Created on 29-01-2012 at 00:00 AM
Theoretically, one goal cannot be scored by two players, but this rare phenomenon actually happened in front of 69,000 witnesses at the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon. The stadium rose to acclaim Ivica Olic as the scorer, but after studying a replay, the stadium announcer credited Arjen Robben with the stoppage-time strike. The Dutchman responded generously: “It was Ivi's goal, although it'll be put down to me."
The incident which led to the confusing situation began with a quick free-kick taken by Philipp Lahm, who chipped a delicate ball into Olic’s path. The Croat hared beyond the Wolfsburg defence, where he was confronted by keeper Diego Benaglio rushing from his goal. Olic cunningly lobbed the Wolfsburg shot-stopper from the left of the penalty area, and the ball looped towards the empty net. It bounced once in the six-yard box, pursued by defenders Felipe Lopes and Ricardo Rodriguez. Lopes hacked the ball off the line with a last desperate lunge, but succeeded only in shooting straight at Robben's stomach, from where the ball rebounded into the net.