2007/08 UEFA Cup: Sporting Braga vs. Bayern Munich

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

November 29, 2007
20:00 (UTC)
Sporting Braga 1–1 Bayern Munich Fussball Arena München, Munich
Attendance: 12,000
Brum Booked after 11 minutes 11'
Linz Booked after 45'+1 minutes 45'+1'
Vandinho Substituted off after 52 minutes 52'
Pinto Substituted on after 52 minutes 52'
Cruz Booked after 54 minutes 54'
Cruz Substituted off after 58 minutes 58'
Jailson Substituted on after 58 minutes 58'
Linz Scored after 66 minutes 66' (3)
Wender Substituted off after 69 minutes 69'
Madrid Substituted on after 69 minutes 69'
Madrid Booked after 72 minutes 72'
Booked after 45'+1 minutes 45'+1' Kahn
Scored after 47 minutes 47' (3) Klose
Substituted off after 67 minutes 67' Klose
Substituted on after 67 minutes 67' Schlaudraff
Booked after 75 minutes 75' Lell
Substituted off after 81 minutes 81' Altintop
Substituted on after 81 minutes 81' Sosa
Booked after 87 minutes 87' Toni
Substituted off after 90 minutes 90' Ribery
Substituted on after 90 minutes 90' Sagnol

Sporting Braga of Portugal held Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw today. The draw along with Bolton's draw with Aris keeps Bayern at the top of Group F.

Post-Match Quotes

Uli Hoeneß: “As we’ve already seen against Belenenses, you have to be prepared for an unbelievably hard physical encounter when you come to Portugal. We were the victims of a few bad fouls, but the referee let a little bit too much go for my taste. It’s important we go on and win the group, because our first match would be away to one of the third-placed teams, and that’s a huge advantage. But we still hold all the trump cards. If we beat Aris Salonika at home, we definitely finish top.“

Ottmar Hitzfeld: “We came here to win today, and we went out and controlled the play accordingly. Braga had a couple of decent chances before half-time, but otherwise we had much more possession. I felt we lacked the absolute will to win, however. We should have tackled more aggressively in the first half, and we never found a way through up front. We were in the driving seat at 1-0 up, then Demichelis slipped and we conceded the equaliser. We can’t be entirely satisfied, because we came here intending to win.“

Miroslav Klose: “We never really got going today. We were basically in control, but we didn’t dominate enough to create many chances. We’re at home in our last game, and that’s a must-win match.“

Mark van Bommel: “You can’t be happy with the draw after taking the lead here. We were totally in control and scored straight after half-time. In normal circumstances we’d have gone on and taken the points, but Braga aren’t a bad side. People think we’ll win all our matches, but it’s just not as simple as that.“

Roland Linz (Braga goalscorer): “Scoring against Bayern is always special. The draw was very, very important for us. It was pretty evenly-matched over the 90 minutes, although we had one or two very good chances. I reckon the draw was the right result. It rates as a success for us, but it was definitely less than Bayern were hoping for.“

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