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Team player Butt thrilled by Bayern debut

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Ref Martin Hansson whistled for a penalty, and the home crowd responded by naming the taker they wanted to see. A chant of “Butt Butt Butt Butt Butt” rang around the Allianz Arena, but Bayern keeper Hans Jörg Butt remained in his penalty area, acknowledging the fans with a friendly wave.

Miroslav Klose picked himself up from the heavy challenge by Pedro Silva which prompted the award, and safely converted from the spot to make it 6-1. Klose’s seventh goal of the competition means he remains joint top of the Champions League scoring chart alongside Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard.

For Butt (roughly pronounced ‘Boot’ in German) a goal from the spot would have been the crowning glory of a fine evening. The experienced keeper, standing in for the rested Michael Rensing in Tuesday’s European knockout tie, was beaten only by Joao Moutinho’s unstoppable shot on the night, and made three excellent saves earlier in the game.