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Bayern sunk by last-gasp Inter winner

Published: Tuesday 15 March 2011, 22.59CET
FC Bayern München 2-3 FC Internazionale Milano (agg: 3-3, Inter win on away goals)
Goran Pandev struck two minutes from time as the holders came from two goals down to book their place in the quarter-finals.
by Ian Holyman
from Fußball Arena München

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Match statistics

BayernInternazionale

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target9
 
3
Attempts off target3
 
6
Corners7
 
3
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed17
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 15 March 2011, 22.59CET

Bayern sunk by last-gasp Inter winner

FC Bayern München 2-3 FC Internazionale Milano (agg: 3-3, Inter win on away goals)
Goran Pandev struck two minutes from time as the holders came from two goals down to book their place in the quarter-finals.

Goran Pandev struck two minutes from time to give FC Internazionale Milano a dramatic win at FC Bayern München and propel the UEFA Champions League holders through to the quarter-finals on away goals.

Bayern's 1-0 first-leg advantage lasted just four minutes as Samuel Eto'o tucked away his eighth goal of the competition. By 31 minutes Mario Gomez and Thomas Müller had struck to turn the game on its head, giving Louis van Gaal's men a handy lead – but there was a nasty sting in the tail for a side beaten by the Nerazzurri in last May's showpiece.

Wesley Sneijder's 63rd-minute equaliser set the platform for Pandev, who fired high into the net as Inter became only the second club in UEFA Champions League history – and the first in 15 years – to overturn a first-leg deficit on their travels.

Bayern had failed to win either of their two previous home games against Inter and that record looked set to continue as Eto'o quickly evened up the tie. The prolific Cameroonian latched onto Pandev's perfectly-judged pass, and his confidence was evident as he deftly slipped the ball beyond Thomas Kraft. Bayern's first-leg match-winner Gomez has matched Eto'o goal for goal in the competition, and the German international registered his eighth of the campaign soon after.

The Bundesliga's record signing had proved sharpest in Milan when Júlio César spilled a powerful Arjen Robben drive, and it was a near-copy of that incident that tipped the tie back Bayern's way. The Brazilian goalkeeper again allowed a Robben shot to squirm from his grasp, and Gomez brilliantly hooked the loose ball back over his shoulder and into the empty net.

Robben was a vibrant presence, popping up everywhere, and eight minutes later he appeared on the left and darted incisively in from the flank. His through ball – intended for Gomez – deflected off Thiago Motta into the path of Müller, whose delightful finish found the bottom corner. Ribéry then brought a fine save from Júlio César before the Brazilian was beaten again.

This time Andrea Ranocchia came to his rescue, scrambling away via a post as he and Müller lunged to reach a ball that Gomez had turned tantalisingly across goal. Bayern largely contented themselves with trying to contain the visitors after the break, though a ferocious Gomez volley would have surely put the tie beyond Inter but for Júlio César's acrobatic intervention.

The hosts' cushion was uncomfortably reduced, though, when Sneijder drilled a low shot past Kraft to level on the night. Pandev then wasted a good opportunity only to make amends in the closing stages – the Macedonian international produced an unerring finish from Eto'o's lay-off to keep Inter's title defence alive.

Last updated: 27/11/12 10.08CET

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Quotes

  • Louis van Gaal

    Read more" We could have settled matters earlier. Instead Inter are still standing, still have a chance – even if they hardly created any tonight"

  • Leonardo

    Read more"It's a great moment, a fantastic joy and I can only thank God for letting me experience this feeling tonight"

Lineups

bayern

Bayern

internazionale

Internazionale

35
KraftThomas Kraft (GK)
1
Júlio CésarJúlio César (GK)
2
BrenoBreno
Yellow Card57
Substitution90
5
StankovićDejan Stanković (C)
Substitution51
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
Substitution70
6
LúcioLúcio
Yellow Card59
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
8
Thiago MottaThiago Motta
Yellow Card90+4
10
RobbenArjen Robben
Substitution68
9
Eto'oSamuel Eto'o
Goal4
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
10
SneijderWesley Sneijder
Goal63
23
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
13
MaiconMaicon
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Goal31
15
RanocchiaAndrea Ranocchia
30
Luiz GustavoLuiz Gustavo
Yellow Card38
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
26
ChivuCristian Chivu
Substitution87
33
GomezMario Gomez
Goal21
27
PandevGoran Pandev
Goal88
Yellow Card89
Substitution90

Substitutes

1
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
12
CastellazziLuca Castellazzi (GK)
8
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Substitution68
2
CórdobaIván Córdoba
16
OttlAndreas Ottl
14
KharjaHoussine Kharja
Substitution90
Yellow Card90+1
18
KloseMiroslav Klose
17
MarigaMacDonald Mariga
28
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
Substitution70
23
MaterazziMarco Materazzi
39
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution90
29
CoutinhoCoutinho
Substitution51
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
55
NagatomoYuto Nagatomo
Substitution87

Coach

Louis van Gaal (NED) Leonardo (BRA)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

Tiago Trigo (POR), Ricardo Santos (POR)

Fourth official

Duarte Gomes (POR)

Additional assistant referees

João Ferreira (POR), Carlos Xistra (POR)

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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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