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Bayern Munich defeated Lille in France with the score 1-0 thanks to a penalty goal scored by Thomas Muller in the 20th minute. Following this result, the French are as removed from the Champions League, having no points after three games.

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The Germans were always at the helm of the game, and they could open the score from the first minute, the same Muller, unmarked, wasted an excellent pass coming from Lahm, shotting near the goal.

Franck Ribery was one of the best men of the guests in the first half, being hardly marked by the kid Djibril Sidibe, the man put to follow the French midfielder throughout the pitch.

Even after scoring the opening, Bayern did not have great trouble to impose control. Without rivalry in terms of possession, Heynckes’ team dominated the game territorially and, at the end of the match, was content to pass quiet, awaiting the final whistle.

With 14 minutes left to play, Muller could have done the double, and mocked of a new centering of Lahm, and the score table remained unchanged. It was not until Ryan Mendes to try to take advantage of a big error of Dante, who gave up possession in his own penalty area, only for Schweinsteiger to act savior.

After the first three rounds, the situation is very balanced in Group F, with Bayern, BATE and Valencia with 6 points each, while Lille none.

Starting line-ups:

Lille (4-3-3): Landreau – Sidibe, Beria, Chedjou, Digne – Balmont, Pedretti (90 Rozehnal), Martin – Kalou (56 Payet), Tulio De Melo, Roux (77 Mendes). Coach: Rudi Garcia

Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer – Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Badstuber – Schweinsteiger, Javi Martinez – Muller (84 Alaba), Kroos (81 Luiz Gustavo), Ribery (46 Shaquiri) – Madzukic. Coach: Jupp Heynckes

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