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Bayern Munich 3-2 Netherlands: Gomez scores late winner for Bundesliga giants

Both sides found the net twice in the opening 45 minutes, before the Germany international netted the winner after the interval

By Stefan Coerts

Bayern Munich - Netherlands, Sneijder, Huntelaar and Kuyt
Bongarts
Netherlands have been beaten 3-2 by Bayern Munich in Tuesday's friendly encounter at the Allianz Arena.

Toni Kroos gifted Bayern an early lead with a powerful long range strike, but Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Luciano Narsingh turned things around only minutes later, before Nils Petersen levelled the scoring again. Mario Gomez then netted the winner in the closing stages of the game.

The home side got the first good chance of the match after only six minutes of play. The Dutch defence allowed Danijel Pranjic too much space on the edge of the area, and the Croatian midfielder's low shot was only just pushed away by Michel Vorm.

Oranje then came close to opening the scoring after some sloppy defending from David Alaba. The full-back failed to clear a pass for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, but the latter's low shot was kept out by Hans-Jorg Butt.

Bayern then grabbed the lead in the 17th minute via Kroos. The attacking midfielder opted to try his luck from 25 yards out, and the surprised Vorm palmed the powerful shot into his own net off the cross-bar.

Nevertheless, Netherlands weren't impressed too much and Huntelaar immediately restored parity with a calm finish after being set up by Dirk Kuyt.

The away side even went 2-1 up one minute later when Narsingh escaped from Alaba's attention after a quick one-two with Rafael van der Vaart. The Heerenveen winger kept his calm in the one-on-one with Butt, and beat the Bayern goalkeeper with a delicate chip.

The impressive Kroos continued to cause the Dutchmen all kinds of trouble in midfield, and started the attack that led to the equaliser in the 27th minute. The former Leverkusen star set up Ivica Olic down the left, who sent in a perfect cross for the unmarked Petersen. The striker didn't fail from close range and powered his header past the helpless Vorm.

Despite making seven substitutions at half-time, Holland started the second half the better side of the two, and Wilfred Bouma almost restored his side's lead with a good header after a corner-kick, while Adam Maher's powerful long range strike around the hour mark was parried by the Bayern glovesman.

Arjen Robben then came off the bench for Holland, but the winger was unable to make the difference as he was whistled by the Bayern fans every time he touched the ball.

Franck Ribery should have made it 3-2 in the 78th minute after rounding Vorm, but the Frenchman aimed wide from a narrow angle.

Minutes later, Takashi Usami came close to netting his side's third, but his shot from close range was miraculously kept out by the Oranje shot stopper.

The Bavarians did get the winner they were after in the 87th minute, though. Ribery marched past Vurnon Anita before setting up Gomez, who tapped home from close range.

Bayern's season has come to an end following Tuesday's friendly.

Netherlands will continue their preparation for Euro 2012 on Saturday when they take on Bulgaria in an international friendly at the Amsterdam ArenA.


FC Bayern München

22
Hans-Jörg Butt
Goalkeeper
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27
David Alaba
Defender
 - 
28
 - 
44
 - 
13
Rafinha
Defender
 - 
11
Ivica Olic
Midfielder
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23
Danijel Pranjic
Midfielder
 - 
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
17′
 - 
22
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
 - 
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
34′
 - 
24
Nils Petersen
Striker
28′
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Netherlands

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1
Michel Vorm
Goalkeeper
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43
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-
 - 
4
Ron Vlaar
Defender
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21
 - 
11
Dirk Kuyt
Midfielder
 - 
23
 - 
10
 - 
34
Nigel De Jong
Midfielder
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-
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25

Substitutes

5
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39
Takashi Usami
Midfielder
34′
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33
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7
Franck Ribéry
Midfielder
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17
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26
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21
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Substitutes

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23
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4
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8
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17
 - 
6
 - 
20
 - 
3
 - 
8
Adam Maher
Midfielder
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10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
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18
 - 
17
 - 
10
Siem de Jong
Midfielder

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