5 December 2006

SPORTING 1 (Bueno 31)
SPARTAK MOSCOW 3 (Pavlyuchenko 7, Kalynychenko 16, Boyarintsev 89)

The visitors broke down Sporting's right, Bystrov pulled the ball back to Jiranek, his shot rebounded off the underside of the crossbar, hit Ricardo and bounced towards the edge of the six yard box, Pavlyuchenko took off and planted an overhead kick into the net. Less than ten minutes later the hosts were once again undone by Bystrov from an identical position. This time he pulled clear of Ronny with a brilliant feint on the edge of the box and smoked the other defenders before checking his run and chipping a ball over to the back post where Kalynychenko was waiting with a header. Bueno headed Sporting back into the match from Ronny's cross. Boyarintsev tapped in Spartak's third from Bystrov's deflected cross.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : n/a, Bystrov, Ronny, n/a

BAYERN MUNICH 1 (Makaay 62)
INTER 1 (Vieira 91)

Salihamidzic found Makaay with a superb lofted pass between Samuel and youngster Andreolli (who has a striking resemblance to Inter legend Giacinto Facchetti) and he rolled back the years with an excellent finish, bringing the ball under control with his left foot before finding the inside of a post with his right. Vieira, one of only four regular first teamers in the starting eleven, smashed in the equaliser after Kahn ran off his line to block a shot from substitute Grosso only he forgot to get his hands up and the ball bounced off his chest and landed at the Frenchman's feet.

Admittedly not many people have tipped Bayern to win the competition this season but the fact that they couldn't beat a second string Inter side speaks volumes for their chances of making a genuine impact. On the bright side they could get lucky and draw Celtic and win via a debatable penalty in Munich.

Attendance : 65,000
Assists : Salihamidzic, n/a

22 November 2006

INTER 1 (Crespo 36)

Great goal by Crespo, so so match. Inter join Bayern in the last 16.

Attendance : 69,001
Assist : Stankovic

SPARTAK MOSCOW 2 (Kalinichenko 16 fk, Kovac 72)
BAYERN 2 (Pizarro 22, 39)

It's November in Moscow and looked bloody cold. Kalinichenko gave Spartak the lead with a free kick that left Kahn rooted to the spot, the first goal Bayern have conceded in the competition this season. Pizarro equalised with a lucky flick header - facing away from goal near the penalty spot, there's no way he meant to do it. His second was a superb curling shot from 25 yards. Mozart's corner hit team-mate Kovac in the bollocks and he managed to stab the ball into the net before grabbing his cock (as he celebrated), running towards the touchline and collapsing on all fours in agony. I thought this was hilarious but none of the commentators or pundits on the two highlights shows I watched laughed.

Attendance : 38,000
Assists : Titov won fk, Lell, n/a, Mozart (ck)

31 October 2006

INTER 1 (Cruz 1)

Attendance : 60,000
Assist : Ibrahimovic


Attendance : 65,000
Assist : n/a

18 October 2006

INTER 2 (Cruz 2, 9)
SPARTAK MOSCOW 1 (Pavluchenko 54)

Recoba was given a rare outing by Mancini and rewarded his coach with an outstanding display. His free kick cannoned off Vieira and Cruz slammed the ball in off the underside of the crossbar. Recoba chased down Stankovic's pass, drawing out the 'keeper in the process, by the time Kowalewski got back on his line Cruz had darted into the box and headed in Recoba's cross. Quincy (ex-Arsenal) teased Cordoba before slipping a ball through to Boyarintsev and Pavluchenko slammed his centre past Cesar.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Vieira, Recoba, Boyarintsev

BAYERN 1 (Schweinsteiger 19)

Attendance : 48,000
Red Card : Schweinsteiger 47 (Bayern)
Assist : Lahm

27 September 2006

BAYERN MUNICH 2 (Pizarro 81, Podolski 91)

Ibrahimovic was sent off for two 'bookable' offences, I was playing X-Box 360 live so missed the first yellow but the second was ridiculous. He went in for a 50-50 ball with Schweinsteiger, the German midfielder got there first so Ibrahimovic ended up clipping his ankle, Schweinsteiger did a Klinsmann - rolling around in agony, bye bye Ibrahimovic. That wretched old man Scholl should have been sent off for an absolutely disgraceful two footed lunge on Grosso. Makaay chipped a ball into Pizarro (according to UEFA it was Scholl, because it's really hard to tell those two apart, idiots), Grosso got a block on his shot but Julio Cesar had rushed off his line, the three players crashed into each other and the ball bounced into the net. Sagnol ran intoGrosso's elbow, it caught the top of his chin so he clutched his face, earning Grosso a straight red. Cordoba, who had a miserable game at the weekend, under-hit a back-pass, Podolski raced onto the ball, took out Julio Cesar with a superb dummy then blasted the ball into an empty net.

Attendance : 79,000
Red Cards : Ibrahimovic 59 (Inter), Grosso 85 (Inter)
Assists : n/a, n/a

SPARTAK MOSCOW 1 (Boyarintsev 5)
SPORTING 1 (Nani 59)

Jiranek headed a ball into the box, Bystov pulled it down and as he turned team-mate Boyarintsev took it off his feet and thundered a right foot shot into the top corner. Ricardo made a phenomenal save to deny Pavlyuchenko a certain second. Yannick laid a pass into Nani and headed for the box, Nani ignored him and instead played and one-two with Liedson, pushed the ball wide of Kowalewski, who flew off his line at great speed, and chipped into an empty net. Attendance : 75,101
Assists : Bystov, Liedson

12 September 2006

SPORTING 1 (Caneira 65)

Attendance : 50,000
Red Card : Vieira 70 (Inter)
Assist : Tonel

BAYERN MUNICH 4 (Pizarro 48, Santa Cruz 52, Schweinsteiger 71, Salihamidzic 84)

Sagnol released Pizarro down the right and he cut inside a defender before shooting past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Kowalewski. The injury prone Santa Cruz turned onto an excellent Van Bommel pass before sweeping the ball inside the bottom left corner. Schweinsteiger fired in a deflected cross to make it 3-0 and Salihamidzic robbed Podolski of his first Champions League goal by tapping the youngster's goal-bound shot over the line.

Attendance : 63,000
Assists : Sagnol, Van Bommel, n/a, Podolski