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Bayern relief as Makaay strikes

Published: Thursday 11 December 2003, 0.08CET
FC Bayern München 1-0 RSC Anderlecht Roy Makaay's first-half penalty saves the day for Bayern.

Match statistics

BayernAnderlecht

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
6
Corners4
 
7
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed17
 
20
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Thursday 11 December 2003, 0.08CET

Bayern relief as Makaay strikes

FC Bayern München 1-0 RSC Anderlecht Roy Makaay's first-half penalty saves the day for Bayern.

By Marcus Christenson at the Olympiastadion

FC Bayern München avoided going out of the UEFA Champions League at the first group stage hurdle for the second year running, but only just as the 2001 winners defeated RSC Anderlecht 1-0.

Penalty winner
Dutch striker Roy Makaay converted a 42nd-minute penalty to give his side a precious lead. They had to cling on in the second half, though, as Anderlecht piled on the pressure. Victory meant Bayern finished second in Group A behind winners Olympique Lyonnais, 3-2 conquerors of Celtic FC. The Belgian side, meanwhile, are out of Europe completely.

Onus on attack
Bayern, who had to take all three points to qualify for the knockout stage, started with three forwards: Makaay, Claudio Pizarro and Roque Santa Cruz, although the latter was given a more withdrawn role on the left. Anderlecht adopted a 3-5-2 formation with Pär Zetterberg coming in to reinforce the midfield.

Early pressure
The home team started furiously, creating two good chances within the first six minutes. First, Zé Roberto forced his way into the Anderlecht penalty area only to see his potent shot blocked by Hannu Tihinen. Michael Ballack went close from the subsequent corner.

Tempo dropping
The game then lost some of its early intensity and it was not until the 23rd minute that Bayern threatened again. This time it was a corner from the right that Ballack flicked on for Pizarro, but the Peruvian was just beaten by Anderlecht goalkeeper Daniel Zitka. Bayern continued to apply the pressure, yet found it difficult to breach a stubborn Anderlecht defence. The guests, meanwhile, rarely threatened and Aruna Dindane's mazy runs often came to a halt before they had created any danger.

Set-piece threat
Owen Hargreaves then twice threatened with dangerous free-kicks. The first, in the 33rd minute, went just wide with Zitka stranded, and the second just missed the on-rushing Ballack and Pizarro. Anderlecht were then handed their best chance of the half in the 40th minute, but Walter Baseggio blasted high from just outside the area with a clear sight of goal.

Makaay converts
The Belgian team were punished two minutes later as Bayern won a penalty when Michal Zewlakow was adjudged to have brought done Pizarro. Makaay made no mistake and his side were ahead at the interval. Anderlecht looked more purposeful after the restart and Samuel Kuffour had to be alert to thwart Dindane in the area, while Ivica Mornar shot narrowly wide after Dindane had set him up with a smart back-heel. Bayern, however, did not heed the warning and the guests continued to carve open a nervous-looking defence.

Positive change
Zetterberg then delivered an out-swinging corner from the right which Dindane rose to head towards the Bayern goal, only for Bixente Lizarazu to clear on the goalline. Anderlecht coach Hugo Broos decided to increase the pressure on Bayern and introduced Swedish winger Christian Wilhelmsson in place of the more defensive Zewlakow.

Hosts under pressure
Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, meanwhile, responded by bringing on French full-back Willy Sagnol for Zé Roberto in an attempt to arrest Anderlecht's increased pressure. But the Belgian side continued to create chance after chance, Dindane hitting the side-netting from close range and Marc Hendrikx forcing a save out of Oliver Kahn.

Makaay strike enough
And in the final seconds, Kahn produced a world-class stop from substitute Oleg Iachtchouk's powerful shot which was destined for the bottom corner. A goal at that stage would have seen Bayern consigned to the UEFA Cup, but Makaay’s goal was ultimately enough to win the game and take them through.

Last updated: 11/12/03 0.14CET

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Lineups

bayern

Bayern

anderlecht

Anderlecht

1
KahnOliver Kahn (GK) (C)
1
ZítkaDaniel Zítka (GK)
3
LizarazuBixente Lizarazu
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
4
KuffourSamuel Kuffour
6
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
Substitution64
10
MakaayRoy Makaay
Goal42
Yellow Card85
10
BaseggioWalter Baseggio (C)
Yellow Card45+2
11
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
Substitution67
14
HendrikxMarc Hendrikx
Substitution86
13
BallackMichael Ballack
15
HasiBesnik Hasi
Substitution79
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
19
MornarIvica Mornar
20
SalihamidžićHasan Salihamidžić
Substitution79
21
ZetterbergPär Zetterberg
Yellow Card41
23
HargreavesOwen Hargreaves
26
DindaneAruna Dindane
24
Santa CruzRoque Santa Cruz
27
KompanyVincent Kompany
25
LinkeThomas Linke
30
TihinenHannu Tihinen
Yellow Card40

Substitutes

22
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
24
PeersmanTristan Peersman (GK)
2
SagnolWilly Sagnol
Substitution67
4
VanderhaegheYves Vanderhaeghe
6
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
5
De BoeckGlen De Boeck
15
RauTobias Rau
11
KolářMartin Kolář
Substitution86
16
JeremiesJens Jeremies
17
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
Substitution64
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Substitution79
22
YashchukOleh Yashchuk
Substitution79
35
MisimovićZvjezdan Misimović
23
JuniorJunior

Coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Hugo Broos (BEL)

Referee

Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Jens Larsen (DEN), Joergen Jepsen (DEN)

Fourth official

Knud Erik Fisker (DEN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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