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Bayern beaten by returning Elber

Published: Wednesday 5 November 2003, 23.00CET
Bayern München 1-2 Olympique Lyonnais Giovane Elber enjoys successful return to Munich with winner.

Match statistics

BayernLyon

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
1
Corners6
 
5
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed23
 
14
Yellow cards6
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 5 November 2003, 23.00CET

Bayern beaten by returning Elber

Bayern München 1-2 Olympique Lyonnais Giovane Elber enjoys successful return to Munich with winner.

By Marcus Christenson at the Olympiastadion

Olympique Lyonnais striker Giovane Elber enjoyed a successful homecoming as his second-half goal gave the French side a valuable 2-1 win against FC Bayern München which moves them to the summit of UEFA Champions League Group A.

Elber decider
Roy Makaay had cancelled out Juninho Pernambucano's eighth-minute strike but it was Elber, who left Bayern for Lyon at the start of the season, who decided the game with a fierce left-foot shot early in the second half.

Depleted midfield
Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld was without midfield duo Sebastian Deisler and Owen Hargreaves and opted for an orthodox 4-4-2 formation with Martin Demichelis and Michael Ballack in central midfield. Lyon coach Paul Le Guen kept Sidney Govou on the bench because of a minor chest injury suffered at the weekend. Mickaël Essien deputised.

Bayern in command
Bayern started the better and immediately created two chances but Claudio Pizarro failed to get enough power and direction on his efforts. Lyon began tentatively but stunned the home team and the crowd with a wonderful goal after six minutes.

Precision shooting
Lyon were awarded a free-kick 30 metres out and there did not seem to be any danger when Juninho stepped up. But the Brazilian unleashed a shot with such precision and power that Oliver Kahn in the Bayern goal had no chance and could only watch the ball go in off the post.

Immediate response
The Olympiastadion fell silent but the Bayern players found the perfect response, equalising eight minutes later. Makaay finished off a sublime passing move after Ballack had picked up the ball in midfield and found Zé Roberto out on the left. The Brazilian's cross was side-footed in by Makaay from close range.

Fascinating contest
It was a fascinating contest and the pace only dropped slightly after the first furious 15 minutes. Lyon, playing with Elber on his own up front, tried to catch the Bavarians on the break, while the hosts attempted to exploit the open spaces on the wings. It was Bayern who came closest to taking the lead towards the end of the first half when Pizarro's effort was cleared off the line by full-back Anthony Réveillère after Grégory Coupet had failed to claim Zé Roberto's corner-kick.

Brazilian magic
Neither coach made any changes at half-time and the second half continued at the same hectic tempo. As in the first period, Lyon took the lead early on. The lively Florent Malouda cut in from the left and supplied Elber with a low pass, which the Brazilian collected before turning shoot low past Kahn after 53 minutes.

Bayern nerves showing
The goal shook Bayern and nervousness crept into their game, as their distribution became sloppy and their defending erratic. Hitzfeld attempted to turn things around with the introduction of Roque Santa Cruz in place of the fading Pizarro but it was still Lyon who created the best chances. Juninho nearly added a third but his shot was straight at a grateful Kahn.

Further changes
Hitzfeld responded by bringing on Mehmet Scholl and Jens Jeremies but the chances the home side created were few and far between. Lyon's back line held firm and were superbly supported by the holding midfielders Juninho and Mahmadou Diarra.

Famous win
It was Lyon who created the more dangerous chances and Malouda should have done better when through on goal, but Kahn saved expertly. In the end, Lyon held on for a famous victory which sees them move top of Group A with seven points, one ahead of Celtic FC and two ahead of Bayern, whose poor run in Europe is extended. They have now only won one of their last eleven Champions League games.

Last updated: 06/11/03 11.24CET

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Lineups

bayern

Bayern

lyon

Lyon

1
KahnOliver Kahn (GK) (C)
1
CoupetGrégory Coupet (GK)
2
SagnolWilly Sagnol
Yellow Card62
Substitution72
3
EdmílsonEdmílson
3
LizarazuBixente Lizarazu
Yellow Card90+2
4
EssienMichael Essien
Substitution77
4
KuffourSamuel Kuffour
7
M. DiarraMahamadou Diarra
5
R.KovačRobert Kovač
Yellow Card87
8
JuninhoPernambucano Juninho
Goal6
Yellow Card37
Substitution90
6
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
Substitution72
9
ElberGiovane Elber
Goal53
Substitution79
10
MakaayRoy Makaay
Goal14
11
MaloudaFlorent Malouda
11
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
12
RéveillèreAnthony Réveillère
Yellow Card34
13
BallackMichael Ballack
Yellow Card90+3
18
LuyindulaPéguy Luyindula
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Substitution67
20
MüllerPatrick Müller (C)
20
SalihamidžićHasan Salihamidžić
Yellow Card62
23
BerthodJérémy Berthod

Substitutes

22
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
30
PuydeboisNicolas Puydebois (GK)
7
SchollMehmet Scholl
Substitution72
5
CaçapaClaudio Caçapa
Substitution79
16
JeremiesJens Jeremies
Substitution72
Yellow Card78
10
CarrièreÉric Carrière
Substitution90
24
Santa CruzRoque Santa Cruz
Substitution67
14
GovouSidney Govou
Substitution77
25
LinkeThomas Linke
15
DelmotteChristophe Delmotte
32
FeulnerMarkus Feulner
24
DhorasooVikash Dhorasoo
34
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
29
GomezYohan Gomez

Coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Paul Le Guen (FRA)

Referee

Graham Barber (ENG)

Assistant referees

David Babski (ENG), David Bryan (ENG)

Fourth official

Mike Dean (ENG)

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