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Inzaghi delivers killer blow

Published: Thursday 24 October 2002, 0.38CET
AC Milan 2-1 FC Bayern München Bayern in deep trouble following Filippo Inzaghi winner.

Match statistics

MilanBayern

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
7
Attempts off target2
 
11
Corners3
 
4
Offsides4
 
1
Fouls committed20
 
22
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

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Published: Thursday 24 October 2002, 0.38CET

Inzaghi delivers killer blow

AC Milan 2-1 FC Bayern München Bayern in deep trouble following Filippo Inzaghi winner.

Filippo Inzaghi scored for the eighth time in four games to take AC Milan through to the second group stage of the UEFA Champions League and leave FC Bayern München facing elimination.

Inzaghi strikes
Inzaghi struck halfway through the second half and despite furious late pressure from the 2001 champions, the goal proved enough to preserve Milan's 100 per cent record at the top of Group G.

Milan open account
The match started at a terrific pace with both sides looking for the early opening. Michael Tarnat fired over as Bayern drove forward, but it was Milan who drew first blood.

Seedorf on song
Clarence Seedorf has been an inspiration for Milan since joining from city rivals Internazionale FC and it was the Dutchman, running the show from midfield, who threaded a pass through the Bayern defence to Serginho on eleven minutes to open the scoring. After picking his spot just inside the area, the Brazilian needed just one touch to roll the ball past Oliver Kahn and into the bottom corner.

Bayern hit back
Milan looked set to dominate, but Bayern soon hit back. Dida turned away Giovane Elber’s shot from distance on 14 minutes then scrambled clear the rebound from Claudio Pizarro, but he was powerless to stop Tarnat’s scorching drive nine minutes later.

Tarnat equaliser
Bayern’s best attacks had come down the left and so it proved again as Tarnat exchanged passes with Elber to break into the box before rifling into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

Kahn injured
Bayern continued to press, but their hopes were hit by an injury to Kahn at the start of the second half and Milan looked to take advantage. Robert Kovac and Samuel Kuffour had to be at their best to keep Inzaghi at bay as the home side attacked on the break, but the striker finally got the better of his markers on 64 minutes.

Inzaghi winner
Rui Costa picked out Inzaghi on the edge of the box and he turned Kovac before prodding a left-footed shot past substitute keeper Stefan Wessels.

Bayern pour forward
Bayern, staring elimination in the face, poured forward in response. On 68 minutes, Dida blocked Pizarro's drive then Kuffour somehow shot over from one metre. Bayern deserved to draw level on 75 minutes when Elber crashed a header on to the crossbar. The ball bounced down for substitute Roque Santa Cruz, but the striker shot wide from close in.

Impressive Dida
Samuele Dalla Bonna had the chance to make the game safe for Milan in the closing stages and he was nearly made to pay for his miss in injury-time when Santa Cruz fired a shot from the edge of the area that the impressive Dida did well to hold.

Bayern on the way out
Bayern pressed to the end, but Milan held on for an historic win that takes them through and leaves Bayern, despite RC Deportivo La Coruña shock 3-1 defeat at the hands of RC Lens,  with nothing more than a mathematical chance of progressing.

Last updated: 24/10/02 6.11CET

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Lineups

milan

Milan

bayern

Bayern

12
DidaDida (GK)
1
KahnOliver Kahn (GK) (C)
Substitution51
3
MaldiniPaolo Maldini (C)
2
SagnolWilly Sagnol
4
KaladzeKakha Kaladze
4
KuffourSamuel Kuffour
Yellow Card19
9
F. InzaghiFilippo Inzaghi
Goal64
5
R.KovačRobert Kovač
10
Rui CostaRui Costa
Substitution85
9
ElberGiovane Elber
13
NestaAlessandro Nesta
11
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
14
ŠimićDario Šimić
13
BallackMichael Ballack
20
SeedorfClarence Seedorf
Yellow Card45+1
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Yellow Card32
Substitution72
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
16
JeremiesJens Jeremies
23
AmbrosiniMassimo Ambrosini
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
18
TarnatMichael Tarnat
Goal23
27
SerginhoSerginho
Goal11
Substitution79
20
SalihamidžićHasan Salihamidžić
Substitution70

Substitutes

18
AbbiatiChristian Abbiati (GK)
33
WesselsStefan Wessels (GK)
Substitution51
2
HelvegThomas Helveg
3
LizarazuBixente Lizarazu
7
ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
6
ThiamPablo Thiam
8
GattusoGennaro Gattuso
Substitution46
7
SchollMehmet Scholl
Substitution70
15
TomassonJon Dahl Tomasson
21
ZicklerAlexander Zickler
24
LaursenMartin Laursen
Substitution85
24
Santa CruzRoque Santa Cruz
Substitution72
Yellow Card84
28
Dalla BonaSamuele Dalla Bona
Substitution79
25
LinkeThomas Linke

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Ľuboš Michel (SVK)

Assistant referees

Igor Sramka (SVK), Martin Balko (SVK)

Fourth official

Anton Stredak (SVK)

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