VIDEO: Olic hits trips as Bayern batter Lyon to reach the Champions League final

Lyon 0 – Bayern Munich 3 (Agg. 0-4) (Champions League, April 27, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Bayern were on top in Lyon almost from the off, and finally their pressure told in the 26th minute when Schweinsteiger and Muller exchanged passes on the edge of the box teeing up Ivica Olic and the Croatian had little trouble beating Lloris to leave the Frenchman in deep trouble. Just before the hour Lyon’s hopes were further diminished when Cris, after being pulled up for a legal tackle, petulantly clapped in the face of the ref which earned him a harsh second yellow and his marching orders. An in the 67th minute it was all over as Altintop slipped a perfect pass through to Ivica Olic and the striker pounced on the ball and booked Bayern’s place in the final. Lyon, looking beaten after an awful performance, conceded a third in the 77th as Lahm cross from the right and Ivica Olic heading home his third for a famous hat-trick.


Crystal Palace 1 – West Brom 1 (Championship, April 26, 2010) Palace, who knew that a win would confirm their survival, went ahead when Steven Reid sliced a free-kick into his own net. But the Baggies drew level inside four minutes when Gabriel Tamas headed home a Chris Brunt left-wing free-kick.


Grenoble 4 – PSG 0 (Ligue 1, April 27, 2010) Grenoble went ahead on 26 minutes when Laurent Batlles fired home with a powerful 25-yard drive and Nicolas Dieuze added a second on the stroke of halftime. Goals after the break from Nassim Akrour and Danijel Ljuboja rubbed salt in PSG’s wounds.

Monaco 1 – Le Mans 1 (Ligue 1, April 27, 2010) Niger striker Moussa Maazou came off the bench to cancel out Mathieu Dossevi’s 10th-minute opener.

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Adelaide United 0 – Shandong Luneng 1 (AFC Champions League, April 27, 2010) Despite dominating large parts of the match at Hindmarsh Stadium, the Reds were unable to hit the back of the net and went down to Li Wei’s 53rd minute strike.

Henan Jianye 1 – Gamba Osaka 1 (AFC Champions League, April 27, 2010) A stoppage-time strike from substitute Song Tae-lim dashed Gamba Osaka’s hopes of finishing top of their group.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4 – Pohang Steelers 3 (AFC Champions League, April 27, 2010) Pohang Steelers missed the chance to top Group H in the Asian Champions League after a bizarre penalty saw them lose 4-3 to Sanfrecce Hiroshima. The South Koreans had fought back from 3-1 down only for Kim Tae-su to concede a spot-kick with nine minutes to go when he brought down Koji Nakajima in the box and was sent off after being shown a second yellow card. Instead of shooting at goal, Hisato Sato decided to square the ball to Tomoaki Makino and the defender fired home the winner.

Mes Kerman 3 – Al Hilal 1 (AFC Champions League, April 27, 2010) Edinho opened the scoring for the hosts after five minutes but Al Hilal levelled just after the break as Mohammad Al Mahyani fired home from close range. Paulo Zaltron put Mes back in front with 12 minutes remaining when he smashed the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle after bursting into the box. Al Hilal’s Mohammed Al Fraidi was then sent off in the dying minutes before Mes made the points safe in injury time when Mahdi Rajabzadeh scored with a cute backheel.


Chivas 3 – Velez Sarsfield 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 27, 2010) In the 24th minute Omar Bravo finished an Arellano cross from the right. Bravo doubled the lead in the the 78th minute with a header after a free-kick by Edgar Ivan Solis. In the last minute of the game, Velez keeper German Montoya fouled Bravo in the box and was sent off, and Hector Reynoso converted the penalty.

San Luis 0 – Estudiantes 1 (Copa Libertadores, April 27, 2010) Leandro Gonzalez netted the winner in the 25th minute, and it could have been two but San Luis keeper Carlos Trejo saved a Gaston Fernandez penalty three minutes before halftime. Midway through the second half Estudiantes had defender Clemente Rodriguez dismissed.

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