Bayern Munich 2 – FC Augsburg 1


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France World Cup winger FRANCK RIBERY of Bayern Munich (right), celebrating his 29th birthday on Saturday, fends off the challenge of FC Augsburg defender and Spielfuehrer PAUL VERHAEGH, the 28-year-old former Holland U-21 international who arrived from Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem in the summer of 2010, during the intra-state Bavarian battle at the sold-out (as always) Allianz Arena in the southern Germany.
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4/07/12
Bundesliga
Spieltag # 29

2 – BAYERN MUNICH —————— Gomez 1′, 60′
1 – FC AUGSBURG ———————— Koo 23′

A Blitztor with less than a minute gone by and a second strike on the hour by the reigning Bundesliga Torjaegermeister allowed record German champion BAYERN MUNICH to defeat a stubborn FC AUGSBURG 2-1 in the latest all-Bavarian derby match.

Germany international striker MARIO GOMEZ pounced on his own rebound after FC Augsburg goalkeeper SIMON JETZSCH, the 35-year-old former Germany U-21 shot-stopper who spent three seasons with TSV 1860 Munich quite some time ago, had pulled off a decent save. France World Cup winger FRANCK RIBERY, who leads Bayern Munich with 13 assists in the Bundesliga this season, engineered the lightning strike with a trademark run down the left wing. With the visitors hovering just above the relegation zone, the hosts might have had cause to envision yet another high-scoring affair this spring.

But FC Augsburg, who a respectable effort in a 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich at home earlier this season, had other ideas in mind. And so, in the 15th minute, Germany international defender JEROME BOATENG needed to make a fine play to deny FC Augsburg’s Cameroon international MARCEL NDJENG with the net wide open. But praise for the former Manchester City central defender would not prevail long after visiting midfielder AXEL BELLINGHAUSEN pulled the ball back following a run down the left flank eight minutes later.

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South Korea international midfielder JA-CHEOL KOO, who only arrived on loan at FC Augsburg from Vfl Wolfsburg on the last day of this past January, struck a low shot that caught Bayern Munich’s Germany World Cup goalkeeper MANUEL NEUER off-balance, to be generous; a fourth goal on only his tenth appearance with FC Augsburg for Koo, then, who had failed to score in 22 Bundesliga games for Vfl Wolfsburg after signing from FC Jeju United in January of 2011.

The birthday boy Ribery was denied a career-high 12th Bundesliga goal of the season when his ball struck the post and, thus, the two Bavarian sides went to the break deadlocked.

Bayern Munich did seem to benefit from the arrival of Germany international midfielder TONI KROOS from the bench not so long into the second half. Shortly thereafter, Holland World Cup winger ARJEN ROBBEN worked a brilliant one-two with Germany World Cup right back PHILIPP LAHM before the Dangerous Dutchman provided Super Mario with an excellent square ball to redirect past the defenseless Jentzsch. 25 goals in the German top flight this term for Gomez, who just recently signed a new contract which keeps the productive 26-year-old striker at Bayern Munich until 2016.

The hosts might have added a third, but then again FC Augsburg had a few chances to poach its share of the spoils, as well. With Bayern Munich scheduled to face defending champion and current Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund in a winner-take-all match this week, the end result was all that really mattered, anyway. Thus, the stage has been properly set.

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Ukraine international midfielder ANATOLI TYMOSHCHUK (left) of Bayern Munich sticks in a boot to poke the ball away from FC Augsburg’s Angola international NANDO RAFAEL, the former SC Hertha Berlin and Borussia Moenchengladbach striker who returned to Germany in January of 2010 after two seasons in Denmark with AGF Aarhus, during the all-Bavarian battle at the sold-out Allianz Arena.
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BAYERN MUNICH : Neuer – Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba – Tymoshchuk (Kroos 53′), Schweinsteiger – Robben, Mueller, Ribery (Contento 90+1′), Gomez

FC AUGSBURG : Jentzsch – Verhaegh, Sankoh, Langkamp, Ostrzolek – Hosogai (Hain 82′) – Ndjeng (Werner 85′), Koo, Baier, Bellinghausen – Raffael (Callsen-Bracker 55′)

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  1. Matt Boone

    und jetzt Dortmund😀

  2. Matt Boone

    und den Madrid