Bayern Vs Man Utd 2-1: Utd receives a little of their own medicine

Bayern Munich score on the 92nd minute to win the Champions League Quarter Final First leg tie against Manchester United 2-1.

Olic scoring the winner on the 92nd minute - Photo by: EPA / TOBIAS HASE
Olic scoring the winner on the 92nd minute - Photo by: EPA / TOBIAS HASE

Almost 11 years on since Man Utd’s triumph against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final of 1999, The German giants at last got their revenge against the red devils by an Olic goal on the 92nd minute.

The Champions League Quarter Final First leg tie between Bayern Munich Vs Manchester United had the perfect start for the English Champions as a free-kick in just the second minute of the game was crossed in by Nani on the edge of the penalty area which deflected of Van Bommel and dropped right in front of Rooney to put utd 1-0 up.

The game was high in momentum as both teams showed attacking play from the start but it is fair to say that Bayern Munich had the upper hand and deserved the win.

The game was also plagued with ball losses from both teams particularly in the midfield area.

Rooney also missed a golden chance to make it 2-0, towards the end of the first half when he went one-on-one with the Bayern goal keeper, Hans-Jorg Butt, from just 8 yards through a marvellous Fletcher cross only to shoot the ball at the goal keeper.

The first half had also seen many twists and turns from Franck Ribéry, one of the players that Man Utd feared most and rightly so as the 26-year-old Frenchman showed his class and constantly aggravated the utd defence.

Evra had his eye's off the ball when his mistake led to the winner for Bayern - Image by: GETTY IMAGES
Evra had his eye's off the ball when his mistake led to the winner for Bayern - Image by: GETTY IMAGES

Bayern Munich started off the second half where they finished in the first as they dominated much of the game. Hamit Altintop, the Turkish international twisted and turned through Fletcher, Evra and Vidic only for his shot to be saved be veteran goal keeper Van Der Sar.

Wayne Rooney at certain points of the game showed sudden bursts of pase when he received the ball but to no success as the Bayern defence were always on spot.

I do not know what Sir Alex Ferguson was thinking of when he took of both Park and Fletcher on the 69th minute to put on Valencia and Berbatov but it defiantly did not go according to plan as both players under performed with Berbatov walking most of the time.

Manchester United just did not look hungry enough to win the game compared to the German giants who were missing their star asset and key player Arjen Robben.

Ivica Olic had impressive shots in the game indicating he will not leave the utd defence at piece when on the 75th minute a silly Garry Neville handball led to Bayern equalising through a Ribery free kick.

The ball which had a huge deflection ironically through Wayne Rooney went to the bottom of the left post leaving Van Der Sar the painful task of watching the ball go to the back of the net.

Man Utd came very close to goal through a cross by substitute Ryan Giggs only for Nemanja Vidic’s head to rattle the crossbar after passing Butt.

Other then the odd Manchester United attack the Germans were very unlucky not to make it 2-1 as Gomez’s shot was saved with the tip of Van Der Sar’s fingers on the 90th minute.

The decisive moment came for Bayern Munich on the 92nd minute just moments from the end of the game when an unforgivable error by Patrice Evra, dropped the ball in the midsts of Olic who did not forgive, and put the ball pass Van Der Sar to make it 2-1.

To add to insult, Rooney landed awkwardly on his right foot while trying to stop Gomez from giving the goal pass which led to Bayern’s second goal and limped of the field.

As a whole, Bayern was the team more hungry and more deserving of the win. The Manchester United team that played tonight was out of character in most parts of the game and it was no surprise when they conceded the second goal.
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