Wednesday September 15, 2010 Group Stage: Group E Finished Allianz-Arena

Bayern Munich 2 - 0 AS Roma

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  1. Bayern grab late win

    Bayern grab late win

    Bayern Munich made a flying start to their Champions League campaign helped by Thomas Muller's stunning volley in a 2-0 win over Roma. More

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    Time:90'
    • Bayern Munich
    • AS Roma
    • 90+2' There goes the final whistle! A deserved win for Bayern. Quality stuff from the German champions.
    • 90+1' Gomez almost wasn't finished. His flashing drive is narrowly wide.
    • 89' Going to be a couple of minutes added on, but it is all over. Just time to play out time.
    • 88' Bayern just keeping the ball. The home fans are heading for the exit doors.
    • 87' Claudio Ranieri looking a bit pensive on the touchline, but at least his side never caved in. Was better from them than losing five in Serie A.
    • 86' Clock ticking down now for Roma, but with Cluj and Basle in this group, will still fancy their chances of qualifying.
    • 85' Menez has replaced Totti for Roma.
    • 84' They lost to Inter in May, but they must be among the favourites for the tournament in this mood. Bayern have really dominated this second half.
    • 83' Butt showing solid hands there to come and take a cross. Bayern just need to do what they've done for most of the night...possession, possession, possession.....
    • 82' SECOND GOAL FOR BAYERN! Badstuber floats in the free-kick and Klose nips in ahead of Julio Sergio to toe that into the gaping net. Surely all over now.
    • 81' Danijel Pranjic replaces Muller to a standing ovation.
    • 80' Going to be a final change for Bayern here.
    • 79' Roma almost draw level immediately! Borriello's shot is snuffed out by Butt on the edge of the area. That would have been some response.
    • 78' Nice play by Van Buyten who set up Muller with the cushioned header.
    • 77' SUPER GOAL FOR MULLER! Bayern make the breakthrough! Stunning volley from the edge of the box. A thoroughly deserved goal. Has been coming for some time.
    • 76' Klose hits a post with a looping header! So unlucky for Bayern.
    • 75' Muller's cross across the face of goal has no takers.
    • 74' Schweinsteiger so unlucky! He hammered that in from 30 yards, but just flies over with Julio Sergio beaten.
    • 73' The final ball has really let Bayern down tonight.
    • 72' Decent play by Klose! He races into the box, but shoots wide when he should have passed. Wasted chance.
    • 71' Badstuber dashes to the goalline, but his cutback is met with equal conviction by Juan who throws a foot threw the ball to relieve the pressure.
    • 70' Bayern have made over 500 passes in this match, but most of their play has been in front of Roma. A goal for them would force the visitors to come out. Totti attempts to get a shot away, but good marking by Bayern.
    • 69' Nice play by Klose. He finds Muller, who in turns plays the ball to Kroos, but he is wide as he tries to sidefoot the ball into a corner.
    • 68' Bayern are enjoying 76% of possession. Quite staggering to think they don't have a goal.
    • 67' Van Gaal has to hope that the changes pay off. Have had enough of the ball to win several games.
    • 66' Klose on for Altintop, Gomez replaces Olic.
    • 65' Totti's ball is met by Schweinsteiger, who bravely heads that ball out of his box. Here come the changes for Bayern.
    • 64' Van Buyten heads the ball out for a corner to Roma.
    • 63' Looks like Klose could be getting stripped to come on here. Bayern growing more and more eager for a goal.
    • 62' Altintop delivers a swerving cross from the right, which is punched away by the ever-willing Julio Sergio. Schweinsteiger knocks the ball wide after it drops to him.
    • 61' Kroos is the latest man to test the reflexes of Julio Sergio, but that was an easy stop for the Roma keeper from 20 yards.
    • 60' Still no signs of any changes. Roma sitting deeper and deeper out there.
    • 59' Altintip has a shot charged down by the Roma defence before Borriello is penalised for fouling Van Bommel.
    • 58' Bayern with seven shots on goal to four by AS Roma in the match. They have looked a lot busier in this second half.
    • 57' Cluj lead Basle 2-1 in the other Group E match.
    • 56' Better moments for Bayern in this half already. Look a lot sharper. Moving the ball at speed, which they will have to do to get a goal here.
    • 55' Fine diving stop by Julio Sergio! The ball broke to Muller inside the area, but the keeper was equal to him as he dived to his left to make a great save.
    • 54' The subs are getting warmed up. May not be long until we see Miroslav Klose introduced.
    • 53' Best move of the match from Bayern's perspective! Muller finds Kroos, whose shot from distance is tipped over the bar by Julio Sergio.
    • 52' Nice turn on the edge of the box by Olic, but he is too high with the shot and the shot flies harmlessly over.
    • 51' Roma on the attack, but Rosi has ran that out of play and Bayern have a goal-kick.
    • 50' Corner by Totti gave Butt a bit of trouble there. The Bayern keeper missed it, but fortunately for him there was no takers among the Roma players.
    • 49' Totti races into a bit of space in the Bayern box, but his ball is knocked away by Badstuber.
    • 48' Rosi goes in late on Muller. That was a meaty challenge by the Roma player.
    • 47' Olic and Juan before Van Bommel hammers in a shot which is blocked.
    • 46' Roma get us up and running for this second half.
    • 45' There goes the whistle! 0-0. Bayern have done plenty of attacking, but Roma have looked just as dangerous on the break.
    • 44' Muller tries to evade Perrotta, but no joy for the Germany midfielder and Roma break up another home move.
    • 43' Schweinsteiger has a go from 30 yards, but his shot is charged down by a white shirt and the ball is safely with Julio Sergio, who has had little to do.
    • 42' Has been a pretty forgettable first period. Bayern will really need to inject some pace into their play.
    • 41' Couple of efforts from distance by Van Bommell and Olic before the move finally breaks down when Atintop's cross is clutched by Julio Sergio.
    • 40' Muller drives in a cross, but that is straight at Juan at the heart of the Italian defence. Roma clear again.
    • 39' Roma have had the more threatening moments of this half, no doubt about that.
