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UEFA Champions League

  • September 27, 2011
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Allianz Arena, München
  • Referee: V. Kassai
  • • Attendance: 66000

Live Commentary

  • FULL TIME! An emphatic win for the Germans, who keep their 12th clean sheet in 13 games in all competitions! City was able to match the hosts for the opening stages, but had no answer after falling behind.
  • 90' + 2'
    SubstitutionM. Gómez Nils Petersen
  • 90' + 2'
    KOLAROV! That was City's best chance yet! The Serbian breaks into the box unmarked, but Boateng does well to harry his shot, which goes well wide of the far post. A real missed opportunity...
  • 90'
    SubstitutionFranck Ribéry Arjen Robben
  • 89'
    Ribery gets a standing ovation from the fans as he is withdrawn. Arjen Robben embraces his teammate as he comes in for the closing moments.
  • 87'
    Clever ball in from Gomez towards the streaking Schweinsteiger, but Kompany makes an acrobatic save. Boateng is back at his feet now...
  • 86'
    Oh dear, here's a nasty collision between Richards and Boateng. It was a 50-50 ball and no foul was called, but the Bayern man appears to have taken quite a knock...
  • 82'
    SubstitutionToni Kroos Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
  • 80'
    GOMEZ! Oooh, that could have been his hat trick! Kroos whips in the free kick and the striker heads towards the far corner. Hart manages to get a finger to the ball to divert wide, where Muller's outstretched boot is JUST unable to tap in.
  • 78'
    Yellow Card Kolo Toure
  • 77'
    Yellow Card Yaya Touré
  • 75'
    Milner whips in the free kick, but Neuer catches. A quarter hour left now and the visitors need a goal soon...
  • 74'
    Potential chance for the visitors to pull a goal back as Kolarov wins a free kick outside the left of the box...
  • 73'
    SubstitutionGareth Barry Aleksandar Kolarov
  • 73'
    SCHWEINSTEIGER! Oh, saved! The vice-captain has another low drive towards goal that forces a fine stop from Hart, who parries for a corner.
  • 72'
    Bayern has absolutely no interest in advancing the ball right now; their players are spread at the back and with plenty of space to play keep-away with the City forward line...
  • 70'
    SubstitutionSamir Nasri James Milner
  • 67'
    Yellow Card Gael Clichy
  • 67'
    Clichy becomes the second player to be booked as he comes in hard on Muller.
  • 66'
    AGUERO! Oooh, fantastic challenge by Boateng! The Argentine appears to be a step ahead of Boateng as he reaches a fine ball into the box. The Germany international nonetheless recovers and just manages to get his foot to the ball ahead of his opponent's
  • 65'
    The withdrawal of Dzeko appears to have backfired for City, who at the moment have no-one up front as an outlet to hold up the ball.
  • 63'
    City just can't keep the ball right now. Case-in-point: Hart clears to Richards, who is immediately dispossessed by Ribery.
  • 60'
    The second goal really appears to have changed the game. City is lacking the intensity that it showed in the opening stages, and Bayern is camping out in its attacking half, under very little pressure.
  • 57'
    Oh, Gomez! Lahm plays a dangerous ball in towards the striker, who cannot quite redirect towards goal. All it needed was a touch in the right direction...
  • 55'
    SubstitutionEdin Dzeko Nigel De Jong
  • 55'
    A curious substitution for City: defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong is on for Dzeko. Perhaps Silva or Nasri will move into a more advanced role?
  • 53'
    Oh, crunching collision between Ribery and Kolo Toure at the edge of the City box. The Ivorian appears to come out second best, but will be fit to continue.
  • 50'
    Oh, dangerous challenge from Aguero, who could be sent off! Van Buyten races forward to nod the ball and the Argentine leaves his foot high. Little contact is made, but it was a very rash challenge from a man who is already on a yellow card...
  • 48'
    Aguero has space for a moment as he runs up the middle, but his flicked ball towards Silva curls towards the touchline. Ribery is first to the ball and wins a free kick.
  • 46'
    The second half is underway!
  • HALFTIME! The last five minutes of the first half were a critical period for City, and events turned against them. The visitors will feel they caught some unlucky breaks after having two penalty claims denied, but Bayern was the better team in free play, and managed to make their impact with two goals from three good opportunities.
  • 45' + 1'
    Goal M. Gómez
  • 45' + 1'
