Re: The Dripping Pan League Match Reports
Corinthians 2 Bayern Munich 2
Two goals in as many minutes ended any hopes of an opening day win for Bayern Munich as the german giants were held to a 2-2 draw in a rain soaked Brazil on Sunday
Treacherous conditions in São Paulo from tropical storm Frank ment the game was in danger of being cancelled, but after a last minute pitch inspection British ref Tom Sawyer and his team gave the game the go-ahead.
Luca Toni smashed Bayern in to a deserved 1-0 lead just before the half hour mark, as after some clever play he turned his man and hit a low drive 20 yards out giving the bewildered keeper no-chance. Bayern went close three minutes later after a Ribery free-kick hit the out-side of the post and Lahm header was just off target.
After the break the South Americans stunned the away side, after poor marking and a lack of communication let in Rodrigo Souza on 52minutes to finish with a fine volley 8 yards out , and again a minute later as Manoel MORAIS curled a rasping shot 25 yards out in to the top corner.
Marislov Klose spearred Munichs blushes with a free header in the 61st minute to earn his side a point. The scoreline could have been alot different tho if it wasn't for a stunning debeut by keeper Muike Rogero Ceni who kept his new team in it with a man of the match performance making save after save from the side that he left in the summer.....
Bayern Manager Lee Hutchinson after the game said " We were lucky in the second half, Corinthians came out the stonger side and they carried that to the end. I think we may have to go back to basics on the training ground and I may have to re-think my tactics to make a serious challenge on this title".
Munich face a tough test at home on Thursday when Manchester City head to Germany looking for their first league win