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Bayern beats Lyon 1-0 in Champions League semis

2010-04-22 09:49 BJT

Bayern Munich will take a deserved 1-0 lead into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Lyon thanks to Arjen Robben's 69th-minute strike at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben celebrates scoring during their first leg UEFA Champions League semi-final match vs Lyon at the Allianz Arena in the southern German city of Munich. Bayern won 1-0.(AFP/DDP/Torsten Silz)
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben celebrates scoring during their first
 leg UEFA Champions League semi-final match vs Lyon at the Allianz
 Arena in the southern German city of Munich. Bayern won 1-0.(AFP/
DDP/Torsten Silz)

First half, after 13 minutes of getting to know each other, Bayern lauchced the first wave of attacks with Franck Ribery's power play, but the ball when to wide.

Olic then missed an even better chance as Bayern increased the pressure and pagged Lyon back inside their own half.

37th minutes, it has been a difficult week for Ribery, who has taken all the wrong headlines for his conduct off the field, and things got worse for him in the 37th minute when he was sent off by Italian referee Robert Rosetti for lunging in on Lisandro, and was shown a straight red card.

Second half, Jeremy Toulalan quickly collected two yellows early in the second half.

69 minute, Robben's 25-yard effort deviated off the head of Muller into the bottom corner of net.

85th minute, Robben being removed by Louis Van Gaal, who had to placate his compatriot who clearly was not happy to have been forced to leave his stage before the final curtain fell, which it did shortly afterwards with Bayern just once encore away form the final.