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FC BAYERN'S WAY TO SMFA CHAMPIONS CUP FINAL
The Group Stage: Group H, with Hibernian, Valencia and FC Porto
Hibernian - Bayern München
Bayern's first game was far from München, and they clearly dominated the match. Demy de Zeeuw opened with a great goal in the 7th minute, then newly signed Robbie Keane scored Bayern's second goal in the 31st minute. However, Hibrernian tryed to score goal, veteran Nikopolidis, and turkish Servet Cetin performed extremely well. Czech youngster Martin Fenin scored the final goal in the 89th minute, and made it 3-0, so Bayern won the first game easily.
Bayern München - Valencia
Bayern's second game was a harder task. On paper. Bavarian Giants were clearly demolished their tired and confused opponents at home ground. Menegazzo Fernando scored the opener in the 12th minute, then Marcell Jansen made it 2-0 in the 16th minute. In the 28th minute, argentinian defender Martin Demichelis scored and made it to 3-0. Then came Luka Modric in the 38th minute, and the half time score was 4-0. Robbie Keane continued his excellent run, and scored his second SMFA goal in the 60th minute, 5-0. Then the Czezh wonderkid, Martin Fenin scored in the 65th minute, and Menegazzo Fernando scored again in the 77 minute, 7-0, a real shocker for everyone. Martin Fenin used his tremendous skills and quickly scored another two in the 81st and the 82nd minute, achieved with this a hat-trick, and made it to 9-0. Valencia's Ricardo Quaresma scored a beauty in the 84th minute, and the final score was 9-1 with this.
FC Porto - Bayern München
Bayern's third game wasnt so easy as the home game was against Valencia. Porto's Markus Rosenberg showed some excellent skills, and scored quickly two goals, in the 11th and in the 31st minute, then Gökhan Inler was able to use fellow-countrymen Servet's fault and scored in the 44th minute, made it to 3-0 to Porto. The second half was a little bit better for Bayern, Demy de Zeeuw scored a goal in the 65th minute, trying to give back the hope for the team, but Porto's José Sand clearly killed german hopes with a goal in the 81st minute. Marcell Jansen was able to score in the 89th minute, and the final score was 4-2 with this, Bayern lost this match.
After the critical loss
Bayern München - Hibernian
After the poruguese flop, Bayern had to win this game. Menegazzo Fernando opened in the 10th minute, then quickly Luka Modric made it 2-0 in the 11th minute. In the second half, Hibernian came back with a goal, scored by José Irenio in the 48th minute, but reborned and "signed back" fans favourite, Roy Makaay scored in the 49th minute, and then in the 63th, made it a convincing result. Late-score specialist, Marcell Jansen scored in the 85th minute, and Bayern won the game by 5-1.
"Das Phantom" is back!
Valencia - Bayern München
Spanish giants really wanted to make revenge on Bayern, and wanted to stop them. Well, Salomon Kalou in the 11th minute, then Emiliano Moretti in the 48th minute simply turned off Bayern, and they lost by 2-0 away.
Bayern München - FC Porto
The final game of the group, Bayern had to get at least one point to qualify at home ground. Porto and Bayern were the favourites of the group, but none of the teams wanted to lose. Robbie Keane opened with a goal in the 7th minute, then Luka Modric made it to 2-0 in the 32nd minute. FC Porto's players woke up from their dream after losing Zambrotta (red carded) and José Sand scored in the 72nd minute, then Paolo Assuncao da Silva scored a late one in the 88th minute, made it to 2-2. This was the final score, Porto and Bayern qualified from the group.
Celebrating the qualification
The First Round: Empoli - Bayern München
Bayern's first knock-out game was an easy game on paper, but Jacko's Empoli wanted to kill the paper form. Roy Makaay opened the match with a quick goal, scored in the 1st minute immediately, then Empoli tried to control the game, but failed to score.. But, in the 71st minute, Marcel Maltritz gave back the chance to Empoli! Nicola Pozzi was send off from Napoli, Demy de Zeeuw injured during the match, so a real tough game was it! After the final whistle, the sides were not able to decide, no goals at extra time too, so penalties had to decide. And Bayern won by 1-0(!) on penalties. Was very close!
The Quarter Final: Deportivo La Coruna - Bayern München
The spanish side opened the game better, Olivier Thomert scored in the 3rd minute. But Bayern was able to react fast, and Roy Makaay turned the match with two fast goals, in the 6th and the 7th minute. Depor's Marcelo Bordon made it 2-2 in the 29th minute, and the half time score was this. Something must happen, and Roy Makaay scored his hat trick in the 57th minute, but Depor never gave up, in the 73rd minute, Christophe Landrin made it to 3-3. Then came the real shocker, gifted Franck Ribéry scored in the 86th minute and the final score was 3-4 to Bayern, and the German side made it to the semis!
The Semi Final: Manchester United - Bayern München
A real derby! Two teams with tradition, and Bayern played away game again. But, thanks to Robbie Keane, he felt himself at home and scored in the 1st minute, almost broken Makaay's record. Bayern tried to control the game and keep the lead, the teams were equal, but Menegazzo Fernando made it to 2-0 in the 84th minute, and Bayern was in the final with half leg. But Wayne Rooney in the 88th minute made the things interesting, but the Red Devils were not able to come back, and Bayern went into the Finals!!
The FINAL: Celtic vs. Bayern München
What a derby again! Shelbourne's Celtic tasted the victory of the SMFA Champions Cup, so they know how to win it! 90.000 fans at the Wembley, and a real battle between two giant teams, between two friends! Robbie Keane ran onto a through ball in the 26th minute and thumped it into the top corner, 0-1! Celtic's determination went up, and russian talent Alan Dzagoev finds himself in yards of space and he makes no mistake from 15 yards in the 29th minute, and made it to 1-1! None of the teams wanted to risk everything, so we saw clever attacks and well balanced game in the first half. Then lightning fast Franck Ribéry bursts into the box and lashes home from 15-yards in the 49th minute, and gave the trophy to his team with the winning goal, 1-2! The match was very clear, with only one yellow card.
The celebration, FC Bayern won the SMFA Champions Cup!!
"I'm over the Moon! Winning the SMFA Champions Cup is a fantastic feeling! I want to congratulate all of my players, not only the two goal scorers, everyone! We made a tremendous cup-run, and I'm very proud that I can give this troph to the fans. Celtic is a very strong side, this match was extremely balanced, but at the end, we can smile this time. I respect Shels very much, he is a fantastic manager and a fantastic man, and reaching the cup final again, thats an excellent performance. But now, please allow me to celebryte with my players!" said Mr HoW.