22 March 2000
DYNAMO KYIV 2-0 BAYERN MUNICH
Kyiv seemed to have little trouble in disposing of Bayern's reserve team. Fink's weak clearance from a corner went straight to Kaladze and he headed in through a ruck of bodies. Mamedov launched a humongous throw in, Husin flicked on and Demetradze went airborne to fire past Bayern's reserve 'keeper with a spectacular overhead kick. Unfortunately it wasn't enough as Dynamo paid the price for a miserable performance at home to Real Madrid and Shovkovskyi's gift in the return.
14 MARCH 2000
BAYERN MUNICH 2-1 ROSENBORG
Carew had a point blank header brilliantly saved by Khan. Carew once again met Skammelsrud's corner but headed wide. Two dives by Paulo Sergio lead to two goals. He pathetically went down under a challenge from Skammerlsrud to win a free kick. Scholl beautifully curled the ball into the net. He then bounced himself off Bragstad, the inept ref bought it and Sergio scored from the spot. In between Carew wasted another chance, as Bayern stepped up to play offside he was left with the ball inches from goal but shot wide. Carew slid in to meet Knutsen's cross but by then Bayern had already stepped off the gas and were rarely troubled.
REAL MADRID 2-2 DYNAMO KYIV
Raul made an incredible miss from about 6yds. Morientes turned Guerassimenko inside out before being chopped down in the box. Raul converted in off the post. Demetradze then went down way too easily in the box after brushing against Salgado. Casillas saved Rebrov's spot kick. Shovkovskyi saved a penalty at the other end, Raul conning the ref into awarding one and then shooting straight at the 'keeper, Geremi blasting horribly wide from the rebound. The other three goals were the result of some wretched mistakes. Seven Real Madrid players watched Holovko's corner bounce in the box and Khatskevich headed in. Just incredibly bad defending. Hierro tried to cut out Demetradze's cross but ended up putting the ball past Casillas and Shovkovskyi dropped what was probably one of the weakest free kicks Roberto Carlos has ever struck. Real had the better chances but crucially failed to test the abysmal Shovkovskyi.
Dynamo Kyiv and Real Madrid are now level on 7 points but Real Madrid have the superior head to head record. If Real win their remaining match, away to Rosenborg, they're in the Quarter Finals, if not then they need Dynamo Kyiv to slip up in their last match, away to Bayern who are likely to field a weakened side.
29 FEBRUARY 2000
DYNAMO KIEV 2-1 ROSENBORG
Rebrov had already gone close with a diving header before Khatskevich gave Dynamo the lead. Bialkevich feigned to shoot with his right foot, dragged the ball back onto his left and passed to Khatskevich who blasted a shot with the outside of his foot past Jamtfall, awesome finish, awesome assist. From absolutely nowhere Rebrov unleashed a shot from 30yds past Jamtfall.
Jakobsen fired a shot through a ruck of players from a corner and saw another shot tipped onto the post by Shovkovskyi.
REAL MADRID 2-4 BAYERN MUNICH
Paulo Sergio ran onto an excellent pass from Elber, held off Roberto Carlos but his shot was brilliantly saved by the feet of Casillas. Many young 'keepers seem to perfected this art, made fashionable by Peruzzi in recent seasons. Sergio danced his way through the Real Madrid defence but shot horribly wide with only Casillas to beat. Elber wasted another great chance. Khan made the first of many brilliant saves to deny a Roberto Carlos special. Bayern took a deserved lead, Hierro didn't get enough on another superb ball from Elber and Scholl raced clear before lifting the ball over Casillas. Elber won a free kick wide on the right of goal, the angle was against Effenburg but Real didn't bother to put up much of a wall and were duly punished when he curled the ball inside the post. Real instantly pulled one back, Raul brilliantly stepped inside his marker before unleashing a shot with cannoned off the crossbar and Morientes dived to head in. Bayern regained their two goal lead following a brilliant move on the right flank, Effenburg passed to Sergio, he played the ball into Salihamidzic who attempted a one-two with Elber but Elber back heeled to the onrushing Fink and he slammed a low shot past Casillas. Beautiful move. Jamtfall made a fantastic save from Bialkevich's free kick but in doing so his momentum carried him round and the ball bounced off his feet, Demetradze steamed in and hammered his shot off the post.
Hierro launched a free kick out wide to Roberto Carlos and he hit an absolutely magnificent first time cross that Beckham would have been proud of to the far post leaving Raul with a tap in. Khan made a ridiculously overly dramatic save from Salgado's shot. Casillas denied Effenburg a second free kick goal but from the resulting corner Paulo Sergio headed Bayern further in front. Khan made a phenomenal save to keep out Raul as Real once again almost scored an immediate goal. Sergio's ran onto a brilliant cross from Effenburg but Casillas' feet once again came to the rescue. Hierro headed over from a corner, Khan would have probably saved it anyway! What a match! Up there with Barcelona V Man United from last season.
