Bayern go top of Group F after a magnificent, emphatic 6-1 win over Lille at the Allianz Arena. Lille are eliminated from the Champions League as a result. Too many good performances to mention from the Germans, with Pizarro and Ribery particularly excellent.
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- 1st Half
FC Bayern Munich - Lille OSC
Champions League - 8 November 2012
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De Melo beats Dante but then is unable to find Roux.
Two minutes of additional time.
Shaqiri wins a corner down the left, which he takes quickly. It comes to nothing, as Kroos shoots over from distance.
Melo jumps for a bouncing ball in the Bayern area but then handles it.
Robben goes through one on one yet again but Landreau manages to block.
Eleven passes in midfield before Tymoshchuk lets fly for 30 yards, that Landreau manages to parry away.
Robben almost beats Chedjou on the right touchline, but the Lille defender stands firm.
Roux looks for Manuva but Bayern are able to clear.
One touch football and sharp movement again from Bayern, but Robben is unable to beat Landreau from the left hand edge of the area.
Pizarro finds Shaqiri, whose low shot is easily saved by Landreau when Kroos was better placed.
Bayern have slowed down a touch, but they still have been the better side in the second half.
Kroos looks for Shaqiri, who is correctly judged offside.
Balmont finds Martin on the edge of the area, and his off balance effort loops of Neuer but hits the bar.
That is a silly yellow to concede, as Tymoshchuk fouls Balmont.
Kroos' free-kick is too close to Landreau, who punches clear.
Mavuba catches Shaqiri on the right hand edge of the area, and that is a yellow for the midfielder.
Robben wastes a great chance from a reverse pass from Kroos, after good initial work from Shaqiri.
Ribery is still giving the referee some cheek from the sidelines, before he is pushed down the tunnel by a staff member.
Kroos attempts an elaborate backheel that finds Robben down the right, but the Dutchman is well offside.
That yellow for Ribery might have been for timewasting..at 6-1 up!
Ribery comes off for Bayern, with Xherdan Shaqiri replacing him. Lille's record buy Marvin Martin replaces Kalou.
Ribery hares down the right and shoulder charges Chedjou, but is penalised for a free-kick. He gets a yellow for dissent.
Chedjou shows great poise to stop Ribery as the Frenchman took him on down the right channel.
Another break down the left, but Kroos is judged offside.
That was quite canny from Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes, as Schweinsteiger was getting quite irritated after getting a yellow card.
That is the end of Schweinsteiger's night, and he goes off to a deserved ovation. He is replaced by Anatoly Tymoshchuk.
GOAL: This is another brilliant goal for Bayern, as Schweinsteiger finds Lahm on the right, and he passes across the area for Kroos to guide a low finish past Landreau.
A yellow card for Schweinsteiger for a high challenge on Balmont. It was very high, and deserved a booking despite Schweinsteiger's protestations.
Balmont then catches Dante late, and concedes a free-kick in the Bayern half.
Roux is hobbling up front for Lille. He has not seen too much of the ball, so that could be a hint that he just wants to get off the field!
That is not a substitution caused by any injury. Muller comes off for a rest, and Toni Kroos comes on.
Chedjou and Muller are down on the floor after a challenge, and Muller actually is going to come off.
That was some strike from the former Chelsea player (and current European Cup winner) Kalou, his second of the season.
GOAL: And it is a superb goal for Lille and Salomon Kalou, who holds off Martinez on the edge of the area before shooting past Neuer in off the bar.
Kalou is stopped in his tracks by Boateng on the left hand side of the area.
Pedretti closes in on goal but Jerome Boateng takes no chances and clears.
Ribery drives to the byline and crosses for Lahm at the far post, but his volley is off target.
Ribery is fouled, but the referee waves play on, to the annoyance of the home fans.
Roux tries a pass to Beria on the edge of the area, but it is straight at Martinez.
Balmont fouls Ribery, but nothing comes from the free-kick.
Bayern still looking in charge here, with Robben and Ribery popping up all over the final third.
Rio Mavuba is also on for Lille, for the disappointing Rozehnal.
Bayern kick off the second half.
It is the same eleven for Bayern, while De Melo replaces Payet.
The referee Ovidiu Alin Hategan takes pity on Lille, and blows up for half-time. What a half for Bayern Munich.
Alaba intercepts a Payet chance then breaks Vieira-like. He exchanges passes with Ribery but then shoots wide.
Kalou tries a bit of trickery down the right, but Ribery is back to tackle. That is some workrate from the France winger, especially as they are 5-0 up.
Payet's corner is comfortably cleared at the near post by Dante.
Payet gets the ball on the edge of the box and sees his effort deflect for a corner.
Ribery attacks down the left and finds David Alaba, but Basa clears at the near post.
Ribery sees an effort blocked on the edge of the area. Bayern are not letting up here.
Ribery sets up Robben down the right channel, but the Dutchman tries an elaborate chip that Landreau saves.
