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  • March 5, 2011
  • • 14:30
  • • HDI-Arena, Hannover
  • Referee: J. Drees
  • • Attendance: 49000

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 3'
    It is over! Bayern Munich have been undone today and so have been Van Gaal's career at Bayern Munich! The Bavarians looked unmotivated and almost willing to have Van Gaal sacked, with a few exceptions of course, and this is exactty what they achieved in this match. Hannover played a wonderful game and deservedly claim the three points. It is goodbye from me, Vasil Kotsev! Join us later today for our live coverage of tonight's game between Milan and Juventus! Bye, for now!
  • 90' + 1'
    Three minutes of injury time ...
  • 89'
    Stoppelkamp is racing down the right again and tries to get it past Pranjic, but the Croatian dispossesses the substitute. On the other side of the pitch Robben sends a blast well wide from range.
  • 87'
    SubstitutionLars Stindl Mario Eggimann
  • 87'
    STOPPELKAMP! Wonderful run by the talented midfielder, who managed to get past Ottl and fired a wonderful finish just wide from the left side of the box.
  • 85'
    Bayern Munich are trying to break forward, but are stopped by Hannover's resilient defence. The Bavarians will need a miracle to get back into the game.
  • 83'
    Daniel Van Buyten wins a free-kick in the centre of the pitch after being taken down by Schmiedebach.
  • 81'
    SubstitutionJan Schlaudraff Moritz Stoppelkamp
  • 81'
    Schlaudraff is off for Stoppelkamp. The former Bayern Munich player could not score today.
  • 80'
    Yellow Card Sergio da Silva Pinto
  • 79'
    Robben takes a free-kick just outside the box, but it is deflected for a corner on the right. Nothing comes out of this set-piece, too.
  • 77'
    Konstantin Rausch is replaced by Chahed after his man of the match performance today,
  • 76'
    SubstitutionKonstantin Rausch Sofian Chahed
  • 75'
    Can Hannover add another goal to pile more misery on Bayern Munich? Just now they are trying to probe the Bavarians' defence, but with no success ... for now.
  • 73'
    Yellow Card Lars Stindl
  • 73'
    Red Card Breno
  • 73'
    Straight red for Breno! Bayern Munich are down to ten man! The Brazilian brought down Stindl without the ball and he is out. Correct decision from the referee.
  • 71'
    Klose came on for Kroos two minutes ago. Can the goal poacher save Bayern Munich ? ...
  • 69'
    SubstitutionToni Kroos Miroslav Klose
  • 69'
    Robben is the only one in Bayern Munich shirt who is trying to make things work. Just a moment ago he almost managed to singlehandedly powered through Hannover's defence, but his run was thwarted by Ron-Robert Zieler.
  • 68'
    Gomez controls superbly outside Hannover's penalty box and lays it for Robben who blasts from range, but misses the target.
  • 66'
    Hoeness is crying ... Van Gaal is out for sure. Bayern Munich have crumbled today.
  • 64'
    GOAL! Horrible blunder by Thomas Kraft! Pinto send a thunderous shot, Kraft punched the ball above and it crawled past the line. Bayern Munich are down and out.
  • 63'
    Stopped by the wall and it is cleared.
  • 62'
    Goal Sergio da Silva Pinto
  • 62'
    Kroos wins a free-kick just outside the box after going down from a challenge by no less than three players. Robben will take it.
  • 61'
    Abdellaoue fouls Toni Kross and the midfielder is struggling on the ground ... he manages to shake it off and goes on playing.
  • 60'
    Yellow Card Mohammed Abdellaoue
  • 59'
    Rausch again active on the left flank and fires in a cross which Kraft easily claimed in the centre of goal.
  • 57'
    Hannover appeal for a penalty after the ball touched Van Buyten, but it was certainly not worthy of a spot kick.
  • 55'
    Assist Franck Ribéry
  • 55'
    Goal Arjen Robben
  • 55'
    GOAL! Robben scores! Ribery with the assist! The Frenchman managed to take control the ball after Mueller was stopped with it in the box and crossed from the by line and Robben headed in.
  • 53'
    Mueller tries to win a penalty, but the referee is having none of it. Bayern Munich are unlikely to take anything from this game the way they play.
  • 51'
    Assist Jan Schlaudraff
  • 51'
    Goal Konstantin Rausch
  • 51'
    GOAL! Hannover are the goalscorers once again! Rausch makes it two! Wonderful shot! His finish was deflected into the net by Gomez! Schlaudraff passes to Rausch from a corner on the right and the midfielder let it fly and in it went.
  • 50'
    Pranjic blasts a horrible cross from the left wing and it goes over the bar. Bayern have been the more attacking team so far in this half, but have failed to produce anything of note.