7 DECEMBER 1999
REAL MADRID 3-1 ROSENBORG
It took Real Madrid 15 seconds to have their first shot on target. Roberto Carlos played the ball down the wing for Raul who found Guti with a beautiful pass, he played a one-two with Morientes and blasted a shot at Jamtfall, Morientes followed up but his shot was blocked via handball by Berg. Jamtfall came out to claim a corner and was caught in no man's land fortunately Rosenborg managed to clear Raul's header off the line. Two corners later Morientes was denied what looked a certain goal by a great block from Johnsen. Real were caught out from a ball over the top but Hierro came to the rescue with a fantastic tackle to deny Jakobsen. Jamtfall dropped a decently stuck but saveable shot from Savio, Raul slotted in the rebound. Morientes headed over from a corner when left unmarked in front of goal. Morientes went down in the box after Hoftun gave him a love tap, Jamtfall who had dropped everything typically pulled off a save from Hierro's penalty.
Carew stunned the three home fans who bothered to turn up for this match by heading Rosenborg level from Skammerlsrud's corner. Bergdolmo ran through two Real players before picking out Strand with a fantastic cross but he headed way over. Savio spun around a defender (great pass from Redondo), played a one-two with Morientes and smashed the ball high into the net. Savio won a free kick, Raul touched the ball back to Roberto Carlos, he jinked his way into the box and placed his shot into the bottom right corner of the net.
Everyone will ask the obvious question, why are Real Madrid 17th in La Liga but pissing it in Europe? Don't know. Roberto Carlos is up there with Claudio Lopez as the best player in this year's competition. Despite the late goals Real were well worth their victory and played some great football.
BAYERN MUNICH 2-1 DYNAMO KYIV
Dmytrulin forced Paulo Sergio to back track and stripped the ball off him to start a trademark Dynamo Kyiv counter attack, he played in Rebrov who shot over under pressure from Kuffour. Bayern won two corners in quick succession on the second Shovkovskyi caught the ball and dropped it right in front of Jancker. 1-0.
Shovkovskyi's goal kick landed at the feet of Tarnat he split the admittedly porous Rosenborg defence to find Jancker but he shot wide. A close call for Bayern at the other end, a fine run by sub Guerassomenko started the move, he passed to Rebrov who crossed into the box but Bialkevich bottled out of throwing himself at the ball despite a gaping goal. Minutes later the sub (I'm not typing that again) whipped in a cross and Rebrov volleyed in as the Bayern defence ball watched waiting for offside. Jancker shot wide minutes later when put through by Santa Cruz. Karnash forced Khan to make one of his trademark Hollywood saves from a well struck shot. Shovkovskyi finally got something right as he made a great save to keep out Paulo Sergio's low drive. Jancker flicked on a throw in, Sergio tapped in at the far post.
24 NOVEMBER 1999
DYNAMO KYIV 1-2 REAL MADRID
After a great Real Madrid move broke down Kyiv's keeper kicked the ball straight to Roberto Carlos, his crossed was dummied by Raul and Morientes slid in to give Real the lead. Rebrov had an immediate equaliser wrongly disallowed for handball.
An early goal in the second half killed off Kyiv, Seedorf picked up the ball as Real were defending a corner and played a one-two with Guti before releasing Savio on the left wing, his back heel was superbly chipped over Shovkovskyi by Raul. Iachin wasted Kyiv's best chance of the second half, a poor first touch gave Bizzari time to close him down when left unmarked in front of goal. Bialkevich hurled himself between Campo and Karembeu to win a penalty. Rebrov converted. Shovkovskyi made a great save to keep out a Roberto Carlos free kick. Khatskevitch wasted a chance to equalise when he blasted a volley wide as Real held on for victory.
A solid display from Real but Seedorf is still a lazy twat.
ROSENBORG 1-1 BAYERN MUNICH
Jancker stunned the home crowd with an early goal following good work by Paulo Sergio. Didn't see the rest of the first half.
Skammerlsrud punished Fink's weakly headed clearance by half volleying a low shot past Kahn. Scholl put the ball through Bergdolmo's legs before weakly shooting at goal. Fink stole a ball in midfield and played in Jancker who again shot over from close range when clean through. It was then time for an Oliver Kahn special, he made a fantastic one handed diving save from Dahlum minutes before full time. Bayern broke straight from the corner Tarnat passed to Zickler who drove into the box and crossed for Salihamidzic, he initially miss-controlled and as he attempted to slide in the rebound Jamtfall threw himself at the ball at the expense of a corner.