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UEFA Champions League

  • 7 November 2012
  • • 19:45
  • • Allianz-Arena, München
  • Referee: O. Hațegan
  • • Attendance: 68000

Live Commentary

  • That's all from me, folks. Thanks for joining me, stay tuned to for all the Champions League reaction tonight.
  • And that's full time. Bayern have really shown the world what they're capable of doing. A great performance - it's frankly a miracle that this didn't hit double figures.
  • 90' + 2'
    What a chance!! Toni Kroos has another great opportunity to make it 7-1, but Landreau makes yet another save. Madness.
  • 90' + 1'
    There'll be two minutes of added time here. I think we're just about done.
  • 89'
    Robben's finishing has been nothing short of shocking today. The Dutchman is once again sent clear, but his shot is lazy and Landreau makes an easy save.
  • 88'
    It's Tymoshchuk's turn to take a dig, but his long-range effort is blocked away by Landreau.
  • 86'
    Amid the string of offsides and yellow cards that have gone against Bayern over the last 20 minutes or so, the home crowd has been booing the referee non-stop. On this occasion, Robben skips down the left, but is taken down by Beria, only for play to be waved on.
  • 84'
    And another great chance - this time it's Robben, who is found in a great position on the left-hand side of the box, but his finish is once again poor, and Landreau makes a decent save.
  • 82'
    Just as I write that, the Swiss youngster is presented with a great opportunity to beak it 7-1, but his finish it tame.
  • 81'
    Shaqiri has been playing some lovely passes since coming of the bench. This is what makes Bayern great this year - the amount of quality in the squad.
  • 79'
    Off the bar! Lille almost get another through Martin, who scoops in onto the woodwork - Neuer was completely wrong-footed.
  • 78'
    Yellow Card Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
    Toni Kroos has the chance to threaten Lille with a free kick, but it's far too close to Landreau, who punches it clear. The ball falls to Balmont, but the midfielder is scythed down by Tymoshchuk, and the Ukrainian picks up a booking.
  • 77'
    Yellow Card Rio Antonio Mavuba
  • 76'
    That could have been one of the goals of the season. Shaqiri picks up the ball in his own half, sprints the length of the pitch, and plays a fantastic pass to Kroos, who flicks it to Robben, but the Dutchman's shot is charged down by Basa. Great move, bad finish.
  • 74'
    That could have been absolutely masterful. Kroos plays a fantastic back-heel to play in Robben, who is flagged offside.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionFranck Ribéry Xherdan Shaqiri
  • 72'
    SubstitutionSalomon Kalou Marvin Martin
  • 72'
    Yellow Card Franck Ribéry
  • 72'
    Franck Ribery is the next Bayern player to be withdraw, with Shaqiri coming on. Curiously, he picks up a booking for dissent as he leaves the pitch.
  • 70'
    Toni Kroos is pulled up for offside on the left, and it's just as well for Lille - he had played a simple ball to set up Ribery for a tap in.
  • 67'
    SubstitutionBastian Schweinsteiger Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
  • 67'
    That's the end of Bastian Schweinsteiger's night. Tymoshchuk is coming on for some rare minutes. This one's over, anyway, it seems.
  • 66'
    Assist Philipp Lahm
  • 66'
    Goal Toni Kroos
    GOAL!! They're back on track - Lahm skips down the right once more and pulls it across the face of goal, and Kroos is there to sweep it home. Great football!
  • 65'
    Yellow Card Bastian Schweinsteiger
    Schweinsteiger picks up a booking - Bayern need to get it together.
  • 63'
    Yellow Card Florent Balmont
  • 63'
    Bayern really haven't been quite as fluid since the break - perhaps Toni Kroos can add an edge to the midfield.
  • 61'
    SubstitutionThomas Müller Toni Kroos
  • 61'
    Thomas Muller is coming off for Toni Kroos now. Not a bad man to bring off the bench!
  • 59'
    Neuer was clearly livid at conceding the goal there. The former Schalke man picked up the ball and threw it away in frustration. Still, I'm sure he'll end up a winner.
  • 57'
    Assist Florent Balmont
  • 57'
    Goal Salomon Kalou
    GOAL!! Lille have pulled one back! Kalou strides forward, and unleashes a fantastic left-footed effort which hits the underside of the bar and bounces over the line.
  • 56'
    A slight miscommunication between Boateng and Neuer as Kalou bears down on goal, and the Germany defender elects to put it out for a corner. It comes to nothing, but it was needless nonetheless.
  • 54'
    Great play! Ribery evades the Lille defence and digs out a cross to the far post. The ball falls to Lahm, who drives it back across the face of goal, and LOSC clear.
  • 53'
    I can't believe a foul wasn't given there... Ribery ducks and weaves in the box, and is barged by Chedjou and Debuchy, but doesn't win a free kick.
  • 53'
    Lille combine well with Beria and Roux, but the latter is caught offside. That was careless, silly play.
  • 50'
    The hosts certainly haven't taken the fast-paced approach they took to the first-half. They're still worth backing to extend their lead, though.
  • 47'
    Bayern have been in complete control of possession since the restart. Lille are sitting back a bit more, though, so perhaps they will be a bit tighter defensively.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionDavid Rozehnal Rio Antonio Mavuba
  • 46'
    SubstitutionDimitri Payet De Melo
  • 46'
    And we're back! Lille have thrown on two substitutes at half-time. I don't think they'll make much difference, though, given how Bayern are playing.
  • And that's half-time. Plain sailing for Bayern, who have had the luxury of missing a host of chances, but still lead 5-0 at the break.
