• Date: Tue 30 March 2010
  • Venue: Allianz Arena
  • Ref: De Bleeckere, F
  • Attendance: 66,000
Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

Ribery (76)

Olic (90)

2 - 1

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United

Team Lineups

Bayern Munich

Hans-Jorg Butt
Daniel van Buyten
Martin Demichelis
Philipp Lahm
Holger Badstuber
Franck Ribery
Hamit Altintop (Miroslav Klose, 86)
Mark van Bommel
Danijel Pranjic (Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, 89)
Ivica Olic
Thomas Muller (Mario Gomez, 73)

Manchester United

Edwin van der Sar
Gary Neville
Patrice Evra
Rio Ferdinand
Nemanja Vidic
Ji-Sung Park (Dimitar Berbatov, 70)
Michael Carrick (Luis Antonio Valencia, 70)
Luis Carlos Nani (Ryan Giggs, 82)
Paul Scholes
Darren Fletcher
Wayne Rooney

Match Report
Bayern Munich exorcised the ghost of Barcelona as they came back from a goal down to defeat Manchester United 2-1 in a Champions League quarter-final first leg tie which ended with Wayne Rooney being helped off the pitch. Two goals in the final 14 minutes from Franck Ribery and Ivica Olic helped Bayern gain revenge on United following their dramatic Champions League Final defeat at the Camp Nou back in 1999. However, of more concern to United and England fans was the sight of Rooney being helped off the pitch at full-time having taken a blow to the ankle in the build-up to Olic's stoppage-time winner. The night had started perfectly for United as they swept into a second minute lead in the first leg of their last eight encounter at the Allianz Arena. Rooney profited from a slip by Martin Demichelis to side-foot a simple finish into the roof off the net after Nani's free-kick flicked off the head of Mark van Bommel. But that was as good as it would get for the visitors as they failed to match Bayern's intensity and were lucky to go in level at half-time. First Ribery's left-foot shot from the edge of the box was held superbly by the diving Edwin van der Sar, before Hamit Altintop inexplicably mis-controlled when free in the box and he failed to capitalise on a sensational chipped pass from the lively France star. Olic wasted the best chance on the half-hour when he thrashed at fresh air and made a hash of Altintop's shot which came to him just three yards out. The Croatia striker tested van der Sar at the base of his post in the opening stages of the second half before Altintop drew a fine save from the busy Dutch keeper with a thunderous strike from 15 yards. The warning signs were there for a United side who constantly gave the ball away cheaply in midfield and Ribery finally restored parity with 76 minutes on the clock. The manner of the goal was fortuitous in that his lacklustre 20-yard free-kick deflected off the advancing Rooney and left van der Sar flat-footed. That brought United back to life and Nemanja Vidic rattled the crossbar with a crashing header from substitute Ryan Giggs' corner. But with Rooney down in a heap in the centre circle after failing to stop Gomez, Bayern rubbed salt into the wounds in stoppage time. The hulking Germany striker was allowed to run at goal and when Patrice Evra dallied on the ball in the box, it fell perfectly to Olic to pick his spot beyond van der Sar. The goal was a bitter pill for United to swallow but all eyes will now be on Rooney and a probable injury lay-off with Saturday's Premier League title showdown with Chelsea next on the agenda.
Live Text Commentary
Full time



That's a bitter pill for United to swallow and to make matters worse Rooney is helped off with what looks like a worrying foot injury


BAYERN MUNICH 2-1 MAN UTD: OLIC brings the stadium to life as Gomez's bundling run past three white shirts ends with the ball falling to the Croatia striker and he slots it home past van der Sar


Van der Sar saves United as he claws away Gomez's shot from eight yards with his fingertips. That could so easily have been a winning goal in stoppage time


Gomes is inches away from meeting Lahm's teasing cross and United are lucky to escape there


Anatoliy Tymoshchuk comes on for Pranjic who is limping heavily following that Rooney tackle

Yellow Card

Rooney clatters the shins of Pranjic in the centre circle and is booked


Ribery goes for goal from 30 yards but van der Sar plucks his rising shot out of the air with ease


Miroslav Klose enters the fray for Bayern with Altintop going off


Vidic rattles the crossbar with a thunderous header from Giggs' corner. That was a terrific header and deserved a goal


Ryan Giggs comes on for Nani in a third and final United change


Rooney is a little on his heels as he is played into space but Demichelis recovers to snuff out the danger


Altintop isn't booked for the most obvious piece of shirt-pulling you will ever see on Evra

Yellow Card

Scholes is booked now for a trademark mis-timed tackle on Olic


BAYERN MUNICH 1-1 MAN UTD: RIBERY'S 20-yard free-kick flicks off the leg of Rooney and leaves van der Sar flat-footed. It was a lucky goal but you can't say it hasn't been coming!

