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Bayern grateful for Toni return

Published: Friday 21 September 2007, 0.59CET
FC Bayern München 1-0 CF Os Belenenses
Luca Toni's first-half strike was enough to earn the Bundesliga outfit a narrow victory against Belenenses.
by Steffen Potter
Bayern grateful for Toni return
Luca Toni made a scoring return for Bayern ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BayernBelenenses

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 21 September 2007, 0.59CET

Bayern grateful for Toni return

FC Bayern München 1-0 CF Os Belenenses
Luca Toni's first-half strike was enough to earn the Bundesliga outfit a narrow victory against Belenenses.

A first-half strike by Luca Toni proved enough to earn FC Bayern München a narrow UEFA Cup first-round lead against CF Os Belenenses of Portugal.

Toni goal
The Italy international had been doubtful to start due to ongoing thigh problems but with striker Miroslav Klose suspended for the first leg coach Ottmar Hitzfeld decided to play Toni. And he justified selection when he met Mark van Bommel's cross on 34 minutes for the only goal of the game.

Bayern domination
Toni could have given his side the lead after just five minutes when he was put through on goal by Marcell Jansen's threaded pass but the 30-year-old striker shot over the bar from nine metres. Jansen himself came close on 26 minutes when he headed wide but Toni soon broke the deadlock with his close-range strike. The hosts dominated possession throughout but did not make the most of their chances, Van Bommel's final pass for Franck Ribéry just lacking the requisite accuracy to put the Frenchman clear on goal.

Toothless
The second half followed in much the same vein as the first, though there were fewer openings following the substitution of Toni on the hour. Germany forward Lukas Podolski tried, in vain, to make the most of two half-chances, while summer signing Jan Schlaudraff, who was introduced for the final few minutes, had an uneventful debut, leaving the Bundesliga side facing the prospect of an uncomfortable trip to Portugal for the return leg on 4 October.

Last updated: 21/09/07 10.16CET

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Lineups

bayern

Bayern

belenenses

Belenenses

3
LúcioLúcio
16
AlcântaraHugo Alcântara
6
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
10
SilasSilas (C)
Substitution63
23
JansenMarcell Jansen
11
José PedroJosé Pedro
Yellow Card68
1
KahnOliver Kahn (GK) (C)
27
Cândido CostaCândido Costa
Yellow Card32
Substitution46
30
LellChristian Lell
73
CostinhaCostinha (GK)
11
PodolskiLukas Podolski
4
Rodrigo AlvimRodrigo Alvim
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Substitution84
5
Rúben AmorimRúben Amorim
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Substitution73
13
RolandoRolando
9
ToniLuca Toni
Goal34
Substitution63
21
Roncatto Evandro Roncatto
17
Van BommelMark van Bommel
33
DevicVukasin Devic
15
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
25
NascimentoEvandro Silva d Nascimento
Substitution55

Substitutes

8
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Substitution73
1
MarcoMarco (GK)
39
KroosToni Kroos
7
WeldonWeldon
16
OttlAndreas Ottl
22
Rafael BastosRafael Bastos
22
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
2
ConradoAnderson Conrado
Substitution46
19
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
Substitution84
9
OliveiraJoão Paulo de Oliveira
Substitution63
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
77
MouraFernando Doming Moura
Substitution55
34
WagnerSandro Wagner
Substitution63
28
BrandãoGonçalo Brandão

Coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Jorge Jesus (POR)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Ekström (SWE), Joakim Flink (SWE)

Fourth official

Daniel Stålhammar (SWE)

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