Tuesday August 23, 2011 Play-off round Finished Letzigrund

FC Zürich 0 - 1 FC Bayern München

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  1. Bayern ease through with win in Zurich

    Bayern ease through with win in Zurich

    Bayern Munich coasted into the group stages of the Champions League courtesy of Mario Gomez’s early strike in a 1-0 win over FC Zurich. More

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    Time:90'
    • FC Zürich
    • Bayern Munich
    • 90+2' There goes the final whistle! Rodriguez knocks a free-kick over the bar. That will do us this evening. All too easily for Bayern. Was never really in doubt. Thanks for joining us.
    • 89' Two minutes to be added to this one.
    • 88' Will be the Europa League group stages for FC Zurich this season, but the Champions League is dead to the Swiss side for this term. On this evidence, that is no bad thing.
    • 87' Gustavo sees a shot deflected wide of goal before Schweinsteiger just fails to control the ball as he prepared to pull the trigger from Ribery's corner.
    • 86' Barmettler knocks the ball out from Ribery's cutback. Good clearance, but sums up the evening with Bayern well on top.
    • 85' Bayern just counting down the clock as Leoni comes to take a cross ball. A lot of the home fans begin to head for the exit doors.
    • 84' Bayern not exactly going to be a favoured side to draw in the group stages. They remain a very powerful side if a little bit suspect from free-kicks thrown into their area.
    • 83' Badstuber's corner is cleared by Buff as Bayern seem set to end the match camped in the home side's half.
    • 82' Not sure how that wasn't a penalty, but Badstuber knocks the free-kick over the bar via a deflection off the wall.
    • 81' Ribery jostling for position in the area. Referee pulls it back for the earlier foul on the Frenchman on the edge of the box by Teixeira.
    • 80' Bayern with 13 shots on goal compared to eight by Zurich, while they are up to 55% of possession now.
    • 79' Alaba guility of foul play on Rodriguez as Zurich win a free-kick. Drmic handles on the edge of the Bayern box seconds later.
    • 78' Drmic arrives to replace Mehmedi. Disappointing night for him as it has been Zurich.
    • 77' Koch with an optimistic ball from out wide, but far too much pace on the cross as it flies over the Bayern box and out of play.
    • 76' Teixeria races in at some speed to win the ball from Ribery as he prepared to pull the trigger. Looked a certain goal. Timely tackle.
    • 75' Fine save by Leoni diving to his left to keep out the shot from Petersen before Zurich scramble it clear.
    • 74' Bayern Munich visit Kaiserslautern in the Bundesliga at the weekend, but they would like another goal this evening as Petersen's cross is cut out by Leoni.
    • 73' Bayern with 55% of possesson overall in the match. Must admit, it feels like more than that.
    • 72' Ribery on the charge for the visiting side. Picks out Timoshchuk, but he doesn't get the time to wreak havoc in the box as his overhead kicks flies wide of the target.
    • 71' Alaba joins the party for Bayern as he replaces Muller. All over bar the shouting in this one.
    • 70' Timoshchuk goes for goal from way out. Well wide of the goal as the ball flies up, over and wide of the target.
    • 69' Badstuber tracks the run of Schonbachler before Zurich win a corner. Buff knocks in a cross seconds later, but a comfortable take for Neuer.
    • 68' Ribery trying to twist and turn with Leoni out of his goal, but just couldn't turn that into the net. No matter. We remain at 1-0 on the night.
    • 67' Bayern content to go back rather than go for goal before Barmettler is on hand to head out Ribery's cross. All so predictable.
    • 66' Buff guilty of hauling Gustavo to the deck, and Bayern will have a free-kick about 40 yards from goal.
    • 65' Gajic takes over for Aegerter for Zurich while Brunner is thrown on for Djuric. All over, but gives a few of the more inexperienced faces a chance to shine.
    • 64' Kroos departs to be replaced by Timoshchuk for the visitors.
    • 63' Ribery showing off his skills out wide in what is looking more and more like a training exercise for the visiting team. Crisp and clearing pass from Bayern.
    • 62' Bayern fans in the crowd in a party mood as they contemplate heading back to the group stages of a tournament they have won four times.
    • 61' Ribery races past Koch on the wing. The move ends with Schweinsteiger lifting a volley over the bar from distance.
    • 60' Gustavo is penalised for a late foul on Schonbachler. Changes coming then for Bayern by the looks of things.
    • 59' Surging run from Boateng before he picks out Petersen. Lovely little ball, but the forward lifts the shot well over the bar. Chance for 2-0, but Bayern remain one goal to the good.
    • 58' Ribery is a bit too quick for his own good there as he is deemed to be offside. On we go then with Bayern back on the ball.
    • 57' Mehmedi fouls Gustavo and more time is lost for the home side, who would love to get out of this one tonight without losing.
