Jacobson strike sinks Latics
Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm was not surprised by his
side’s stunning 4-0 win over Barcelona in their UEFA Champions
League semi-final first leg.
The German champions have one foot in next month’s final in
Wembley after destroying Barcelona at the Allianz Arena.
Thomas Muller’s double and a goal apiece from Mario Gomez and
Arjen Robben earned Bayern a healthy advantage to take to Camp Nou
Lahm admits Bayern targeted Barcelona’s weakness in the air with
two of their goals coming from set-pieces and the full-back hailed
his side’s defensive display to restrict the Spanish side to one
shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.
“Of course I can comprehend what happened. We have the potential
to beat any team,” said Lahm.
“It’s well-known that Barcelona have problems in the air.
Defensively we were close to perfection, that was the key.”
Bayern winger Franck Ribery believes their hard work in the game
paid off and he was always confident they had the players to score
“To get such a result, we knew we had to work together,” noted
Ribery. “Apart from that, we knew we had a striker who could
“We’re very happy. There is one game left but I think we
performed well tonight.”
Jacobson, the stand-in captain, chose a perfect time to grab his
first goal of the season when he whipped a 20-yard effort over the
Oldham wall and high into the net four minutes into the second
Both of these sides guaranteed League One survival last weekend
and it was Shrewsbury who started the brighter.
They should really have forged an early lead but Akwasi Asante,
having pounced on a slip from Jean Yves M’Voto, fired wide from the
edge of the area with only goalkeeper Alex Cisak to beat.
Oldham, whose manager Lee Johnson made eight changes to the team
which beat Crawley last Saturday, then created a stream of
Top scorer Jose Baxter twice stung the gloves of goalkeeper
Chris Weale, who also saved sharply from Kirk Millar.
Then Baxter squandered a golden chance right on half-time when
he headed Lee Croft’s cross wide.
But Shrewsbury grew increasingly dominant in the second half and
might have added to their lead when Jon Taylor rounded Cisak but
fired against the near post from a tight angle.
Then Connor Goldson headed a corner just off target but
Jacobson’s fine strike proved enough to lift Shrewsbury above
Oldham in the lower reaches of the table.