Bayern beats Lyon to reach Champions final

Updated: 28 April 2010 15:00 IST

Bayern Munich brushed aside Lyon 3-0 on Tuesday to appear in its first Champions League final in nine years.

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Bayern Munich brushed aside Lyon 3-0 on Tuesday to appear in its first Champions League final in nine years. Ivica Olic continued his stunning form with a clinical hat trick for five goals in his last four European outings. Bayern, leading the Bundesliga on goal difference, will go for its fifth European Cup against either Barcelona or Inter Milan in the May 22 final. Barcelona hosts Inter on Wednesday, with Inter leading 3-1. Having lost the first leg 1-0, Lyon started nervously and Bayern should already have scored before Thomas Mueller set up Olic in the 26th minute. The Croatia striker pounced again in the 67th and 78th. ``You have to congratulate this team, they were better in several areas,'' Lyon coach Claude Puel said. ``Their physical impact was impressive and their rhythm never dropped off. We had to play a perfect match and that wasn't the case.'' Lyon captain Cris was sent off in the second half, leaving the humbled home side to finish with 10 men. ``We tried to play high up the field and pressure their defense, but we hurried things too much when we had possession, we were wasteful with our final ball,'' Puel said. ``The scoreline is a shame, it is a heavy defeat that has much to do with Cris' sending off.''


Topics : Football Bayern Munchen
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