten.

Matters started going downhill, however, as Bayern midfielder Danijel Pranjic picked up a booking in the 27th minute that will keep him out of the second leg.

Then, in the 37th minute, Franck Ribéry was sent off for a horrendous studs-up tackle on Lisandro López.

Lyon, however, failed to take advantage and they actually gave back the extra man in the 54th minute when Jérémy Toulalan picked up his second booking of the match.

With all matters again even, Bayern took the lead in the 69th minute when Robben hit a brilliant drive from outside the area to elude the helpless Lloris.

Lyon never found a way back, and they will take the narrow deficit into the second leg at Stade Gerland.


Bayern: Jorg Butt; Diego Contento, Martin Gaston Demichelis, Daniel van Buyten, Philipp Lahm; Danijel Pranjic (Mario Gomez 61), Bastian Schweinsteiger; Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben (Hamit Altintop 84); Ivica Olic (Anatoliy Tymoschuk 45)

Lyon: Hugo Lloris; Aly Cissokho, Jeremy Toulalan, Cris, Anthony Reveillere; Kim Kallstrom, Kim Kallstrom; Cesar Delgado (Sidney Govou 79), Miralem Pjanic (Jean Makoun 55), Honorato Campos Ederson (Michel Fernandes Bastos 70); Lisandro Lopez


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