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Brilliant Bayern breeze into last 16

Published: Wednesday 26 November 2008, 0.57CET
FC Bayern München 3-0 FC Steaua Bucureşti
Two second-half goals from Miroslav Klose and one from Luca Toni earned the German team a spot in the first knockout round with a match to spare.
by Gavin Jackson
from Fußball Arena München
Brilliant Bayern breeze into last 16
Miroslav Klose celebrates scoring for Bayern ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BayernSteaua

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
7
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners6
 
6
Offsides4
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
14
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 26 November 2008, 0.57CET

Brilliant Bayern breeze into last 16

FC Bayern München 3-0 FC Steaua Bucureşti
Two second-half goals from Miroslav Klose and one from Luca Toni earned the German team a spot in the first knockout round with a match to spare.

Two second-half goals from Miroslav Klose and another from Luca Toni ensured FC Bayern München marched triumphantly into the UEFA Champions League knockout stages with an emphatic victory against FC Steaua Bucureşti.

Unbeaten run

Though Olympique Lyonnais' defeat of ACF Fiorentina in the night's other Group F fixture meant Bayern would have progressed regardless of their result, the German champions never looked as if they would need a helping hand. After a frustrating first half, Klose finally broke the deadlock three minutes before the hour and Toni swiftly dived to head in another, Klose rounding off an impressive display with a third goal 19 minutes from time to continue the home team's unbeaten run in this season's competition and send them into the last 16 for a fifth successive UEFA Champions League campaign.

Bayern determination
With Jürgen Klinsmann prowling the technical area from kick-off, there was a clear sense of Bayern's determination to ensure they would decide their own destiny. Robinson Zapata was called upon to block Toni's point-blank effort three minutes in, while the Italian was unlucky to see a clean strike from Franck Ribéry's low cross skid just wide six minutes later. The German titleholders' fluidity – borne of the confidence built by an eleven-game unbeaten run – was stretching Steaua, though Dayro Moreno did conjure a long-range shot that sped into the midriff of Bayern goalkeeper Michael Rensing.

Klose close

Released by Bănel Nicoliţă down the right, the Colombian midfielder then fed Steaua captain Mirel Rădoi, whose acrobatic volley missed the target. That scare sparked an instant Bayern riposte, Toni's header from a Ribéry cross being parried by the alert Zapata and a lunging Klose turning the rebound over. Nicoliţă's busy presence on the right gave Bayern cause for concern though, and the Romanian international picked out Dorin Goian with a cross, but the defender failed to get sufficient power on his shot.

Two-goal burst
Slotting into central defence in place of the injured Martín Demichelis, Daniel Van Buyten almost presented Steaua with an opening when a ball ricocheted off his knee, allowing Nicoliţă to send in a dangerous cross that Lucio hacked clear. Bayern, though, continued to threaten at the other end, and two goals in four minutes took the game away from Steaua. Zé Roberto burst to the left-hand byline, and though his centre was miscued by Toni, Massimo Oddo picked up the loose ball on the opposite flank, crossing for Ribéry to head goalwards and Klose swooped to score. The Germany striker then turned provider, cleverly flicking Lucio's raking ball towards Toni, who collided with Zapata as he bravely dived to head in.

Final flourish
With Steaua pushing up looking for a goal to bring them back into the contest, Klose then delivered the finishing touch. Ribéry sped down the right, and with the visitors' defence spread, found Klose in space. A low finish left Zapata helpless and means Steaua must now beat Fiorentina in their final fixture to claim third in the section, while Bayern travel to Lyon on Matchday 6 to determine who wins the section.

Last updated: 26/11/08 10.06CET

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Lineups

bayern

Bayern

steaua

Steaua

1
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
1
ZapataRobinson Zapata (GK)
3
LúcioLúcio
Substitution78
3
GoianDorin Goian
Yellow Card29
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
4
GolańskiPaweł Golański
Yellow Card84
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
6
RădoiMirel Rădoi (C)
9
ToniLuca Toni
Goal61
Substitution82
7
SzékelyJános Székely
Substitution63
15
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
8
O.PetreOvidiu Petre
Yellow Card15
Substitution66
17
Van BommelMark van Bommel (C)
10
Dayro MorenoDayro Moreno
18
KloseMiroslav Klose
Goal57
Goal71
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
18
MarinPetre Marin
23
OddoMassimo Oddo
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
28
StancuBogdan Stancu
Substitution78

Substitutes

22
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
12
CerneaCornel Cernea (GK)
16
OttlAndreas Ottl
9
SemedoAntónio Semedo
Substitution63
20
SosaJosé Sosa
11
ArthuroArthuro
24
BorowskiTim Borowski
Substitution82
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
30
LellChristian Lell
20
LovinFlorin Lovin
Substitution66
33
BrenoBreno
Substitution78
23
PleşanMihăiţă Pleşan
39
KroosToni Kroos
30
Tiago GomesTiago Gomes
Substitution78

Coach

Jürgen Klinsmann (GER) Dorinel Munteanu (ROU)

Referee

Eric Braamhaar (NED)

Assistant referees

Arend Brink (NED), Patrick Gerritsen (NED)

Fourth official

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

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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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