Losses, injuries, boos from the own fans – life wasn’t easy for most Bayern internationals this Tuesday. Let’s start with the important matches.
Euro 2012 Qualification Group A: Turkey v Austria 2-0
If there’s a match in group A, chances are that at least one Bayern player is involved. In Istanbul, there were three of them: Hamit Altintop and Mehmet Ekici for the hosts, David Alaba for the Austrians. All three started and only Ekici was subbed off (after an hour). Turkey won the battle for the important 2nd place behind the all but qualified Germans, Arda Turan and Gökhan Gönül scored the goals for the Euro 2008 semifinalist.
Goals: 1-0 Arda Turan (28′), 2-0 Gökhan Gönül (78′)
Gönül – Cetin – Kesimal – Balta
Sahin – Inan
Altintop – Ekici – Turan
Maierhofer – Harnik
Alaba – Scharner – Dag
Fuchs – Pogatetz – Dragovic – Baumgartlinger
Euro 2012 Qualification Group A: Belgium v Azerbaijan 4-1
A match Belgium was expected to win and they did without many problems. Daniel van Buyten was the team’s captain for 80 minutes, then he had to be subbed off because of an injury that forces him to miss the next two weeks. An injury when your team is leading 4-1, it hardly gets any worse.
Goals: 1-0 Vertonghen (12′), 1-1 Abushov (16′), 2-1 Simons (32′), 3-1 Chadli (45′), 4-1 Vossen (74′)
Ciman – van Buyten – Lombaerts – Vertonghen
Simons – Defour
Chadli – Witsel – Dembele
Javadov – Aliyev
Mammadov – Amirguliyev – Chertoganov – Shurukov
Melikov – Abushev – Sadygov – Levin
Friendly: Germany v Australia 1-2
Germany lost a match but gained experience. Mario Gomez scored their only goal. For a full recap, CLICK HERE.
Goals: 1-0 Gomez (26′), 1-1 Carney (61′), 1-2 Wilkshere (64′)
Träsch – Friedrich – Hummels – Schmelzer
Bender – Schweinsteiger
Schürrle – Müller – Podolski
Kewell – Holman
McKay – Jedinak – Valeri – Emerton
Carney – Ognenovski – Neill – Wilkshire
Friendly: France v Croatia 0-0
Franck Ribery against Danijel Pranjic! Nope. Only the latter started and had to be replaced because of a (fortunately minor) injury before Ribery entered the pitch. A fair number of people in the Stade de France booed him when he was brought on but most quickly forgot about the doubts as Ribery was one of the better players in an all in all not breathtaking match. Highlights: Croatia’s keeper Runje injured, France’s defender Rami slightly injured when trying to score a last-minute overhead kick goal, France’s ugly sailor shirts.
Reveillere – Rami – Mexes – Clichy
Diarra – Nasri – Matuidi
Menez – Benzema – Malouda
Jelavic – Perisic
Kranjcar – Vukojevic – Simunic – Modric
Pranjic – Lovren – Corluka – Srna
Friendly: Ukraine v Italy 0-2
Good news: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk was team captain, wasn’t injured
Bad news: Ukraine lost, Tymo’s new haircut
Goals: 0-1 Rossi (27′), 0-2 Matri (81′)
Fedetskiy – Tymoshchuk – Rakytskiy – Oschipko
Stepanenko – Rotan
Gusev – Aliyev – Yarmolenko
Rossi – Gilardino
Nocerino – Montolivo – Marchisio
Criscito – Chiellini – Gastaldello – Maggio
After that bunch of more or less meaningful international matches, we’re back to domestic business with only Daniel van Buyten being injured. Danijel Pranjic, Mario Gomez and also Arjen Robben are fit and available for the match against Gladbach.