Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

No strategy and a beige suit

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014

Read more

ENCORE!

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

Read more

FOCUS

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

More of this year's best Observers stories

Read more

#TECH 24

Changing the world, one video game at a time

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

Read more

  • EU leaders choose Tusk and Mogherini for top jobs, discuss Russia sanctions

    Read more

  • Dozens of UN peacekeepers still held by Syrian jihadists

    Read more

  • Opposition protesters clash with Pakistani police outside PM's house

    Read more

  • Austerity row overshadows French Socialist’s annual rally

    Read more

  • Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life

    Read more

  • Ceasfire allows Gaza families to relax on the beach

    Read more

  • S. Africa condemns 'military coup' in Lesotho

    Read more

  • Kerry calls for 'coalition of nations' to battle IS militants

    Read more

  • Ukrainian plane with seven on board crashes in Algeria

    Read more

  • Exclusive: Fabius warns Russia of more sanctions

    Read more

  • IMF backs Lagarde amid French corruption probe

    Read more

  • Ebola drug ‘ZMapp’ heals all monkeys in study

    Read more

  • British killer escapes from French psychiatric hospital

    Read more

  • Police hunt for British boy with brain tumour taken to France

    Read more

  • Ukraine to relaunch NATO membership bid

    Read more

  • Suriname leader’s son pleads guilty to courting Hezbollah

    Read more

  • Mapping Ukraine: Canada and Russia in ‘tweet for tat’ row

    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)