worldcup 2010


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Bayern Munich both won penalty shootouts

MUNICH, JULY 27: Barcelona and
Bayern Munich both won
penalty shootouts to advance
to the final of the Audi Cup, a
warm-uptournament ahead of
the European season.
Champions League winner
Barcelona beat Internacional
Porto Algeria 4-2 on penalties
after a 2-2 draw on Tuesday.
Bayern beat AC Milan 5-3
after a 1-1 drawin 90minutes.
Extra time was not played.
The final isWednesday.
Barcelona played without
Lionel Messi and many other
regulars but still led twice
before theBrazilianside rallied
both times.
Thiago Alcantara scored in
the 14th for Barcelona and
Jonathandos Santos addedthe
second in the 63rd.Nei scored
for Internacional in the 56th
and LeandroDamiao notched
the late equalizer inthe 85th to
send the match into the
shootout - only to miss a key
penalty for theBrazilians.Pinto
then converted to seal
Barcelona's win.
Bayern fell behind to a
fourth-minute goal by Zlatan
Ibrahimovic beforeToniKroos
equalized in the 34th.
AlbertoPaloschi senthis spot
kick high and Bastian
Schweinsteiger converted his
to send Bayern to the final.
Robinho played in the second
half for Milan and
AlexandrePato came onlate in
the game.
Bayern was without Franck
Ribery because of an ankle
injury and Arjen Robben hobbled
off in the second half.
Coach JuppHeynckes said the
Dutchwinger had a bruise and
should be back after a couple
of days.
Bayern's Dutch playmaker
Robbenis injuredandwillmiss
his club's first fixture of the
upcoming season onAugust 1.
Robben had to be replaced
in the 63rdminute of Bayern's
friendly game againstACMilan
on Tuesday after suffering a
knock to his thigh.
"Ihope it'snothing serious,"
said Bayern coach Jupp
The injuryhas ruledhimout
ofMonday's first roundcuptie.
Meanwhile, following speculation
over Bastian
Schweinsteiger's possible
departure, Bayern Munich
coach Jupp Heynckes has
n recent weeks, rumours
have emerged claiming that
Milan is keen on the Germany
international. However, the
playerhas yet to indicate interest
inleaving, andwithhis contract
set to expire in 2016,
Bayern has no need to sell.
The coach did suggest, however,
that the 26-year-old has
declined over the last 12
“Bastian Schweinsteiger is
heldinhighregardat this club,”
Heynckes saidaccording toSky.
“A year ago he was playing on
the same level as players such
as Xavi and Andres Iniesta.
“He is not for sale.”
The coach also weighed
in on Arturo Vidal's
recent transfer from
Bayer Leverkusen to
Juventus. Although
he was not pleased
with the Chilean's
decision not to join
Bayern, Heynckes
wished the player
well in his future
“I am absolutely
disappointed because
Arturo told me he wanted
to joinme at BayernMunich,”
he said.
After allegedly committing
to join Bayern either this summer
or the next, Vidal opted
instead to move to Juve. The
engaged in a war of the words
asof late,butHeynckes appears
to have extended an olive
branch with his latest comments.

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