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Dazzling Rensing seals crucial win

Earlier this week, Michael Rensing questioned his treatment by the German sports media this season. “Everything at Bayern is hyped up two or three times more than normal. It’s too much and it’s over the top. One of the goals against Bremen was my fault, but otherwise, I really don’t know…,” commented the 24-year-old, “but it’ll all die down at some point.”

The keeper’s performance in Wednesday’s 3-2 victory in Lyon will have gone a long way towards silencing the critics. Rensing’s blistering second-half display was the crucial element in preserving his side’s slender advantage, earning him a chorus of praise from the nation’s often cynical newsmen, and from key figures at the club.