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Müller spot kick secures victory for Bayern

Published: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 22.55CET
LOSC Lille 0-1 FC Bayern München
Thomas Müller's penalty provided Bayern with the perfect pick-me-up following their matchday two loss and condemned LOSC to a third defeat.
by Chris Burke
from Grand Stade Lille Métropole

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Match statistics

LOSCBayern

Goals scored0
1
on target2
 
2
off target6
 
5
Corners2
 
7
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed21
 
14
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)52
 
48

Standings

Group F

PPts
Valencia CF Valencia36
FC BATE Borisov BATE36
FC Bayern München Bayern36
LOSC Lille LOSC30
Last updated: 13/11/2012 15:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 22.55CET

Müller spot kick secures victory for Bayern

LOSC Lille 0-1 FC Bayern München
Thomas Müller's penalty provided Bayern with the perfect pick-me-up following their matchday two loss and condemned LOSC to a third defeat.

The gears are spinning again for FC Bayern München in their UEFA Champions League bid after Thomas Müller's first-half penalty consigned Group F rivals LOSC Lille to a third consecutive reverse.

Toppled by FC BATE Borisov last time out, Bayern looked in no mood for a repeat and quickly took the upper hand, earning their reward on 20 minutes when Müller slotted in following a foul on Philipp Lahm. LOSC leant on their obvious determination to stave off defeat but were unable to land more than passing blows as their qualification hopes suffered another, surely fatal, dent.

Pressing their opponents high up the pitch, Bayern soon began rolling out the slick passing and movement that has brought them a record eight consecutive scalps since the start of the Bundesliga season. Former LOSC academy player Franck Ribéry looked especially penetrative up against stand-in full-back Djibril Sidibé, yet it was down the right that the visitors made their first telling encroachment, Lahm racing into the area until Lucas Digne brought him down.

Calm and focused, Müller stepped up to the spot and rolled the ball to Mickaël Landreau's left, instantly rendering a daunting task even more arduous for the hosts. Their response was spirited, though, Holger Badstuber doing well to deny Nolan Roux a shot on goal and Túlio De Melo leaping in vain to meet a cross from Digne, whose left-wing surges were becoming his team's best outlet.

Anything more concrete was nonetheless proving elusive as Bayern maintained a steady hand on proceedings, even if Ribéry had to be replaced by Xherdan Shaqiri at half-time after receiving one knock too many. LOSC did not wait long for a change of their own, introducing Dimitri Payet for the subdued Salomon Kalou, but, with little rhythm or precision to their passing, they struggled to work themselves close to Manuel Neuer's goal.

A goal to the good, Jupp Heynckes' men were little concerned with making sparks fly either, and it took a wayward long-range volley from the otherwise tidy Toni Kroos to create a little excitement again on the hour mark.

Müller then slid the ball wide from Lahm's low cross with 13 minutes remaining, before substitute Ryan Mendes roused the crowd with a blocked attempt at the other end. The French side will need something much more substantial to earn their first points away against the same opponents on 7 November.

Last updated: 27/11/12 13.28CET

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Lineups

losc

LOSC

bayern

Bayern

1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
3
DigneLucas Digne
Yellow Card52
4
DanteDante
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont (C)
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Substitution46
8
KalouSalomon Kalou
Substitution56
8
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
Yellow Card45
9
De MeloTúlio De Melo
9
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Yellow Card70
10
MartinMarvin Martin
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
Yellow Card32
15
SidibéDjibril Sidibé
Yellow Card33
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
17
PedrettiBenoît Pedretti
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution90
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Goal20
Substitution84
18
BériaFranck Béria
28
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
22
ChedjouAurélien Chedjou
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Yellow Card90+3
26
RouxNolan Roux
Substitution77
39
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution81

Substitutes

16
ElanaSteeve Elana (GK)
22
StarkeTom Starke (GK)
7
PayetDimitri Payet
Substitution56
11
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution46
Yellow Card90+1
11
MendesRyan Mendes
Substitution77
13
RafinhaRafinha
13
SoumaoroAdama Soumaoro
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
14
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
Substitution90
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
Substitution84
21
BonnartLaurent Bonnart
30
Luiz GustavoLuiz Gustavo
Substitution81
28
KlonaridisViktor Klonaridis
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk

Coach

Rudi Garcia (FRA) Jupp Heynckes (GER)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Stuart Burt (ENG), Jake Collin (ENG)

Fourth official

Michael Mullarkey (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Oliver (ENG), Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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