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Ten-man Bayern hold off Sporting

Published: Thursday 19 October 2006, 0.50CET
Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-1 FC Bayern München
Bastian Schweinsteiger had a mixed evening, scoring the only goal and being sent off as Bayern prevailed.
by Paul Saffer
from Estádio José Alvalade

Match statistics

SportingBayern

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target12
 
7
Corners10
 
2
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
21
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red cards0
1

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 19 October 2006, 0.50CET

Ten-man Bayern hold off Sporting

Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-1 FC Bayern München
Bastian Schweinsteiger had a mixed evening, scoring the only goal and being sent off as Bayern prevailed.

Bastian Schweinsteiger's first-half goal proved enough to give FC Bayern München victory at Sporting Clube de Portugal and cement their place atop UEFA Champions League Group B - despite the German international's sending-off a minute into the second half.

Bayern hold out
Schweinsteiger's powerful winner came in an early spell of Bayern dominance, but even before being reduced to ten men the visitors found themselves under increasing pressure. Anderson Polga hit the post as the Lisbon team went in search of an equaliser which never arrived, meaning Sporting remain second but are five points adrift of a Bayern side boasting a perfect record.

Brave selection
Sporting coach Paulo Bento handed Carlos Martins his first start since August, the midfielder having only made a comeback from injury as a substitute in the weekend Liga defeat of CF Estrela da Amadora. He almost had an immediate impact, his through-ball just eluding Alecsandro. Schweinsteiger then tested Ricardo from distance following fine work by Roque Santa Cruz, favoured above Roy Makaay in a three-man attack with Lukas Podolski and Claudio Pizarro.

Schweinsteiger strikes
Ricardo also parried a strong Mark van Bommel strike as Bayern began to trouble the Sporting back line. Willy Sagnol's cross from the right was nodded wide by Santa Cruz before Schweinsteiger made the breakthrough in the 19th minute with a long-range, swerving effort from more than 25 metres which avoided Ricardo's dive. It was almost two soon after, as Sagnol's probing free-kick found Santa Cruz whose attempt was turned into the side-netting.

Sporting pressure
Sporting looked shaken but Martins gave them hope with a jinking run before skewing a shot centimetres wide. Suddenly the hosts piled on the pressure, forcing bookings for Schweinsteiger and Andreas Ottl, ruling the latter out of the return in a fortnight. In another quick move Alecsandro sent through Liedson, whose angled drive forced Oliver Kahn to save down to his left. The goalkeeper then stopped an Alecsandro header as Sporting won a succession of corners, although they were unable to carve out another clear-cut opening before the interval.

Goalscorer dismissed
Sporting's chances were boosted within 90 seconds of the restart as Schweinsteiger's sliding foul on the freshly-introduced Yannick Djaló earned him a second yellow card. Bayern reshuffled, with Hasan Salihamidžić replacing Santa Cruz as Sporting pushed on and Rodrigo Tello's scorching free-kick made Kahn work.

Woodwork rattled
On-loan Uruguayan striker Carlos Bueno was handed his European debut but it was defender Anderson Polga who came closest for Sporting, rifling an effort against the post. Just after the hour Liedson cut the ball back for Yannick, but Kahn was equal to the shot and the veteran keeper again denied the forward as Bento threw caution to the wind. Having just been cautioned, Miguel Veloso was substituted for Carlos Paredes, but although Tello's subsequent strike from distance did not miss by much, luck was not on Sporting's side.

Last updated: 26/10/06 14.29CET

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Lineups

sporting

Sporting

bayern

Bayern

1
RicardoRicardo (GK) (C)
1
KahnOliver Kahn (GK) (C)
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
2
SagnolWilly Sagnol
10
Carlos MartinsCarlos Martins
Substitution46
3
LúcioLúcio
11
TelloRodrigo Tello
Yellow Card45
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
12
Marco CaneiraMarco Caneira
11
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Substitution65
13
TonelTonel
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
18
NaniNani
17
Van BommelMark van Bommel
Yellow Card75
19
AlecsandroAlecsandro
Substitution57
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
24
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
Yellow Card68
Substitution70
24
Santa CruzRoque Santa Cruz
Substitution50
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Goal19
Yellow Card25
Red Card47
31
LiedsonLiedson
Yellow Card49
39
OttlAndreas Ottl
Yellow Card28
Substitution46

Substitutes

16
TiagoTiago (GK)
22
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
Substitution46
6
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
Substitution46
27
CustódioCustódio
8
KarimiAli Karimi
34
João AlvesJoão Alves
10
MakaayRoy Makaay
76
ParedesCarlos Paredes
Substitution70
19
Dos SantosJulio Dos Santos
Substitution65
Yellow Card84
78
AbelAbel
20
SalihamidžićHasan Salihamidžić
Substitution50
80
Carlos BuenoCarlos Bueno
Substitution57
30
LellChristian Lell

Coach

Noel Mcclure (NIR) Felix Magath (GER)

Referee

Terje Hauge (NOR)

Assistant referees

Arild Sundet (NOR), Jan Petter Randen (NOR)

Fourth official

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

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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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