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Bayern join Valencia in last 16

Published: Tuesday 20 November 2012, 23.00CET
Valencia CF 1-1 FC Bayern Munchen
A late Thomas Müller equaliser ensured Bayern moved through to the round of 16 along with Valencia, whose progress was confirmed before kick-off.
by Graham Hunter
from Estadi de Mestalla

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Match statistics

ValenciaBayern

Goals scored1
 
1
on target5
 
8
off target4
 
9
Corners2
 
12
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards1
 
0
Possession (%)37
 
63

Standings

Group F

PPts
FC Bayern München Bayern510
Valencia CF Valencia510
FC BATE Borisov BATE56
LOSC Lille LOSC53
Last updated: 19/06/2013 21:17 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 20 November 2012, 23.00CET

Bayern join Valencia in last 16

Valencia CF 1-1 FC Bayern Munchen
A late Thomas Müller equaliser ensured Bayern moved through to the round of 16 along with Valencia, whose progress was confirmed before kick-off.

Eleven years after the most famous 1-1 draw in these clubs' histories, the 2001 UEFA Champions League final, Valencia CF and FC Bayern München repeated the result to ensure the visitors progressed with their hosts.

Valencia's place in the round of 16 had been sealed before kick-off after FC BATE Borisov lost at home to LOSC Lille. Bayern needed a point to join them and remain top of Group F and, although they fell behind to Sofiane Feghouli's late strike, Thomas Müller swiftly levelled against a side reduced to ten men following Antonio Barragán's first-half red card in an intense and exciting contest.

The pressure off, home coach Mauricio Pellegrino introduced Daniel Parejo for his first start in this competition since the matchday one defeat in Bavaria. It signalled Éver Banega playing a more advanced position and a rest for Jonas, Valencia's standout UEFA Champions League performer this season.

While Bayern made it abundantly clear early on they were here to win the section – with four men up front as regularly as possible – Valencia's possession was less fluid and less threatening than usual. Had Dante opened the scoring with an 18th-minute header then the Liga team might not have had the time and space to find their tempo. As it was, sweat and toil began to show dividends.

A long searching pass from Tino Costa that Roberto Soldado brought down caused Bayern's David Alaba to unwittingly tee up Feghouli, Manuel Neuer producing a fine reflex save. Then the evening appeared to tilt dramatically towards Bayern, Barragán sent off for a two-footed jump at Alaba.

Within minutes Claudio Pizarro had swivelled and brought the best from Vicente Guaita at full stretch. But remarkably, from then until the final whistle, Valencia were quicker, smarter and more effective with ten men.

That the match stayed goalless until Feghouli's breakthrough was largely due to profligacy on both sides. Soldado missed the best opportunity when the impressive Parejo sent him one on one with Neuer yet the Valencia captain skied his shot. At the other end Dante kept putting free headers over the bar and Mario Mandžukić following that trend once he had joined the action in the second half.

Then the late drama. With 13 minutes left Feghouli won a 50-50 challenge, drove forward, dummied Holger Badstuber and shot in off Dante's arm. Five minutes later Müller showed his team-mates the way. David Albelda could not clear a right-wing cross and the tall German international strode in to finish with gusto. Honours even, great entertainment, and both teams into the knockout stage.

Last updated: 27/11/12 19.21CET

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Lineups

valencia

Valencia

bayern

Bayern

13
GuaitaVicente Guaita (GK)
Yellow Card88
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
3
CissokhoAly Cissokho
4
DanteDante
Yellow Card26
4
RamiAdil Rami
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Substitution79
8
FeghouliSofiane Feghouli
Goal77
8
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
Yellow Card45+1
9
SoldadoRoberto Soldado (C)
Yellow Card84
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Substitution66
10
BanegaÉver Banega
Substitution80
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
14
BarragánAntonio Barragán
Yellow Card20
Red Card33
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Goal82
17
GuardadoAndrés Guardado
Substitution86
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
20
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
28
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
21
ParejoDaniel Parejo
Substitution75
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
24
CostaTino Costa
39
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution66

Substitutes

1
Diego AlvesDiego Alves (GK)
22
StarkeTom Starke (GK)
6
AlbeldaDavid Albelda
Substitution80
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
7
JonasJonas
Substitution75
9
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Substitution66
15
VieraJonathan Viera
11
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution66
16
ValdezNelson Valdez
Substitution86
13
RafinhaRafinha
18
Víctor RuizVíctor Ruiz
33
GomezMario Gomez
Substitution79
28
BernatJuan Bernat
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk

Coach

Mauricio Pellegrino (ARG) Jupp Heynckes (GER)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Darren Cann (ENG)

Fourth official

Stephen Child (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Lee Probert (ENG), Mike Dean (ENG)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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