    Kroos curls in a short free kick that Van Buyten heads towards the near post, and Hart makes an excellent save. Gomez is on hand again to put in the rebound!
  • 45'
  • 44'
    Bayern fans want a penanty, but none is forthcoming. Ribery finds his way into the box but his final touch is strong. Kompany allows the Frenchman to run into him, but the whistle is not blown...
  • 43'
    Yellow Card Sergio Agüero
  • 42'
    Aguero is the first to be booked after sliding in from behind on Schweinsteiger. Free kick to the hosts near the centre circle.
  • 41'
    Richards squares to Dzeko at the edge of the box, but Boateng lunges to block the former Wolfsburg man's shot out for a throw. Encouraging from City...
  • 38'
    Assist Thomas Müller
  • 38'
    Goal M. Gómez
  • 38'
    GOAL! GOMEZ MAKES IT 1-0 TO BAYERN! Hart did everything possible to keep the ball out, but the third time was a charm. Ribery fires low from the left and the ball is parried to Muller, whose follow-up is blocked by the goalkeeper. Gomez is first to the ball and fires in the opener!
  • 36'
    SCHWEINSTEIGER! WHAT A MISS! City is caught napping for the first time as Muller squares to his international teammate. The ball is just behind him, and Schweinsteiger loops over the bar!
  • 33'
    Schweinsteiger again has a go from distance, but this time Hart gets down quickly and manages to catch the Germany international's shot. Good save!
  • 31'
    Ribery! Oh, Hart nearly gifts the hosts a real chance! The Frenchman fires a low drive from distance that the English goalkeeper parries somewhat unconvincingly. Muller is first to the loose ball in the box, but is well marked and unable to pick out a shot.
  • 29'
    A brief spell illustrates just how well City is pressing: Schweinsteiger plays a loose pass from his own box that Dzeko intercepts. A few moments later, Lahm tries an outlet ball, which is also intercepted. City really looking strong now...
  • 27'
    Bayern for the first time catches City out on the counter, but Kroos' first touch lets him down and he blasts well over the bar.
  • 25'
    Luiz Gustavo is fortunate not to earn a booking for a rash challenge. Yaya Toure has a go from distance with the resulting free kick, but it causes little trouble for Neuer, who makes a catch save.
  • 24'
    Penalty? No! Richards storms into the right side of the box and Boateng engages him. The City man goes down and the ball does not appear to change paths - that could have been a spot kick...
  • 22'
    Fabulous solo run by Nasri! The Frenchman takes the ball well outside the box and tries a direct run through the middle. He reaches the edge of the box where Luiz Gustavo does just enough to win the ball back.
  • 21'
    Oh, Dzeko nearly with a chance! The former Wolfsburg man is left unmarked following the free kick and takes the ball off his chest. He then volleys, but by that time Boateng has him closed down and manages to block the shot.
  • 20'
    Superb play from Barry, who evades a pair of defenders before being pulled down by Luiz Gustavo.
  • 18'
    Bayern getting much more possession now, but still have only had one real instance of penetration into the City box. A good spell with the ball leads only to another Schweinsteiger blast, which misses over the bar.
  • 16'
    More superb defending from Richards, who really has kept Ribery under wraps. The Bayern man had done well to take down a long ball, but Richards was not tricked by his feint and knocked the ball out for a throw-in.
  • 13'
    First chance for Bayern, but City does just enough! Schweinsteiger plays in Rafinha, who slips up the endline and crosses towards Ribery. However, the ball takes a slight deflection on its way through and City can take a big sigh of relief.
  • 11'
    Bayern takes a quick throw and Rafinha volleys from 20 yards, but misses well over the bar.
  • 9'
    Schweinsteiger has a go from distance, but his shot is deflected straight into Hart's arms.
  • 8'
    Great run by Aguero, but just a bit too strong with his final touch! The Argentine takes on Van Buyten and jinks towards the end line, but dribbles the ball out of play.
  • 5'
    City's early pressure continues as Richards bombs up the right flank and squares for the Bosnian, but Neuer is well positioned to claim what was a rather weak finish by Dzeko
  • 3'
    Great work by Silva! The Spaniard beat Boateng to the endline and both went to ground, the ball coming to a stop on the line. Silva was first to his feet and cut back, but Rafinha did just enough to deny a shot.
  • 2'
    Great recovery by Richards, who had initially been beaten for pace by Ribery but caught up to the Frenchman nonetheless.
  • 1'
    This match is underway!