FC Bayern Munich was hoping for a simple passage into the UEFA cup finals, but as many teams in the past have learnt there is no such thing as an easy win in the world of soccer, especially when it’s down to the semi-finals of the league. Zenit St. Petersburg was the team standing in front of Bayern Munich and will a win Bayern could of set themselves up for a birth in the finals but they ended up losing on an own goal.Bayern opened the match respectively opening the scoring in only the 18th minute and from that point had all of the momentum in the game. It appeared as though Bayern would be too tough an opponent for Zenit but then in the 60th minute Bayern defender Lucio put the ball in his own goal. This tied the game at one apiece and Bayern wasn’t able to recover from the crucial mistake.

Instead of winning and finishing off Zenit they managed only a 1-1 draw and now will face them again in the second leg on the semi-final where the two teams will need to decide a winner. I think Bayern will come out on fire in the second leg after being crushed emotionally when the game they had locked up was given away on an own goal.

It’s never good when you’re favored to win the game and you’re in fact winning the game only to give up an own goal. You see it in soccer quite often though and I suppose you can’t solely blame Lucio for the draw. They had many more chances to score and just couldn’t capitalize on any of the chances. If Zenit were to win the next match I would be really shocked and can’t quite see it happening.


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