Bayern Munich 3-0 Wolfsburg: Dream Arjen Robben Debut Sees Bayern Triumph

Munich

The Bavarian’s season is well and truly back on track with a 3-0 home win over the reigning champions. The second-half saw Robben and Ribery turn on the style and seal a great win.

All talk of a crisis will be silenced at Bayern Munichfollowing an impressive 3-0 win over Wolfsburg in theBundesliga Saturday evening game.

Bayern looked like a team with one thing on their minds in the opening minutes and Mario Gomez found some space and fired in a shot after just two minutes to signal his intent to Wolfsburg keeper Diego Benaglio.


The visitors as is usual showed that they were not going to be shy going forward with Grafite denied on six minutes when Bayern keeper Hans-Jorg Butt parried his shot. Munich native Zvjezdan Misimovic then caused some panic in the Bayern area, but Daniel van Buyten nicked the ball away at the crucial moment.

Five minutes later ad the crossbar came to Wolfsburg’s aid as Bastian Schweinsteiger rose to meet a cross from Thomas Muller on the right. The home side were turning the screw on the reigning champions and that pressure found a reward on 27 minutes with the opening goal.

A Bayern corner was only cleared as far as Hamit Altintop outside the penalty area and he then fired in a powerful shot which keeper Diego Benaglio could only weakly parry out.  Mario Gomez was on hand to slam home the rebound at give trainer Louis van Gaal something to smile about.

The Bavarians looked to compound Wolfsburg’s woes by applying more attacking pressure. The fans inside the Allianz Arena were on their feet three minutes before the break when Mario Gomez had the ball in the back of the net, but they were soon on their seats again as the referee chalked it off for offside.

Louis van Gaal sent on brand new signing Arjen Robben at the start of the second period and the Dutchman forced Diego Benaglio into a save eleven minutes after the restart after Bayern had made a good start to the second 45 minutes.

The visitors had a great chance to grab an equaliser twice in quick succession, but veteran keeper Jorg Butt was on hand to deny them twice. First of all he saved from a Misimovic shot from distance, before he pulled off a great reflex save from an Edin Dzeko header.

Bayern fans then got their wish to have both Robben and Ribery on the pitch together with the introduction of the Frenchman on 63 minutes. Five minutes later and it was 2-0 with the duo combining superbly to fashion the goal.

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk won the ball from Ashkan Dejagah and Ribery had the vision to play in Robben. The speedy ex-Real Madrid star powered towards goal and fired a deflected shot into the bottom right-hand corner.

Edin Dzeko had a chance to pull a goal back on 72 minutes, but his shot from a tight angle could only find the Bayern post.

The win and the three points were well and truly secured on 80 minutes when Ribery and Robben set off on a two-man counter-attack which concluded with Robben stroking home his second of the night to crown a fine debut.

Goal

~ by footballdirecta on August 30, 2009.

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