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Olić treble takes brilliant Bayern to Madrid

Published: Tuesday 27 April 2010, 22.30CET
Olympique Lyonnais 0-3 FC Bayern München (agg: 0-4)
The German giants reached an eighth European Champion Clubs' Cup final, Ivica
Olić's hat-trick crowning an imperious display.
by Matthew Spiro
from Stade de Gerland

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Match statistics

LyonBayern

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target1
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
5
Corners2
 
6
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed16
 
7
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 27 April 2010, 22.30CET

Olić treble takes brilliant Bayern to Madrid

Olympique Lyonnais 0-3 FC Bayern München (agg: 0-4)
The German giants reached an eighth European Champion Clubs' Cup final, Ivica
Olić's hat-trick crowning an imperious display.

A stunning hat-trick from Ivica Olić capped a majestic performance from FC Bayern München who impressively brushed aside ten-man Olympique Lyonnais to book their place in the UEFA Champions League final.

Already leading thanks to Arjen Robben's solitary first-leg goal, the four-time European champions never looked like surrendering their advantage as they picked up where they had left off in Munich with another dominant display. From the moment Olić slotted in his first on 26 minutes Lyon were fighting a desperate battle, and when the French side lost skipper Cris to a red card just before the hour, Bayern merely had to bang nails into OL's coffin. Olić duly obliged, scoring his second midway through the second half before completing his treble on 78 minutes.

Appearing in their first UEFA Champions League semi-final, Les Gones looked nervous early on, surrendering possession too easily and often in dangerous areas. Indeed, the visitors almost capitalised in only the second minute when Olić dispossessed Cris and crossed for the unmarked Thomas Müller who somehow side-footed wide of the near post.

Although Maxime Gonalons rifled over, the better chances were falling to the Bavarian outfit, Robben's quick throw finding Müller in the box again only for the young forward to flash a low effort across goal from an acute angle. Despite fielding a more attacking side than a week ago, OL again struggled to get support to Lisandro as Bayern – thanks in no small part to returning captain Mark van Bommel – took charge.

Louis van Gaal's men were rewarded for their positive opening when Olić scored the all-important away goal on 26 minutes. The build-up was superb, Müller exchanging passes with Robben and surging into the box before cutting the ball back to the Croatia striker, whose fifth goal of the campaign left the hosts needing three. They could ill-afford to squander clear openings yet Michel Bastos did just that on 31 minutes, steering his close-range volley wide having been picked out by Jean II Makoun's cross from the right.

Lyon had created little else in the first half, prompting Claude Puel to send on a second forward, Bafétimbi Gomis, at the break, when Van Gaal replaced the injured Daniel Van Buyten with Martín Demichelis. Gomis might have made an instant impact but the French international sent a volley skywards from Gonalons' pinpoint cross.

Spaces were opening up and Bayern twice went close to doubling their lead when Bastian Schweinsteiger struck narrowly over before Robben's placed attempt was pushed round the post by Hugo Lloris. Lyon were showing spirit yet their chances of staging a dramatic fightback were dealt another heavy blow on 59 minutes as Cris was booked for a foul on Olić and then issued a second yellow card for dissent.

The sight of their inspirational captain trudging off effectively signalled the end of Lyon's chances. Olić made sure by adding two more excellently taken goals. Hamit Altıntop's through ball laid on the first, the 30-year-old forward hitting a crisp, low shot beyond Lloris before heading in Philipp Lahm's right-sided cross 11 minutes later to confirm Bayern's place in an eighth European Champion Clubs' Cup final in considerable style.

Last updated: 27/11/12 7.22CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2010/matches/round=2000031/match=2000485/postmatch/report/index.html#brilliant+bayern+into+final

Quotes

  • Louis van Gaal

    Read more"The players now know what it's like to spend ten months with Van Gaal, they know it's not easy but they're happy now and so am I"

  • Claude Puel

    Read more"The score is heavy compared to what the players put in. There's nothing to reproach them for. It leaves a feeling of emptiness"

At a glance

What happened
Three fine finishes from Ivica Olić took Bayern into an eighth European Champion Clubs' Cup final with an emphatic victory in south-east France.

Key moment
Bayern's 26th-minute opener left Lyon needing to score three, Arjen Robben and Thomas Müller combining to set up Olić who turned and shot in.

Numbers game
The four-goal aggregate margin equalled the biggest UEFA Champions League semi-final win, Juventus' 6-2 defeat of AFC Ajax in 1996/97.

One on one
The effervescent Olić gave Cris a torrid time, the Lyon captain's evening ending prematurely when he collected two yellow cards just before the hour.

Crowd pleaser
Olić's clinching second goal, when he raced onto Hamit Altıntop's perfectly-weighted through-pass and drove a left-foot shot across Hugo Lloris.

What it means
Bayern will have the chance to win a fifth European title against FC Barcelona or FC Internazionale Milano at the Santiago Bernabéu on 22 May.

Lineups

lyon

Lyon

bayern

Bayern

1
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK)
22
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
3
CrisCris (C)
Yellow Card59
Red Card59
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
Substitution46
4
BoumsongJean-Alain Boumsong
8
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Yellow Card24
7
BastosMichel Bastos
10
RobbenArjen Robben
Substitution76
9
LisandroLisandro
Substitution79
11
OlićIvica Olić
Goal26
Goal67
Goal78
13
RéveillèreAnthony Réveillère
17
Van BommelMark van Bommel (C)
14
GovouSidney Govou
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
17
MakounJean Makoun
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
19
DelgadoCésar Delgado
Substitution67
26
ContentoDiego Contento
20
CissokhoAly Cissokho
Substitution46
28
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
41
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons
Yellow Card23
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Substitution78

Substitutes

30
VercoutreRémy Vercoutre (GK)
1
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
6
KällströmKim Källström
6
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
Substitution46
8
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
Substitution67
13
GörlitzAndreas Görlitz
10
EdersonEderson
Substitution79
18
KloseMiroslav Klose
Substitution76
18
GomisBafétimbi Gomis
Substitution46
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
Substitution78
23
AndersonAnderson
33
GomezMario Gomez
32
GassamaLamine Gassama

Coach

Claude Puel (FRA) Louis van Gaal (NED)

Referee

Massimo Busacca (SUI)

Assistant referees

Matthias Arnet (SUI), Francesco Buragina (SUI)

Fourth official

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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