  • 48'
    Van Buyten on for Tymoshchuk and Ottl for Badstuber. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionHolger Badstuber Andreas Ottl
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAnatoliy Tymoshchuk Daniel Van Buyten
  • 46'
    The second half starts ...
  • 45' + 1'
    The referee blows his whistle for the end of the first half. The current Bundesliga holders have been downright atrocious and not only deserve to be a goal down, but should probably have conceded another two. Hannover are flying and look determinded to claim the three points. Can the Bayern Munich players get themselves together and save the job of the man which made most of the superstars? Join us after the break to find out.
  • 44'
    Was that a penalty? Gomez was brought down in the penalty area. From the replays it looks it was on the edge of the box, but it was certainly a foul. Abdellaoue on the break .... ABDELLAOUE! Managed the free himself from Tymoshchuk and shot just wide ... Hannover could have made it 2 - 0 here.
  • 43'
    Bayern Munich are unable to string even two passes together and look down and out. Can they lift their game and defeat .... Hannover ? .....
  • 42'
    Yellow Card Toni Kroos
  • 42'
    Kroos is booked after catching Stindl as the Hannover player was about to shoot.
  • 41'
    Pinto was presented with a great opportunity to shoot at goal after Hannover won the ball in midfield, but his drive was claimed by Kraft.
  • 39'
    Hannover has had a great first half so far, pressing Bayern Munich high up the pitch and effectively neutralising Kroos and Pranjic in midfield.
  • 37'
    RAUSCH ALMOST MAKES IN TWO! Stindl did great on the right before finding Rausch in the box, the winger turned with the ball, an had all the time to finish past Kraft, but his shot fizzled wide of the post.
  • 35'
    Ribery fails to keep the ball in play and Bayern Munich concede a corner deep in Hannover's half.
  • 34'
    Bayern Munich are yet to create a single serious opportunity in front of Zieler. After brimming with confidence after defeating Inter at the Giuseppe Meazza, two straight defeats has caused Louis Van Gaal's men self-belief to sink.
  • 32'
    Straight at Kraft. Wasted opportunity for Hannover.
  • 31'
    Pranjic concedes a corner on right. Rausch is going to take it ...
  • 29'
    Zieler claims Robben's powerful low shot in the centre of goal. It should have been better placed in order to surprise Zieler.
  • 28'
    Cherundolo stops a promising Bayern Munich attack with a pull and is lucky not to be yellow carded. Robben to take the free-kick.
  • 26'
    Rooben tries to do it all b himself on the left wing, but Hannover have put eight man in defence and it looks like a lost cause.
  • 24'
    Schlaudraff tries to backheel past two Bayern Munich players ... It is still too early to mock his ex team.
  • 22'
    Bayern in attack .... Ribery, then Mueller try to find a team mate in Hannover's half, but the box is crowded by players in red shirts.
  • 20'
    Schulz is caught offside on the left wing. Seems like Hannover are teaming up on no other than Lahm and this has turned out to be productive so far.
  • 18'
    Hannover nearly break through again with Rausch crossing from the left, but there was no one to finish at the far post.
  • 16'
    Assist Konstantin Rausch
  • 16'
    Goal Mohammed Abdellaoue
  • 16'
    GOAL! Abdellaoue! Rausch ran down with the ball on the left after a horrible mistake by Bayern in the centre of the pitch, crossed for Abdellaoue who was unmarked by both Badstuber and Breno who was pretty much not in defence and the Norwegian stabbed the ball into the top left corner first time.
  • 15'
    Pinto with a shirt-pull in the centre of the pitch. Strange thing the referee did not show a yellow card here.
  • 14'
    Decent ball by Tymoshchuk from the back for Robben, but it is a bit too fast even for the Dutchman.
  • 13'
    RAUSCH! SO CLOSE! Gomez loses the ball on the left and Schlaudraff is released on the wing, accelerated in Bayern Munich's half before crossing for Rausch, whose volley goes wide. Best chance of the game so far.
  • 11'
    Ribery tries to outmuscle Cherundolo on the left wing, but ends up handballing. No yellow card for the Frenchman.
  • 9'
    Robben quickly takes a throw-in on the left after a quick break and tries to release Gomez, but the striker was outrun by Pogatetz and the danger was thwarted.
  • 7'
    Gustavo was ruled out of today's game with a flu, which meant Pranjic will partner Kroos in the centre of the pitch. Schweinsteiger is suspended for this game after accumulating five yellow card.s.
  • 5'
    Ribery made his way on the left before whipping a low cross which Haggui managed to deal with superbly.
  • 3'
    Bayern Munich win the first free-kick of the game after a foul on Kroos ...
  • 1'
    The game begins ...
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