UEFA Cup 2007–08: Bayern Munich vs. Bolton Wanderers

Thursday, November 8, 2007

November 8, 2007
19:00 (UTC+1)
Bayern Munich 2–2 Bolton Wanderers Fußball Arena München, Munich
Attendance: 66,000
Referee: Jaroslav Jara
Podolski Scored after 30 minutes 30' (1)
Podolski Scored after 49 minutes 49' (2)
Podolski Substituted off after 57 minutes 57'
Toni Substituted on after 57 minutes 57'
Ribéry Substituted off after 60 minutes 60'
Kroos Substituted on after 60 minutes 60'
Schweinsteiger Substituted off after 73 minutes 73'
Altintop Substituted on after 73 minutes 73'
Match Report Scored after 8 minutes 8' (1) Gardner
Booked after 28 minutes 28' Davies
Booked after 45 minutes 45' Braaten
Substituted off after 56 minutes 56' Alonso
Substituted on after 56 minutes 56' Giannakopoulos
Booked after 62 minutes 62' Cid
Substituted off after 77 minutes 77' Braaten
Substituted on after 77 minutes 77' Teymourian
Booked after 78 minutes 78' O'Brien
Scored after 82 minutes 82' (1) Davies

Bayern Munich and Bolton Wanderers drew 2-2 today.

Bolton Wanderers opened the scoring after only eight minutes when Ricardo Gardner scored on a deflected shot. After taking 15 minutes to settle in, Bayern Munich started to attack more frequently and it paid dividends after 30 minutes when Lukas Podolski equalized. Early in the 2nd half Bayern Munich took the lead when Podolski got his 2nd goal of the game. However, with 8 minutes left, Bolton equalized which earned Bolton's 2nd point in the group stage while Bayern lead Group F with 4 points. If Bayern Munich wins their next UEFA Cup match, they are all but assured their place in the next round.

Post-match Quotes

Ottmar Hitzfeld: “The crowd’s basically been treated to a good and exciting game with plenty of chances from our team. We were unlucky to go a goal behind so early, that was exactly what Bolton wanted, because it let them sit back and defend. But we recovered well and piled on the pressure, thanks to the outstanding Ribery. After we went 2-1 up we seemed poised to get a third, we basically had the match totally under control – apparently so much under control that some of my players thought we could relax. Then we went and conceded a totally unnecessary equaliser after a throw-in. That goes down as two points dropped, but I’m still confident we can win the group.“

Oliver Kahn: “We became very careless in the last 20 minutes. We kept on attacking, but we forgot that teams in Europe are capable of scoring at any time. It was carelessness pure and simple, and a lack of total concentration. You can’t afford that in Europe, you have to concentrate right to the end.“

Christian Lell: “Overall, we lacked a cutting edge today. We had plenty of chances before and after the break, but we simply didn’t make the most of them. Then we went to sleep for a moment. But we’ve got to turn our attention to the future, we’re in action again the day after next. We need to come away with something from Stuttgart.“

Gary Megson (Bolton): “We were missing twelve players tonight, but we still showed Bayern very little respect. But I have to say they’ve got world-class players all over the field, and they’re a really strong side. We didn’t have as many chances as our opponents, but we had a couple of good ones, and our application at the end was terrific. I especially want to single out our captain Kevin Nolan, he kept on driving us forward.“