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Bayern frustrated by Portillo strike

Published: Thursday 8 December 2005, 0.25CET
Club Brugge KV 1-1 FC Bayern München
A brave home performance, capped by Javier Portillo's goal, denied Bayern top billing in Group A.
by David Minton
from Jan Breydelstadion

Match statistics

Club BruggeBayern

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
6
Attempts off target4
 
7
Corners4
 
7
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

6 December 2005

E Milan
3-2
Schalke
E PSV
2-0
Fenerbahçe
F Lyon
2-1
Rosenborg
F Olympiacos
2-1
Real Madrid
G Chelsea
0-0
Liverpool
G Betis
0-1
Anderlecht
H Rangers
1-1
Internazionale
H Artmedia
0-0
Porto

7 December 2005

A Rapid Wien
1-3
Juventus
A Brugge
1-1
Bayern
B Sparta Praha
0-0
Thun
B Arsenal
0-0
Ajax
C Udinese
0-2
Barcelona
C Werder
5-1
Panathinaikos
D Villarreal
1-0
Lille
D Benfica
2-1
Man. United
 
Published: Thursday 8 December 2005, 0.25CET

Bayern frustrated by Portillo strike

Club Brugge KV 1-1 FC Bayern München
A brave home performance, capped by Javier Portillo's goal, denied Bayern top billing in Group A.

FC Bayern München missed out on top spot in UEFA Champions League Group A, despite enjoying an overwhelming territorial advantage, as they were held to a 1-1 draw by a resilient Club Brugge KV.

Honours even
Claudio Pizarro opened the scoring for the away team with a powerful back-header, and also hit the crossbar with a second-half strike, but Javier Portillo's superb equaliser earned a point for Club Brugge, who will continue their European adventure in the UEFA Cup. The hosts were also indebted to the decision to disallow an added-time effort from Bayern substitute José Paolo Guerrero.

Creditable performance
Club Brugge's achievement in frustrating the German Bundesliga leaders was all the more remarkable given this was Bayern's strongest available XI - such was Felix Magath's determination to secure pole position in the group ahead of Juventus and a home second leg in the Round of 16.

Formidable lineup
With Willy Sagnol suspended, the right-back berth went to German international left-back Philipp Lahm, making his first start of the season following cruciate ligament surgery. The other change brought Ali Karimi into midfield at Bastian Schweinsteiger's expense. Meanwhile, with third position and UEFA Cup football guaranteed, Club Brugge fielded a mixture of first-team regulars and fringe players with only five of the side in weekend league action retaining their places.

Ceulemans confidence
Nevertheless, the Belgian champions' coach Jan Ceulemans had promised a capacity crowd a spectacular night of football and his 3-4-3 formation contributed to an opening full of enterprise and technique, though disappointingly short on chances. Prior to Pizarro breaking the deadlock in the 21st minute, the only attempt on goal had come from Bayern midfielder Sebastien Deisler. It was from the German international's free-kick that the Peruvian striker conjured a clever finish to leave goalkeeper Tomislav Butina rooted to the spot.

Kahn beaten
At the other end, Sven Vermant fired over the crossbar and Philippe Clement headed wide as the hosts chased the equaliser. Those opportunities were a prelude to Portillo's wonderful strike on 32 minutes, scored with his weaker right foot. The forward, on loan from Real Madrid CF, cut inside Lahm and Deisler before unleashing an unstoppable curling shot from outside the area into Oliver Kahn's top corner. Portillo, who this week hinted he may leave the club in January as he wants to play more, pointedly ran to the dugout to celebrate with Ceulemans.

Getting desperate
With news filtering through of Juventus's convincing half-time lead against SK Rapid Wien in Vienna, Magath rejigged his forward line in a desperate search for goals. Zé Roberto and José Paolo Guerrero replaced Karimi and Roy Makaay.

Deisler impresses
However, while Bayern were playing with renewed urgency, Butina in the Club Brugge goal was rarely threatened. Much of the visitors' menace came from Deisler, who was a danger with a stream of tempting crosses and his accuracy from dead-ball situations. But, with parity still reigning, Magath was forced into his third substitution as Schweinsteiger came on for the injured Owen Hargreaves.

Near misses
Then, with 20 minutes remaining, Pizarro nearly registered his second goal, rattling the crossbar with a ferocious drive. By this stage Bayern were camped inside the Club Brugge half, yet were again frustrated when the same player nodded straight at Butina and also when Schweinsteiger blazed over from close range.

Club Brugge reprieved
At the death Deisler was denied his fourth UEFA Champions League goal in as many games as Butina made another fine stop, and then the match officials reprieved Club Brugge after Guerrero appeared to have belatedly won maximum points for Bayern.

Last updated: 07/12/05 23.53CET

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Lineups

club brugge

Club Brugge

bayern

Bayern

1
ButinaTomislav Butina (GK)
1
KahnOliver Kahn (GK) (C)
3
VermantSven Vermant
6
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
6
ClementPhilippe Clement (C)
8
KarimiAli Karimi
Substitution46
8
EnglebertGaëtan Englebert
Substitution90+2
10
MakaayRoy Makaay
Substitution46
15
ŠpilárMarek Špilár
13
BallackMichael Ballack
19
LangeRune Lange
Substitution77
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Goal21
Yellow Card85
22
PortilloJavier Portillo
Goal32
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
26
MaertensBirger Maertens
23
HargreavesOwen Hargreaves
Substitution67
31
RoelandtsKevin Roelandts
25
IsmaëlValérien Ismaël
33
VandelannoiteJason Vandelannoite
26
DeislerSebastian Deisler
34
Yulu-MatondoJeanvion Yulu-Matondo
Substitution89
69
LizarazuBixente Lizarazu

Substitutes

13
VerbauwhedeGlenn Verbauwhede (GK)
22
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
7
VerheyenGert Verheyen
11
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
Substitution46
9
IshiakuManasseh Ishiaku
16
JeremiesJens Jeremies
10
BalabanBoško Balaban
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Substitution67
14
DuferGrégory Dufer
Substitution89
33
GuerreroJosé Paolo Guerrero
Substitution46
17
GvozdenovićIvan Gvozdenović
Substitution77
39
OttlAndreas Ottl
32
VanaudenaerdeGünther Vanaudenaerde
Substitution90+2

Coach

Jan Ceulemans (BEL) Felix Magath (GER)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Christian Thoison (FRA), Stéphane Duhamel (FRA)

Fourth official

Damien Ledentu (FRA)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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