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Brilliant Bayern brush Sporting aside

Published: Wednesday 25 February 2009, 22.45CET
Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-5 FC Bayern München
The visitors all but booked their place in the quarter-finals with a stunning display of attacking football, Franck Ribéry and Luca Toni each scoring two.
by Andy Brassell
from Estádio José Alvalade
Brilliant Bayern brush Sporting aside
Franck Ribéry (right) celebrates his second goal with Luca Toni ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SportingBayern

Goals scored0
5
Attempts on target1
 
7
Attempts off target8
 
6
Corners5
 
6
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed19
 
21
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 25 February 2009, 22.45CET

Brilliant Bayern brush Sporting aside

Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-5 FC Bayern München
The visitors all but booked their place in the quarter-finals with a stunning display of attacking football, Franck Ribéry and Luca Toni each scoring two.

FC Bayern München recovered from a difficult start to produce a scintillating display of attacking football in Lisbon – Franck Ribéry and Luca Toni both scoring twice as they all but secured a place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Devastating
After surviving an early scare when Philipp Lahm headed Anderson Polga's effort off the line, the imperious Ribéry helped the visitors take control, scoring either side of the interval with Miroslav Klose also netting in the 57th minute. Toni rounded off a devastating team performance with a late double to maintain Bayern's strong record against Portuguese opposition, while Paulo Bento's Sporting were left without a win against Bundesliga sides in 15 attempts ahead of the second leg in Munich on 10 March.

Sporting start brighter
Amid a lively atmosphere the hosts began confidently, enjoying the majority of possession and having the first effort on goal when Fábio Rochemback's long-range strike was deflected wide. In the 12th minute Sporting came closer still, Polga finding space in the area from Leandro Romagnoli's corner, but his shot was headed off the line by Lahm with visiting goalkeeper Michael Rensing well beaten.

Bayern pressure
Ribéry had the German club's first sight of goal two minutes later, volleying Klose's headed flick wide, yet the relief was only temporary as Bento's men sped straight down the other end, Liedson firing over. Ribéry, however, was becoming an increasingly prominent presence as Bayern won a succession of corners, before Zé Roberto slipped unnoticed around the back of the Sporting defence to deliver a dangerous left-wing cross that Polga hacked clear with Toni lurking.

Ribéry strikes
Sporting refused to be cowed by more experienced opponents, Liedson again menacing as his right-foot attempt drifted wide before João Moutinho nearly rounded off more attractive movement from the Lions, rifling past the far post from a tight angle. All Sporting's good work was undone in the 42nd minute, however, when Derlei's loose crossfield ball was intercepted by Ribéry and the Frenchman made him pay, evading two defenders to race clear and shoot low through the legs of Tiago.

Klose on target
Bayern kicked off the second period in confident fashion, Toni almost applying a decisive touch to Ribéry's searching cross. After Derlei and Abel had threatened a Sporting riposte, Jürgen Klinsmann's charges moved to kill the match and took a giant step towards the quarter-finals three minutes before the hour. Klose touched in Massimo Oddo's right-wing centre at the far post for his sixth goal in this season's competition.

Late fourth

Six minutes later, the away team confirmed their superiority. Lahm's surge into the box was halted by Rochemback's late challenge and Ribéry showed his clinical side for the second time, stroking in the spot-kick. Klose then headed another Lahm delivery over, but Bayern were not to be denied, the effervescent Ribéry supplying the centre for Toni to nod a fourth with six minutes to play. The French and Italian internationals combined again in added time, Toni beating Tiago at the second attempt to crown Bayern's perfect night.

Last updated: 26/02/09 9.30CET

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Lineups

sporting

Sporting

bayern

Bayern

16
TiagoTiago (GK)
1
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
3
LúcioLúcio
Substitution78
7
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
Substitution61
6
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
11
DerleiDerlei
Substitution71
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Goal42
Goal63
12
Marco CaneiraMarco Caneira
9
ToniLuca Toni
Goal84
Goal90+1
13
TonelTonel
Yellow Card45+1
15
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
26
RochembackFábio Rochemback
17
Van BommelMark van Bommel (C)
Yellow Card31
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho (C)
18
KloseMiroslav Klose
Goal57
30
RomagnoliLeandro Romagnoli
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
31
LiedsonLiedson
23
OddoMassimo Oddo
Substitution67
78
AbelAbel
Substitution61
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Substitution71

Substitutes

19
Ricardo BatistaRicardo Batista (GK)
22
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
Substitution78
5
Pedro SilvaPedro Silva
8
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Substitution71
10
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
Substitution61
11
PodolskiLukas Podolski
18
GrimiLeandro Grimi
16
OttlAndreas Ottl
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
Substitution71
24
BorowskiTim Borowski
25
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha
Substitution61
Yellow Card80
30
LellChristian Lell
Substitution67

Coach

Paulo Bento (POR) Jürgen Klinsmann (GER)

Referee

Bertrand Layec (FRA)

Assistant referees

David Benech (FRA), Michael Annonier (FRA)

Fourth official

Damien Ledentu (FRA)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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