    • 38' Fine play by the visitors! Rosi's cross deflects towards Borriello. His flick deflects off Van Buyten, but Butt makes a solid stop.
    • 37' Totti floats over a corner. Met by Juan's head, but no real pace on that and Bayern survive.
    • 36' Better play there by the home side. Contento got a cross in which Roma didn't handle very well before they hammered Muller's cutback away.
    • 35' Meanwhile, this continues to make for monotonous viewing. Nothing of interest happening and a few fans starting to boo.
    • 34' Rada and Traore on target for the Romanian side. They stunned the Champions League a couple of years ago by beating? Guess who?....Roma....
    • 33' Cluj lead Basel 2-0 in the other Group E match tonight.
    • 32' Remember you can keep up to date with the other games around the Champions League tonight. Champions League latest
    • 31' Bayern now with 64% of possession compared to Roma's 36%. Maybe they were watching Man Utd v Rangers last night.
    • 30' Bayern coach Louis van Gaal looks like he is trying how to work out how to break Roma down.
    • 29' Bayern beat Juventus and Fiorentina to reach the final last year. Finding Roma a bit more of a difficult assignment out there.
    • 28' Heading for the half-hour mark with a general theme. Bayern seeing plenty of the ball without doing much of note with it. Roma content to let them have it and soak up the pressure.
    • 27' Contento tosses in a cross this time for Bayern, but Juan is well positioned to head that out of his box.
    • 26' Rosi tries to get the better of Altintop, but the Bayern man wins that battle as the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
    • 25' At least Bayern have managed a couple of effort on the visiting goal! This time Kroos finds space but like Lahm, can't find the required power as it flies wide.
    • 24' Nice little dash forward there by right-back Lahm, but he can't get his foot through the ball and his shot trickles wide of goal.
    • 23' Bayern fans making plenty of noise, but their team are struggling to cut through the Italians.
    • 22' Kroos throws in the corner, but not enough pace on that delivery and Julio Sergio rises to pluck that from the air.
    • 21' Altintop gets a cross over, but that is easily dealth with by Burdisso, who knocks it out for a corner.
    • 20' Roma content to let Bayern play in front of them as Lahm, Schweinsteiger and Van Bommel exchange passes.
    • 19' Muller tries to wriggle free in the Roma box, but no real threat there and the ball is back with Julio Sergio.
    • 18' Bayern yet to manage a shot on goal yet which sums up their studied build-up play.
    • 17' Olic and Burdisso collide, but nothing doing. Olic can't believe he wasn't awarded a foul there.
    • 16' Roma will be happy to keep it tight for the first half after losing five at the weekend. Not really great for confidence ahead of a trip to Munich.
    • 15' Bayern dominating possession, but it is all very slow. The Germans have had 68% possession in the opening 15 minutes.
    • 14' Olic fouls Burdisso before Borriello goes in late on Schweinsteiger.
    • 13' Olic is penalised for a late chop on Burdisso and Roma can build again from the back. Game seems to be disrupted by petty fouls at the moment.
    • 12' Totti takes the corner, but comes to nothing. Two best moments of the half have fallen to the visitors.
    • 11' Fine effort by Cassetti. Drives down the right before firing in a swerving shot, but that effort is nudged wide of the target by Butt.
    • 10' Only Lionel Messi scored more Champions League goals last season (eight) than Ivica Olic (seven, like Cristiano Ronaldo.)
    • 9' Roma not exactly hanging back here either. Ivica Olic wins a free-kick in his own half after another foul by Borriello.
    • 8' De Rossi tries to play in Borriello, but he is offside.
    • 7' A large crowd in for this one tonight. Getting right behind the home side.
    • 6' Muller floats a free-kick into the box, but Julio Sergio produces a strong punch to fist that out of the area.
    • 5' Almost an opener for Roma! Header by Borriello but Badstuber manages to block from five yards out. Good tight defending by the German.
    • 4' Lahm concedes a foul after a late tackle on Totti.
    • 3' Aleandro Rosi replaces the injured Castellini for Roma, while creative Frenchman Jérémy Menez drops to the bench.
    • 2' Rosi takes a heavy hit from Contento there. The Bayern player lucky to avoid a booking. Both sides knocking it around at the moment.
    • 1' Bayern to get us under way in this one.
    • 19.40 Players are in the tunnel. Looks like a healthy crowd in Munich for this one.
    • 19.35 Bayern scored the most goals in the Champions League last season with 21, alongside Manchester United and Arsenal.
    • 19.30 Bayern will be hoping for better fortune against Italian opposition this time having lost to Internazionale in the Champions League final in May.
    • 19.25 For updates of the other action from around the Champions League tonight, click on the link below. Live commentary
    • 19.20 Roma have won one point from their first two Serie A matches. They visit the Allianz Arena having lost 5-1 at Cagliari on Saturday. "To have given away five goals is painful,'' said Claudio Ranieri. "It's better that it has happened now and not later in the campaign. We need to react. We have the team to do well, but the players have to bring out their best."
    • 19.15 Roma have never been held to a draw in a European match played in Germany. They have a record of five wins and nine defeats.
    • 19.10 Louis van Gaal makes two changes to the side that drew 0-0 with SV Werder Bremen last weekend. Ribéry's ban means Hamit Altintop comes in with Toni Kroos replacing Miroslav Klose in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
    • 19.05 This will be the 20th time that Bayern face an Italian side in the Champions League. They have won just five of their previous 19 encounters.
    • 19.00 This is the first time that Bayern and Roma will clash in the Champions League, but Bayern eliminated Roma from the 1985 Cup Winners' Cup at the quarter final stage.
    • 18.55 The referee is Stephane Lannoy of France.
    • 18.50 Teams: Bayern Munich: Butt, Lahm, Van Buyten, Badstuber, Contento, Schweinsteiger, Van Bommel, Olic, Kroos, Hamit Altintop, Muller. Roma: Julio Sergio, Rosi, Burdisso, Juan, Cassetti, Perrotta, De Rossi, Pizarro, Brighi, Borriello, Totti.
    • 18.45 Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Bayern Munich against AS Roma from Group E.
  • Summary

