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Timely Davies denies Bayern victory

Published: Friday 9 November 2007, 0.50CET
FC Bayern München 2-2 Bolton Wanderers FC Kevin Davies equalised late on against the run of play to earn the visitors a valuable Group F draw in Munich.

Match statistics

BayernBolton

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target9
 
3
Attempts off target11
 
2
Corners9
 
3
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed3
 
14
Yellow cards0
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 9 November 2007, 0.50CET

Timely Davies denies Bayern victory

FC Bayern München 2-2 Bolton Wanderers FC Kevin Davies equalised late on against the run of play to earn the visitors a valuable Group F draw in Munich.

Kevin Davies equalised with eight minutes left to give Bolton Wanderers FC an unlikely draw at FC Bayern München.

Timely strike
Two Lukas Podolski goals either side of half-time had cancelled out Ricardo Gardner's opener for Bolton, and Bayern were dominating. But against the run of play Davies produced a timely strike to give Bolton their second Group F draw and keep them within two points of Bayern.

Early goal
Bolton had changed their manager since their opening draw with SC Braga and Gary Megson opted for Oman goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi to start in his injury-hit side. And the visitors went ahead on eight minutes when Daniel Braaten touched on for Gardner to shoot in via a deflection and the post.

Bayern respond
Bayern did not panic and were soon on the attack with Andreas Ottl and Lukas Podolski going close, aided by the menace posed by Franck Ribéry. Davies shot narrowly wide of Oliver Kahn's post just before the half-hour, and not long after Bayern were level as Podolski started and confidently finished a move involving Ribéry and Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Podolski again
Podolski nearly made another late in the first half as his back-heel found Schweinsteiger but Al-Habsi saved the initial shot and the Garmany forward screwed his second effort wide. But four minutes before the interval Bayern took the lead when Ribéry ran down the wing and flicked back for Podolski to turn in at the near post, suggesting a comeback win just as at FK Crvena Zvezda a fortnight ago.

Late drama
Al-Habsi then did superbly to deny Ribéry, who was soon replaced by Belgrade matchwinner Toni Kroos, and the goalkeeper also tipped over from Schweinsteiger. But as time ran out it was Bolton who struck, Kevin Nolan setting up Davies to shoot past Kahn.

Last updated: 09/11/07 9.59CET

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Lineups

bayern

Bayern

bolton

Bolton

1
KahnOliver Kahn (GK) (C)
26
Al-HabsiAli Al-Habsi (GK)
23
JansenMarcell Jansen
31
Andy O'BrienAndy O'Brien
Yellow Card78
3
LúcioLúcio
15
CidGérald Cid
Yellow Card62
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
28
MichalíkĽubomír Michalík
30
LellChristian Lell
11
GardnerRicardo Gardner
Goal8
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Substitution60
18
Mikel AlonsoMikel Alonso
Substitution56
16
OttlAndreas Ottl
4
NolanKevin Nolan (C)
17
Van BommelMark van Bommel
17
GuthrieDaniel Guthrie
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Substitution73
19
McCannGavin McCann
11
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Goal30
Goal49
Substitution57
27
BraatenDaniel Braaten
Yellow Card45
Substitution77
18
KloseMiroslav Klose
14
DaviesKevin Davies
Yellow Card27
Goal82

Substitutes

22
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
12
WalkerIan Walker (GK)
8
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Substitution73
6
SpeedGary Speed
9
ToniLuca Toni
Substitution57
7
GiannakopoulosStelios Giannakopoulos
Substitution56
15
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
16
TeymourianAndranik Teymourian
Substitution77
19
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
29
HarsanyiZoltan Harsanyi
20
SosaJosé Sosa
37
SinclairJames Sinclair
39
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution60
38
SissonsRobert Sissons

Coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Gary Megson (ENG)

Referee

Jaroslav Jara (CZE)

Assistant referees

Miroslav Zlamal (CZE), Antonin Kordula (CZE)

Fourth official

Jiří Moláček (CZE)

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