Wednesday July 24, 2013 Friendlies Finished WM-Stadion München

Bayern Munich 2 - 0 FC Barcelona

  • Lahm 14’
  • Mandžukic 87’

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  1. Liga - Pep's Bayern beat under-strength Barca

    Liga - Pep's Bayern beat under-strength Barca

    Goals from Philipp Lahm and Mario Mandzukic gave Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich a 2-0 friendly win over Barcelona. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bayern Munich
    • FC Barcelona
    • 90+1 That's it, a comfortable win for Bayern as Pep haunts his old club. Hard to make any comments about Barca, who mostly fielded a B-team.
    • 90' Mandzukic is down after getting a whack on the head in that passage of play.
    • 89' Shaqiri wins a corner for Bayern, which he will take himself - headed clear but Bayern have it back...
    • 87' The scoreline now resembles the pattern of the game. Bayern have been by far the better side.
    • 86' GOAL BAYERN! Mandzukic rifles the ball home from a super Contento cross. He was offside when Contento was sent away, but not when the Bayern left-back put in the low ball. 2-0.
    • 85' Hacked clear from the Barca box as Bayern crank up the pressure again.
    • 84' Still packed at the Allianz Arena as fans soak up the sunshine.
    • 83' The flag is up as Samper gets through on the left.
    • 81' Fantastic run inside from Shaqiri on the right, but his low drive does not match the dribbling skill and it's easy for Olazabal.
    • 80' Almost a wonderful move by Bayern as Schweinsteiger backheels Mandzukic clean through, who is hauled down on the edge of the box - but the ref incorrectly awards it offside. He was on.
    • 79' Barca are tapping it about nicely for their reserves. But they could be prone to a counter as Schweinsteiger knocks a superb long pass to Mandzukic, whose cross almost reaches Pizarro but is cleared.
    • 76' Contento has a pop from range but Olazabal gathers with ease.
    • 75' A few more cheers from the home fans as what appears to be a Mexican wave gets underway.
    • 74' BAYERN SUB: Emre Can and Pizarro on for Rafinha and Thiago.
    • 73' Whistles around the Allianz Arena as Barca play defensive tiki-taka.
    • 72' Alaba picks the ball up on the left but Gomez heads clear at the near post.
    • 71' Thiago almost slides Mandzukic in but Barca clear. Shaqiri picks it up. Alaba is playing in midfield now, with Contento switching to left-back.
    • 69' Barca's kids aren't doing too badly you know - although Bayern have eased off somewhat.
    • 67' Triple change for Bayern - Ribery, Boateng and Kroos off; Schweinsteiger, Contento and Kirchoff on.
    • 65' Barca's youngsters have good touch and skill, as you'd expect, but they will be lucky to keep this at 1-0.
    • 62' Good save by Olazabal as Bayern again cut through some poor defensive work from Barca. Mandzukic with the low finish.
    • 61' This is a bit of an exhibition - Barca and Bayern are calmly trading pseudo-attacks, with the Germans looking far more likely.
    • 60' Given away by Barca and Shaqiri races away, sending Ribery through but he loses possession at the last.
    • 58' BAYERN SUBS: Dante comes off for Van Buyten. Luiz Gustavo also comes on as Lahm is replaced.
    • 57' Lahm almost gets an assist as Thiago pokes a finish on goal but Espinoza clears.
    • 56' Ribery with some magic feet in the box, but his low cross-shot is well fielded by Barca's youth keeper, who was brought on at half-time.
    • 55' Fine crossfield pass from Ribery to release Shaqiri, who shimmies past Samper brilliantly but ses his cross headed away by a defender.
    • 54' Ribery almost gets through down the left but just fails to keep the ball in, a heavy pass from Alaba.
    • 53' Great play from Bayern as they cut through Barca, Lahm with a super cross that just evades Thiago's leap.
    • 52' Bayern on the move now but Barca have bodies back to clear.
    • 50' A touch of the Barca B about this as Espinoza swings in the corner, Boateng clearing.
    • 49' Tello swings it to the far post, where Samper is present but he totall misses the ball before doing well to win a second corner off Kroos.
    • 48' Barca have an early corner in the second half as Boateng puts it out.
    • 47' Bayern are pressing high up the pitch. Seen that before.
    • 46' The second half is underway. Shaqiri is also on the pitch. Looks like Robben is off.
    • 46' There'll be a couple of subs at half-time as Mandzukic has stripped off, while back-up keeper Tom Starke is on it seems. Barca, meanwhile, literally take everyone off.
    • 45' Half-time and Bayern lead 1-0 - they're worth it too!
    • 45' Another Barca corner as Tello's cross is blocked by Alaba. Good finish to the half for them.
    • 44' ... Who turn defence into attack as Sanchez swings over a super cross that Rafinha almost puts past his own keeper! Off the post and wide! Corner.
    • 43' Ribery reacts after being fouled. The short free-kick is cleared by Barca...
    • 42' Mueller with a super flick-volley combination but he was offside and Pinto saved it anyway.
    • 41' Corner to Bayern as Bartra covers with Alaba bounding forward.
    • 40' Mascherano rushes a clearance under pressure from Robben. Now Lahm slides in a low pass for Ribery, whose low cross almost picks out Mueller but is hacked away by Mascherano.
    • 39' Lahm pops up centrally, playing a one-two with Mueller that doesn't come off.
    • 38' Roberto is fouled by Dante, who gets away with it.
    • 37' JUST WIDE BY TELLO! He cut inside from the left and bounced a low drive past a flailing Neuer but also past the far post.
    • 36' ... Which is taken short, with Robben stepping over a pass inside that Ribery hits on target, but Pinto makes a comfortable save.