  • 45'
    What a miss. Ribery plays in Alaba, who is unmarked inside the LOSC area, but stabs it wide. It could be double figures by now, truth be told.
  • 44'
    We're approaching the break now, but I'm the first 45 minutes will have felt like 90 for Lille!
  • 42'
    At the other end, Payet twists and turns before eventually shooting, but his effort is turned wide by a deflection. The corner comes to nothing, though.
  • 41'
    Ribery runs at Basa, who backs off the Frenchman, and plays in Alaba, who wins a corner. Absolutely relentless.
  • 39'
    Ribery tries his luck from the edge of the box, but his effort is charged down.
  • 38'
    What a save!!! Ribery picks out Robben, who is in acres of space, and sprints goal-wards, but Landreau manages to tip his dinked effort wide. Only a matter of time before the sixth comes, you'd think.
  • 36'
    And Neuer is called into action again! Balmont scoops it towards the Bayern goal, but it's plucked out of the air by the former Schalke man.
  • 35'
    A momentary sight of goal for Lille. Roux finds some space down the right and crosses, but a deflection takes it into Neuer's hands.
  • 33'
    Assist Philipp Lahm
  • 33'
    Goal Claudio Pizarro
    GOAL!!!! Pizarro completes his hat-trick!! Schweinsteiger plays a fantastic ball out wide to Lahm, who puts in another fantastic cross to the Peruvian, who heads it home. Great goal again!
  • 30'
    What can Lille do now, really? This could be an absolute landslide. We haven't even seen much of Muller and Ribery yet.
  • 28'
    Assist Philipp Lahm
  • 28'
    Goal Claudio Pizarro
    GOAL!! 4-0, now, and this is getting embarrassing for Lille. Lahm gets down the right for the first time and puts in a fantastic ball which Pizarro tucks home. And there's not even half an hour played.
  • 26'
    Barring a goal kick, Neuer has finally had something to do tonight - stopping a Roux snap-shot from the edge of the area. It really didn't trouble the goalkeeper that much...
  • 25'
    This could get embarrassing for Lille - they've really been poor, while Bayern have looked absolutely rampant. They could pick their number tonight.
  • 23'
    Goal Arjen Robben
  • 22'
    Oh, that was brilliant! Muller threads the ball through a host of defenders and finds Robben, but the Dutchman can't quite get it out of his feet.
  • 21'
    Yellow Card Mathieu Debuchy
    Now that's cynical - Bayern try to counterattack with Robben and Ribery, but the latter is stopped in his tracks by Debuchy, who gladly takes a booking.
  • 20'
    Barring a collapse of biblical proportions from Bayern, Lille are heading out tonight. The hosts have been in fine form, and look good value to extend their lead.
  • 18'
    Assist Franck Ribéry
  • 18'
    Goal Claudio Pizarro
    GOAL!!! Pizarro wins the ball on the edge of the box, plays a quick one-two with Ribery and drives the ball into the corner. Great finish!
  • 16'
    Bayern are back in full command now, and are stroking the ball around the centre of the park. For all of Lille's industry, they've had nothing going forward, that one header from Roux aside.
  • 14'
    Alaba gets down the left and tries to find Robben, who had drifted in-field from the right, but his cross is cleared behind for a corner.
  • 12'
    That wasn't so good though. Chedjou breaks out of defence and tried to make a hero of himself by shooting from distance, but his effort falls closer to the corner flag than the goal post.
  • 11'
    A nice little half-chance for Lille, there, as Debuchy motors down the right and finds Roux, who can only direct his header over.
  • 10'
    Lille have been building from the back since falling behind and finally get towards the Bayern box, but Dante prevents Kalou from wriggling clear.
  • 8'
    That could be 2-0!! A Robben corner falls kindly to Muller on the far side of the box, and the Germany international takes it down brilliantly, but lifts it over.
  • 6'
    That's a great start for Bayern, who did not have things their own way in the first fixture against LOSC. Schweinsteiger's been having a fantastic season since coming back from injury!
  • 5'
    Goal Bastian Schweinsteiger
    GOAL!!! Muller's miss doesn't matter any more! Schweinsteiger takes the free kick himself and bends it past Landreau and into the corner of the net! Great finish!
  • 4'
    What a chance! Robben slips the ball to Muller, who finds himself one-on-one in the box, but can't force it past Landreau. In the ensuing melee, Schweinsteiger is fouled on the edge of the box.
  • 3'
    First flash from Bayern now. Robben is set loose down the right and manages to force a corner, which is subsequently wasted.
  • 1'
    Pedretti pumps it in, but Martinez is there to head it away as far as Beria, who shoots from distance, but it flies over.
  • 1'
    And we're off! Lille get the game started and Dante floors Roux within seconds, and the visitors have a free kick.
  • Bayern are playing in their black kit - can't understand that one!
  • The teams are out, and we're just minutes away from kick-off! If you have any predictions, feel free to get in contact with me via Twitter (@eniskoylu)! It promises to be a great match!
  • LILLE: Landreau; Debuchy, Rozehnal, Beria, Chedjou; Basa, Balmont, Pedretti; Payet, Roux, Kalou
  • Meanwhile, for Lille, Mathieu Debuchy has shaken off an injury to take his place at right-back.
  • BAYERN: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba; Martinez, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Muller, Ribery; Pizarro
  • The teams are in, and Bayern have handed a start to Claudio Pizarro ahead of Mario Mandzukic.
  • Good evening! After last night's drama, the Champions League is back, and in this match, Bayern Munich host Lille hoping to take control of Group F with a victory.