    • 82' SECOND GOAL FOR BAYERN! Badstuber floats in the free-kick and Klose nips in ahead of Julio Sergio to toe that into the gaping net. Surely all over now.
    • 79' Roma almost draw level immediately! Borriello's shot is snuffed out by Butt on the edge of the area. That would have been some response.
    • 77' SUPER GOAL FOR MULLER! Bayern make the breakthrough! Stunning volley from the edge of the box. A thoroughly deserved goal. Has been coming for some time.
    • 76' Klose hits a post with a looping header! So unlucky for Bayern.
    • 74' Schweinsteiger so unlucky! He hammered that in from 30 yards, but just flies over with Julio Sergio beaten.
    • 72' Decent play by Klose! He races into the box, but shoots wide when he should have passed. Wasted chance.
    • 55' Fine diving stop by Julio Sergio! The ball broke to Muller inside the area, but the keeper was equal to him as he dived to his left to make a great save.
    • 53' Best move of the match from Bayern's perspective! Muller finds Kroos, whose shot from distance is tipped over the bar by Julio Sergio.
    • 38' Fine play by the visitors! Rosi's cross deflects towards Borriello. His flick deflects off Van Buyten, but Butt makes a solid stop.
    • 11' Fine effort by Cassetti. Drives down the right before firing in a swerving shot, but that effort is nudged wide of the target by Butt.
    • 5' Almost an opener for Roma! Header by Borriello but Badstuber manages to block from five yards out. Good tight defending by the German.
    • 18.50 Teams: Bayern Munich: Butt, Lahm, Van Buyten, Badstuber, Contento, Schweinsteiger, Van Bommel, Olic, Kroos, Hamit Altintop, Muller. Roma: Julio Sergio, Rosi, Burdisso, Juan, Cassetti, Perrotta, De Rossi, Pizarro, Brighi, Borriello, Totti.

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