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Pizarro treble inspires six-goal Bayern

Published: Wednesday 7 November 2012, 22.44CET
FC Bayern München 6-1 LOSC Lille
Claudio Pizarro scored the third fastest UEFA Champions League hat-trick as Bayern emphatically consigned the visitors to their fourth Group F loss.
by Andy James
from Fußball Arena München

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Match statistics

BayernLOSC

Goals scored6
 
1
on target15
 
5
off target3
 
5
Corners8
 
5
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed11
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)61
 
39

Standings

Group F

PPts
Valencia CF Valencia49
FC Bayern München Bayern49
FC BATE Borisov BATE46
LOSC Lille LOSC40
Last updated: 14/11/2012 07:28 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 7 November 2012, 22.44CET

Pizarro treble inspires six-goal Bayern

FC Bayern München 6-1 LOSC Lille
Claudio Pizarro scored the third fastest UEFA Champions League hat-trick as Bayern emphatically consigned the visitors to their fourth Group F loss.

FC Bayern München muscled into pole position in UEFA Champions League Group F with an imperious 6-1 victory which ended LOSC Lille's slim qualification hopes.

Claudio Pizarro was the chief protagonist for the Bavarians, completing a 16-minute hat-trick after Bastian Schweinsteiger's early opener and Arjen Robben's deflected third. Salomon Kalou's superb second-half strike proved scant consolation for the visitors, whose miserable night was compounded when substitute Toni Kroos added Bayern's sixth to inflict Les Dogues' heaviest European loss.

Club president Uli Hoeness had demanded Bayern "sweep aside" their French opponents, but even he could not have expected the ferocity with which the Bundesliga leaders began. Thomas Müller had already been denied when clean through before Schweinsteiger curled in a measured free-kick to start the scoring with five minutes gone.

Müller blazed another good chance over shortly after, but a second was not long in coming as Pizarro exchanged passes with Franck Ribéry on the edge of the box before firing an unstoppable finish past Mickaël Landreau for Bayern's 500th European Cup goal.

It turned into a first half to forget for the Lille goalkeeper, who was left standing as Florent Balmont unwittingly deflected Robben's free-kick into his own net for number three. Captain Philipp Lahm then twice combined with Pizarro to ensure the Peruvian international, only in the side owing to Mario Mandžukić’s illness, claimed the third-fastest hat-trick in the competition's history with a neat near-post finish and subsequent header.

It could easily have been six or seven by the break but for fit-again duo Robben and David Alaba each spurning opportunities. Bayern hence missed out on the honour of becoming the first team to better AS Monaco FC's five-goal first-half haul against RC Deportivo La Coruña two days shy of nine years ago.

Naturally, Bayern's intensity dropped following the restart, but if Kalou's fine strike in off the bar was a warning against complacency, last season's beaten finalists responded admirably as Kroos slotted in the sixth from another Lahm assist.

Fellow substitute Xherdan Shaqiri and Robben each wasted further chances to add to the tally, yet Lille, who are left to concentrate on earning a UEFA Europa League berth in their final two fixtures, were spared. Bayern can secure qualification for the last 16 with victory at Valencia CF on matchday five.

Last updated: 05/11/13 9.11CET

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Lineups

bayern

Bayern

losc

LOSC

1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
4
DanteDante
2
DebuchyMathieu Debuchy (C)
Yellow Card21
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Yellow Card72
Substitution72
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
Yellow Card63
8
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
7
PayetDimitri Payet
Substitution46
10
RobbenArjen Robben
Goal23
8
KalouSalomon Kalou
Goal57
Substitution72
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Goal18
Goal28
Goal33
14
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
Substitution46
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
17
PedrettiBenoît Pedretti
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
18
BériaFranck Béria
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Substitution61
22
ChedjouAurélien Chedjou
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
25
BašaMarko Baša
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Goal5
Yellow Card65
Substitution67
26
RouxNolan Roux

Substitutes

22
StarkeTom Starke (GK)
16
ElanaSteeve Elana (GK)
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
9
De MeloTúlio De Melo
Substitution46
11
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution72
10
MartinMarvin Martin
Substitution72
13
RafinhaRafinha
15
SidibéDjibril Sidibé
26
ContentoDiego Contento
21
BonnartLaurent Bonnart
39
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution61
Goal66
24
MavubaRio Mavuba
Substitution46
Yellow Card77
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
Substitution67
Yellow Card78
28
KlonaridisViktor Klonaridis

Coach

Jupp Heynckes (GER) Rudi Garcia (FRA)

Referee

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)

Assistant referees

Zoltán Székely (ROU), Octavian Șovre (ROU)

Fourth official

Cristian Nica (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Alexandru Tudor (ROU), Cristian Balaj (ROU)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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