Bayern Munich edge past Lyon in Champions League semi-final

Bayern Munich will take a slight advantage into the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Lyon after edging the French club 1-0 at Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.

Bayern Munich will take a slight advantage into the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Lyon after edging the French club 1-0 at Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.

On a night where both teams were reduced to ten men, the Germans should have finished the match in a much better position than a goal to the good as the dominated possession and more than doubled their opponents in the shots on goal statistic.

The only goal of the match came from Arjen Robben, whose 69th minute drive from 25 yards deviated off the head of teammate Thomas Muller and past Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris into the bottom corner.

The goal came after Bayern had been reduced to ten men when star midfielder Franck Ribery was shown a straight red card in the 37th minute for a challenge on Lisandro Lopez but Lyon had problems of their own as Jeremy Toulalan received his second yellow card ten minutes after half-time to square up the ledger as both sides were a man down.

The return leg is next Tuesday at Lyon’s Stade de Gerland with the winner of the two-legged semi-final progressing through to the final where they will meet either Inter Milan or Barcelona.

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