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Braga blunt Bayern ambitions

Published: Friday 30 November 2007, 0.06CET
SC Braga 1-1 FC Bayern München
Roland Linz earned the Portuguese side a point as frontrunners Bayern again let a lead slip in Group F.
Braga blunt Bayern ambitions
Franck Ribéry (right) vies with João Pereira ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BragaBayern

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners10
 
6
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
11
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 30 November 2007, 0.06CET

Braga blunt Bayern ambitions

SC Braga 1-1 FC Bayern München
Roland Linz earned the Portuguese side a point as frontrunners Bayern again let a lead slip in Group F.

FC Bayern München maintained their advantage at the top of Group F but missed the chance to reach the UEFA Cup knockout rounds with a game to spare as SC Braga came back to earn a point in Portugal.

Braga revival
The Bundesliga giants looked on course for a regulation victory as they held off a spirited first-half performance from the home team before Miroslav Klose put them ahead two minutes after the break. With the section's other match between Bolton Wanderers FC and Aris Thessaloniki FC eventually ending all-square, a 1-0 win would have secured Bayern's place in the Round of 32, but Braga fought back. Midway through the second period Roland Linz equalised to rescue a deserved point for the hosts, their second in two UEFA Cup outings.

Under pressure
It was also the second time in as many Group F games that Bayern have let a lead slip, although it was Braga who had appeared more likely to make the breakthrough early on. Twice in the opening few minutes Oliver Kahn was forced to scramble across his goalline as Vandinho headed wide and then João Pereira fizzed a shot narrowly over. And while Franck Ribéry did his best to break the shackles, the Liga outfit were back on top before the interval, with Wender in marauding mood.

Honours even
The striker forced an impressive tip-over from Kahn and then a nervous clearance as Bayern struggled to escape their half. Stélvio Cruz should have done better when he got his head to a Wender corner, and Braga seemed set to pay for their profligacy when Klose struck, passing the ball into the net following Luca Toni's centre. The Italy forward almost doubled the advantage after the hour but missed, and three minutes later the effervescent Wender charged down the left and turned the ball into the path of Linz who fired in.

Last updated: 30/11/07 10.59CET

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Lineups

braga

Braga

bayern

Bayern

1
Paulo SantosPaulo Santos (GK)
1
KahnOliver Kahn (GK) (C)
Yellow Card45
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
30
LellChristian Lell
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge (C)
3
LúcioLúcio
2
Alberto RodríguezAlberto Rodríguez
6
DemichelisMartín Demichelis
17
FrechautFrechaut
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
5
Roberto BrumRoberto Brum
Yellow Card5
8
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Substitution81
89
StélvioStélvio
Yellow Card54
Substitution58
17
Van BommelMark van Bommel
Yellow Card75
7
JorginhoJorginho
15
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
88
VandinhoVandinho
Substitution52
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Substitution90+1
15
WenderWender
Substitution70
9
ToniLuca Toni
Yellow Card86
29
LinzRoland Linz
Yellow Card45
Goal66
18
KloseMiroslav Klose
Goal47
Substitution67

Substitutes

12
Dani MalloDani Mallo (GK)
22
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
10
João PintoJoão Pinto
Substitution52
2
SagnolWilly Sagnol
Substitution90+1
14
CastanheiraCastanheira
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
20
JailsonJailson
Substitution58
16
OttlAndreas Ottl
22
AniltonAnilton
19
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
Substitution67
23
Andrés MadridAndrés Madrid
Substitution70
Yellow Card72
20
SosaJosé Sosa
Substitution81
70
LennyLenny
39
KroosToni Kroos

Coach

Manuel Machado (POR) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Erik Bergsten (SWE), Mathias Klasenius (SWE)

Fourth official

Hakan Jonasson (SWE)

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