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27 Sep 2011 20:34:58

Bayern Munich Manchester City:

Mario Gomez netted two first-half poacher's goals to hand Manchester City a Champions League reality check with a dominant victory at the Allianz Arena. The predatory German striker opened the scoring after Joe Hart denied both Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller with instinctive saves, but the England keeper could not repel the 26-year-old's effort. On the stroke of half-time, Tim Kroos's free-kick was nodded goalbound by Daniel van Buyten. Hart palmed his effort away, but once again Gomez was first to react and prodded home, much to the ire of the City keeper. More to follow. Helpless: Joe Hart - who had denied Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller - can do nothing to repel Mario Gomez's close-range effort MATCH FACTSBayern Munich: Neuer, Rafinha, Van Buyten, Boateng, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Gustavo, Muller, Kroos (Tymoschuk 82), Ribery, Gomez. Subs not used: Butt, Petersen, Robben, Usami, Contento, Alaba. Scorer: Gomez 38, 45+1. Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, K Toure, Clichy, Nasri (Milner 69), Barry (Kolarov 73), Y Toure, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko (De Jong 55). Subs not used: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Lescott, Milner, Tevez. Yellow cards: Aguero, Clichy, K Toure, Y Toure. Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary). Two's up: Gomez reacts quickest to Hart's save from Daniel van Buyten's header to double Bayern's advantage The agony and the ecstasy: Mullar looks aghast after seeing his effort saved by Hart, unaware that Gomez is about to give Bayern the lead Losing it: Hart was apoplectic following Bayern's second goal Tempers flare: Edin Dzeko hurls his boots at the ground following his substitution The one that got away: Hart denies Gomez No penalty: Micah Richards goes to ground in the box following Jerome Boateng's challenge Kick shot: Sergio Aguero wins the ball from Van Buyten Getting stuck in: Vincent Kompany steals possession from Gomez  Martin Samuel: Not such fair play from Neuer and all his money talkCity can forget about winning the Champions League, claims Bayern's BoatengCHAMPIONS LEAGUE LIVE: All the action as it happenedManchester City walk with the elite: Emotional trek from Mansfield to MunichManchester City lay wreath in moving tribute to Munich Air Disaster victimsAll the latest Manchester City news, features and opinion


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