    • 35' Rafinha on the run now, Mueller takes it off him and is fouled by Song. So Bayern have yet another free-kick out wide...
    • 34' A better ball from Kroos than anything Robben has mustered so far, but still Barca clear their lines.
    • 33' Another free-kick to Bayern, on the left this time so Kroos will swing it in.
    • 32' Terrible free-kick from Messi as he whacks it to row Z.
    • 31' Free-kick to Barca now as Dante complains that it was six to one and half a dozen to the other. Messi, obviously, will take this...
    • 30' The Ribery corner causes problems but ultimately Barca deal with it and have a goal kick.
    • 29' Almost a second for Bayern as Adriano hacks away from goal again after superb play between Alaba and Mueller.
    • 28' Bayern are good value for their lead so far - odd to see Barca playing as a cagier, counter-attacking side.
    • 27' Funny one here - because the match started late, it had been proposed to chop five minutes off each half, like in Hong Kong earlier. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge overruled it though - he wants the full 90.
    • 26' Bayern now have a free-kick on the right but it's another poor ball from Robben. Lahm gets on to the loose ball though, a super cross from him but Dante's header hits Bartra to fly high and wide. Another corner.
    • 25' Bayern have the ball back as Dante covers well from Roberto. Agricultural clearance from the Brazilian but Ribery latches on to it so Bayern build another attack.
    • 24' Lahm and Robben exchange passes, now Ribery on it but Robben is tackled by Roberto.
    • 23' Mueller on the run through the middle, he has a crack from the edge of the box but scoops it just over!
    • 22' Ribery chases a long ball into the box and appears to collide with Batra, but nothing given. The replay shows Ribery leaned into him first so a good call.
    • 21' Kroos leans into Messi while attempting a tackle and Barca have a free-kick.
    • 20' Bartra gives it away to Alaba, and it could open up for Robben here but his shot is blocked! Now Thiago tries a shot but again a Barca defender gets his body in the way!
    • 19' An odd ricochet almost plays Messi in, but he would have been offside so doesn't move for it.
    • 18' Better from Barca, as Messi is picked out on the edge of the box but sees his shot blocked by Boateng, who knew little of that.
    • 17' BIG MISS BY ROBERTO! Montoya came forward and played a nice low ball in for Roberto, who started the move, took a good first touch, and just had Neuer to beat - but he put it wide!
    • 15' Remember, Barca are relatively under strength as none of the Spain's Confed Cup team is playing. But this has still been impressive stuff from the Germans.
    • 14' GOAL BAYERN! And it's been coming - Lahm with a cute header from a superb Ribery cross from the left. Nice goal.
    • 13' Throw to Bayern as Ribery continues to torment the Barca defence. Bayern playing the tiki-taka now.
    • 11' Bayern have a free-kick on the right but it's cleared. Poor ball from Robben, too low.
    • 10' Montoya is high and late on Ribery and would have been booked in a competitive match.
    • 9' Ribery feeds Alaba down the left now and the young Austrian cuts inside before unleashing a rising drive that Pinto bats away! The Barca reserve keeper is having a busy game!
    • 7' Robben again almost gets in but cleared by Bayern. As close to end-to-end as you can get for a pre-season knockabout!
    • 6' Barca come at Bayern again but the move breaks down. Good start for a friendly!
    • 5' Pinto flaps a bit at the corner but manages to palm it clear and the whistle goes anyway.
    • 4' Barca now attack as Messi feeds Tello, but his touch lets him down and Bayern clear. Ribery on the run now and he drills a superb low cross from the left AND ROBBEN MUST SCORE but somehow it's cleared off the line, I think by Adriano!
    • 3' Long-range effort from Kroos batted away by Pinto! Great strike from range.
    • 2' Some of you are pointing out that Dante is in the Bayern team despite having played for Brazil at the Confederations Cup - he didn't start any games.
    • 1' Messi immediately runs at the Bayern defence before hammering a drive just wide!
    • 1' The first half is underway, 18 minutes behind schedule.
    • 17:45 The pre-match handshakes start as Barca look remarkably like Partick Thistle in their dodgy new away kit.
    • 17:40 Okay so the starting XIs for both sides are trotting out now, so expect kick-off in the next five minutes.
    • 17:35 Still no word on the exact kick-off time. Bayern look nicely warmed up, Barca now getting there.
    • 17:30 Both teams are out warming up now, so we can assume things will kick off 10 minutes or so behind schedule. There are no Spain or Brazil players from the Confederations Cup sides in action tonight.
    • 17:26 The match may kick off a tiny bit late - Barcelona's team bus only arrived at the Allianz Arena 20 minutes ago due to traffic. Barca have told organisers that they will be ready for a 5.30pm kick off but they may get some leeway.
    • 17:25 TEAMS - Bayern: Neuer, Dante, Rafinha, Boateng, Lahm, Thiago, Alaba, Kroos, Ribery, Robben, Mueller /// Barca: Pinto, Montoya, Bartra, Mascherano, Adriano, Dos Santos, Song, Sergi Roberto, Alexis, Messi, Tello
    • 17:20 Barca will not wish to be reminded but the last time these two played Bayern won 7-0 on aggregate in a Champions League pasting. Bayern went on to win the title, of course. This will be new Bayern boss Pep Guardiola's first major test, against his former club. Barca also have a new coach but he is not in charge today - Gerardo 'Tata' Martino will be paraded to fans on Friday.
    • 17:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Bayern Munich and Barcelona's friendly match at the Allianz Arena. Kick off at 17:30 UK time.
  • Summary

