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4 vs 0
Played
April 13, 2013 9:30 AM EDT
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ M. Weiner‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
 
17′ Mario Gomez
 
24′ Rafinha
 
 
Top of the Match
Claudio Pizarro
Claudio Pizarro
Bayern
Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri
Bayern
Flop of the Match
Timmy Simons
Timmy Simons
Nürnberg
Timmy Simons
Timmy Simons
Nürnberg

Bayern Munich 4-0 Nurnberg: Bundesliga champions send message to Barcelona by blitzing Bavarian rivals

Jupp Heynckes' men racked up three goals during a stirring open quarter through Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez and Rafinha, while Xherdan Shaqiri added another just after the break

By Mark Doyle

Bayern Munich fired a warning shot in the direction of Barcelona by fielding a veritable 'B' team in an impressive 4-0 rout of in-form Nurnberg at the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Having seen his side clinch both the Bundesliga title and a place in the semifinals of the Champions League in the preceding seven days, coach Jupp Heynckes understandably elected to rest a number of key personnel for this Bavarian derby.

However, worryingly for Barca, there was no discernible dip in the quality of Bayern's play, with the hosts racking up first-half goals from Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez and Rafinha. Reserve goalkeeper Tom Starke was finally called into action to save a penalty from Timmy Simons before Xherdan Shaqiri added a fourth goal for the thoroughly-dominant hosts soon after.

The Allianz Arena was in a celebratory mood, particularly in light of last weekend's title-winning triumph at Eintracht Frankfurt, but the home side's players seemed solely concerned with making Nurnberg suffer, taking taking just five minutes to break the resistance of a side that had been unbeaten in nine coming into this game.

Indeed, Shaqiri, Daniel van Buyten and Franck Ribery had all gone close to opening the scoring before Boateng broke the deadlock with an acrobatic half-volley, after the visitors had failed dismally to deal with a corner from the left-hand side.

Bayern continued to exhibit an unquenchable thirst for goals and, after a further spell of sustained pressure, it doubled the advantage 17 minutes in. Boateng was the creator this time, stepping out of defense before playing a wonderfully-weighted ball through to Gomez, who fired low past Raphael Schafer.

The hapless Nurnberg goalkeeper was beaten again midway through the first half, this time more culpably at his near post, by Rafinha, who had been slipped in on goal by Claudio Pizarro.

Nurnberg managed to keep Bayern at bay for the remainder of the half and it should have got off the mark just after the break when Rafinha bundled Mike Frantz over in the area. However, Simons saw his subsequent spot-kick catch Starke flush in the forehead, and the ball rebounded away to safety.

Unsurprisingly, the visitors were punished for their profligacy, with Shaqiri restoring the natural order of things by shooting low past Schafer after controlling a Ribery corner and then quickly shifting the ball onto his left foot.

Bayern repeatedly threatened to add to its tally, with Pizarro lifting the ball over the bar when he really should have found the back of the net, but there was no dampening the spirits of the home fans, who were treated to another stunning demonstration of their side's remarkable strength in depth.

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Bayern

22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
47′
3.00
5
3.00
13
Rafinha
Defender
24′ 47′
3.50
17
Jerome Boateng
Defender
5′ 17′
4.00
26
Diego Contento
Defender
2.50
7
Franck Ribéry
Midfielder
56′
3.00
11
Xherdan Shaqiri
Midfielder
56′ 71′
3.00
10
Emre Can
Midfielder
2.50
44
3.00
14
4.00
33
Mario Gomez
Striker
17′
3.50

Nürnberg

3.00
1
1.50
3
Per Nilsson
Defender
44′
1.50
5
Timm Klose
Defender
55′
2.50
25
1.00
2
Timmy Simons
Midfielder
47′
2.00
5
Hanno Balitsch
Midfielder
2.50
7
Markus Feulner
Midfielder
2.00
13
2.00
17
Mike Frantz
Midfielder
83′
2.00
9
2.00
11

Substitutes

1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Dante
Defender
 - 
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
 - 
8
Javi Martínez
Midfielder
 - 
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
 - 
34
2.50
9
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
22
2.50
21
2.50
26
 - 
-
Muhammed Ildiz
Midfielder
83′
 - 
27
Markus Mendler
Midfielder
 - 
-
Mu Kanazaki
Midfielder
 - 
9

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Bayer Leverkusen
15 2