Fußball-Bundesliga 2007–08: Bayern Munich vs. Wolfsburg

Saturday, November 24, 2007

November 24, 2007
15:30 (UTC+1)
Bayern Munich 2–1 Wolfsburg Allianz Arena, Munich
Attendance: 69,000
Referee: Knut Kircher
Klose Scored after 35 minutes 35' (9)
Ribery Scored after 50 minutes 50' (3)
Match Report Scored after 72 minutes 72' (5) Dejagah
Booked after 73 minutes 73' Baier

Bayern Munich beat Wolfsburg 2-1 to remain at the top of the Bundesliga table. Franck Ribery scored a goal and assisted on Miroslav Klose's goal as Bayern won for the 1st time in 4 Bundesliga games.

Bayern Munich's next game is against Sporting Braga in UEFA Cup action.

Post-Match Quotes


Ottmar Hitzfeld: “I’m very satisfied, we played well for long periods. Collecting three points was the important thing today. We had more of the possession and made the most of our opponents’ mistakes. The opening goal eased us mentally, but our opponents were boosted when they pulled one back. Our counter-attacks weren’t accurate enough, we wasted three or four chances. We’re still not as stable as we were at the start of the season. It was obvious we suffered an attack of nerves at the end. Ribéry was sensational again today, I took him aside for a one-hour motivational talk yesterday.“

Oliver Kahn: “Especially in the first half, we were a lot better than we have been in recent matches and we were a lot more passionate again. The way the breaks for internationals work always causes us problems. You have players appearing for their national teams, on Saturday and again on Wednesday, for Italy, France and Argentina, and that obviously takes its toll. There needs to be a discussion about overhauling the match calendar. It affects the battle for the German championship.“

Felix Magath: “It was good to be back at the Allianz Arena. I had the feeling we were holding out well in the first half-hour, but their opening goal indicated we’re not quite solid enough yet. We lost our shape for a while after that. We only pulled ourselves together after they went 2-0 up. We played with a lot of heart, but not a great deal of intelligence. We never found the right solutions. Bayern were well worth the win.“

Starting Lineups and Statistics

Starting lineups
Bayern Munich Wolfsburg
# Player # Player
1 Kahn (GK) 1 Jentzsch (GK)
5 Van Buyten 3 Van Der Heyden
7 Ribery 5 Costa
8 Altintop 6 Šimůnek
9 Toni 8 Baier
15 Roberto 10 Krzynówek
17 van Bommel 17 Madlung
18 Klose 23 Grafite
21 Lahm 24 Dejagah
25 Ismael 25 Gentner
30 Lell 32 Marcelinho