Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training schemes

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: Berlinale, 'The Shape of Water' and 'I, Tonya'

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

Korea's divided families: Hopes for a reunion after decades apart

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Iranian singer Sepideh Jandaghi: The trapped voice

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Royal gatecrasher! Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Venezuela launches its own cryptocurrency

Read more

IN THE PRESS

The secrets of Jean-Marie Le Pen: Far-right party founder publishes tell-all

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Tens of thousands bid farewell to Morgan Tsvangirai

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Afrin, 'a war without images'

Read more

Bayern hammers Anderlecht

Latest update : 2008-03-07

Bayern Munich defeated Belgian side Anderlecht 5-0 in the UEFA Cup and virtually secured their place in the quarter-finals. The German team confirmed its favorite status in the competition with the win.

Bayern Munich virtually made sure of their place in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals with a 5-0 demolition of Belgian side Anderlecht here on Thursday.
   
The German giants were in front after just nine minutes when Turkish international Hamit Altintop found the target with a 30-metre drive.
   
The night got more comfortable for Bayern, who were missing rested goalkeeper Oliver Kahn as well as the injured Lucio and Ze Roberto, when Anderlecht's Polish defender Marcin Wasilewski was sent-off for a foul on Luca Toni on the stroke of half-time.
   
The Italian international striker added the second goal for Bayern in first half injury time before Lukas Podolski made it 3-0 in the 57th minute.
   
Miroslav Klose, who came on as a half-time substitite, put away the fourth in the 67th minute from a pass from fellow replacement Frank Ribery.
   
The French midfielder completed the scoring with a 20-metre free-kick four minutes from the end as Bayern celebrated their first win in five European visits to Anderlecht.
   
"I'm very happy," said Ribery. "It's always special to score a free-kick like that.
   
"It was a good match for us. We are the favourites for the UEFA Cup and I really believe that if we play all of our matches as seriously as this one then we can do it." 

Date created : 2008-03-07

COMMENT(S)