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Bayern cruise past Partizan

Published: Tuesday 27 August 2002, 21.00CET
FC Bayern München 3-1 FK Partizan (Aggregate: 6-1) Bayern ease to victory.

Match statistics

BayernPartizan

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 27 August 2002, 21.00CET

Bayern cruise past Partizan

FC Bayern München 3-1 FK Partizan (Aggregate: 6-1) Bayern ease to victory.

FC Bayern München 3-1 FK Partizan (Bayern win 6-1 on aggregate)
FC Bayern München powered through to the UEFA Champions League first group stage with an easy win over FK Partizan tonight.

Comfortable evening
The 2001 winners were always going to have a comfortable evening at the Olympiastadion after a 3-0 victory in the away leg, and, despite missing midfield player Mehmet Scholl and French international Willy Sagnol, Bayern still managed to attract an impressive attendance. More than 40,000 supporters turned up after club officials said that all gate receipts would go to victims of the recent flooding in Germany.

Ballack in form
Michael Ballack, who reached last year's final with runners-up Bayer 04 Leverkusen, was in tremendous form and opened the scoring in the 26th minute. The Germany midfield player stroked a shot into the top left-hand corner after a mazy dribble from full-back Bixente Lizarazu.

Second-half excitement
The game then fizzled out as a contest and it took until the second half for Bayern, who were forced to qualify for the group stage after finishing third in the 1. Bundesliga last season, to regain their momentum. Three goals followed in three second-half minutes to give the crowd some excitement.

Elber lob
Brazilian striker Giovane Elber lobbed goalkeeper Radovan Radakovic, following good work from Ballack, after 71 minutes to extend Bayern's lead. A minute later though, substitute Damir Kacar left Owen Hargreaves, who otherwise had an excellent game, trailing in his wake before slotting the ball under on-rushing keeper Oliver Kahn to pull one back.

Penalty clincher
Then Branco Savic brought down Elber in the area and Hasan Salihamidzic made no mistake from the spot to complete the scoring, although consolation for a courageous Partizan side will come in the form of a UEFA Cup first round place

'An important game'
After the game, Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said: "The team knew that this is an important game. Partizan had already suggested how dangerous they could be, and once they take the lead they explode and we would have had to worry. That was what we wanted to prevent."

'We showed our determination'
He added: "We were very focused, because we really wanted to qualify for the UEFA Champions League again. Our goal is to again reach the quarter-final this season. My team proved that we can play as a unit and as a collective and we showed our determination."

Last updated: 28/08/02 1.31CET

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Lineups

bayern

Bayern

partizan

Partizan

1
KahnOliver Kahn (C)
1
RadakovicRadovan Radakovic
3
LizarazuBixente Lizarazu
Substitution76
2
ĆirkovićMilivoje Ćirković
4
KuffourSamuel Kuffour
8
TrobokGoran Trobok
9
ElberGiovane Elber
Goal71
10
VukićZvonimir Vukić
Yellow Card25
Substitution63
11
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
14
MiskovicNenad Miskovic
13
BallackMichael Ballack
Goal26
17
IlievIvica Iliev
Substitution76
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
18
IvićVladimir Ivić
Substitution73
16
JeremiesJens Jeremies
Substitution76
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić (C)
20
SalihamidžićHasan Salihamidžić
Goal73
Substitution79
24
SavicBranko Savic
23
HargreavesOwen Hargreaves
25
BajićBranimir Bajić
Yellow Card20
25
LinkeThomas Linke
36
LazovićDanko Lazović

Substitutes

33
WesselsStefan Wessels
41
PantićDjordje Pantić
5
R.KovačRobert Kovač
3
JeremićDragoljub Jeremić
6
ThiamPablo Thiam
11
ČakarDamir Čakar
Substitution63
Goal72
8
N.KovačNiko Kovač
5
OgnjanovićDejan Ognjanović
17
FinkThorsten Fink
Substitution76
23
RusmirDejan Rusmir
Substitution73
18
TarnatMichael Tarnat
Substitution76
9
DelibašićAndrija Delibašić
Substitution76
32
FeulnerMarkus Feulner
Substitution79
19
NuhiAjazdin Nuhi

Coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Ljubiša Tumbakovic (SRB)

Referee

Claude Colombo (FRA)

Assistant referees

Vincent Texier (FRA), Pascal Galibert (FRA)

Fourth official

Thierry Auriac (FRA)

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