Friday March 29, 2013 Day 27 Allianz-Arena

Countdown: -970 Days

  1. Bundesliga - Brilliant Bayern stick nine past hopeless Hamburg

    Bundesliga - Brilliant Bayern stick nine past hopeless Hamburg

    Bayern Munich warmed up for their Champions League clash with Juventus with a 9-2 massacre of Hamburg. More

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    • FT AND THERE IS THE FINAL WHISTLE!!! The referee puts Hamburg out of their misery by adding basically no injury time. That's one way to warm up for a Champions League night. Consider yourself warned Juventus.
    • 90' Ohh nearly 10 as Kroos just can't get on the end of a cross from Mueller.
    • 89' Alder makes another good save to push away Luiz Gustavo cross-come-shot.
    • 87' Schweinsteiger is back on the pitch and seems to moving fine. A relief for Bayern.
    • 86' GOAL HAMBURG!!! Again they score direct from a corner – captain Westermann this time heading into the corner.
    • 85' Van der Vaart with another decent effort pushed away by Neuer.
    • 84' Bit of contact in the box and Mueller could have gone down and looked for a penalty but he stays on his feet.
    • 83' Looks like an ankle injury for Schweinsteiger, he hobbles off for more treatment. One to watch.
    • 83' Schweinsteiger down getting treatment - this will worry Bayern.
    • 81' Hamburg bring on Kacar for Badelj who looks like he would rather be anywhere else.
    • 79' Pizarro slips in Rafinha for another chance and not for the first time today Adler has to make a save.
    • 77' Bayern's record victory came in 1971 when they beat Dortmund 11-1.
    • 76' GOAL BAYERN!!! Hamburg's goal just wakened the beast….Ribery cuts inside the box and drills a low shot into the corner of the net. 9-1 Bayern. That's NINE-ONE
    • 75' GOAL HAMBURG!!! From the resulting corner Bruma heads into the corner – that's a consolation I suppose.
    • 74' Van der Vaart with an excellent low shot from distance but Neuer pushes it away in the corner for a fine save.
    • 72' Ribery fires a shot on target and Adler has to make another save – he has been one of Hamburg's better players!
    • 71' Claudio Pizarro had not scored in the Bundesliga before tonight – he's scored four tonight. That's two more than in his entire career at Chelsea (31 games).
    • 70' Heavy challenge on Martinez and he winces for a moment that is the one thing Bayern have to becareful of. Injuries.
    • 69' Aogo is played in behind the defence but his shot sums up Hamburg's night - straight at Neuer.
    • 68' IT'S EIGHT!!!! Pizarro has his fourth – another close range finish – Mueller beat the offside trap to get on the end of a Ribery ball and he cut it back for Pizarro to hit it into the ground and into the net.
    • 66' The Mexican wave doing the rounds at the Allianz Arena now – always a clear sign of a match that's over as a contest.
    • 64' Bayern 7-0 up and now bring on Ribery and Mueller – this is just cruel. Off go Shaqiri and Robben.
    • 62' Correction it was Lahm who went off for Rafinha - Shaqiri is still on and has just fired a powerful drive just over the bar.
    • 61' Shaqiri gets a great reception as he makes way for Rafinha.
    • 59' Robben in behind the Hamburg defence again but just can't control the ball without overrunning it and Adler gathers.
    • 58' Rincon and Son are off for Hamburg – on comes Rajkovic and Arslan.
    • 57' Hamburg need Westermann to slide in an intercept another Robben ball as Bayern threatened again.
    • 56' As good as Bayern have been this has been a truly pathetic performance from Hamburg who have embarrassed themselves tonight. They have not looked interested at all and Bayern have ruthlessly punished them.
    • 54' ANOTHER GOAL FOR BAYERN!!!! They can't stop scoring. More comical defending from Hamburg. Pizarro nicks the ball and just plays it to Robben who dinks it over Adler for yet another goal. A massacre.
    • 52' GOAL BAYERN!!! Pizarro has the hat-trick – Superb again from Robben who stormed down the right into the box – he cut the ball back and Pizarro finished from close range with a lovely little flick.
    • 51' Shaqiri with a bit of space 25 yards out – tries to curl a low shot into the corner but it goes wide.
    • 50' Limp start to this second-half. You suspect both teams might go through the motions.
    • 48' Lahm now flashes a ball across the box as Bayern get back on the front foot.
    • 47' Sprightly start from Hamburg – Son tries a shot from distance, decent hit but straight at Neuer.
    • 46' And we are back underway in Munich – how many more goals will we get to see tonight?
    • HT And there is the half-time whistle – simply sublime from Bayern Munich. With a number of key players rested they have crushed Hamburg here.
    • 45' ANOTHER GOAL FOR BAYERN!!! They are in unstoppable form. Shaqiri with a low shot off the post and then Pizarro just rolls in the rebound. Wonderful performance this.
    • 44; Almost a wonder goal for Bayern as they turn defence into attack. A wonderful flick by Pizarro saw Kroos free down to the left. He played it inside to Schweinsteiger who moved it across again for Robben but the Dutchman fired just wide of the target. Lovely to watch.
    • 41' Bayern stroking the ball around for fun – Hamburg half-heartedly trying to keep up with them.
