Bayern Munich progresses with win over Juventus

BY foxsports • December 8, 2009

Bayern Munich scored three second-half goals Tuesday to beat Juventus 4-1 and advance to the knockout round of the Champions League.


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Juventus took the lead against the run of play when David Trezeguet volleyed home in the first half, but Bayern drew level before halftime when goalkeeper Joerg Butt converted a penalty.

Bayern quickly took the lead after halftime when Ivica Olic and Mario Gomez then scored with seven minutes remaining. Substitute Anatoliy Tymoshchuk added a fourth in injury time.

"You could say that Juventus was bad, but you could also say that Bayern Munich was very good," Bayern coach Louis Van Gaal said. "We controlled the pitch and controlled the ball, and perhaps this was too much for Juventus to handle."

Bordeaux won Group A with 16 points, followed by Bayern with 10. Juventus will play in the Europa League after finishing third with eight points, while Maccabi Haifa was last with zero.

"The Bayern players played a great match and we couldn't cope," Juventus coach Ciro Ferrara said. "We worked hard, but all too often we were second to the ball. We are out of this tournament and it hurts."

Bayern had much of the early possession, but Juventus took the lead when Claudio Marchisio crossed from the left and Trezeguet stretched to volley past Butt from the edge of the box.


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