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Bayern 1 Lyon 1

Zé Roberto leveller earns deserved point

Two good teams shared the spoils in an often enthralling encounter as the Champions League made a worthy return to Munich after an 18-month absence.

A 66,000 full house at the Allianz Arena saw a high-quality first period in which Bayern had the better of the chances but Lyon scored when Martin Demichelis inadvertently put through his own goal from Juninho's swerving free-kick.

That great rarity, a Ze Roberto headed goal, deservedly brought the German double winners level shortly after the restart, but the Olympique defence withstood the home side’s second half assault and the sides settled for the draw at the end.

The result, combined with the goalless draw between Fiorentina and Steaua Bucharest in the parallel Group F fixture, leaves Bayern in a commanding position on top of the section with four points from their two fixtures so far, two points clear of Lyon and the men from Florence, who visit the Allianz Arena is three weeks' time.

Sweeping changes for FCB

Bayern boss Jürgen Klinsmann opted for sweeping changes to the side beaten in Hannover at the weekend, leaving out Christian Lell (hamstring), Mark van Bommel, Andreas Ottl, Jose Sosa and Tim Borowski in favour of Massimo Oddo, Lucio, Zé Roberto, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery, the France star’s first start in nearly four months and also his maiden Champions League outing.