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Remorseless Bayern brush Plzeň aside

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 22.47CET
FC Bayern München 5-0 FC Viktoria Plzeň
Franck Ribéry scored twice with David Alaba, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Götze continuing the holders' imperious Group D form.
by Andy James
from Fußball Arena München

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Match statistics

BayernPlzeň

Goals scored5
 
0
Possession (%)70
 
30
Total attempts35
 
1
on target22
 
0
off target13
 
1
blocked4
 
0
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners10
 
2
Offsides4
 
1
Yellow cards0
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
6
Passes836
 
323
completed735
 
185

Standings

Last updated: 19/10/2014 17:15 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 22.47CET

Remorseless Bayern brush Plzeň aside

FC Bayern München 5-0 FC Viktoria Plzeň
Franck Ribéry scored twice with David Alaba, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Götze continuing the holders' imperious Group D form.

FC Bayern München continued to set the pace in UEFA Champions League Group D with a commanding home victory against FC Viktoria Plzeň.

The European title holders overwhelmed the Czech champions with an imperious display which produced countless chances. Franck Ribéry converted a penalty on 25 minutes to get the Bundesliga leaders started before David Alaba added a rare right-foot finish to double the advantage. Further strikes in the second half from Ribéry and Bastian Schweinsteiger preceded Mario Götze's first competitive goal for Bayern as Josep Guardiola's ensemble maintained their three-point cushion at the top of the section.

As anticipated it was Bayern who controlled possession from the off, creating a flurry of early openings. Alaba almost scored a repeat of his matchday one strike against PFC CSKA Moskva with a fierce free-kick which was spilled by Matúš Kozáčik, while Mario Mandžukic twice headed off target and Arjen Robben went close – all within the first 15 minutes.

Given they had survived the initial peppering, it almost seemed a pity that Plzeň should concede the opener from a penalty. Bayern's build-up had earned a goal, though, with Toni Kroos feeding Robben, whose quick feet fooled Roman Hubník into felling the Dutchman and gave Ribéry the opportunity to convert from the spot.

Mandžukić, Robben and Kroos all brought good saves from Kozáčik in the 12 minutes that passed before Bayern's inevitable second. It came from an unlikely source in the form of Alaba's right boot, the Austria left-back skipping along the outskirts of the box before slotting into the near corner with his supposedly weaker foot.

Robben had a glancing header clawed out and Kroos smashed into the side netting before the half was out, leaving the home fans eager for more of the same. Schweinsteiger scraped the side netting again ten minutes after the restart but Bayern were made to wait until just after the hour for Ribéry to poke in a fine third after a smart turn in the area.

Götze entered the fray soon afterwards and within seconds had added to the two assists he supplied against 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga at the weekend – here, teeing up Schweinsteiger who spun superbly to dispatch goal No4. Götze then clipped the bar with the most delicate of chips, yet his disappointment was short-lived as he completed the scoring with a thumping finish in stoppage time.

Last updated: 03/12/13 20.14CET

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Lineups

bayern

Bayern

plzeň

Plzeň

1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
Yellow Card86
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
4
HubníkRoman Hubník
Yellow Card24
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Goal25
Goal61
Substitution67
7
HořavaTomáš Hořava
9
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Substitution71
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský
Yellow Card48
Substitution75
10
RobbenArjen Robben
10
HorváthPavel Horváth (C)
Substitution63
13
RafinhaRafinha
11
PetrželaMilan Petržela
Substitution86
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
Substitution63
14
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
26
ContentoDiego Contento
21
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
Goal37
26
KolářDaniel Kolář
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Goal64
27
RajtoralFrantišek Rajtoral
39
KroosToni Kroos
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský

Substitutes

22
StarkeTom Starke (GK)
13
BolekPetr Bolek (GK)
8
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
2
HejdaLukáš Hejda
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Substitution71
9
TeclStanislav Tecl
Substitution86
15
KirchhoffJan Kirchhoff
12
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
Substitution63
19
GötzeMario Götze
Substitution63
Goal90+1
19
KovaříkJan Kovařík
Substitution75
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Substitution67
23
BakošMarek Bakoš
34
HøjbjergPierre Højbjerg
24
PospíšilMartin Pospíšil

Coach

Josep Guardiola (ESP) Pavel Vrba (CZE)

Referee

Alan Kelly (IRL)

Assistant referees

Damien MacGraith (IRL), Dermot Broughton (IRL)

Fourth official

Allen Lynch (IRL)

Additional assistant referees

Neil Doyle (IRL), Padraig Sutton (IRL)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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