The ball drops to Roux on the edge of the box, but Martinez blocks.
Lille try another long-range attempt easily saved by Neuer.
That is three attempts from Pizarro, three on target, three goals!
GOAL: One touch football in midfield, then the ball finds Lahm down the right. His cross is immediate and perfect, and Pizarro heads home his hat-trick by getting in front of Marko Basa. It is now 5-0!
Ribery concedes a free-kick on the halfway line after a foul on Balmont, but the French side are unable to profit from the set piece.
Ribery tries to find Pizarro with a long ball from midfield, but Chedjou reads it well.
Muller set up the Germany full-back on the overlap, and Pizarro got in front of the defender at the near post.
GOAL: That is the goal of the night from Pizarro, as he pokes home Phillip Lahm's first time cross past Landreau at the near post.
Roux has Lille's first shot on goal, and optimistic effort from 30 yards that Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer easily saves.
Just had word that Debuchy was shown a yellow card for the earlier challenge on Robben, rather than Balmont.
Bayern are really up for this, and this could now be damage limitation for Lille.
GOAL: Robben's free-kick hits Balmont in the middle of the wall, then the ball trickles to the other side of Landreau's goal for Bayern's third goal.
Bayern open up the Lille defence, with Muller and Robben exchanging passes. Then Kalou climbs all over Schweinsteiger and concedes a free kick 20 yards out.
Pedretti sees his free-kick headed clear, and Bayern break through Robben, forcing Balmont to concede a foul and a yellow card near the halfway line.
You wonder how the Peruvian found the room to get a shot off from the edge of the box. Pizarro was allowed a touch and then time to set himself to score.
GOAL: Claudio Pizarro makes it 2-0 to Bayern with a stunning finish from the edge of the box after a quick exchange of passes with Ribery.
Bayern are really in control, able to dominate possession against a Lille side who just don't seem to have the players for this level.
Lille win a free-kick, but Kalou is penalised for a push on Schweinsteiger in the area.
Ribery's cross is cleared for a corner by Chedjou.
Ribery tries to take on Debuchy, but the defender does well to hold off the former Lille youngster.
Aurelien Chedjou comes forward and tries an effort, but it squirts well wide.
Debuchy crosses beautifully from the right, but Roux is unable to get his header on goal.
Kalou is tackled on the edge of the area, and Bayern bring the ball out.
Robben takes a corner kick that finds Muller at the far post, but after controlling well, he leans back and shoots over.
That is the 51st goal of Schweinsteiger's Bayern Munich career.
GOAL: Bayern Munich take the lead, as Lille midfielder Florent Balmont concedes a soft free-kick on the edge of the box. Bastian Schweinsteiger then curls a beautiful free-kick over the wall past Landreau at the near post.
Robben sets up Muller down the centre, but Mickael Landreau does brilliantly to save with his legs.
Arjen Robben gets the ball down the right and wins a corner which the Dutchman himself takes, but Benoit Pedretti clears at the near post.
Dante immediately concedes a foul, and the Lille move ends with a hopeful shot from Franck Beria that sails well over.
Lille in their change strip of all white kick off. Bayern Munich are also playing in their change strip of navy.
The Champions League anthem has been warbled over the PA, and we are tossing up in Munich.
Bayern Munich beat Lille 1-0 in the reverse fixture in Matchday 3. Thomas Muller scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.
Indeed, the only time Lille have beaten a German side in European competition is when they beat Stuttgart 1-0 in the 2002 Intertoto Cup final first leg. They lost the second leg 2-0.
Lille have lost their last three fixtures against German sides in Europe, and have never scored in Germany.
Nolan Roux is selected ahead of Tulio De Melo in attack, with Salomon Kalou and Dimitri Payet providing support from the flanks.
Lille's Mathieu Debuchy and Marko Basa start, after recovering from calf and hamstring injuries respectively, so captain Rio Mavuba is on the bench. David Rozehnal comes into midfield .
Fit again Franck Ribery starts on the left wing, while Claudio Pizarro begins up front as Mario Mandzukic is ill.
Dante starts for Bayern against his former club in place of the sidelined defender Holger Badstuber, with David Alaba going to left-back.
BAYERN MUNICH: Neuer, Dante, Boateng, Lahm, Ribery, Javi Martinez, Robben, Muller, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Pizarro... Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Contento, Shaqiri, Kroos, Tymoshchuk.///LILLE: Landreau, Debuchy, Rozehnal, Béria, Chedjou, Baša, Balmont, Pedretti, Payet, Kalou, Roux... Subs: Elana, Sidibe, Bonnart, Martin, Mavuba, Klonaridis, De Melo.
Bayern Munich has won 14 of their last 15 Champions League home games, if you discount the penalties defeat to Chelsea in the final at the Allianz Arena last season. Lille meanwhile have lost 11 of their last 12 away from home.
Bayern Munich, Valencia and BATE Borisov all have six points in the Group, while Lille have lost all three of their fixtures in the group.
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