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Lance Knight2010-05-09 21:40:10 +0000 #1
Guerrero fires winner for perfect Bayern

FRANKFURT, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Paolo Guerrero came off the bench to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory away to Eintracht Frankfurt on Tuesday and make it six league wins out of six for the champions.

Guerrero, the 21-year-old Peruvian striker, headed in the only goal in the 72nd minute, just six minutes after coming on as a substitute.

Victory extended Bayern's lead to five points as closest challengers Werder Bremen were beaten 2-1 away to Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Bremen took the lead with a Jelle van Damme header in the 21st minute but a Thomas Broich strike eight minutes after the break levelled the scores and Frank Baumann's own goal seven minutes later gave 'Gladbach victory.

With six games played, Bayern are top with a perfect 18 points, followed by Bremen on 13. Hamburg SV, in third place with 11 points, are away to VfB Stuttgart in one of five matches being played on Wednesday.

Bayern struggled once again in the absence of Michael Ballack and goalkeeper Oliver Kahn admitted they were fortunate to come away with a result that stretched their winning run to a Bundesliga record 15 matches, dating back to March last season.

'We have a small lead over Werder Bremen but things can change quickly," said Kahn. "We were lucky in this game.'

Roy Makaay struck a free kick wide early in the first half and the Dutch striker missed another chance soon afterwards after Bastian Schweinsteiger's pass had found him in space.

There were few other bright moments for Bayern in the first half and Frankfurt should have taken the lead when the ball fell for Arie van Lent in the area only for the big German to scoop a shot over the bar.

Two substitutions proved decisive in the end, with Mehmet Scholl's surge down the left creating Bayern's only clear chance of the second half.

Scholl beat his marker and sent in a cross beyond the far post. Ali Karimi headed the ball back across goal and Guerrero was presented with a simple header for the winner.


Neo-Reloaded2010-05-09 21:44:11 +0000 #2
Paolo RULZ nuff said.

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