The first 2010 UEFA Champions League semi final second leg has been played overnight in France, with one European giant through to the final of the prestigious competition.
Bayern Munich travelled to the East of France 1-0 up from the first leg of the semi finals last week which took place in Munich.
Going into the match as underdogs, the German side completely dominated against Lyon with a hat trick from Ivica Olic securing the club’s eighth European Champions Clubs’ Cup final.
Going into the match as underdogs, the German side completely dominated against Lyon with a hat trick from Ivica Olic.
It was a near perfect performance from the Bundasliga leaders at the Stade de Gerland, although the French side did not help their own cause losing influential skipper Cris in the 59th minute and seeing the match out with just ten men.
Olic was simply unstoppable, booting his first in the 26th, which saw the home side lose any confidence they may have had, following up with a second just after Cris was sent off and netting his third 12 minutes from the final whistle.
Debuting in the semi final stage of the competition Lyon never looked to threaten their European opponents, often losing possession, and despite starting with a more attacking line up, could not get the ball to Lisandro López.
The visitors were helped along in the win with the return of skipper Mark van Bommel, and the experienced side could have come away with a more impressive score line, although 4-0 over two legs is certainly a satisfactory result.
Bayern now look to tonight’s game which sees defending champions Barcelona at home to Inter Milan in their semi final second leg, with the Spanish side at odds of $1.40 to win, while Inter are at $7.
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The winner will claim the last spot in the final to be held on the 22nd of May and will play the German giants for the title.