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Bayern power past BATE to finish top of Group F

Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 22.53CET
FC Bayern München 4-1 FC BATE Borisov
Xherdan Shaqiri pulled the strings, scoring one goal himself, as Bayern avenged their matchday two loss in Minsk to secure top spot in Group F.
by Andy James
from Fußball Arena München

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Match statistics

BayernBATE

Goals scored4
 
1
on target9
 
6
off target8
 
4
Corners8
 
1
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed12
 
11
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards1
 
1
Possession (%)57
 
43

Standings

Group F

PPts
FC Bayern München Bayern613
Valencia CF Valencia613
FC BATE Borisov BATE66
LOSC Lille LOSC63
Last updated: 19/01/2013 05:02 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 22.53CET

Bayern power past BATE to finish top of Group F

FC Bayern München 4-1 FC BATE Borisov
Xherdan Shaqiri pulled the strings, scoring one goal himself, as Bayern avenged their matchday two loss in Minsk to secure top spot in Group F.

FC Bayern München secured top spot in UEFA Champions League Group F with a comprehensive victory against FC BATE Borisov.

Mario Gomez, so prolific in the competition last season, gave the Bundesliga leaders a deserved half-time advantage. The visitors would have hoped to capitalise on Jérôme Boateng's 51st-minute red card, but further goals from Thomas Müller, Xherdan Shaqiri and substitute David Alaba, as well as BATE defender Denis Polyakov's dismissal for a second bookable offence, ensured Bayern cruised to a convincing three points even with Yegor Filipenko's late consolation.

Unsurprisingly it was the hosts who controlled possession early on, getting the first shot in when Toni Kroos's low effort was easily saved by Andrei Gorbunov. However, BATE's counterattacking model had already served them well in the reverse fixture and the tactic again produced chances with Vitali Rodionov almost breaking away and Artem Konstevoi seeing his angled strike held by Manuel Neuer.

Inviting Bayern onto them was always likely to be a dangerous ploy by the Borisov outfit, though, and the home team eventually found a way through in the 22nd minute. The lively Shaqiri, one of several players rotated into the side by coach Jupp Heynckes, beat his marker on the left before delivering a low cross for Gomez to slide in and mark his first start of this European campaign with a goal.

The Bayern players were queuing up to add to the tally with Kroos picking passes around the box and firing a couple of his own efforts goalwards, but the BATE bulwark held firm either side of the interval. For a moment it looked as though the freshly crowned Belarusian champions' luck would turn when Boateng was sent off for a lunge on Kontsevoi, yet ten-man Bayern netted again minutes later as Müller cushioned in Bastian Schweinsteiger's flick-on.

The term "role reversal" sprang to mind when Bayern got their third, Gomez crossing for Shaqiri, the shortest player on the pitch, to thud his header in. Substitute Alaba then slammed in his first ever UEFA Champions League goal and when BATE's Polyakov was shown a second yellow, it was clear it was to be Bayern's night – even after Filipenko finally beat Neuer late on.

Last season's finalists will avoid the other group winners in the draw for the last 16, while BATE's third-place finish means they enter the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League.

Last updated: 07/12/12 1.08CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2013/matches/round=2000347/match=2009571/postmatch/report/index.html#bayern+group

Lineups

bayern

Bayern

bate

BATE

1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
35
GorbunovAndrei Gorbunov (GK)
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
7
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi
Substitution58
11
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Goal65
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
13
RafinhaRafinha
Yellow Card51
14
RadkovArtem Radkov (C)
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
Red Card51
15
HlebAleksandr Hleb
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Substitution53
Goal54
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
Substitution84
26
ContentoDiego Contento
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Substitution66
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger (C)
Substitution72
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
Goal89
33
GomezMario Gomez
Goal22
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
39
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution64
25
BagaDmitri Baga
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
33
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
Yellow Card34
Red Card69

Substitutes

22
StarkeTom Starke (GK)
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
4
DanteDante
Substitution53
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Substitution72
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
Substitution84
8
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Substitution58
9
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
22
SimićMarko Simić
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
32
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
Substitution64
Goal83
78
VasilyukRoman Vasilyuk
Substitution66
Yellow Card74

Coach

Jupp Heynckes (GER) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

Martin Cryans (SCO), William Conquer (SCO)

Fourth official

Alan Mulvanny (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Bobby Madden (SCO), John Beaton (SCO)

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