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Clinical FCB take chances and go fourth

Postby FCBayernNews » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:00 pm

The Bayern of old made a welcome reappearance against a tireless and occasionally dangerous Hannover side on Sunday, as the men from Munich ruthlessly put away their chances at the one end and shut out their opponents at the other.

The home majority in the 49,000 capacity crowd at the AWD Arena fell silent when Thomas Müller netted his fourth of the season to open the scoring on 20 minutes, but Jörg Butt had work to do in the Bayern goal too in the course of an incident-filled first half. The visitors moved firmly into the driving seat when Ivica Olic doubled the advantage straight after the restart, and although the FCB defence had to remain alert against the battling home team, the win never truly looked in doubt after the second goal.

Mario Gomez added a last-minute third, a goal which proved much more than merely an afterthought, as the victory by three clear goals takes Bayern up to fourth in the standings, ahead of Hamburg on goal difference but still six points off unbeaten leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

As announced beforehand, Louis van Gaal stayed true to the tried and trusted principle of never changing a winning team, sending out the side which beat Maccabi Haifa in the midweek Champions League fixture.

That meant Ivica Olic once again partnering Gomez up front, although there was little option in the injury-enforced absence of Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Miroslav Klose. There was one alteration compared to Wednesday on the bench, where Luca Toni returned to the matchday squad.

The spectators were treated to a lively opening as both sides opted for attack from the off, but Danijel Pranjic and Olic steered wide at one end, and Constant Djakpa and Arnold Bruggink were denied by Butt at the other.

Home keeper Florian Fromlowitz did tremendously well to block Müller's piledriver after great work by Gomez and the bustling Djakpa drew another fine save from Butt, but Bayern had looked the more dangerous of the teams and took a 19th-minute lead when Müller slid in at the far post to convert Olic' teasing ball from the left across the six-yard box.

Munich eased back after the goal and concentrated on containing the home side, but that proved a risky strategy on a couple of occasions and FCB were indebted to Butt for a good stop from Jan Rosenthal, and a classy diving save from Djakpa's sweetly-hit half-volley.

Hannover were made to pay for their missed chances just two minutes after the restart when Mark van Bommel released Pranjic down the left. The Croat swung over an enticing cross, met with a thumping header by his fellow-countryman Olic, stealing in skilfully between centre-halves Christian Schulz and Karim Haggui.

Despite the two-goal deficit, the home side chose to make a fist of it for a spell, but aside from a Bruggink drive blocked capably by Butt at his near post on the hour, Djakpa and company made little headway against an increasingly assured FCB defence.

The visitors also had more room to manoeuvre now and Fromlowitz just succeeded in diverting Müller's 10-yard shot over the bar, before the quietly effective Bastian Schweinsteiger whistled a drive narrowly wide of the upright.

There was a let-off for FCB a quarter of an hour from time when unmarked home sub Mike Hanke headed wide from point-blank range, prompting Van Gaal to send on Andi Ottl in place of Pranjic, with Alex Baumjohann taking over from the tiring Olic in the closing stages.

Baumjohann it was who delivered the slide-rule pass for Gomez to advance and beat Fromlowitz in the last minute and make it three, neatly rounding off a more than workmanlike Bayern victory on the day.

Live match report for fcbayern.de by Chris Hamley
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Re: Clinical FCB take chances and go fourth

Postby appudds » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:02 pm

If we win the next game, i guess we will go to the 3rd place!
Anyways, i want to see us atleast in the 2nd place by the winter break!
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