    • 86' GOAL BAYERN! Mandzukic rifles the ball home from a super Contento cross. He was offside when Contento was sent away, but not when the Bayern left-back put in the low ball. 2-0.
    • 62' Good save by Olazabal as Bayern again cut through some poor defensive work from Barca. Mandzukic with the low finish.
    • 44' ... Who turn defence into attack as Sanchez swings over a super cross that Rafinha almost puts past his own keeper! Off the post and wide! Corner.
    • 37' JUST WIDE BY TELLO! He cut inside from the left and bounced a low drive past a flailing Neuer but also past the far post.
    • 29' Almost a second for Bayern as Adriano hacks away from goal again after superb play between Alaba and Mueller.
    • 23' Mueller on the run through the middle, he has a crack from the edge of the box but scoops it just over!
    • 17' BIG MISS BY ROBERTO! Montoya came forward and played a nice low ball in for Roberto, who started the move, took a good first touch, and just had Neuer to beat - but he put it wide!
    • 14' GOAL BAYERN! And it's been coming - Lahm with a cute header from a superb Ribery cross from the left. Nice goal.
    • 9' Ribery feeds Alaba down the left now and the young Austrian cuts inside before unleashing a rising drive that Pinto bats away! The Barca reserve keeper is having a busy game!
    • 4' Barca now attack as Messi feeds Tello, but his touch lets him down and Bayern clear. Ribery on the run now and he drills a superb low cross from the left AND ROBBEN MUST SCORE but somehow it's cleared off the line, I think by Adriano!
    • 3' Long-range effort from Kroos batted away by Pinto! Great strike from range.
    • 1' Messi immediately runs at the Bayern defence before hammering a drive just wide!
    • 17:25 TEAMS - Bayern: Neuer, Dante, Rafinha, Boateng, Lahm, Thiago, Alaba, Kroos, Ribery, Robben, Mueller /// Barca: Pinto, Montoya, Bartra, Mascherano, Adriano, Dos Santos, Song, Sergi Roberto, Alexis, Messi, Tello

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