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Teen idol Kroos turns game for Bayern

Published: Friday 26 October 2007, 0.57CET
FK Crvena Zvezda 2-3 FC Bayern München
Toni Kroos came off the bench with nine minutes left to create an equaliser and then score a last-gasp winner.

Match statistics

Crvena zvezdaBayern

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners3
 
1
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
11
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Friday 26 October 2007, 0.57CET

Teen idol Kroos turns game for Bayern

FK Crvena Zvezda 2-3 FC Bayern München
Toni Kroos came off the bench with nine minutes left to create an equaliser and then score a last-gasp winner.

Toni Kroos, the 17-year-old tipped by Ottmar Hitzfeld as FC Bayern München's playmaker of the future, came off the bench to score a dramatic UEFA Cup Group F winner at FK Crvena Zvezda.

Dramatic end
Twice the 1990/91 European champions led in Belgrade, through Ognjen Koroman and Nenad Milijaš. But each time Miroslav Klose levelled, and four minutes into added time substitute Kroos, who only a few minutes before had created the second equaliser, scored direct from a free-kick after Crvena Zvezda's Miloš Bajalica had been sent off.

Koroman opener
The home crowd were in fine voice and Bayern were put under pressure early on. Sixteen minutes in the Serbian side were ahead as Koroman went past Philipp Lahm, making a comeback from a knee injury, and struck an angled shot past Michael Rensing.

Immediate reply
Bayern's reply was almost immediate with Klose reacting quickest to the rebound after Lucio's shot was parried by goalkeeper Ivan Randjelović. Klose nearly scored again before the break but his volley was hit straight at Randjelović and he headed Lukas Podolski's cross over the bar.

Home side ahead
Koroman came close to a second just before the hour after robbing Lahm and bounding up the pitch but shooting wide. Bayern were playing a cautious game, and were punished in the 74th minute as Milijaš advanced and was given space to send a dipping shot in from 20 metres.

Kroos turns game
Bayern needed to respond and with nine minutes to go Kroos was introduced for only his third first-team appearance. Within five minutes his whipped free-kick was headed in by Klose and not long after Bajalica was given a second booking, another Kroos set-piece flew straight in to secure the points.

Last updated: 26/10/07 11.43CET

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Lineups

crvena zvezda

Crvena zvezda

bayern

Bayern

1
RandjelovićIvan Randjelović (GK)
22
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
3
AndjelkovićDušan Andjelković
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
Yellow Card58
21
GueyeIbrahima Gueye
30
LellChristian Lell
30
BastaDušan Basta (C)
Substitution46
3
LúcioLúcio (C)
7
MilijašNenad Milijaš
Goal74
Yellow Card75
23
JansenMarcell Jansen
8
KoromanOgnjen Koroman
Goal16
8
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Substitution71
13
TutorićDjordje Tutorić
17
Van BommelMark van Bommel
Substitution81
20
LucasLucas
15
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
23
MolinaMauricio Molina
Yellow Card64
Substitution90+2
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Yellow Card83
35
CastilloSegundo Castillo
11
PodolskiLukas Podolski
9
BarcosHernan Barcos
Substitution69
18
KloseMiroslav Klose
Goal20
Goal86

Substitutes

31
RadivojevićSaša Radivojević (GK)
29
DreherBernd Dreher (GK)
10
BurzanovićIgor Burzanović
Substitution69
19
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
Substitution71
17
BogdanovićIgor Bogdanović
Substitution90+2
20
SosaJosé Sosa
18
BronowickiGrzegorz Bronowicki
32
HummelsMats Hummels
19
BajalicaMiloš Bajalica
Substitution46
Yellow Card76
Red Card90+1
39
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution81
Goal90+4
32
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
33
F. DjordjevićFilip Djordjević

Coach

Milorad Kosanovic (SRB) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)

Assistant referees

Nicola Nicoletti (ITA), Fabrizio D'agostini (ITA)

Fourth official

Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)

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