Wednesday, 17 February 2010

[UCL] Fiorentina controversially beaten

Ten-man Fiorentina were beaten 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie, but Miroslav Klose's late winning goal was offside, the red card was dubious and the hosts should have had two players sent off for dangerous tackles.

Bayern Munich 2-1 Fiorentina
Bayern Munich clinched a controversial 2-1 win over 10-man Fiorentina at the Allianz Arena to give them a slender advantage going into the return leg. Arjen Robben put the Bundesliga side ahead with a penalty on the stroke of half time, but Per Kroldrup, whose tackle had brought the spot-kick, gave Fiorentina a deserved equaliser five minutes into the second half. Referee Tom Henning Ovrebro then harshly sent Massimo Gobbi off for an innocuous challenge, the decision coming after Mark van Bommel and before Miroslav Klose were allowed to remain on the field for much more dangerous lunging tackles. To rub salt into the Fiorentina wounds, it was Klose who nodded in the winner while clearly offside in the 89th-minute. Ovrebro allowed it to stand and the Viola must come from behind to reach the quarter-finals when the second leg is played in Italy on March 9.

UEFA Champions League 2009-10
Round of 16, First Leg
Tuesday 16 February
Lyon 1-0 Real Madrid
Milan 2-3 Manchester United
Wednesday 17 February
Bayern Munich 2-1 Fiorentina
Porto 2-1 Arsenal
Tuesday 23 February
Olympiakos v Bordeaux (1945)
Stuttgart v Barcelona (1945)
Wednesday 24 February
CSKA Moscow v Sevilla (1730)
Inter v Chelsea (1945)

[Tuesday 16 Feb] - [Wednesday 17 Feb] - [Wednesday 24 Feb]

Source: UEFA

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