Yellow Card

Neville is booked for a clumsy handball just outside the penalty area


Mario Gomez replaces Muller for the home side


Olic is again denied by van der Sar at the base of his post after a Muller back-heel opened up the United defence


Evra lofts a aimless long ball forward and Rooney looks absolutely disgusted with that. United just can't retain the ball


Dimitar Berbatov and Luis Antonio Valencia come on for United with Carrick and Park making way


Pranjic's shot loops up off Scholes and drops on to the roof of the net with van der Sar back-pedalling but ready to deal with


Rooney looks for a one-two off Fletcher on the break but the latter's first-time cross is too close to the keeper and Bayern are let off the hook


Evra beats his man and almost picks out the unmarked Rooney with a floated cross which Martin Demichelis just about deals with


United just can't get a foothold in this game and they are lucky to still be leading by that second minute goal

Yellow Card

Holger Badstuber is the first booking of the night for a late tackle on Nani


Altintop bundles his way past two defenders but his powerful drive is straight at van der Sar who somehow palms it down and away from the waiting red shirts


United's play with the ball is awful to say the least with Carrick, Scholes and Evra all guilty of giving it away far too cheaply


It's still all Bayern and Rooney is looking an increasingly frustrated and isolated figure in the United attack


Muller's shot deflects off Vidic's legs but the tall frame of van der Sar gets down well to keep the ball out


Nani goes down holding his face but the referee knows that's a con and he waves play on. Pathetic play from the Portuguese!


Bayern have started the second half like an express train and United are a little lucky not to have conceded


Ribery plays in Olic with a delightful pass but his shot from a tight angle is palmed away by van der Sar


Bayern get this second half underway trailing by one goal

Half time



One minute will be added to this first half for stoppages


Rooney cushions a header back to Carrick but his left-foot volley is straight down the throat of Butt


United took the early initiative in this first half but since then Bayern have been on top and may think themselves unlucky not to be on level terms


Park lays the ball off to Carrick but his side-foot effort from the edge of the box is blocked away to safety


Fletcher sends over an inch-perfect cross from the left after a swift break but Rooney takes a touch and sees his shot saved by Butt. That should have been 2-0 United


Olic goes in and the ball bounces perfectly for the unmarked Thomas Muller but the referee blows for a foul by the Croatia striker. The home crowd don't like that call!


Bayern are totally dominating in terms of possession and United just can't seem to keep hold of the ball


Pranjic tries his luck from 30 yards with a shot which the diving van der Sar is slightly troubled by but not enough to prevent him saving


Rooney goes for goal from the edge of the box but he shoots straight at Hans-Jorg Butt who holds well


Carrick dallies on the ball and Bayern win it back. Sir Alex Ferguson is furious with his players after what has been a shocking last 10 minutes where they have looked at sixes and sevens


Ivica Olic holds his head as he fails to make contact with Altintop's mis-hit shot which turned into a perfect pass to his team-mate just three yards out


The game is congested in the midfield third at the moment and the quality has dropped from the action-packed start


Ribery lofts in a sublime ball over the top but Altintop mis-controls and van der Sar claims. That should have been an equaliser, no doubt


Nani gets to the byline and sends over a cross which hits the crossbar and bounces away to safety. That would have been a total fluke as he didn't mean to shoot


Ribery's left-foot shot from the edge of the box is held superbly by the diving van der Sar. The save was even better as the shot took a slight deflection


Scholes catches Altintop with a clumsy high boot and is fortunate not to see yellow - especially in a European game


Nani goes on a mazy run which leaves two defenders on their backsides but his shot is scuffed and drifts wide of the near post from 12 yards


Scholes picks out Rooney with a perfectly-weighted long ball but the striker's shot is blocked after he cuts back inside


Vidic cuts out a low Lahm cross and United are being pegged back in their own half at the moment


Danijel Pranjic drifts in a dangerous free-kick which Vidic has to head behind. Bayern are beginning to knock seriously at the door now


United over-play at the back with Michael Carrick putting Vidic in trouble but Edwin van der Sar hacks the danger away and Ferdinand lets his team-mates know about it!


Philipp Lahm and Altintop open up the defence with a neat one-two but the final ball is poor and hacked clear by Nemanja Vidic


Park tees up the late-arriving Scholes but his instant shot from the edge of the box is well over the crossbar


Bayern are looking a little rattled following their horrendous start and coach Louis van Gaal is agitated in the technical area


Hamit Altintop's low 12-yard shot is blocked by Rio Ferdinand as this entertaining start continues


BAYERN MUNICH 0-1 MAN UTD: ROONEY has the simplest of finishes as Nani's free-kick flicks off the head of a Bayern player, Demichelis slips and the England striker side-foots into the roof of the net. Sensational start!


Martin Demichelis is lucky to escape an instant yellow for a crude hack at the legs of Nani by the corner flag


United get this match underway to a huge roar

Awaiting Kickoff

The colourful Allianz Arena is packed to the rafters and we could be in for a classic European night

Awaiting Kickoff

Paul Scholes has been preferred to Antonio Valencia in the only surprise in the United line-up

Awaiting Kickoff

Sir Alex Ferguson has opted for his regular 4-5-1 European formation with Wayne Rooney up front by himself but supported by the likes of Nani and Ji-Sung Park.

Awaiting Kickoff

Bayern are at home in the first leg of this quarter-final showdown and one of their key players - Franck Ribery - has been passed fit. Fellow injury doubt and star man Arjen Robben misses out.

Awaiting Kickoff

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