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Klose and Müller get Bayern going

Published: Wednesday 15 September 2010, 22.45CET
FC Bayern München 2-0 AS Roma
Miroslav Klose came off the substitutes bench to wrap up a home victory after Thomas Müller had curled in a delightful opener.
by Ian Holyman
from Fußball Arena München

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Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
4
Attempts off target8
 
0
Corners6
 
5
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 15 September 2010, 22.45CET

Klose and Müller get Bayern going

FC Bayern München 2-0 AS Roma
Miroslav Klose came off the substitutes bench to wrap up a home victory after Thomas Müller had curled in a delightful opener.

A fantastic Thomas Müller goal helped FC Bayern München begin their Group E campaign with a victory as they defeated AS Roma 2-0 on Wednesday.

After struggling to unlock the visitors' stoic rearguard, Müller finally broke the deadlock with 11 minutes remaining, bending the ball beyond the grasp of Roma goalkeeper Júlio Sérgio with the outside of his right foot. Miroslav Klose added a second four minutes later to ensure a winning start for last season's beaten finalists.

Having seen his side suffer their heaviest Serie A defeat in 61 years last weekend, it was little surprise Roma coach Claudio Ranieri adopted a cautious approach – meaning Bayern's overwhelming territorial dominance before the break brought only a meagre return.

A promising Müller burst saw the German international rush away from three defenders but down a blind alley to the byline as Bayern foundered. The hosts' frustration would have been all the greater had Jörg Butt not shown sharp reflexes to parry when Marco Borriello's goal-bound flick ricocheted off Daniel Van Buyten.

As Bayern persisted, and started to find flaws in the Roman defence, Júlio Sérgio demonstrated why Ranieri was confident enough to give him his UEFA Champions League debut. The goalkeeper was barely tested in the first half but early in the second made three top-class saves to deny Toni Kroos twice and Müller – the latter scarcely able to believe the Brazilian had pawed away his point-blank effort after a Kroos shot had pinballed its way into his path off two defenders.

Expected to provide the nucleus of a great Bayern side of the future, Müller and Kroos clearly already enjoy an excellent mutual understanding, and a delightful shimmy allowed the former to tee up Kroos for a measured attempt that wrong-footed Júlio Sérgio but ran just wide.

Mario Gómez and Klose were introduced as Bayern's pressure became overwhelming, and, after a Klose header had grazed a post, Müller eventually – and wonderfully – delivered the breakthrough, arcing a shot from the corner of the box across Júlio Sérgio and into the far corner. Cue palpable relief among the majority of a capacity crowd in the Fußball Arena München.

Having worked so hard for the lead, Bayern almost lost it within two minutes only for Butt to win his one-on-one encounter with Borriello. Klose's opportunism soon soothed home nerves, though, the substitute lunging to touch in Holger Badstuber's inswinging free-kick to secure all three points.

Last updated: 08/12/13 5.34CET

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Lineups

bayern

Bayern

roma

Roma

1
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
27
Júlio SérgioJúlio Sérgio (GK)
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
4
JuanJuan
8
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Substitution67
7
PizarroDavid Pizarro
11
OlićIvica Olić
Substitution67
10
TottiFrancesco Totti (C)
Substitution79
17
Van BommelMark van Bommel (C)
16
De RossiDaniele De Rossi
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
20
PerrottaSimone Perrotta
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Goal79
Substitution82
22
BorrielloMarco Borriello
26
ContentoDiego Contento
29
N. BurdissoNicolás Burdisso
28
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
33
BrighiMatteo Brighi
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
77
CassettiMarco Cassetti
39
KroosToni Kroos
87
RosiAleandro Rosi

Substitutes

35
KraftThomas Kraft (GK)
1
LobonţBogdan Lobonţ (GK)
6
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
2
CicinhoCicinho
18
KloseMiroslav Klose
Substitution67
Goal83
8
AdrianoAdriano
23
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
Substitution82
23
GrecoLeandro Greco
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
25
G. BurdissoGuillermo Burdisso
33
GomezMario Gomez
Substitution67
Yellow Card80
30
Fábio SimplícioFábio Simplício
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
94
MénezJérémy Ménez
Substitution79

Coach

Louis van Gaal (NED) Claudio Ranieri (ITA)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), Laurent Ugo (FRA)

Fourth official

Philippe Malige (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

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