    • 56' Gustavo fells Buff in the middle of the park before Djuric is annoyed after failing to be granted a corner. Rain starts to tumble in Zurich.
    • 55' Chermiti takes a dive in the box. Nothing doing from the referee before Mehmedi drills a shot wide moments later. Better moments for Zurich.
    • 54' Zurich had as much joy last week in Munich, which says enough about how their night is unravelling.
    • 53' Muller and Ribery take up decent positions in the final third, but the communication breaks down and Zurich can break up the park. Or try to break up the park..
    • 52' Boateng keeping the ball before he rolls it out to Gustavo and then onto Muller. Patient, possession football by Bayern. Been the story of the night.
    • 51' Ribery and Lahm combining. All far to easy for Bayern before Ribery clips Buff late.
    • 50' Schweinsteiger is on hand to head out the cross from Rodriguez. Poor delivery really from that region. On we with Bayern keeping possession.
    • 49' Golden chance for Aegerter, but he fails to get his head on the delivery from Djuric. Neuer did enough to put him off. Bayern looking none to sure on those dead bals.
    • 48' Boateng goes in late on Aegerter, and the home side have a free-kick around 40 yards from goal. Out wide, but chance to ask a few questions of the the visiting defence.
    • 47' Petersen has been wheeled on to replace Gomez for Bayern.
    • 46' We are off and running for the second half. Surely just a case of Bayern seeing out this half of football.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle! Not much to say. All been very one-sided stuff. Bayern well in control. 3-0 ahead on aggregate and heading for the group stages of the Champions League.
    • 44' One minute to be added to the half..
    • 43' Badstuber with the corner, but Gomez nods over from five yards out. Should have been the second goal of the match.
    • 42' Fine break by Bayern! Gomez drills a shot at goal, but Leoni dives to nudge it wide of the goal. Superb one-handed stop.
    • 41' Rodriguez throws over the corner, but far too close to Neuer who collects with some easy.
    • 40' Decent tackle by Lahm to win the ball from Mehmedi. Corner to the home side.
    • 39' Aegerter goes for goal, but he is well over the bar from distance. Sums up the home side's night so far.
    • 38' Lahm picks out Muller, but he can't get the ball down only five yards out as Barmettler races in to whack it clear. Had to make that challenge.
    • 37' Djuric trying to get a move going only for Teixeira to take out Gomez with a late challenge.
    • 36' Rodriguez on the ball for Zurich, but his intended pass is cut out by the head of Badstuber for Bayern.
    • 35' Bayern back on the ball. Enjoying the lion's share of possession as Lahm is happy to bring Neuer in to the play. Slow build-up work.
    • 34' Djuric throws the ball into the area. Bayern don't defend it well, but Boateng is there to scramble the ball away.
    • 33' Kroos catches Rodriguez a bit late and the home team have earned a free-kick.
    • 32' The two sides had never met on official business before the first leg, but looks like Bayern are going to notch up a couple of wins.
    • 31' Bayern just keeping the ball with so much ease. So many white shirts just dropping off. Too deep really.
    • 29' Lahm joining the attack at one end, but Chermiti can't take advantage on the break as Van Buyten dashes back to win the tackle. Bayern back on the ball.
    • 28' Teixeira comes across to win the tackle from Muller as Bayern hunt for a second goal of the night.
    • 27' Zurich only 150 miles away from Munich. A local derby, but not much of a derby match atmopshere. All a bit one-sided as Bayern continue to keep possession.
    • 26' Van Buyten well positioned to head the ball clear from Chermiti. Decent clearing header from under a bit of pressure.
    • 25' Muller taken out of the game late by Buff. Silly tackle really and the Zurich midfielder has his name taken.
    • 24' Gomez can't latch onto a loose ball up front as it runs all the way back to Leoni. Atmosphere a bit dead in this ground, especially among the home supporters.
    • 23' Rodriguez with the same idea as last time, but this time a little bit higher as Lahm is back to head clear the delivery.
    • 22' Badstuber fouls Schonbachler and the home side can throw another freei-kick into the box.
    • 21' Bayern once again take the sting out of the game as Lahm just rolls it back to Neuer. Patient play by Bayern.
    • 20' Rodriguez fires that ball in with some pace, but Neuer stood tall to fist the ball out. Good goalkeeping and decent effort by the home defender.
    • 19' Ribery fouls Schonbachler and the home team have a free-kick just outside the visiting penalty box.
    • 18' Bayern already with three shots at goal compared to one from Zurich. Sums up the night so far for Swiss team.
    • 17' Leoni comes out from the edge of his box to collect with Muller sniffing around. The Germany striker looking very alert out there.