    • 39' Hamburg just do not look interested here.
    • 37' Looks for a moment like Shaqiri is clear through but the angle gets a little tight and his little chipped shot is saved by Adler.
    • 36' A reminder that Bayern can't clinch the title this evening because Robert Lewandowski scored eight minutes from time to give champions Borussia Dortmund a nervous 2-1 win at 10-man VfB Stuttgart. Lewandowski goal delays Bayern title party
    • 34' Bayern have now scored seven and conceded none against Hamburg in the Bundesliga this season in less than a game and a half of football.
    • 32' GOAL BAYERN!!!! They are crushing Hamburg here – Robben gets the latest – lovely one two with Pizarro on the edge of the area and an impressive low finish. 4-0 already!
    • 31' Rincon lucky not to be booked for a foul on Shaqiri.
    • 30' BUT IT IS 3-0!!! From the resulting corner – Robben fires it into the box – Dante flicks it on and Pizarro rushing in is able to fire into the net. Hamburg could be thrashed here.
    • 29' SO CLOSE TO 3-0!!! Pizarro cut the defence open and Robben was one-on-one with Alder – he rounds the keeper and looks set to roll it into the net but Alder gets down to save.
    • 27' Chilly night in Munich – the subs all have blankets over their legs.
    • 26' Just seen a replay of the Pizarro incident – he was clearly tripped by Westermann – it should have been a penalty.
    • 25' Bayern play Juventus on Tuesday night so a comfortable evening here would be just what the doctor ordered.
    • 24' Pizarro goes down in the box – some appeals for a penalty but the referee waves play on.
    • 23' Robben puts another free kick into the box – Javi Martinez gets his head on it but this time it is straight at Adler for an easy save.
    • 22' Pizarro flashes a shot just wide of the target as Hamburg's defence goes asleep once again.
    • 21' Hamburg head away a series of Bayern crosses but the hosts look like they could score whenever they want.
    • 19' GOAL BAYERN!!! Seconds after Robben nearly scored the league leaders do get their second from a quickly taken corner. Robben plays it to Lahm who crosses it in and Schweinsteiger is there to head home his sixth goal of the season.
    • 17' Son cuts in well from the left and from the edge of the area tries a low shot. Towards the corner and on target but Neuer was watching it all the way and saves well.
    • 16' Nothing much happening on the pitch at the moment but the Bayern fans happily singing away.
    • 14' Bayern have conceded just 11 goals all season. Their goal difference is +58
    • 13' Hamburg at least getting a few passes together now but no cutting edge against this stingy Bayern defence just yet.
    • 11' Rafael Van der Vaart has been quiet for Hamburg so far. Michael Mancienne is also on the bench for Hamburg – he has been out injured for a long spell but is working his way back.
    • 9' Bayern look in control of this match already – dominating possession.
    • 7' Pizarro gets his header on the free-kick - Adler has to push the ball over the bar in spectacular fashion.
    • 6' Robben storms forward on one his trademark runs but is then hauled down by Rincon – free kick for Bayern – chance to whip a ball into the box.
    • 5' GOAL FOR BAYERN!!! They have taken the lead and it is fine strike for Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss international was found 25 yards out and he drilled a low shot into the corner of the match.
    • 4' Still wait for this match to settle down - good noise in the ground though.
    • 2' Ribery, Muller and Mandzukic amongst the Bayern players on the bench today with the Champions League clash against Juventus in mind.
    • 1' Bayern get us underway – they are playing from right to left.
    • 17:29 The two teams just coming out now – Bayern wearing red and Hamburg in dark blue.
    • 17:25 Hamburg are currently ninth but the Bundesliga is so tight that a victory today would see them just one point behind Schalke who currently have the fourth Champions League spot.
    • 17:20 Forward Mario Gomez does not start after a minor muscle injury that saw him miss Germany's World Cup qualifying double-header against Kazakhstan on Friday and Tuesday.
    • 17:15 Even though the title will represent their first silverware since 2010, when they won the domestic double under then coach Louis van Gaal, and end Dortmund's sensational two-year German reign, there is little mood for celebrations just yet. Bayern take on Italy's Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals next week.
    • 17:10 TEAMS: BAYERN: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Luiz Gustavo; Javi Martínez, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Kroos, Shaqiri; Pizarro. HAMBURG: Adler; Diekmeier, Bruma, Westermann, Aogo; Skjelbred, Rincon, Badelj, Van der Vaart, Son; Rudnevs
    • 17:05 Earlier, Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored eight minutes from time to give champions Borussia Dortmund a nervous 2-1 win at 10-man VfB Stuttgart and delay the all but inevitable Bayern Munich title party by at least a week.
    • 17:00 With a 17-point lead and eight games remaining, Bayern Munich would move to the brink of a 22nd Bundesliga crown should they beat Hamburg SV.

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