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.

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