    • 16' Muller taken out late by Rodrigeuz as Bayern again earn a timely free-kick. Patttern of the night is all very familiar.
    • 15' Long throw-in by Boateng, but Rodriguez is on hand to head out. Not too much to test the visiting team so far.
    • 14' Ribery tackled by a white shirt from Lahm's ball before Boateng heads wide from a corner. Bayern well in control of this one.
    • 13' Bayern content to keep the ball. Doing so with some success as Van Buyten and Badtstuber opt for the slow build-up from the back.
    • 12' Bayern have won four of their last five away games in Europe. Look good to continue that winning run.
    • 11' Badstuber beats Chermiti to a loose ball in a race. Neuer with the goalkick for the visitors.
    • 10' A long, long way back for Zurich as Leoni hammers the ball down the park with some gusto. Lahm taken out late and Bayern rebuild their attack.
    • 9' Muller fancies his chances from the edge of the box. Gets the shot at goal, but he has wheeled the shot just wide. Another warning for Zurich.
    • 8' The crowd are feeling the effects of the strike. Gomez trying to race clear seconds later, but this time he is well tracked by Rodriguez.
    • 7' Lovely break from Bayern, and a clinical finish. Bayern now lead 3-0 on aggregate. Zurich now needing four goals to overhaul this result.
    • 6' GOAL!! Gomez scores for Bayern!! Muller played in the striker and he passes the ball beyond Leoni from 12 yards out. Bayern well in control now...
    • 5' Kroos with a clumsy challenge on Aegerter before Chermiti sees a spinning effort slide wide of the goal. Decent effort from the home forward.
    • 4' Barmettler taking no chances as he rolls the ball back to Leoni in the Zurich goal. Zurich got a bit of a going over last week. Will look to avoid a similar chasing this evening.
    • 3' Poor pass by Barmettler out of defence. Straight out of the park, and Bayern can look to settle things down.
    • 2' Ribery immediately on the attack for the visiting team, but he is watched like a hawk before being crowded out of play. Goalkick to Zurich.
    • 1' Bayern get us off and running in Zurich.
    • 19.40 Teams on their way out. A packed house in for this one. Vital that Zurich don't concede early on in this one.
    • 19.35 Zurich made it two 2-0 defeats in a row following the first leg as they went down by the same scoreline at home to Neuchatel Xamax at the weekend. Zurich's only win over two legs against German opposition came when they beat Dynamo Dresden in the quarter-finals of the 1976/77 European Cup.
    • 19.30 Bayern have bounced back from an uncertain start to the season in which they suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Borussia Moenchengladbach on the opening day. Since then, a nervy 1-0 win at Wolfsburg was followed by the victory over Zurich, before they thrashed domestic rivals Hamburg 5-0 at the weekend. Robben, Franck Ribery, Daniel van Buyten, Mario Gomez and Ivica Olic all got on the scoresheet.
    • 19.25 Teams: FC Zurich: Leoni, Philippe Koch, Teixeira, Barmettler, Rodriguez, Schonbachler, Aegerter, Buff, Djuric, Chermiti, Mehmedi..Subs: Guatelli, Raphael Koch, Nikci, Gajic, Magnin, Brunner, Drmic.////Bayern Munich: Neuer, Boateng, Van Buyten, Badstuber, Lahm, Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Gomez..Subs: Butt, Petersen, Robben, Rafinha, Contento, Alaba, Tymoschuk.////Referee: Laurent Duhamel (France)
    • 19.20 Jupp Heynckes is demanding his Bayern side finish off what they started in Munich last Wednesday. He said: "The team is hungry and wants to be in the group stages of the Champions League. We will be taking the game seriously. Zurich are at home and this means they will be more courageous going forward. We must not let them create chances."
    • 19.15 Zurich manager Urs Fischer has not given up the ghost on pulling this tie out of the fire. He said: "It will take a miracle, but we still have a chance and we believe we can do it."
    • 19.10 Bayern team news: Croatia striker Ivica Olic suffered a hip injury in Saturday's 5-0 mauling of Hamburg and is out for two months. Either Jerome Boateng or Daniel van Buyten will partner Holger Badstuber in the heart of the Bayern defence with Luiz Gustavo and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk competing for a midfield birth. Brazilian defender Breno is still ruled out.
    • 19.05 Zurich team news: Zurich midfielder Stjepan Kukuruzovic is out after tearing cruciate ligaments in his knee during Zürich's 2-1 Swiss Super League victory at Basel while Mathieu Beda is suspended after picking up a red card in the first-leg at the Allianz Arena. Heinz Barmettler and Oliver Buff came in for Saturday's loss to Neuchatel Xamax and are expected to retain their places.
    • 19.00 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of FC Zurich v Bayern Munich in the second leg of the play-off match between the clubs in Switzerland. The winner will book a spot in the group stages of the tournament.
  • Summary

