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Gómez helps Bayern past CFR and into last 16

Published: Wednesday 3 November 2010, 22.37CET
CFR 1907 Cluj 0-4 FC Bayern München
A Mario Gómez hat-trick eased last season's runners-up to a fourth straight win in Group E and a place in the knockout stages.
by Andy Clark
from Stadionul Dr Constantin Rădulescu

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Match statistics

CFR ClujBayern

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target10
 
13
Attempts off target6
 
5
Corners4
 
9
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group E

PPts
FC Bayern München Bayern412
AS Roma Roma46
FC Basel 1893 Basel43
CFR 1907 Cluj CFR Cluj43
Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Published: Wednesday 3 November 2010, 22.37CET

Gómez helps Bayern past CFR and into last 16

CFR 1907 Cluj 0-4 FC Bayern München
A Mario Gómez hat-trick eased last season's runners-up to a fourth straight win in Group E and a place in the knockout stages.

A Mario Gómez hat-trick helped FC Bayern München to a 4-0 victory at CFR 1907 Cluj and a place in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages.

Bayern travelled to Romania with nine points from three Group E games and their perfect record never looked in doubt after Gómez struck twice inside the first 24 minutes at Stadionul Dr Constantin Rădulescu. The striker added a third in the 71st minute before fellow German international Thomas Müller – one of only four substitutes on an injury-hit Bayern bench – tapped in a fourth in the final minute.

Having struck Bayern's final goal in a 3-2 home defeat of CFR a fortnight ago, Gómez opened the scoring tonight with 12 minutes played, firing a close-range shot in off the bar after goalkeeper Eduard Stăncioiu could only parry a firm Andreas Ottl effort. Both Hamit Altıntop and Bastian Schweinsteiger had been involved in the move which led to that goal, and the pair also combined for the second – the Turkish international's measured cross from the right finding the playmaker whose cushioned header left Gómez with a simple finish.

Despite showing nerves defensively in the first half, CFR were not without their chances. Jörg Butt did well to save at the feet of Roberto De Zerbi, while Tomás Costa saw a long-range effort deflected past the post by Anatoliy Tymoshchuk.

Sorin Cârţu brought on Ioan Hora and Edimar at the break, changes which immediately galvanised the Romanian champions: De Zerbi was denied by Daniel Van Buyten's clearance off the line, Butt tipped a Juan Culio effort over, and Felice Piccolo and Ionuţ Rada hit the woodwork in a frantic spell.

Gómez was the one player to keep a head cool in front of goal, and the No33 completed his treble with a little under 20 minutes to play as he took yet another pass from the excellent Schweinsteiger in his stride and slotted in. The fourth owed itself to defensive uncertainly as a number of CFR players failed to clear the ball, allowing Müller to steal in and poke in a fourth. Bayern now need a point away to AS Roma in two weeks' time to secure first place in the section, although the hard work is done.

Last updated: 08/12/13 4.45CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2011/matches/round=2000118/match=2002866/postmatch/report/index.html#gomez+fires+bayern+onward

Quotes

  • Sorin Cârţu, CFR Cluj coach

    Read more"The final score might be harsh, but it reflects the difference between us and them and we have to accept this reality"

  • Louis van Gaal, Bayern coach

    Read more"It's great that we have a striker like Mario Gómez – I've adjusted our style of play so it suits his game better"

Lineups

cfr cluj

CFR Cluj

bayern

Bayern

44
StăncioiuEduard Stăncioiu (GK)
1
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
4
PaninCristian Panin
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
7
DicăEmil Dică
Substitution46
6
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
Yellow Card60
9
TraoréLacina Traoré
Yellow Card76
8
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
10
De ZerbiRoberto De Zerbi
16
OttlAndreas Ottl
Yellow Card15
11
Tomás CostaTomás Costa
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
13
PiccoloFelice Piccolo
23
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
16
Rafael BastosRafael Bastos
Yellow Card27
Substitution46
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Yellow Card25
Substitution75
19
CulioJuan Culio
33
GomezMario Gomez
Goal12
Goal24
Goal71
20
CadúCadú (C)
Substitution78
39
KroosToni Kroos
24
RadaIonuţ Rada
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk

Substitutes

1
Nuno ClaroNuno Claro (GK)
35
KraftThomas Kraft (GK)
2
TonyTony
Substitution78
4
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
15
AlcântaraHugo Alcântara
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Substitution75
Goal90
22
HoraIoan Hora
Substitution46
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
32
BjelanovićSaša Bjelanović
66
EdimarEdimar
Substitution46
99
SforziniFerdinando Sforzini

Coach

Sorin Cârţu (ROU) Louis van Gaal (NED)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Mark Simons (BEL), Frank Bleyen (BEL)

Fourth official

Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Luc Wouters (BEL), Peter Vervecken (BEL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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