Sloppy Bayern Munich See Off Qatar National Team 4-2


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Holland World Cup winger ARJEN ROBBEN, participating in his first Sommerpraxis with the record German champions since his transfer costing 25.0 million Euro from Spanish giant Real Madrid two years ago, fires in a shot on goal for Bayern Munich during the training match with the national team of QATAR at the tiny Stadio Arco in the Trentino region of northern Italy.
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Sub-standard finishing throughout and sloppy play at the back in the second half notwithstanding, Bundesliga Rekordmeister BAYERN MUNICH, nevertheless, still effectively dominated the match and comfortably conquered the national team of QATAR 4-2 to conclude summer training by Lake Garda in the Italian Alps.

An estimated 4,000 fans filed into the local football facility in Riva del Garda and endured temperatures in excess of 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius) at the Stadio Arco to see Belgium international defender DANIEL VAN BUYTEN, entering his sixth season with the Bavarian club, tap home a ball which had been stabbed at by fellow defender and Germany international HOLGER BADSTUBER at close range to give Bayern Munich a seventh minute advantage.

van Buyten was also involved the second strike, as well, and rose to flick on a free kick from France World Cup winger FRANCK RIBERY. Germany World Cup winger THOMAS MUELLER subsequently arrived at the back post to volley successfully in the 34th minute. In between the two goals, only the laudable efforts of Qatar goalkeeper QASEM ABDULLHAMED BURHAN prevented Bayern Munich from building an even larger first half lead.

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With the remains of CASTELLO DI ARCO in the background, Holland World Cup winger ARJEN ROBBEN of Bayern Munich reaches for the ball by the corner flag at the miniscule Stadio Arco in the Italian Alps.
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Bayern Munich sent on seven new players after the halftime break but still controlled play and tacked on a third goal in the 57th minute when two Qatar central defenders inexplicably allowed Bavarian newboy NILS PETERSEN to emphatically head home a cross from Ribery from about six yards out. Both Ribery, perhaps Bayern’s most influential player on this day, and Croatia international striker IVICA OLIC had glorious oppportunities to increase Munich’s margin still further but could not find the back of the net. The Frenchman was foiled by Qatar’s substitute shot-stopper at full stretch but Olic missed the target completely in stark contrast.

The Middle Eastern national team, who are now trained by MILOVAN RAJEVAC — the one-time Red Star Belgrade and New York Arrows defender who steered Ghana to the quarterfinal stage at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa last summer — got on the board after Ukraine international midfielder ANATOLI TYMOSHCHUK lost the ball in Bayern Munich’s defensive third and Uruguayan-born Qatar international striker ANDRES SEBASTIEN QUINTANA dispatched a precision shot to the low, far post from about 20 yards in the 67th minute.

The two Eastern Europeans, Tymoshchuk and Olic, teamed up to add yet another tally for Bayern Munich with seven minutes to go. The Ukrainian’s free kick was deflected and fell kindly for the Croaian, who cooly finished into the lower corner. But Qatar defiantly and immediately added a second on the counterattack with a cheeky lob from MUHAMMAD RAZAK in the 85th minute.

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Brazil international RAFINHA (13), the former Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen fullback who was purchased this summer by Bundesliga club Bayern Munich for a transfer fee of 5.5 million Euros from Serie A side CFC Genoa, dribbles the ball upfield against the national team of Qatar at the Stadio Arco in the Trentino region of northern Italy.
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BAYERN MUNICH : Neuer (Butt 46′) – Rafinha (Koez 46′), van Buyten, Badstuber (Pranjic 46′), Lahm (Contento 46′) – Kroos (Tymoshchuk 46′), Luiz Gustavo – Robben (Alaba 46′), Mueller (Olic 60′), Ribery – Gomez (Petersen 46′)

Goals : van Buyten, Mueller, Petersen, Olic

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Germany World Cup winger THOMAS MUELLER (25), who was second on the Bavarian club with 18 goals in all competitions this past 2010-11 season, arrives at the backpost to volley home a second goal for Bayern Munich against the national team of Qatar at the miniscule Stadio Arco on the edge of picturesque resort town Riva del Garda.
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Former Germany U-21 international striker NILS PETERSEN (center), who paced the 2.Bundesliga with 25 goals for Energie Cottbus this past season before being snapped up by Bayern Munich for a transfer fee of 2.8 million Euros, dives to dispatch the cross of the not-pictured France World Cup winger Franck Ribery early into the second half at the Stadio Arco in the Italian Alps.
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Croatia international striker IVICA OLIC, who made just six Bundesliga appearances and scored no goals before going down with a serious knee injury last fall, collected a second goal in as many exhibition matches this summer on Saturday for Bayern Munich against the national team of Qatar at the little Stadio Arco in the northern Italian Alpine town of Riva del Garda.

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