    • 76' Teixeria races in at some speed to win the ball from Ribery as he prepared to pull the trigger. Looked a certain goal. Timely tackle.
    • 75' Fine save by Leoni diving to his left to keep out the shot from Petersen before Zurich scramble it clear.
    • 59' Surging run from Boateng before he picks out Petersen. Lovely little ball, but the forward lifts the shot well over the bar. Chance for 2-0, but Bayern remain one goal to the good.
    • 55' Chermiti takes a dive in the box. Nothing doing from the referee before Mehmedi drills a shot wide moments later. Better moments for Zurich.
    • 49' Golden chance for Aegerter, but he fails to get his head on the delivery from Djuric. Neuer did enough to put him off. Bayern looking none to sure on those dead bals.
    • 43' Badstuber with the corner, but Gomez nods over from five yards out. Should have been the second goal of the match.
    • 42' Fine break by Bayern! Gomez drills a shot at goal, but Leoni dives to nudge it wide of the goal. Superb one-handed stop.
    • 38' Lahm picks out Muller, but he can't get the ball down only five yards out as Barmettler races in to whack it clear. Had to make that challenge.
    • 20' Rodriguez fires that ball in with some pace, but Neuer stood tall to fist the ball out. Good goalkeeping and decent effort by the home defender.
    • 9' Muller fancies his chances from the edge of the box. Gets the shot at goal, but he has wheeled the shot just wide. Another warning for Zurich.
    • 6' GOAL!! Gomez scores for Bayern!! Muller played in the striker and he passes the ball beyond Leoni from 12 yards out. Bayern well in control now...
    • 5' Kroos with a clumsy challenge on Aegerter before Chermiti sees a spinning effort slide wide of the goal. Decent effort from the home forward.
    • 19.25 Teams: FC Zurich: Leoni, Philippe Koch, Teixeira, Barmettler, Rodriguez, Schonbachler, Aegerter, Buff, Djuric, Chermiti, Mehmedi..Subs: Guatelli, Raphael Koch, Nikci, Gajic, Magnin, Brunner, Drmic.////Bayern Munich: Neuer, Boateng, Van Buyten, Badstuber, Lahm, Gustavo, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Gomez..Subs: Butt, Petersen, Robben, Rafinha, Contento, Alaba, Tymoschuk.////Referee: Laurent Duhamel (France)

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    Manager: Urs Fischer

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    Manager: Jupp Heynckes

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