Olic goal lifts Bayern Munich over Man Utd 2-1 in Champions League; Lyon defeats Bordeaux 3-1By Nesha Starcevic, AP
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Olic lifts Bayern Munich over Man Utd 2-1
MUNICH — Ivica Olic stole the ball from Patrice Evra in injury time and scored to lift Bayern Munich over Manchester United 2-1 Tuesday night in the first leg of the European Champions League quarterfinals.
Wayne Rooney put the visitors ahead in the second minute with his 34th goal for Manchester United this season. Rooney limped off near the final whistle with what appeared to be a right ankle injury sustained in a challenge from Mario Gomez, a scare for England 10 weeks before its World Cup opener against the United States.
Franck Ribery tied the score in the 77th minute with a free kick that deflected off Rooney and past goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. On the final goal, Olic feinted just before beating Van der Sar with a side-footed shot.
The second leg of the home-and-home, total-goals series is April 7 at Old Trafford. The quarterfinal is a rematch of the famous 1999 final in Barcelona, when Teddy Sheringham Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer scored in injury time to give Manchester United a 2-1 victory.
In the day’s other match, Lisandro Lopez scored twice and Michel Bastos had a goal to lead Lyon over visiting Bordeaux 3-1 Lopez scored in the 10th minute but Marouane Chamakh’s header tied it four minutes later. Bastos scored from a tight angle in the 32nd and Lopez beat goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso with a penalty kick in the 77th.
On Wednesday, Arsenal hosts Barcelona in a rematch of the 2006 final and CSKA Moscow is at Inter Milan.